‘SUCK IT UP AND DIE’
BY BRIAN MEEHL
Brian Meehl’s snarky sequel to the well-reviewed fan favorite “Suck It Up” contains new characters, both good and evil, and more comedic takes on the world of vampires.
From mainstream to bloodstream, all will be revealed in this fang and folly infested follow-up that guarantees someone will suck it up and die.
Nearly two years after “Suck It Up,” all Morning McCobb wants is to complete his training at the New York Fire Academy and to stay head over heels in love with Portia for as long as the chronology-crossed lovers can, given that she’s now 18 and he’s stalled at 16.
Then tension between Morning’s wish for a simple, out-of-the-spotlight life, and Portia’s cinematic obsession with historic events escalates to the breaking point when a super-sinister vampire rises from the grave with a powerful thirst for revenge.
Ages 12 and up.
BY CYN BALOG
Nick Cross always listens to the voice in his head. Because if he doesn’t? Things can go really, really wrong.
Like the day he decided to go off script and save a girl from being run over … and let another one drown. Trying to change the future doesn’t work.
But this summer at the Jersey Shore, something’s about to happen that Nick never could have predicted. He meets a girl named Taryn and finds out about the Book of Touch.
Now the path that he thought he was on begins to shift … and there’s no way to stop things from happening. In a life where there are no surprises, nothing has prepared Nick for what he’s about to discover — or the choice he will be forced to make….
Cyn Balog has always wanted to be a fortune-teller on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights. She is the author of teen paranormal novels “Starstruck,” “Sleepless,” and “Fairy Tale.”
Ages 12 and up.
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