Book Watch: PLUS ONE

Plus One


PLUS ONE by Elizabeth Fama will be released in the U.S. on April 8, 2014 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), the print edition is 384 pages.



There are so many seriously awesome books releasing the week of April 8th. Narrowing them down to six and then choosing just one was crazy difficult. But I couldn’t help but select PLUS ONE, which I have just started reading and had to begrudgingly put down in order to complete this post, as the book to watch this week.

Why? Because I’ve been dying to read this book since long before I got my hands on a copy. The cover is absolutely stunning. The author is seriously amazing. And I was immediately drawn into the story from the very first sentence… from word eight if specificity is needed.

The description talks of conspiracies and star-crossed love, so how could I not be instantly intrigued. It talks of people divided by night and day. It starts with a kidnapping. It promises a “fast-paced adventure.” It calls itself a “compelling romantic thriller.” So, of course I have to say yes, yes, yes, please.

I can’t wait to find out whether this star-crossed love story will end happily. I can’t wait to learn whether love or family will win out. I can’t wait to see whether the day-night divide will be destroyed. And I can’t wait to discover what this title means to the story.

As I have PLUS ONE within inches of my keyboard, thankfully I won’t have to wait until the 8th to find out. I’ll just have to wait until I finish this post.

So, while I’m eagerly anticipating quite a few of the books releasing the week of April 8th, the fact that I had major instalove for PLUS ONE ensured that it would be the book in the spotlight this week.

What about you?

Are you anxiously awaiting the release of PLUS ONE? Is it one of the books on your “must read” list?

Did you get the chance to read it early and still can’t wait for its release because you want everyone to read it?

Do you love star-crossed love stories? Do you love discovering alternate realities? Do you love conflict and romance and conspiracy?

And would you purchase this book just because of its cover?


Places to Watch

The author on TWITTER

The author on FACEBOOK

The author’s WEBSITE

The author on TUMBLR

The author on GOODREADS


About the Book

Goodreads description:

Divided by day and night and on the run from authorities, star-crossed young lovers unearth a sinister conspiracy in this compelling romantic thriller.

Seventeen-year-old Soleil Le Coeur is a Smudge—a night dweller prohibited by law from going out during the day. When she fakes an injury in order to get access to and kidnap her newborn niece—a day dweller, or Ray—she sets in motion a fast-paced adventure that will bring her into conflict with the powerful lawmakers who order her world, and draw her together with the boy she was destined to fall in love with, but who is also a Ray.

Set in a vivid alternate reality and peopled with complex, deeply human characters on both sides of the day-night divide, Plus One is a brilliantly imagined drama of individual liberty and civil rights, and a fast-paced romantic adventure story.


Other Amazing Books to Watch

Here are just five of the many other awesome books releasing the week of April 8th:

DREAMS OF GODS & MONSTERS (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) by Laini Taylor

SEA OF SHADOWS (Age of Legends #1) by Kelley Armstrong

REBEL BELLE by Rachel Hawkins

GREAT by Sara Benincasa

THE HERE AND NOW by Ann Brashares

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