I've been browsing YouTube book trailers recently & I thought it would be fun to start highlighting some of the books that I really want to read but haven't quite got around to yet. Some of these have been on my to read pile for months (or even years!) but these trailers make me want to read them ASAP.
I love Patrick Ness, he writes incredible stories and he's a huge part of the UKYA community so I've met him a few times at events now but I'm ridiculously behind when it comes to reading his books. I REALLY need to do something about that because I have so many of them on my to read pile & after watching these videos about his most recent book Release I think I might have to go out and buy this one too!
Inspired by Mrs Dalloway and Judy Blume's Forever, Release is one day in the life of Adam Thorn, 17. It's a big day. Things go wrong. It's intense, and all the while, weirdness approaches...
Adam Thorn is having what will turn out to be the most unsettling, difficult day of his life, with relationships fracturing, a harrowing incident at work, and a showdown between this gay teen and his preacher father that changes everything. It's a day of confrontation, running, sex, love, heartbreak, and maybe, just maybe, hope. He won't come out of it unchanged. And all the while, lurking at the edges of the story, something extraordinary and unsettling is on a collision course.
Release Book Trailer:
Patrick Ness talks about Release:
Patrick Ness reads from Release: