“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.