I'm not going to lie . . . asking renowned authors to read (and possibly blurb) my books is kind of intimidating. It's not the thought that they'll decline -- everyone gets busy -- but that they'll take the time to read it and, well . . . hate it. Or feel blah about it. I'd feel awful to have wasted hours of their busy lives. Just like I feel bad for anyone who reads one of my books and wishes they'd spent the time watching paint dry instead.
And yet, I still aim crazy high when it comes to blurbs. For IMPOSTER, I had two people on my wish list, and incredibly, both agreed to read.
April Henry is the New York Times-bestselling author of GIRL, STOLEN, and THE GIRL WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO DIE, and THE BODY IN THE WOODS (and many more). She is the author I most often hear other authors talking about when the subject of the best YA thriller writers comes up, because her books are brilliantly researched and perfectly executed (excuse the pun).
Jonathan Maberry is the New York Times-bestselling author of ROT & RUIN and the Joe Ledger series, among many others. He writes books of extraordinary imagination and unrelenting tension.
So what did they make of IMPOSTER? Well, I'm glad you asked . . .
April Henry describes is as "a twisty thrill ride."
Jonathan Maberry says, "IMPOSTER is pure adrenaline! Antony John rebuilds the teen thriller genre with a novel that is whip-smart, devious and tremendous fun.”
A huge thanks to both April and Jonathan for reading and blurbing. Now that's over, I just have to worry about what readers think :)