A Picture of Dorian Gray was on of Ashley's favorite books that she had to read in high school, so we're really excited to be a part of the blog tour for Catherine Stine's Dorianna, a new take on the classic for the Internet generation! It's one of those stories that doesn't have very many retellings out there, so this is really neat. As part of the blog tour, we have Catherine's Top Ten Classic novels, which is a fantastic list.
Also be sure to stop by the rest of the stops on this tour! You can see the tour schedule by clicking on the banner above.
About the Book
Author: Catherine Stine
Genre: YA paranormal/horror
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Date of Publication: October 24, 2014
Cover Artist: Sour Cherry Designs
Synopsis: Internet followers, beauty, power. It all sounded good.
Until it transformed into a terrifying reality Dorianna couldn’t stop
Dorianna is a dark twist for the Internet generation on A Picture of Dorian Gray.
When her father is jailed, her mother ships lonely, plain Dorianna to her aunt’s. There, Dorianna yearns to build a new identity, but the popular Lacey bullies her—mostly for getting attention from her ex, Ander.
Ander takes Dorianna to Coney Island where Wilson, a videographer, creates a stunning compilation of her. She dreams of being an online sensation, as she’s never even had a birthday party, and vows she’d give anything to go viral. Wilson claims he’s the Prince of Darkness and warns her the pledge has downsides.
Dorianna thinks he’s joking. She has no idea of how dire the consequences might be.
About the Author
Catherine Stine's Top Ten Classic Novels That Blew Me Away and Deepened My Worldview
Rich, exquisite fantasy, colorful characters and humor
Discovering a little girl could be that brave, that colorful, that creatively mad
Made me empathic of, and fascinated by all things witchy
Martian exploration narrated in a poetic, heartfelt voice
His stark vision of the world was so prescient
An incorrigible addict’s journey to sobriety told in a brash, poetic voice
Such a wise observer of human nature in medieval times
A brilliant professor makes a deal with the devil
A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
A man longs to be young and handsome forever-clever twist on Faustus
“Anti-novel” modern novel about art, sight, plasticity of time
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--Ashley & Paul