Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday Feature: Who R U Really?



To celebrate the cover reveal for Who R U Really? Margo Kelly is giving away TWO Advance Reader Copies of the book! Visit www.margokelly.net to enter by Sunday, May 11, 2014!


WHO R U REALLY?
by Margo Kelly
Merit Press -- September 18, 2014


Thea's overprotective parents are driving her insane. They invade her privacy, ask too many questions, and restrict her online time so severely that Thea feels she has no life at all. When she discovers a new role-playing game online, Thea breaks the rules by staying up late to play. She's living a double life: on one hand, the obedient daughter; on the other, a girl slipping deeper into darkness. In the world of the game, Thea falls under the spell of Kit, an older boy whose smarts and savvy can't defeat his loneliness and near-suicidal despair. As Kit draws soft-hearted Thea into his drama, she creates a full plate of cover stories for her parents and then even her friends.

Soon, Thea is all alone in the dark world with Kit, who worries her more and more, but also seems to be the only person who really "gets" her. Is he frightening, the way he seems sometimes, or only terribly sad? Should Thea fear Kit, or pity him? And now, Kit wants to come out of the screen and bring Thea into his real-life world. As much as she suspects that this is wrong, Thea is powerless to resist Kit's allure, and hurtles toward the same dark fate her parents feared most. Ripped from a real-life story of Internet stalking, Who R U Really? will excite you and scare you, as Thea's life spins out of control.


About the Author:
Margo Kelly is a native of the Northwest and currently resides in Idaho. A veteran public speaker, Margo is now actively pursuing her love of writing. Who R U Really? is her debut novel and will be published by Merit Press in September 2014. Margo welcomes opportunities to speak to youth groups, library groups, and book clubs.


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24 comments:

  1. I've been seeing this around and really want to read it.

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  2. This is her first novel. That's awesome!

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  3. Sounds chilling and intriguing! Can't wait to read. By the way, I love the new look of your blog. It's been a while since I've stopped by. :)

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  4. The title will have to be the perennial question for a lifetime... Thank you for showcasing this book, Kelly.

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  5. I admire the author for creating a story that is so close to home... especially during this day and age. I fear the worse is yet to come.. especially the more progressive online privileges and internet frolicking become. I'm interested in seeing where the author goes with this plot. Thanks for sharing, Kelly!

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    1. Yes, it's definitely a relevant story that will appeal to many.

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  6. This does sound like a nail biter and very much a book teens will be able to relate to (well, hopefully not the scary part- but the online world part). :) Wishing Margo the best of luck.
    ~Jess

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    1. I wish Margo the best of luck too. I think she has a great book here.

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  7. It does sound intriguing! Congratulations to Margo.

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  8. Thanks for all of the great comments!! I'm very excited about the book, and I appreciate Kelly helping with the cover reveal. :)

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  9. It sounds fascinating. Congratulations to Margo.

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  10. The title sounds frightening, as if the narrator is trying to pry into my soul! Best of luck to Margo with the book.

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