Friday, March 28, 2014

Book Spotlight: Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski @SarahMlynowski

Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski
Series: Don't Even Think About It #1
Publication date: March 11th, 2014
Genre: Young Adult / Paranormal / Contemporary / Romance

Synopsis (according to Goodreads):
Contemporary teen fiction with romance, secrets, scandals, and ESP from the author of Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have).

We weren't always like this. We used to be average New York City high school sophomores. Until our homeroom went for flue shots. We were prepared for some side effects. Maybe a headache. Maybe a sore arm. We definitely didn't expect to get telepathic powers. But suddenly we could hear what everyone was thinking. Our friends. Our parents. Our crushes. Now we all know that Tess is in love with her best friend, Teddy. That Mackenzie cheated on Cooper. That, um, Nurse Carmichael used to be a stripper.

Since we've kept our freakish skill a secret, we can sit next to the class brainiac and ace our tests. We can dump our boyfriends right before they dump us. We know what our friends really think of our jeans, our breath, our new bangs. We always know what's coming. Some of us will thrive. Some of us will crack. None of us will ever be the same. So stop obsessing about your ex. We're always listening.

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Praise for Don't Even Think About It

"Hilarious, moving, and utterly ingenious." -- Robin Wasserman, author of The Book of Blood and Shadow and The Waking Dark

"Sarah Mlynowski does it again with a fresh, fun, and fabulous story filled with secrets, surprises, and a sixth sense. Don't even THINK about passing up this hilarious read!" -- Elizabeth Eulberg, author of The Lonely Hearts Club

"Finally, someone understands that if you develop powers as a teenager, it's not the government you have to watch out for--it's your best friends. Funny, realistic, heartfelt, satiric, and unpredictable." -- Ned Vizzini, New York Times bestselling author of It's Kind of a Funny Story

"A tour-de-force comic narration that will leave you gasping in awe--if you ever catch your breath from laughing." -- E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars

"Mlynowski continues to make comedy look easy in this smart and frequently hilarious novel which features a collective first-person narrative that fits the premise like a glove... Filled with heartbreak, hilarity, and some brutal truths, Mlynowski's novel will leave readers thinking about the gaps between our private and public selves and the lies we tell others and ourselves." -- Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

"Mlynowski hits all the right notes. There's enough levity to keep readers laughing, but this is far from fluff--the real-life commotions are engaging, and the characters are fully developed. The story is funny, sweet and true to life, as readers have come to expect from Mlynowski. Her teens are emotional without being drama queens, amusing but not twee. A perfect read." -- RT Book Reviews

What would you do if you had telepathic powers?

First off, how freakin' stoked would I be to be able to read people's minds? Uh, COMPLETELY! I am a Psychology major and most of that field of study is trying to understand the inner-workings of the mind and find out how that plays a role in behavior. If I could read minds, I wouldn't need to coax people into revealing what they are thinking and feeling, I could simply know. 

However, I would be a very selfish mind-reader. I would never tell anyone of my gift and would simply pass myself off as a psychic. I'd milk it for everything it was worth and become an awe inspiring icon of the supernatural. 

I would appear on talk shows and have my own phone line, CALL ME NOW! I'd walk down the street like:

No one would be safe. I would be a very evil and gluttonous telepath who would listen in to everyone from my best friend, to the hunky neighbor, to the random hobo on the street. Knowledge is power and you can't be an evil queen of the world without a bit of power.

What would you do if you had telepathic powers? Would you use them for good or evil? Would you respect people's privacy or use it to your advantage?

About the Author:
Sarah is the author of the Magic in Manhattan and Whatever After series, as well as Gimme a Call, Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have, Milkrun, and more.

Her books have been translated into twenty-nine languages and optioned to Hollywood. Sarah was born in Montreal but now lives and writes in New York City.