Well, actually, it’s a belated bookish news flash, but it still deserves mention on a semi-book blog. Anyway, I read about this in the newspaper a month or two ago, and it jolted back into my mind when I saw a certain book in the “currently reading” widget over at the Infinite Shelf. Enough suspense ~ Let’s get on with the news, shall we?
Those famous beach reads published by Harlequin have now taken on a new wing: Harlequin Teen, a group of supernatural, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal books aimed specifically at teen girls. At the time I first heard about this development in publishing, they only had one book in print; this was My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent (left in group below). Apparently, it’s about a teenager who discovers she is a banshee. One other book is currently available: Intertwined by Gena Showalter(middle). They have Elphame’s Choice by P. C. Cast (right) lined up to be in stores this month.
Complete with cheesy tag-lines and overdone covers, it’s clear that Harlequin is just trying to make some money off the supernatural boom brought on by Twilight. Even HarperCollins now has HarperTeen, which had a group of books put together and called it “Supernatural Summer”. I’m thinking about taking a go on My Soul To Take, which I believe is the first of a series. I like HarperTeen’s selections better, though. 🙂