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February 20, 2014 posted by Nichole

Blog Tour: Screaming Divas by Suzanne Kamata

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Screaming Divas by Suzanne Kamata

Publication Date: May 18th, 2014

Publisher: Merit Press

Pages: 208

Genre: YA Contemporary

At sixteen, Trudy Baxter is tired of her debutante mom, her deadbeat dad, and her standing reservation at the juvenile detention center. Changing her name to Trudy Sin, she cranks up her major chops as a singer and starts a band, gathering around other girls ill at ease in their own lives. Cassie Haywood, would-have-been beauty queen, was scarred in an accident in which her alcoholic mom was killed. But she can still sing and play her guitar, even though she seeks way too much relief from the pain in her body and her heart through drugs, and way too much relief from loneliness through casual sex. Still, it’s Cassie who hears former child prodigy Harumi Yokoyama playing in a punk band at a party, and enlists her, outraging Harumi’s overbearing first-generation Japanese parents. The fourth member is Esther Shealy, who joins as a drummer in order to be close to Cassie–the long-time object of her unrequited love–and Harumi, her estranged childhood friend. Together, they are Screaming Divas, and they’re quickly swept up as a local sensation. Then, just as they are about to achieve their rock-girl dreams, a tragedy strikes.


About the Author:

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Back in the day, Suzanne Kamata spent a lot of time hanging out in a club in Columbia, South Carolina, much like the one in Screaming Divas. (The beat goes on . . .) She later wrote about musicians for The State newspaper, The Japan Times, and other publications. Now, she mostly writes novels. In her free time, she enjoys searching for the perfect fake fur leopard-print coat and listening to the Japanese all-girl band Chatmonchy. Her YA debut, Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible was named the 2013-2014 APALA YA Honor Book and Grand Prize Winner of the Paris Book Festival. For more info, visit or follow her on Twitter @shikokusue.


The Tour:

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April 1st
J.P. Grider – Top Ten Post
Becoming Books – Interview
April 2nd
Cassandra M’s Place – Interview
The Shadow Realm – Interview
Fiction Dreams – Guest Post
April 3rd
Doodles, doodles everywhere – Interview
April 4th
Jody’s Book Reviews, Giveaways & Tours – Excerpt
April 5th
SleepsOnTables – Review
A Little Bit of R&R – Top Ten Post
April 6th
Trisha’s Blog Spot – Top Ten Post
April 7th
The One With the Fairy Tales – Review
Kindlelight Reading – Guest Post
April 8th
We Do Write – Interview
Book Lovers Life – Top Ten List
Cat’s Bookish Blog – Promo Post
April 9th
Bella Harte Books – Interview
April 10th
FicTalk – Excerpt
That Bites-Book Talk Reviews – Excerpt
April 11th
The Book Beacon – Promo Post
April 12th
Bookends – Excerpt
April 13th
Bookwyrming Thoughts – Top Ten List
April 14th
Bookworm in Barrie – Guest Post
April 15th
Mystical Lit Lounge – Playlist
April 16th
The Happy Booker – Top Ten List
April 17th
The Procrastinator’s Corner – Excerpt
I Feel the Need, the Need to Read – Excerpt
April 18th
Chapter by Chapter – Interview
The NerdHerd Reads – Excerpt
April 19th
Platypire Reviews – Excerpt
April 20th
YaReads – Review
April 21st
Just One More Chapter – Review
April 22nd
Ordinary Girlz Book Reviews – Guest Post
April 23rd
Beneath the Jacket Reviews – Review
April 24th
The Reading Vixens – Guest Post
April 25th
Girls in Capes – Interview
April 26th
It’s A Book Thing – Review
Comet Babes Books – Promo Post
April 27th
Blissful Book Reviews – Top Ten List
April 28th
Nena’s Reviews – Excerpt
Word to Dreams – Review


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