May 6, 2013

Blog Tour: The Last Academy by Anne Applegate – Exerpt with G1veaway

Hey all!  Thanks for stopping by for our Tour Stop for

The Last Academy by Anne Applegate

presented by Shane @ Itching for Books!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of post!


What is this prep school preparing them for?

Camden Fisher arrives at boarding school haunted by a falling-out with her best friend back home. But the manicured grounds of Lethe Academy are like nothing Cam has ever known. There are gorgeous, preppy boys wielding tennis rackets, and circles of girls with secrets to spare. Only . . . something is not quite right. One of Cam’s new friends mysteriously disappears, but the teachers don’t seem too concerned. Cam wakes up to strangers in her room, who then melt into the night. She is suddenly plagued by odd memories, and senses there might be something dark and terrible brewing. But what? The answer will leave Cam—and readers—stunned and breathless, in this thrilling debut novel.

add to goodreadsThe Last Academy by Anne Applegate
Publication Date:   April 30, 2013
Publisher:   Point

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There was no one milling about in the hallway this time. In fact, it seemed even more dark and deserted than usual. I knocked.
“Come in!” Nora yelled. She was sitting out on the patio. Already, Jessie’s stuff had a dusty, pharaoh’s tomb look to it. I hurried through the room and out to the patio.
“What really happened to Jessie?” I asked. “Did she…”
Nora said in a loud voice, “I don’t know. When I woke up, she was gone.”
“People were talking about an ambulance. They said she killed herself.”
“Look, I don’t know anything about that.” Nora enunciated every word. I wanted to shake her or something. Jessie had been my friend, too.
“But what about all her stuff?”  I demanded. “Are you telling me she just got up in the middle of the night and walked out of your room and … disappeared?”


About the Author:
Anne Applegate was born in Chico, California.  Most of her childhood was spent moving across America with her family, nomad style.
When Anne was fourteen, her parents sent her to boarding school so she could spend four years in a single educational system.  As it turned out, her family then promptly settled into a small mid-western town and lived there for the next sixteen years.  Anne still hasn’t figured out if this means something.
After graduation, she went on to Tufts University in Medford, MA, where she had a wicked good time. Eventually, she  wound up back on the west coast, where she married a fantastic Californian guy.  Together, they have three children.
For the last twelve years, Anne has lived  in San Luis Obispo County.  This is by far the longest time she has stayed in any one place her whole life.  She immensely enjoys living  where 1) the sun always shines and 2) she isn’t the weirdest person in town.
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  1. Melinda Dartmann

    Yes! Yes! Yes! I so wanna read this! Thank you!

  2. Heather C.

    Ohhhh, I forgot that I wanted this book! Super glad this blog tour reminded me =)

  3. Lacey

    Sounds mysterious! Would love to read. : )

  4. Nora-Adrienne

    I’m a big fan of YA novels that take place in private schools. These places are petri dishes just full of growing intrigue and secrets. I’d love to win this book.

  5. Kelly

    I am really curious about this book. Lot of different comments about it.

  6. Karen T. Russ

    I have been aching to read this. Thanks for the giveaway and review!

  7. Viki S.

    Sounds like an exciting read that will have me thinking :).

  8. Kathleen

    Sounds like a GREAT read! I’s LOVE to win this one!

  9. Litza

    This book looks so interesting! Thanks very much for an excellent post AND giveaway! :)

  10. Sherry J

    Thanks for the chance to win.


  11. Brooke D

    sounds different! I’d love to read it :)

  12. Shane

    Thanks for participating!

  13. StacyRenee C.

    Ooh! Mysterious! Sounds great! Thank you for doing this giveaway! :)

  14. JenniferK

    I love the cover! Thanks for the opportunity to win this.

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