A Deadly Christmas is a series of 2014 debut author features (quick interviews, reviews and giveaways) hosted by Deadly Darlings. Check out the full schedule here.
Who wants to read about a kick-ass girl in the military? Let’s welcome the author of Rites of Passage, Joy N. Hensley!
Aimee recommends Rites of Passage to: anyone looking for some girl power in books. *fist pumps* Sam is badass and she knows it.
Rites of Pasage by Joy N. Hensley
published on September 9th 2014 by Harper Teen
young adult | realistic ficiton | romance | mystery
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Sam McKenna’s never turned down a dare. And she’s not going to start with the last one her brother gave her before he died.
So Sam joins the first-ever class of girls at the prestigious Denmark Military Academy. She’s expecting push-ups and long runs, rope climbing and mud-crawling. As a military brat, she can handle an obstacle course just as well as the boys. She’s even expecting the hostility she gets from some of the cadets who don’t think girls belong there. What she’s not expecting is her fiery attraction to her drill sergeant. But dating is strictly forbidden and Sam won’t risk her future, or the dare, on something so petty…no matter how much she wants him.
As Sam struggles to prove herself, she discovers that some of the boys don’t just want her gone—they will stop at nothing to drive her out. When their petty threats turn to brutal hazing, bleeding into every corner of her life, she realizes they are not acting alone. A decades-old secret society is alive and active… and determined to force her out.
At any cost.
Now time’s running short. Sam must decide who she can trust…and choosing the wrong person could have deadly consequences.
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Joy N. Hensley
Joy N. Hensley is a former middle school teacher. She used to spend her twenty-minute lunch breaks hosting author Skype chats for her students. Once upon a time she went to a military school on a dare. She lives in Virginia with her husband and two children, finding as many ways as she can to never do another push-up again.
Joy’s giving away a signed swag pack with a lovely dog tag! Whoop! (Sorry for the blurry photo, guys.) This is open internationally!
Have you read/added Rites of Passage to your TBR? Did you guess Joy’s fib correctly? Thoughts on the interview? Feeling lucky for the giveaway?
Aimee loves being a little bookworm (okay–she doesn’t like being little). She also loves chocolates and sweets but is freaked out by the thought of possibly getting diabetes.