(Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Published by PHILOMEL on May 26th 2015
Genres: Death & Dying, Love & Romance, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Social Issues, Young Adult
A summer romance filled with danger and lies Jane is ready for a fantastic summer. In fact, she's pretty sure the universe owes her one. This past winter, Jane was held at knifepoint during an armed robbery and the specter of that night still haunts her. A summer romance with one of the town bad boys--sexy Handel Davies, who takes her breath away and makes her feel like a bolder version of herself--seems like the universe's way of paying her back. But bad boys always have secrets, and Handel's secret just might shatter Jane completely. This suspense novel marries psychological thriller with summer romance and is perfect for teen fans of Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl." "Tempting, sexy, and dangerous, this book will steal your heart. I was...completely lured by the story's dark twists and turns." -Marie Rutkoski, author of "The Winner's Curse" "Donna Freitas's stunning prose catapulted this dark, seductive tale straight into my head and heart. This is a perfect read for thrill-seeking teens." --Anna Collomore, author of "The Ruining" Advance praise for THE TENDERNESS OF THIEVES: "The meandering, dreamy language--grass is 'tender with the newness of life, ' and Jane's desire makes her heart 'flutter like the wings of a hummingbird'--is perfect for the hazy, hot summer days depicted."--"Kirkus Reviews"Praise for Donna Freitas's previous books: "Love and death are always a potent mix, and in the hands of a talented writer like Freitas, this is especially so."--"Booklist " "This is an amazing story about love, loss, and the healing power of music."--Morgan Matson, author of "Amy & Roger's Epic Detour" "A riveting portrayal of the corruption of power and, ultimately, the triumph of innocence."--Francisco Stork, author of "Marcelo in the Real World" Donna Freitas's Awards "The Gorgeous Game" - 2010 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books "Sex & the Soul" - 2008 A Best Book of the Year by "Publishers Weekly" "The Survival Kit" - 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults List for Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA); 2013 Bookstar Award (Switzerland)
First I love this cover… it’s what I noticed first when I was trolling around looking for upcoming titles… but then I got hooked on the summary! I’m hoping this is an amazing read and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!
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