Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday Memes: Blur by Steven James

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This week I am spotlighting Blur by Steven James. I got this eARC from NetGalley. Here is the description of this May 27 release.
The isolated town of Beldon, Wisconsin, is shocked when a high school freshman’s body is found in Lake Algonquin. Just like everyone in the community, sixteen-year-old Daniel Byers believes that Emily Jackson’s death was accidental. But at her funeral, when he has a terrifying vision of her, his world begins to rip apart at the seams.

Convinced that Emily’s appearance was more than just a mere hallucination, Daniel begins to look carefully into her death, even as he increasingly loses the ability to distinguish fantasy from reality.

What’s real? What’s not? Where does reality end and madness begin?

As Daniel struggles to find the truth, his world begins to crumble around him as he slips further and further into his own private blurred reality.

Full of mind-bending twists and turns, Blur launches a new trilogy of young adult thrillers from Steven James, a master of suspense.
Daniel held the blanket so that it hung vertically above the bed. Stacy stood beside his desk, her back to the wall. He noticed she was tapping her fingers nervously against her leg.
Friday 56:
The rest of the morning went pretty much like normal. For the most part everyone left the topic of Emily alone, but there were occasional hushed conversations about it, a few tears here and there.


  1. I hadn't heard of this book before but it definitely sounds intriguing. I want to know what Daniel and Stacy are doing in the beginning.

  2. Haven't heard of this one yet but I like that the main character is a guy. I can imagine that the more you start to focus on the afterlife, the more your grasp on this life fades! The F56 sounds incredibly realistic, I think, because you can't always be talking about the tragedies of life. Sometimes you just have to go on as normal! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday Memes
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  3. I like the way the author describes how people are reacting to the teen's death -- slowly dealing with it. Very realistic. This sounds like a novel that would stay with you long after you've read it.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: THE DOCTOR'S INDISCRETION.

  4. Sounds like a ghost story. I hope it is. :-)

    Happy weekend!

  5. What a beginning! I would keep reading.....

    Here is my Book Beginning post!!

    What a 56!!

    Here is my Friday 56post!!

  6. Wow! What a beginning and a 56...and that cover...yikes! So eerie.

    Check out my Friday 56.


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