Monday, July 27, 2009

It's a Four-Part Series

When Harry Potter was big, lots of people tried to cash in on the wizard craze. Now it's all about vampires. But one writer obviously has his finger on the pulse of the teen reader. Forget wizards, forget vampires, forget werewolves and zombies and unicorns. The next hot mythical creature love story is all about dragons.

An excerpt from the synopsis:

"[T]his is a story about Bonita Ingénue a 15-year-old, misunderstood young woman who gets rescued from her provincial, boring life and whisked away to a fantastical world of exciting, sensual, magic and erotic, thick, penetrating whimsy...Even though Bonnie has her pick of the litter at school, she really has her heart set on Theo, the mysterious boy who lives just outside of town in Dragon Hills. Theo has feelings for Bonnie as well, but he also has a deep, dark secret. A deep, dark dragon secret. He is a dragon."

How could you resist a grabber like that? But if you still need convincing, here's a bit from the actual text:

"You must be Bonita," Theo said, his voice low and warm, and with just a hint of mischief. He sounded the way that drives girls crazy, like an American Idol or an iPod or whatever. His eyes, the color of coals (black), seemed to be staring directly into Bonita's soul. A warming chill sent sweaty shivers up Bonita's spine.

"I am," Bonita said, registering neither shock nor joy at the realization that Theo knew her name.

"I was about to go to lunch," Theo whispered, his pointed dragon teeth looking like a bunch of finely sharpened dongs. "Are you hungry?"

"No." I don't feel like mentioning that my stomach is already full, Bonita thought. Full of butterflies. Fucking each other.

It's Printz material, I tell you! (Click through for the rest of it.) Stephanie Meyer, watch out--you've got some stiff competition.


Andy said...

I think my favorite line is "but he also has a deep, dark secret. A deep, dark dragon secret. He is a dragon." Just in case you didn't get the innuendo the first time.

Catherine said...

I like how she clarifies the color of coal, just in case you didn't know.