Friday, February 18, 2011

Kirkus Reviews The Liar Society

We're a tiny bit scared of Kirkus Reviews. Ok, fine, we're more than just a tiny bit scared. We're REALLY scared. They have a reputation for being tough and they don't review a ton of original paperbacks.

So you can imagine our surprise when this popped up in our inbox:

Secret societies dominate a posh co-educational private school in this suspenseful, possibly supernatural mystery. One or both of those societies may be responsible for the death of a girl, or so 15-year-old Kate believes. Kate’s best friend, Grace, was killed in a fire under mysterious circumstances a year earlier. When she gets an e-mail from her dead friend, Kate believes Grace is asking for justice and begins to investigate what really happened. The Roeckers populate the school with the standard drop-dead handsome rich guys and a few supermodel-style girls, but Kate finds herself more attracted to dangerous, scruffy Liam. Then there’s her annoying next-door neighbor, nerdy Seth, who has an obvious crush on her. Despite the difficulties they cause, the two help her so much that at last she enlists them in her quest. Tension mounts when the trio finds secret areas in the school and starts to track down who was really responsible on the night of the fire. A final confrontation solves the mystery, but can Kate really bring the culprit to justice? And is Grace’s ghost really haunting her? The authors create lively and memorable characters and keep the action moving in their lengthy whodunit; Kate’s interest in Latin adds an educational element. Clearly, the Roeckers had fun writing their story. Young mystery lovers may enjoy it just as much. (Mystery. 12-16)

Holy. Crap. 

Kirkus liked our book. We don't suck. At least not completely. And now we shall refresh Goodreads and wait for the other shoe to drop. Adieu.

48 comments:

Susanne Winnacker said...

That's wonderful! Kirkus is a tough crit! I can't wait to read it!

Simon C. Larter said...

Congratulations, ladies!

In celebration of this momentous occasion, I offer three Friday truths, free of charge:

1. I have an itch. (It's only on my cheek, though, so it's not the inappropriate kind. I mean the cheek on my face.)

2. Working in Washington, DC has a way of reminding one that the government has lots of money, and you have very little, and yet you seem to be able to balance your checkbook....

3. You can eat leftover Thai food cold, and it's almost as good as when it was fresh. I recommend doing this only with day-old leftovers. That stuff of indeterminate age at the back of your fridge that looks a lot like green curry really started out as a red curry. Don't do it.

Anne Gallagher said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news!!!

Laura Pauling said...

that's wonderful! Now you can breathe easy, right? Can't wait until March 1st!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Wow! Kirkus is a tough cookie, and they ate it up! Congratulations L&L! Can't wait to read Liar Society -- on my Kindle!

Yes, folks, the Kindle edition finally appeared! Hurray!

Matthew Rush said...

Excellent. I'm not surprised, but I can imagine how relieved you are. Well done ladies!

Kim Harrington said...

CLAPPING!

Misha said...

Oh wow!

I'm so happy for you two!

:-D

salarsenッ said...

YAY!! Happy dance, running around the kitchen...must put hot coffee down.

Happy for you girls!!

Katie Anderson said...

Oh. My. Gosh!!!!! This is awesome!!!!!!!!! WAY TO GO!!!

Solvang Sherrie said...

That's so incredibly awesome!! Woo-hoo!!

Loretta Nyhan said...

Of course Kirkus liked Liar Society--it's an awesome book!

Congrats!

Jess said...

Yay! More glowing reviews to come :)

Jonathon Arntson said...

Congrates! I like Kirkus even more now.

Stasia said...

The awesomest! What a gret review. And from KIRKUS!!! ENJOY your weekend!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Congrats! I seem to remember they had some less than nice comments to make about Perfect Chemistry (or maybe that was a different major reviewer). You girls are definitely rocking now (because I LOVED PC). :D

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Happy happy happy Friday!!! :D

Kelly Bryson said...

I agree Kirkus is scary! Good job!

Magan said...

*claps* Maybe Kirkus will get pinkified too?

Lola Sharp said...

HUZZAH! Score!

Christina is SO gonna have to color her real hair pink!

Have a floating on air weekend, ladies.
Love,
Lola

Elana Johnson said...

Of course you don't suck!! Not even a little.

And check out the last pic on my blog today... And then be very afraid. Oh, yes. Terror...

<3

Sara B. Larson said...

Woohoo! That is so exciting! Hope you have a great time celebrating. :D

Caroline Starr Rose said...

SO thrilled for you two!

Tere Kirkland said...

Oh, man, what a great review! Did you send Kirkus cases of Prosecco or something?

Kidding! Of course they recognize greatness when they see it.

Congratualtions, times two!

Tere Kirkland said...

And by congratualtions, I, of course, mean congratulations!! ;)

Krispy said...

That IS big news! CONGRATS! That's so, so awesome!!!

I sense next week is going to be very, very PINK. :)

Marissa Burt said...

Wow! Good work, ladies!

Marsha Sigman said...

Like you sucking could ever be possible.

You could get t-shirts that say 'We Don't Suck' but then it might lead to inappropriate comments from all sorts of people.

Nevermind. Why aren't the days moving faster to March 1st??????!!!

V. Rossi said...

So late to the party here, but CONGRATS! This is awesome! I can't wait to read it!

Sarah said...

Congrats!!! That is freaking awesome. I can't wait to read The Liar Society! :)

Miriam S. Forster said...

Hooray! *throws confetti* That is AWESOME.

K. M. Walton said...

Holy crap is right! Wicked awesome excitement. Woooo hoooo.

Jemi Fraser said...

So completely awesome!!!! I can't wait to read your book! :)

Myra McEntire said...

AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

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AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

CONGRATS!!!!!

Gail said...

Fabulous!!! We NEVER thought you suck!

Lisa Potts said...

Congrats on the great review!

A Canadian Girl said...

Yay, I'm looking forward to the release of The Liar Society (much like everyone else)!

erica m. chapman said...

WOOOOOO!!! Awesome!! ;o) <3

Aleeza said...

oh my goshhh, this is SO incredible! im kinda afraid of kirkus reviewing my book too--that is, if i ever get published. in which case i should get off the interwebz and back to my novel :)
but seriously though, my reaction this is pretty much the same as myra:

AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Go LiLa! :D

Lee Nichols said...

Totally deserving. Thrilled for you!

Janet Gurtler said...

Holy crackerjacks! That is so awesome!
Congrats!!

writergal24 said...

Congratulations!!!

Cory Jackson said...

WOW. WOW. WOW. So amazing! Congrats, LiLa!

Carrie said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to read it!

Hardygirl said...

Dude.

Tracey Neithercott said...

Well that's the biggest pat on the back you can get. Congrats! This deserves chocolate-covered Twizzlers.

Amanda Howells said...

well done, ladies! That is awesome.

Wannabe Writer said...

A Latin lover- I'm loving that.
Nulli secunda!

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