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Six days before her birthday, Ruby discovers all the women born into her family die the day they turn 18. To save herself, she must unravel the secrets of a ballad found on a headstone in the family graveyard.
Why I loved it: Lyrical writing; intrigue at every turn; legends come to life!; betrayal, romance, action, secrets, and complex threads that all come together.
(Also, Jennifer Lawrence circa Winter's Bone? Totally Ruby.)
If you're looking for hilarious New Adult contemporary, look no farther than Goldy Moldavsky's JUST ACT NORMAL:
Former nobody Jonathan is ready to walk away from the teen soap that made him famous, but there's a hiccup: he's crazy about his co-star. As his life becomes a series of tabloid headlines, Jonathan must decide whether a chance at love is worth selling his soul to Hollywood.
Why I loved it: So many laugh-out-loud moments; distinct voice and crisp prose; will appeal to anyone with a soft spot for Gossip Girl or the Dawson's Creek days of yore with Arrested Development's wit.
(I've even got ship names prepared. Real talk!)
If you're looking for a strong heroine who stands out in the New Adult contemporary world, LG Kelso's FIERCE is the book for you:
Tori walked away from her MMA career when betrayal cost her the win. Forced back into the octagon, she's unable to resist her old lifestyle or her new training partner—but this time it's not just her life on the ropes.
Why I loved it: A complex heroine dealing with inner and external obstacles; a romance that isn't the character's main goal (though it is hot!); powerful voice and an authentic journey into the MMA world.
(Warning: this MS will make you want to get up and work out to keep up with Tori.)
Best of luck to all of the Pitch Wars teams!