Day 27: Go ahead. Judge a book by its cover. #100daychallenge


I paid my local Barnes & Noble a visit today in search of a good novel writing guide and snagged this baby up on my way to the back reference section. I had been browsing the new bestsellers pile for some [more] books I couldn't really afford and this one caught me a little off guard.

Without reading a review or even the back cover, I automatically assumed it was some dom/sub erotica. Also, those lashes? On first glance, this doesn't look like my kinda read.

But that NYT review perfectly placed at the top left of the front cover got to me. It's been a while since I've read a dramatic book decorated with page-turning plot-twists. So...I turned the book over.

I don't want to give much away...but that blurb on the back cover was enough to get me to hand over $16.

At fourteen, Alice Hill was viciously attacked by two of her classmates and left to die. The teens claim she was a sacrifice for a man called Mister Tender, but that could never be true: Mister Tender doesnโ€™t exist. His sinister character is pop-culture fiction, nothing more.

Over a decade later, Alice has changed her name and is trying to heal. But someone is watching her. They know more about Alice than any stranger: her scars, her fears, and the secrets she keeps locked away. She can try to escape her past, but he is never far behind.

The #100daychallenge writing series is my way of holding my right brain accountable for all the brain fog in hopes that I'll learn to creatively organize my thoughts and learn something(s) new about myself in the process. The challenge includes prompts from the San Francisco Writers' Grotto's 642 Things to Write About. You can also follow my #100daychallenge here.

Unapologetically yours,