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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Blog Tour: Salvation

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This blog tour is held by CBB Book Productions

Salvation is a YA Contemporary book published by Speak (Penguin Young Readers) and released January 10th. 

About Salvation:
Salvador Resendez--Salva to his friends--appears to have it all. His Mexican immigrant family has high expectations, and Salva intends to fulfill them. He's student body president, quarterback of the football team, and has a near-perfect GPA. Everyone loves him.
Especially Beth Courant, AKA the walking disaster area. Dreamy and shy, Beth is used to blending into the background. But she's also smart, and she has serious plans for her future.
Popular guy and bookish girl--the two have almost nothing in common. Until fate throws them together and the attraction is irresistible. Soon Beth is pushing Salva to set his sights higher than ever--because she knows he has more to offer, more than even he realizes.
Then tragedy strikes--and threatens to destroy everything that Salva has worked for. Will Beth's love be enough to save him?

Copyright @ 2013 by Anne Osterlund. Used by permission of Speak, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. All rights reserved.

SALVATION Blog Tour: Excerpt Part 3 of 8.


Beth could have killed him. All the time he spent oblivious to her and he chose this moment to intersect her path. She was already late, and she’d been trying desperately to unwrap her remaining school supplies so that the second-period teacher wouldn’t glare at her the way the homeroom instructor had. Papers flew out of Beth’s arms, across the floor, and under the slice of space beneath the lockers. Her open backpack fell, emptying its contents into the pile. Devastation.

She dropped to her knees.
He had the audacity to sigh. As if ramming his way around the corner was her fault. Frantically, she started to scramble, cramming pencils, folders, notebooks, erasers, and books into her backpack.

The bell rang.
She reached for a binder, and his hand stopped her.
He pulled the object toward him and snapped open the rings. “You know,” he said, “if you put the paper in here, it won’t make such a mess.”

She glared at his slicked hair and spotless T-shirt. Why did organized people act so patronizing? But it was hard to argue with him when she realized he’d picked up every stray piece of lined paper. “We’re late,” she muttered as her only form of revenge.

In the nine years she’d known him, she couldn’t remember El Perfecto ever being tardy.
He just nodded, handing back the filled binder, then stood, straightened his shoulders, and walked into AP English. 

About the author:

"Anne Osterlund is the author of four young adult books, including Aurelia and its sequel,Exile. Her second novel,Academy 7, won the OCTE Spirit of Oregon Award and was an ALA/YALSA Popular Paperback nominee. Anne works as a full-time author and presents for schools, conferences, and writing events. She grew up in the sunshine ofeastern Oregon and earned a BA from Whitworth College, where she majored in elementary education with Spanish and English teaching fields. Anne lives in a cute little yellow house with her new feline friend, Simba, and her own library of young adult books. She and her characters can be found on her website at is her fourth novel, and she has dreams of many more in the future. "

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  1. Owh this book sounds amazing!! Just my kind of story! Thanks for sharing! :D

    Natasha @ Dreamland Teenage Fantasy

  2. Thanks so much for hosting a stop and sharing the excerpt with your readers! This book is AMAZING and I hope you read it soon!

  3. I can't wait to read this book. It sounds very good. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Please enter me.

  4. Great excerpt. I have been hearing a lot about this book lately and it sounds awesome!!

  5. I love that its an immigrant family story. You don't see a lot of books about that. Sounds like something I'm definitely going to read ;D


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