Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday Feature: Tangled Lines

Today I'm happy to share a Leap Books, Seek title I had the pleasure of editing. Take a look at Tangled Lines by Bonnie Doerr.

A string of islands, a knot of criminals, and two teens to untie it. 

High school changes everything for Kenzie Ryan and Angelo Sanchez—especially their relationship. After spending all summer cracking crimes against endangered wildlife in Big Pine Key, Florida, now they barely see each other. Angelo hangs out with a Porsche-driving quarterback and a stunning local “Conch princess” and Kenzie struggles with being a newbie among the Key West cliques. 

But high school drama gets overshadowed when horrific numbers of pelicans are found tortured near the islands where they live. Kenzie begs Angelo to help stop the slaughter, but he refuses until a stunning family secret is revealed. 

When a Sanchez Fish House employee falls under suspicion, the list of suspects explodes, and the discovery of illegal activity exposes Angelo and Kenzie to the same deadly risk faced by the pelicans they are trying to save... 

Bonnie J. Doerr, nature lover and gardener, grew up in western Maryland. Since leaving home, she has lived in eight of the United States. Degrees in reading education, combined with a brief post as a science teacher, led her to write ecological adventure/mysteries. Years of teaching and living in the Florida Keys provided irresistible material. Her books celebrate caring, involved, "green" teens who take action with attitude and a touch of romance. Her work has been honored by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) with a grant for its use in environmental education and has been included in Milkweed Editions literary field guides. She now lives in a log cabin in North Carolina. Island Sting, was released in January 2010 by Leap Books,LLC and was EPIC's 2011 eBook Award winner for outstanding children's book. Stakeout, second in her ecological adventure/mystery series, was a 2011 summer release and one of six finalists for the 2012 YA Green Earth award. Tangled Lines, third in the series, was released August of 2016.



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  1. I don't often come across stories involving the endangered wildlife. This one certainly sounds very interesting!

  2. Replies
    1. It's refreshing to find unique storylines, isn't it?

  3. Great cover! And the Sanchez Fish House sounds like the kind of place I'd like to eat at- love seafood!

  4. Great cover! And the Sanchez Fish House sounds like the kind of place I'd like to eat at- love seafood!

    1. I only like shrimp, lobster, and crab. Shrimp is one of my favorite foods though.

  5. This is a fascinating idea of a read. Sounds great!

    Waving at Kelly:)

  6. I like the cover! Congratulations to Bonnie!

  7. Sounds like an interesting book to read AND edit. Congrats to Bonnie!

  8. What a great idea for a story. Congratulations, Bonnie. I hope the bad guys get what they deserve. Poor Pelicans.

  9. This sounds like a great book. I love a good mystery and I don't like bad things happening to animals. Thanks for sharing! :)


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