Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Spotlight Book: On the Bright Side, by S. R. Johannes

I had planned on reviewing this book around it's release date (today) but I just didn't make it. I will be posting a  review within a week or two, though, but in the mean time, let me tell you about it...


I read Untraceable, by S.R. Johannes and really enjoyed it. It was a very exciting book, and you can click on the title to see my review.


Now, it sounds like On the Bright Side is a different kind of story. But I know Johannes is a good story-teller, so I'm looking forward to it.


Summary: On the Bright Side is a hilarious road to guardian angeldom paved with so much drama and due-paying that it makes middle school look painless.

As if the devil’s food cake at her wake and the white fat pants she’s stuck wearing for eternity weren’t bad enough, fourteen year-old Gabby is quick to discover that Cirrus, the main rung of Heaven, is a far cry from the Pearly Gates. Here, Skyphones and InnerNets are all the rage. Until Gabby finds out she has to protect Angela, her school nemesis, in order to move up through the training levels of heaven. Problem is, Angela is now hitting on Gabby's should-have-been boyfriend. (awkward!)

Instead of protecting Angela, Gabby pranks her (like tripping is a sin?) at the hopes of cooling off the new couple. At first, they seem harmless until the school dance sabotage gets completely out of control. Then, her Celestial Sky Agent, who happens to have anger management issues of his own, puts Gabby on probation, threatening her eternal future.

Determined to right her wrongs, Gabby steals an ancient artifact that allows her to return to Earth for just one day. Without knowing, she kicks off a series of events and learns what can happen when you hate someone to death.


Sounds good, doesn't it?


Here's a bit about the author:



S.R. Johannes is the author of Untraceable (a teen wilderness thriller) and On The Bright Side ( a tween paranormal). She lives in Atlanta Georgia with her dog, British-accented husband, and the huge imaginations of their little prince and princess, which she hopes- someday- will change the world. After earning an MBA and working in corporate America, S.R. Johannes traded in her expensive suits, high heels, and corporate lingo for a family, flip-flops, and her love of writing.


Author Blog and Contact Information here.


If you've read this one, please post a link to your review in the comments. I'd like to know what you think. Thanks!




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