11 Must Reads of 2011, Part Five: Beauty Queens

30 Dec

Beauty Queens
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

“From bestselling, Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray, the story of a plane of beauty pageant contestants that crashes on a desert island.
Teen beauty queens. A “Lost”-like island. Mysteries and dangers. No access to emall. And the spirit of fierce, feral competition that lives underground in girls, a savage brutality that can only be revealed by a journey into the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Oh, the horror, the horror! Only funnier. With evening gowns. And a body count.”
Via Goodreads

Not much is known about this novel, other than it’s brief description, and a few snippets Libba has posted on her livejournal:

“I’m writing a book about a bunch of teen beauty queens whose plane crashes on a deserted island. It’s Lord of the Flies meets Lost but with a bitchin’ talent portion and lots of sequins. Stay tuned.”

In the hands of some writers, this could be a total disaster. But I’m confident if anyone can pull this Lord of the Flies/LOST/Miss America mashup, it’s the talented and hilarious Libba Bray. It sounds unlike anything else I’ve ever read.

Beauty Queens will be released May 24th 2011, by Scholastic.

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2 Responses to “11 Must Reads of 2011, Part Five: Beauty Queens”

  1. scooper January 3, 2011 at 12:33 AM #

    I’m loving the cover. I had to do a double take to figure out she’s wearing lipstick and not bullets. lol

    • Bookshelf Lust January 3, 2011 at 9:05 PM #

      Hahah me too! I laughed so hard when I saw it. : )

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