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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday:The Seven Rays by Jessica Bendinger

This weeks pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" is:

The Seven Rays
By: Jessica Bendinger
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (November 24, 2009)

About the Book -


When seventeen year-old honors student Beth Michaels starts receiving gold envelopes with messages like, YOU ARE MORE THAN YOU THINK YOU ARE, she thinks that a crazy person might be stalking her. When she begins seeing people's thoughts, feelings, and personal histories on their electromagnetic fields, she thinks that she might BE a crazy person. When the hottest boy in town, Richie Mac, kisses and becomes obsessed with her, she KNOWS that she is a crazy person. But she can deal with all of that until her mom gets freaked out by her erratic behavior (what seventeen year old doesn't break through a glass window at a bookstore every once in a while?) and has her institutionalized. It is here, at the psychiatric institute, where Beth finds out that she was adopted under mysterious circumstances and that maybe all this craziness is real. Now all she has to do is break out of the psychiatric institute - with Richie's help - and go on a road trip to New York to discuver who she really is and why all this is happening to her ... except who are these people chasing her and what do they want? Is it possible that Beth might be more than she thinks she is?


"Jessica Bendinger's The Seven Rays takes you on a journey of mystery, magic, adventure and the intricacies of relationship and love. But there is a deeper significance to this story. It is about dormant potentials that lie deep within the domains of human consciousness and the field of infinite possibilities that we all have access to. Read this book, enjoy the adventure, be inspired, but also find that part of your being, where the paranormal becomes normal."

Download the first chapter HERE.

Waiting on Wednesday is an event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


jennilovevirgo said...

Oh that looks like it's going to be a great read! And now it's on my wishlist...like just about everything else..lol.

Here's mine this week :


Sassy CC said...

It is a stunning cover- that alone makes me want it but reading the synopsis now I must have when released.It sounds unique.
thanks for the find.


jennilovevirgo said...

Omg! You haven't read any of the BDB Series? Wow...you really DO need to get on the ball..I love them! lol.


a flight of minds said...

This sounds like a great book. Plus, I love that cover. Great pick!

- Alex

Lenore said...

I like the sounds of this - but Deepak Chopra? Really?

Fantastic Book Review said...

I have this on my list too! Great Pick! Don't you just love the cover!

Ladybug said...

Great pick and the cover is beautiful!

Some of the plot reminds me a bit of Kelley Armstrongs YA trilogy - Darkest Powers.

Kim said...

I could see the similarities to the Kelley Armstrong trilogy..hmmm interesting point!
And Lenore- I wonder what the connection is with Deepak Chopra too.

Conference Assistant said...

Jessica Bendinger will also be a featured panelist at the 16th annual Austin Film Festival in Austin, Texas Oct. 22-29, 2009.

Bendinger and a variety of entertainment professionals will be in attendance to share their knowledge about the industry. This year's top honors will be awarded to Ron Howard and Mitchell Hurwitz.

To get your badge today or to find out more information about the festival and conference, visit us at www.austinfilmfestival.com

Anonymous said...

Really looking forward to checking out director Jessica Bendinger's new novel The Seven Rays when it's released on Nov. 24th. Just downloaded the first chapter from the book's official site, and Bendinger is quite a talented writer. You can find the first chapter of the novel here: http://www.thesevenrays.com/

Kate said...

This looks good. Great choice!