Author: Lori Goldson
Genre: YA/Chick Lit/Urban Fiction
Features Available: Cover Reveal
Cover Reveal: January 2
About the Book
New from Lori Goldson, author of “The Life and Times Series”, comes a new YA/Chick Lit book about power, betrayal, and status.
Adrienne Jones was just another high school junior, eager to spend her days on the streets of Baltimore despite her mother’s objections after a stint in juvenile hall for marijuana possession the previous year. With no close friends or ties to her community, her closest ally is new teen mom, Mariah Warner, whom Adrienne has decided to help raise her child, much to her mother’s dismay. Not particularly interested in anything but her newest love interest, varsity football player Drew Houston, Adrienne and her group of friends were self-proclaimed outcasts. They weren’t sought out for anything but jokes at their expense by the school’s elite, the athletes and cheerleaders. Ironically, they were okay with that. It means they all knew where they stood.
One day after a blood-boiling confrontation with her mother, Adrienne decides to show her mother up by trying out for the cheerleader squad, much to her own surprise. With the support of her boyfriend, Malkum Warner, she manages to make the squad, leading to a new-found sense of popularity. Drew has noticed her, she’s been invited to parties, and Shakira is now interested in being friends. However, suddenly a series of horrific envy-induced events begin to unfold as Adrienne’s relationship with Malkum, her mother, and Mariah all suffer as she is now accused of being power hungry, a tyrant, and an overall bitch. She watches her relationship fall apart in a whirlwind as Drew begins to pursue her, leaving her vulnerable and confused as to if it’s her status or actual personality that he’s interested in.
Suddenly, things begin to happen. Weird things. Things with no explanation. A night after cheer practice, some girls are missing and many boys from the football team are hysterical and fear-stricken. With no recall of any incidents, all eyes are on Adrienne has the newest member of the popular crew. Her former friends are wondering if her popularity is making her blind to what’s going on, while Adrienne is just hoping to make it through the day, regretting her new-found high school elitism and is vying for the days of being just another high school junior.