Road Trip Wednesday: blurb

Road Trip Wednesday is a “Blog Carnival,” where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.

To participate, just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link in the comments at YA Highway.

This week’s prompt:
Give a blurb for your favorite book or one of your own!

Because it is 8:50 and I have ten minutes until bedtime (yes, I am old), I will steal from my own blog to complete this week’s YA Highway prompt. Throughout the last year, I have shared with you a wide range of blurbs, from the horrifying to the hilarious. Here are my four favorites (disclaimer: only one of these blurbs was actually written by me, and I’m not telling which one…)

a theater blurb:

Actors, witnesses and protagonists of their time, narrate this experience? The knife turns against the time because without a doubt there is other forms of subversion and enchantment. This is about wounds, and moments of joy and beauty that has never forgotten. A bitter, emaciated comedy, of brutal smile of cruel theater. A rare comedy: where the laughter gains the game to him. She sees the shadows at night. The contracted faces and the stones. But also, the images of the forest and the river… In any case, the vertiginous, or the unusual thing, is not his death, but its conversion in another thing: dust will be, more enamored dust, seems to say to us at end of the play. Original Post

The Basketball Diaries:

A kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. Original Post

The Midnight Moon:

Dane Calydon knew there was more to the mysterious Aiyana than met the eye, but when he removed her protective wrappings, he was unprepared for what he uncovered; a woman beautiful beyond his wildest imaginings. She had claimed to be an amphibious creature, and though he believe that form would complement her scaly demeanor, he’d been seduced by her sweet voice, which penetrated his very soul. Now, with her standing before him in the light of the Midnight Moon, he found himself powerless to resist the allure of her perfect form. Yet he knew she was more than a mere enchantress, for he had glimpsed her healing, caring side. But as secrets from her past overshadowed their happiness, Dane realized he must lift the veil of darkness surrounding her before she could surrender both body and soul to his tender kisses. Original Post

My Dangerous Duke:

In the second book in New York Times bestseller Gaelen Foley’s Inferno Club series, an innocent beauty is given as a gift to appease the wrath of a fearsome duke. Original Post

The Hero:

Fourteen-year-old Junior Nix is an astronomy geek turned superstar athlete. Though he only joins the sport (known simply as “The Game”) to appease the expectations of his overbearing father, he discovers that he is an athlete despite himself. His skill draws the admiration of his teammates—especially popular Roy—and the attention of a fanatical coach called “The Legend,” whose first act is to present the athletes with sharp sticks that he assures them will come in handy at the championship. His training methods only become stranger and more brutal as the championship approaches, until one practice turns deadly when he forces the athletes to leap a tank holding a vicious beast. As Junior’s fame grows, Roy becomes jealous, and The Legend feeds the team’s mounting hostility by pitting the athletes against each other during practice. When Junior finally steps into the championship arena, he discovers why: At the end of the day, there can be only one champion. The team is bloodthirsty, Junior is desperate, and someone loses his life to The Game. Original Post

What’s your favorite blurb?

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