Hilary Duff Penning Tween Romance Mystery Saga Elixir
Admit it, you devoured the Twilight series over a few summer Saturdays spent by the pool. If you can’t resist a guilty-pleasure gooey love story, you might want to keep an eye out for a new series starting with Elixir, that follows a "dangerous love triangle" over the course of a "thrilling international adventure."
Bonus: favorite pop star and former tween heavyweight who has yet to go the way of drugs, nudity, or promiscuity (at least publicly) Hilary Duff is the author of these supposedly stirring stories. Get the blurb on Elixir, out this October with a whopping 416 pages, after the jump.
Ever since she was small, Clea Rayner has been haunted by both a gift and curse. When she takes photos, extra pictures appear on the camera — photos she hasn’t taken. These photos are a calling; she must find and go to their location, where she always discovers a tragedy that only she can stop. She has seen some harrowing things, and it’s made her wary of opening her heart to anyone. Yet what haunts Clea most is not the dire situations she sees, but the mystery of her father, who disappeared two years ago and is now presumed dead. She has only one clue about what happened to him: a photograph that arrived after his disappearance.
No matter how much she studies the picture, Clea can’t tell where it is, but she carries it with her everywhere, just waiting for the revelation that will help her. That revelation comes on a trip to Colombia, where she meets Race, a strikingly handsome, magnetic, and enigmatic stranger, and despite Clea’s reticence to open her heart, she feels an instant connection to Race that she can’t explain. But whatever has brought them together is also threatening to tear them apart and as the mystery of her father’s disappearance unravels, Clea discovers that she has powers that are bigger than anything she could have anticipated…
InCaseYouDidntKnow.com reports the second book in the deal will likely be “a nonfiction title to be published in spring 2012 that will tackle the topic of divorce — an issue that has touched Duff's life.” Aw, divorce sob stories from the former Lizzie McGuire? Sounds like my future beach book! But what the f kind of name is “Clea?”