Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wish-List-Wednesday + Video

Candor by Pam Bachorz
Out: September 2009
(no cover yet)

Summary: Oscar Banks has everything under control. In a town where his father brainwashes everyone, he's found a way to secretly fight the subliminal Messages. He's got them all fooled: Oscar's the top student and the best-behaved teen in town. Nobody knows he's made his own Messages to deprogram his brain. Oscar has even found a way to get rich. For a hefty price, he helps new kids escape Candor, Florida before they're transformed into cookie-cutter teens. But then Nia Silva moves to Candor, and Oscar's carefully-controlled world crumbles.

My Thoughts: Doesn't this just sound amazing? It's a very different idea for a Young Adult novel. I love that though, because sometimes you just want to read something that is completely different from a lot of other books being released. This definitely sounds like one of those titles! I can't wait until it's released. I wonder what the cover will look like...

On Pam's website, she has a playlist of songs that she listened to while writing Candor. I went through a few of them and decided it would be fun to post one of the songs here so everyone else can enjoy.I really really liked this one. The video is for Blair from Gossip Girls (fan-made) so you can watch it if you want, but the song is the main part of course!

"Stand Still, Look Pretty"- The Wreckers


Erika Lynn said...

that book does sound really interesting and I love The Wreckers! I am so sad they broke up, their album is amazing

robin_titan said...

Whoa this song is awesome, I had never heard it before, I'll have to check out the rest of that playlist. :D

I also really love novels that are different and unique. I am definitely interested in this one.

BTW- You won an award!

It has such a neato name :D

Steph Su said...

Yeah, this book does sound good! I'm gonna add it to my wishlist now... :)

Lenore said...

Ok - Yes! This is exactly the kind of high concept book I love to read. Thanks so much for pointing it out. You rock!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Lenore: Thanks, no problem! I'm glad you think it sounds good too. I wanted to try and find something that nobody else was posting about.

Steph Su: Awesome! It's on mine for sure. :)

Robin: Aw, thanks, I love the name too. Makes me :) lol
And right? It sounds awesome and so different.

Glad you liked the song. I really fell in love with it.

Erika Lynn: They broke up? That's always sad to hear. I'm glad you like the song of the book.


Beth Kephart said...

Hey darling.

Just to say:

A certain something's on its way!!

(thanks for playing along with the contest)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Aw, thanks so much Beth!! :)

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

Oh, Robin_Titan beat me to it! But I still am giving you another zombie chicken award here:

Bingo said...

I came to congratulate you on your awards from Alyce at AT HOME WITH BOOKS and realized I have never been can that be? What a great glad I came to say congrats..I'll be back..thank you!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Bingo: Thank you so much for the congrats and for your nice words about the site. I'm glad you are enjoying it, and definitely come back!!


Katie said...

Ooh, this looks amazing. =]

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Katie: I know, right?