Tina Kakadelis
YA Author


Burn Before Reading: A Carly Allen Story

I Wrote a Book (Again)


What's up, world? I'm back again with another novel to talk about ad nauseum, at least until the third and final installment of the Carly Allen Trilogy comes out. But I'm getting ahead of myself. I haven't even talked to you about the second book and here I am jumping the gun. So let's circle back around to book numero dos.

It's called I Didn't Start the FireĀ and it picks up a couple months after Burn Before Reading ends. Carly and all her friends are heading off to college in different parts of the country, and it's the first time any of them are on their own. It's the end of summer and the beginning of the rest of their lives.

The book's sweet and a little sad, just like life is. There are plenty of new characters and all your favorites return. (Hi, if you don't have any favorites, may I suggest you read the first book in preparation?)

It's also got a bunch of songs in there, like Dave Matthews Band's Crash into Me, Springsteen's Growin' Up, and a Rick Springfield deep cut or two. I make some dumb jokes about Transformers, so it's really just an all-around great time.

If you don't believe me, check out these rave reviews from the first book (and a look at the back cover):


Check it out maybe?

Also, ClexaCon, the LGBT convention in Vegas, is just a few months away and ya girl is gonna be there. I'll have stickers, both books, and a hot pink record player with me. That's right. My little table is going to be dope as hell. Come visit and I'll hook you up with a sticker and an autograph.

Oh, and in case ya'll were wondering about my film watching habits, here's your round-up since we last talked:

3/08 - Thoroughbreds

3/09 - Carol

3/10 - A Wrinkle in Time

3/11 - The Edge of Seventeen

3/12 - Thoroughbreds