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The Antidote by Susan McCormick is a MG/YA Bookish Event pick #yalit #mglit #STEM #uf #giveaway



Title: The Antidote: a middle grade or YA medical STEM urban contemporary good vs evil fantasy thriller adventure


Author: Susan McCormick


Genre: MG/YA Urban Fantasy


Book Blurb:


Alex Revelstoke can see disease. And not just disease—injury, illness, anything wrong with the body. This comes in handy when the boy next to him silently chokes on a hotdog. It his newfound gift comes with a price. Revelstokes have waged a centuries-old battle with ancient evil itself, the creator of disease. Alex has seen his darkness. He has felt his strength. He does not want to fight. But Alex is the last Revelstoke. The war has just begun.


Excerpt:


The boy who threw the pepperoni stood above Alex, absolutely still, his eyes wide and his mouth gaping like a fish. He didn’t talk. He didn’t breathe. As Alex watched, the boy’s skin faded away from his face and neck. He looked like Translucent Man, the see- through plastic anatomy model Alex’s parents gave him for his sixth birthday. He was a full-size Translucent Man, towering over Alex—two frightened eyeballs, a mouth, and a barely chewed hot-dog chunk wedged in his windpipe cutting off the air.


Alex’s stomach roiled. He swallowed hard to keep from vomiting. He squeezed his eyes shut and willed the monster to go away. But the creature still hovered, and he was just a kid, and he wasn’t breathing.


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What makes your featured book a must-read?


Like Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief, but with maladies instead of mythology. Kirkus Reviews says: “Impressively timely and resonant. A high-stakes and exciting tale of good vs. evil that thoughtfully reflects on modern maladies.”



Enter to win a $20 Amazon gift card:



Open Internationally.


Runs September 12 – September 19, 2023.


Winner will be drawn on September 20, 2023.



Author Biography:


Susan McCormick is an award-winning writer and doctor who lives in Seattle. She graduated from Smith College and George Washington University School of Medicine and served as a doctor in the US Army for nine years before moving to the Pacific Northwest and civilian practice. In addition to The Antidote, she also writes a cozy murder mystery series, The Fog Ladies, and she wrote Granny Can’t Remember Me, a lighthearted picture book about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two sons. She loves giant dogs, the bigger and slobberier the better, and her dogs were an inspiration for the magical dog in The Antidote.


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Sep 14, 2023

Thank you, Susan, for sharing your book in our Middle Grade & Young Adult Bookish Event!

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