Spotlight Wednesday: GIRL, STOLEN by April Henry!

I'm so excited to be spotlighting GIRL, STOLEN, by fellow Contemp April Henry! I'm a huge fan of dark thrillers, so this book is right up my alley, and waking up to find it waiting for me on my Kindle was like five birthdays wrapped up in one!

Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is asleep in the back of her mom's car when it's stolen from the pharmacy parking lot. Cheyenne is not only sick with pneumonia—she's also blind. Griffin, the teenager who was stealing packages out of parked cars, hadn't meant to kidnap her; he just impulsively stole the car with her in it. But once Griffin's dad finds out that Cheyenne's father is the president of Nike, everything changes-now there's a reason to keep her. Will Cheyenne be able to survive this harrowing ordeal and escape? And if so, at what price?

Henry tells her story in alternating points of view, so that we get to know both Cheyenne and her abductor. I was surprised at how quickly I found myself sympathizing with Griffin, even as I was rooting for Cheyenne to escape her captors. The story is tight and fast-paced, like the best Hollywood action movie, making for a compulsive read. Need more proof that GIRL, STOLEN, makes for good film? Here's a look at the book's trailer:
Creepy, right? Love it!

Kirkus Reviews called the book, "constantly interesting and suspenseful," and I concur one hundred percent. Check it out today!

Can't wait for your GIRL, STOLEN fix? Read an excerpt on April's website, which also features fun tidbits such as an FAQ section detailing the real-life inspirations behind some of her most chilling thrillers. As a writer, I'm way impressed by the research April does for her books.

The days are getting shorter - and early evenings are perfect for curling up with some fast-paced suspense, don't you think? I read this book in one day, and I'm betting you will, too! Let us know what you think of the book - and what other mysteries are currently on your to-be-read list!


Lydia Sharp said...

This has been on my "to read" list for a while, and I'm picking up my copy later today. Can't wait!

Pam Harris said...

Wow, can't wait to read this one. :)

Micol Ostow said...

Lydia, you should pretty much just block out the day to read! Once you start, I predict you'll be a goner straight through until the end. :)

Lisa_Gibson said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this book. I just finished Losing Faith and it was awesome. :)
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Micol Ostow said...

Lisa, you're on track to ace the Contemps Challenge! :)

Lisa Schroeder said...

Yay for April and GIRL, STOLEN!! Lots of great buzz for this!

Denise Jaden said...

I have this on my TBR pile, but I cannot start it until I have more time. I know I will read this in one sitting. Congrats April!

(Oh, and thanks Lisa - glad you enjoyed Losing Faith!)

Claire Dawn said...

I think that's my fave trailer ever. I love that it's dark most of the time.

Lindsey Leavitt said...

So excited for this book. One of my favorite covers of the year!

Micol Ostow said...

Great cover, and great trailer! Great book!

Melissa Walker said...

I'm already on the edge of my seat!

Adeeva Afsheen said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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