Thursday, July 23, 2015
MY THOUGHTS: #Static (Chapters 1-8) by Eric Laster
When Curtis Brooks starts receiving calls from Wilt, His dead older brother, he's sure there's a reason--to provide evidence that will lead to the murderer's arrest. But Wilt claims he wasn't murdered and that his calling is standard protocol for the newly deceased, meant to help him adjust. Where is he? A place known unofficially as Aftermart--a sort of purgatory/superstore selling pop culture artifacts from past centuries.
After Wilt's death is ruled a homicide, Curtis embarks on a dangerous plan to find the killer, which soon has him scheming against an unsavory billionaire and floundering toward love with his brother's ex-girlfriend Suzy, all while contending with being "the dead guy's bro" at high school.
Why would anyone want Wilt dead? In sleuthing out the murderer, is Curtis only hastening his own death? And why is Wilt helping Curtis win over Suzy, even as he organizes a massive rebellion at the Aftermart?
Equal parts murder mystery, fantasy, and coming-of-age story, #Static is a fresh, timely novel from an exciting new voice in YA fiction.
**About the Author**
A New Yorker by birth, Eric Laster lives in Los Angeles, where he pens fiction and provides strategic writing services to select clients. After a successful stint as a ghostwriter, Eric re-launched under his own name with the middle-grade novel Welfy Q. Deederhoth: Meat Purveyor, World Savior. Whenever he's not scribing, he records punk rock ad presses it to vinyl.
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Where do I begin? First off... I had the awesome opportunity to get a preview of a new YA paranormal mystery written by Eric Laster at SDCC 2015. How would you react and/or feel if you got a phone call from a dead loved one!?! Well, that's what Curtis had to deal with when he gets a call from his dead older brother.
The first eight chapters pretty much opens with the introductions to characters, and takes place after the "accident". Then the phone calls start...I'm surprised at how well Curtis reacts to getting phone calls from his dead brother. We learn more about the people in Curtis's life, and pretty much what teenage boys think about....haha!
Of course, only reading the first eight chapters doesn't tell me much, but it was enough to want to read more.