OK, I know I am supposed to be on break, and I am....really. But I saw this and was WOWed. What a pretty cover. Have you seen this one yet?
by, Jessica Martinez
October 2011, Simon Pulse
Now is not the time for Carmen to fall in love. Two weeks before the most important violin competition of her career, she has bigger things to worry about—like growing out of that suffocating “child prodigy” label, and not disappointing her mother. But it isn’t just the wrong time. It’s the wrong guy. Jeremy is Carmen’s most talented rival, and according to her mother, he’s only interested in one thing: winning.
He isn’t the only one.
Carmen is so desperate to win she takes anti-anxiety drugs to control performance nerves. But what started a year ago as an easy fix is now a hungry addiction. Her mother insists now is not the time to quit, but Carmen is sick of not feeling anything on stage and even more sick of doing what she’s told.
When the darker side of the classical music industry and her mother's ambition collide, Carmen must choose between her career and her love for music.(goodreads)
I am still looking for a website for Jessica, but you can fan her on Goodreads. Here is an interview with her on the Elevensies site.
*Celebrity Author In the HOUSE!! Jessica just commented saying that her website will be up soon, but for now you can visit her blog! Here is the LINK!
I think this cover is beautiful. The pink is shocking and the bold silhouetted really pops off he cover. What do you think? OK, back to the books.