Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: Asleep & New Silver Phoenix Winner

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This week I'm waiting for

Asleep by Wendy Raven McNair
Released: April 23, 2009

Adisa Summers doesn't know her boyfriend, Micah Alexander, can fly. These two African American teens come from loving families. However, things are not always as they appear. Micah's parents never touch him though they have the normal parent-child physical interaction with his younger brother. And does the birth certificate Adisa finds, listing strangers as her parents and Valenté as her last name, really belong to her?

Micah's odd emotionless behavior, rigid posture, and vacant eyes are a mystery sending mixed messages to Adisa. When a flash of lightning sends a tree crashing down on her, Adisa is shocked to see Micah actually flying to her rescue!

In an instant, Adisa is in his arms, looking up at the sky over his shoulder as they fly parallel to the ground. She sees the tree descending fast, bearing down on them and Micah suddenly shifts, shielding her completely with his body. As the tree explodes against Micah's back, Adisa feels him shudder with the impact and the air fills with wood chips and sawdust. Miraculously, they aren't smashed into the ground. They safely continue flying, the wind rushing around them as they weave past tree trunks.

After this dramatic rescue, Micah finally begins to open up to Adisa about his secret life as a superbeing and she discovers another shocking secret. Micah burns for her--literally as well as figuratively.

Adisa's journey to unravel these family mysteries requires a strength and maturity she is forced to grow into as her love for Micah is repeatedly challenged. In the end, she is confronted with the ultimate question. Is she truly a super being, asleep to her powers for so many years?

Asleep (a Young Adult novel) is a superhero teen love story, set in modern day Atlanta, filled with thrills, romance, and suspense.

Sounds intriguing!

And the new winner of Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon is (according to


Contact me asap with your snail mail address. Congrats :) Thanks again everyone who entered and check out my Gringolandia contest, the book owns!


  1. Ms. McNair was presenting Saturday night after the Decatur Book Festival. I was so disappointed that I had to hurry back home that afternoon because I wanted to meet her and purchase a copy of her book. I hope you are able to get your hands on a copy, because I would love to read your thoughts about this book. It sounds so promising, and I love your honest reviews.

  2. Hey, Ari,

    I'm looking forward to reading this, too.

  3. Thank you so much !!

    Can't wait to read the book :D

  4. Thanks for spreading the truth about our youth.

    Together, we will show the world how smart, beautiful and creative our children truly are.

    R. Lee Gordon


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