Spotlight on Selected (Barb Han), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)
Today we're excited to spotlight Selected by Barb Han.
Read on for more about Barb and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!
Meet Barb Han!
Barb Han is a USA TODAY, Publisher's Weekly, and Amazon Bestselling Author. Reviewers have called her books "heartfelt" and "exciting." She lives in Texas—her true north—with her adventurous family, a poodle mix and a spunky rescue who is often referred to as a hot mess. She is the proud owner of too many books (if there is such a thing). When not writing, she can be found exploring Manhattan, on a mountain either hiking or skiing depending on the season, or swimming in her own backyard.
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After a polarized nation was broken by the threat of civil war, States have now become countries. And in New Maine, things have gotten worse.
Giving my family a better life is everything. And my selection to attend an elite prep school suddenly offers my family a dramatically different life—food on the table, a roof over their heads, and a fighting chance at a future.
Everything is going great until some of my friends begin ghosting me, and then disappear. Soon it becomes clear this “chance of a lifetime” isn’t the Holy Grail I was promised. And the attention from one of Easton’s elite has me questioning why a boy with a golden future wants to risk it by being seen with me.
But when I find out why I’m really at this school, I may have to trust him if I want to live.
~ Excerpt ~
SELECTED by Barb Han excerpt for YABC
“How’d it go last night?” Adalynn blasts the question first thing the next morning at our lockers. I have no good answers.
“I had a great practice. I have a lot of work to do before I’m ready for nationals, though.” I hate lying to my friend as I plug in my combination. It doesn’t work. I take a deep breath and try again. This time, it clicks, and the door opens.
“Nice bracelet,” she says before adding, “and nice try.”
I shake my wrist. The silver catches the light. “A birthday present from my sponsors. They want me to come over for dinner Saturday night.”
“On your birthday?” Adalynn’s shoulders sag, but she tries to hide it behind my locker door. “Wish you could sleep over my house for a change. We’d have a proper celebration with cake and candles.”
I appreciate that she doesn’t make me feel like a charity case. No offense to my best friend, but if I had a wish granted, I’d spend one night at home in my own bed.
“What about Mr. Popular? Are you going to tell me what he wanted or make me guess?” Adalynn isn’t ready to let that one go. Her persistence on the field makes her one of the best players.
Darn. I was hoping I’d dodged a bullet. Guess not. I glance across the hall, looking for a distraction. “Have you seen Jax yet? I haven’t seen or heard from him since he got caught with the note in class yesterday.”
Adalynn clears her throat.
“What?” I ask.
Her lips are a thin line, and her pale blue eyes dart in a panic. Her cheeks are flames. Someone must be standing behind me. And then it dawns on me. I don’t have to look. I’m going to have a lot of explaining to do with Adalynn later, and I’m going to be in trouble for not spilling first thing. Normally, I want to tell her everything, but there’s something special about my relationship with Caius. Something that makes me want to keep it between the two of us.
“Hey, Tori,” he says in that casual tone of his. He starts to reach for my hand but snaps the rubber band on his wrist. The move is so subtle that it almost doesn’t register.
I turn to face him. “Hey.”
He’s leaning against the locker next to mine, smiling, and I try not to focus on that dimple. He’s so tall. His eyes are that perfect shade of blue. And all I can think about at that moment is how very lucky I am.
“I can’t hang around. Just wanted to see you before class.” We don’t have the same schedule, so the only time we’re together is when we’re in the halls.
Out of the corner of my eye, a group of Legacy kids walk past. They don’t look thrilled, and I can’t say I’m surprised at the reaction.
By: Barb Han
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: February 3rd, 2020
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The cover is outstanding. I am very interested in this book which sounds fanatastic. Thanks for sharing, Best wishes to the author.