Uglies: Cutters by Scott Westerfeld & Devin Grayson
(Del Rey 04 December 2012 / $10.99) - Product Description: "From the moment we are born, we are considered threats in need of 'special' management. We are watched and shaped and exploited by a force most of us never see. All to keep us safe. Do you feel safe?! Or do you feel like you're in a cage?"--Shay
In Pretties, Tally Youngblood and her daring best friend, Shay, both underwent the operation that turned them from ordinary Uglies into stunning beauties. Now this thrilling new graphic novel reveals Shay's perspective on living in New Pretty Town . . . and the way she sees it, there's more to this so-called paradise than meets the eye.
With the endless parties and custom-made clothes, life as a Pretty should be perfect. Yet Shay doesn't feel quite right. She has little to no memory of her past; it's as if something in her brain has inexplicably changed. When she reunites with Tally and the Crims--her rebellious group of friends from Uglyville--she begins to recall their last departure to the wild, and the headstrong leader she used to be. And as she remembers the truth about what doomed their escape, Shay decides to fight back--against the status quo, against the mysterious Special Circumstances, even against her own best friend. (Source: Del Rey)
Grave Sight: A Harper Connelly Graphic Novel by Novel: Charlaine Harris; Text Adaptation: William Harms
(InkLit 31 December 2012 / $25.95) - Product Description: Lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver are experts at getting in, getting paid, and then getting out of town fast—because the people who hire Harper have a funny habit of not really wanting to know what she has to tell them. At first, the little Ozarks town of Sarne seems like no exception. A teenage girl has gone missing, and Harper knows almost immediately that this girl is dead. But the secrets of her death—and the secrets of the town—are deep enough that even Harper's special ability can't uncover them. With hostility welling up all around them, she and Tolliver would like nothing better than to be on their way. But then another woman is murdered. And the killer's not finished yet.
Includes bonus material and a teaser for Cemetery Girl, an original graphic novel by Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden--with art by Don Kramer.
Read our review of the hardcover novel Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris in our March 2007 issue. (see review)
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