Tuesday, June 8, 2010

What am I reading? Vintage: A Ghost Story by Steve Berman

Yes, at this moment I'm reading Vintage: A Ghost Story by Steve Berman. This is a GLTB young adult speculative fiction book from Lethe Press Books. Here's the blurb and some information:
In a small New Jersey town, a lonely teen walking along a highway one autumn evening meets the boy of his dreams, a boy who happens to have died decades ago and haunts the road. Awkward crushes, both bitter and sweet, lead him to face youthful dreams and childish fears. With a cast of offbeat friends, antiques, and Ouija boards, Vintage offers readers a memorable blend of dark humor, chills and love.

Vintage was finalist for the 2008 Andre Norton Award for best young adult speculative fiction by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and in the category of Best Novel for the Gaylactic Spectrum Awards!
I've been looking forward to reading this book. It's set in my home state of New Jersey and I've heard great things about it. Also, it just so happens that in New Jersey there are quite a few legends and myths about ghosts, weird happenings and of course the (in)famous New Jersey devil, so I'm looking forward to experiencing a few speculative thrills and chills along the way.

What are you reading right now, at this moment? Are you reading something new and interesting or something old and comfortable?

ETA: Read review here.

11 comments:

  1. Web of Lies by Jennifer Estep. This is something new, the second book in the Elemental Assassin series... :)

    Hopefully, we'll both be enjoying your books ;)

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  2. It's fun, reading stories set in familiar places.

    I'm reading a RS - Karen Rose's I'm Watching You and a Contemporary - Carly Phillips' Kiss Me If You Can.

    It's my 3rd Karen Rose book and 1st Carly Phillips.

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  3. Oh, this sounds good...but sad...

    I'm currently reading Ilona Andrews' Magic Bleeds, and it's good!

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  4. Nath, I'm getting the first book on that series and am excited about it. So we're both reading something new and interesting.

    Steve, thanks for stopping by. I'm definitely enjoying so far. :)

    Leslie, I'm loving the setting and the atmosphere in Vintage so far, will let you know later about the rest.

    I have that second Rose book on my coffee table for this month, hope to get to it -- ohhh and I'll look forward to your review of the Carly Phillip's book.

    Orannia, so far Vintage is good! I don't know about the sad part though... I'll let you know when I'm done. :) AND, you're in for a treat with Magic Bleeds! Looking forward to your thoughts.

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  5. Hi Hilcia, sorry I haven't been commenting. I've just been doing hit and run. lol.

    I'm on the 3rd book of Vincent. Really enjoying it, and will be so sad that I caught up to the series so quickly!

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  6. Hey Tabz! Hope you had a great vacation. :) You've been reading some good stuff! Me too... we'll catch up soon.

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  7. I have this one in my TBR - I should probably read it sometime. :)

    Currently I'm reading Once Upon a Veterinarian by Drew Zachary (m/m) that I'm not totally thrilled with so far. And I'm also reading a Harlequin (I KNOW!) for my TBR challenge read called Bodyguard/Husband by Mallory Kane. I haven't read enough to know if I'll like it or not but it's got a good premise.:)

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  8. Hi Tracy. I finished it! I'll let you know what I think of Vintage soon, but hope you read it since you already have it. :)

    LOL on the Harlequin! You know I enjoy those too. :D I'll wait to read your review on the Zachary book.

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  9. So, now that you finished Vintage, dish!

    Oooh, I hope you like Diana Comet. I think it's wonderful.

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  10. I'll be dishing soon, Steve! It was a great read. :D

    Diana Comet is a really interesting read so far.

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