Thursday, August 26, 2010

Amelia O'Donohue is So Not a Virgin - Trailer

I have an insane crush on the literary genius that is Helen Fitzgerald. Her novel The Devil's Staircase kept me up all night and I've re-read it (twice!) and studied her writerly brilliance and just love everything about it (my review for The Devil's Staircase coming soon).

So very super-pumped for her first YA novel - I've pre-ordered it (release date Nov 1).  Here's a tagline from her site:

Everything's going swimmingly at school for Rachel, until she finds a newborn baby in the cupboard.
With an utterly original, hilarious, and honest voice, Helen Fitzgerald delivers a sexy new boarding school tale with true heart-and a surprise ending you won't forget. (teaser review)

And the brand new trailer! (and it's Helen's daughter Anna and Anna's best friend doing the whispering in the trailer :)

Amelia O'Donohue Is SO Not A Virgin from Blether Video on Vimeo.

Helen Fitzgerald has four books out already (I've read them all this year).

Has anyone else read her? Because how amazing, brilliant, astounding, wickedly funny and whoah-wild-crazy is she?

I predict she's going to make a serious impression on the YA scene this November.

And, as the trailer said - she is the Queen of climaxes, twists and surprise endings that you don't see coming.

Oh - and kinda wiped out after finishing Mockingjay. Insanely powerful and darker than the first two and I'm still processing it all. And, I never posted my preference between Peeta and Gale before. So, just letting y'all know - I was and am Gale.Just, you know, FYI (and it's not cryptic or alluding to anything, just putting it out there). For a SPOILERY discussion: those of you who have read Mockingjay should absolutely check out this post. Love it! So funny even if you don't agree, haha :)

Anyways, havent visited many blogs (will get to it!) - just jumped on here after Helen posted her trailer b/c I'm kinda pumped.


  1. Ah, we have reached a parting of the ways. Team Peeta here :P.

    And I LOVE boarding school books. I swear, they are all good. I shall definitely be reading Amelia O'Donohue. Cool trailer too.

  2. Haven't heard of her. Is she aussie? This one sounds good - interesting premise. And oh how you have me drooling for Mockingjay now. Just a couple more days for me!!

  3. I read Helen Fitzgerald's Dead Lovely and it was so shocking crazy it blew me away. I'm looking forward to her YA book.

    And I purposely skipped the Mockingjay part, I'm skipping all Mockingjay posts till I get my copy ;)

  4. Oooh, sounds like an amazing book. *adds book to wish list*

  5. Nomes!! Hi! Lol, now that that's out of the way...

    I think the book sounds great, but I'm not a big fan of the trailer. I don't speak parseltongue.

    And OMGMOCKINGJAY! It's not here yet! *cries* But I am Team Gale no matter what goes down in book three.

  6. Oh, I can't wait to read your review of Mockingjay! (You are going to review it, right? Right?!) I finished the book last night and I'm dying for some discussion. I'm going to read that link you put up right now!

  7. I love the title of this novel, it’s really catchy. I've been trying to ignore all of the Mockingjay posts as well since I'm so late on the Hunger Games bandwagon. :)

    Great post as always.


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