Many of you may think you've got me pegged--Twilight junkie. Well... your assessment is correct! (No surprise, right?!)
However, way before Stephenie Meyer introduced me to the world of sexy, brooding Vampires and hot-tastic, overgrown Werewolves, I was obsessed with another fictional character. (I'll take a moment for you to let that sink in. It's hard to believe, I know!)
It's true, though. Years before Edward, Bella and Jacob (sigh) another character held me captive, and her name was...
*** DRUM ROLL PLEASE***
Yeah, so, she might not have any special or supernatural powers to speak of (unless you consider being able to run around the streets of New York City in those fabulous, yet very painful, designer stilettos a super power. Which, now that I think of it, it has to be a super power, right? I mean, who can do that? I know I can't make it two feet in stilettos without cowering in pain), but she does have lots and lots of shoes!
And, what girl doesn't love shoes? [Cue the crickets] Exactly, there aren't any.
Anyway, the point I'm trying get to (and taking forever to do so, I might add) is that Candace Bushnell's new YA novel, The Carrie Diaries, released yesterday, April 27, 2010!
Here's the 411:
Before Carrie Bradshaw hit the big time in the City, she was a regular girl growing up in the suburbs of Connecticut. How did she turn into one of the most-read social observers of our generation?
The Carrie Diaries opens up in Carrie's senior year of high school. She and her best friends -- Walt, Lali, Maggie, and the Mouse -- are inseparable, amid the sea of Jens, Jocks and Jets. And then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture. Sebastian is a bad boy-older, intriguing, and unpredictable. Carrie falls into the relationship that she was always supposed to have in high school-until a friend's betrayal makes her question everything. With her high school days coming to a close, Carrie will realize it's finally time to go after everything she ever wanted.
Rabid fans of Sex and the City will love seeing Carrie Bradshaw evolve from a regular girl into a sharp, insightful writer. They'll learn about her family background -- how she found her writing voice, and the indelible impression her early friendships and relationships left on her. We'll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where the next Carrie Diaries book will take place.
I'll admit, I never read the Sex and the City series (slapping myself on the wrist right now! OUCH!), but I watched the show religiously and LOVED IT! So I can't wait to read this book. And the fact that it's YA... well, I'm practically drooling already.
So, for all of those Carrie lovers out there (even the closeted ones. I know they're out there!), be sure to pick up your copy today!!
"As we drive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost. And when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda, shoulda, woulda, buckle up and just keep going." --Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City