Hey, peeps! TODAY MY NEW BOOK CAME OUT! It’s called The Infinite Moment of Us, and it has one of the most gorgeous covers in the world, designed by artist extraordinaire, Maria Middleton:
I’m excited, because I worked SO hard on it, and now it’s happening. It’s reaching readers. It’s finally hitting the shelves.
It’s nervy-making, too, though, because…well, because the books I write always matter to me, and putting one out into the world means that it’s going to be subject to judgement from the world, you know?
This one’s a love story, and it’s got sex in it, and complicated characters (but really, is there such a thing as an uncomplicated character?).
Here are some of the lovely and nice things people have said about Infinite Moment:
“I LOVED THIS BOOK. Myracle gets the way girls think–I heard so many of my own thoughts and fears inside of Wren–and she gets the things about guys that it takes girls (or took me!) a solid fifteen years to figure out. Things like you can be sexy without trying, and that’s not a come-on. Things like guys do not worry about the things that you’re FLIPPING OUT about–but they do worry about their own set of problems.”
“THE INFINITE MOMENT OF US was a excellent story of first love with all the glittering moments and all the heart-breaking ones too.”
“This book of first love really got to me. It definitely captured the feelings, the moments, the everythings. It was even a little reminiscent of the movie Say Anything. *Sigh*”
“This book exceeded all my expectations. I am so sick of all the fluffy romances infiltrating the young adult shelves. This book isn’t some ideal romance. Myracle didn’t shy away from writing about desire and sex. Myracle perfectly describes how every touch, every movement feels. That made this book so realistic. But that also makes this book more mature in content…I am so in love with this book. The characters, the honest writing, just everything blew my mind.”
“I read [Infinite Moment] very quickly. I was sucked into the building romance between Charlie and Wren and was completely caught up in their relationship. It reminds me of the way I felt while reading Twilight. It’s an intoxicating, addicting story.”
“The Infinite Moment of Us is a beautiful, real love story…steamy, but also authentic.”
“Pass The Infinite Moment of Us along to readers who want a strong romantic storyline, compelling characters, and who crave emotional rawness to their books. Give it to teen readers who enjoy feminist stories or who are skeptical of how YA authors treat their readers — Myracle respects them as complex, intellectual people who can make choices for themselves, and there is never a doubt about that in the story. This is one of my favorite reads this year. And please don’t call it “new adult” just because it’s set in the summer after high school or deals with sexuality. The Infinite Moment of Us is a YA novel through and through.”
And–ouch–here are some of the not so lovely and nice things people have said about it:
“I’m going to be unpopular with my opinion of The Infinite Moment of Us because, frankly, I thought it to be rubbish. I’m all for pushing the envelope with young adult books and do not think that all books are created equal (i.e. a book written for an older audience should also cater to the younger audience by censoring itself) but this one just went over the top for me.”
“It’s no secret this book contains sex. And let me be clear, I have no issue with sex in YA books. Certain stories really do call for it as it’s a believable evolution, the obvious next step in certain relationships. That being said, I thought this book was entirely too graphic.”
“I’d probably give this book just one star but I am giving MYSELF the extra star for actually finishing this book! It was like a car wreck…I just couldn’t look away!”
“I get that teenagers have sex but I feel like the author is condoning it here. This book is about teenagers but I wouldn’t let my teenage sister read it.”
“I guess I find it hard to justify letting a 14-year-old (the minimum age recommendation for the book) read what is essentially soft core pornography.”
“Piece. Of. S***.”
So, you know, there’s a split in how readers respond to this one, huh? I guess that’s what has me biting my nails, because those reviews above? And all the others already posted on the web? They’re from early readers, and mainly adult readers. Now that Infinite Moment is actually out in the world, I’ll be reading reviews from lots more readers…and hopefully readers who are actually teens.
Is it a steamy, romantic love story? Or is it a piece of s***?
Eeek. Time will tell!