novel adj of a new kind; different from anything seen or known before: a novel idea
Rane Anderson is doing something novel with her novel. Starting on April 11th 2011 (which, yes, was a few days ago!) she will be posting one chapter a week of her YA paranormal novel Who is Saint Giovanni? If you want to catch up by reading the Preface and Chapter 1 you can click here. And click here to read more about what and why Rane is doing this and how to get involved with spreading the word.
The morning after a near-death experience, seventeen-year-old Emily Edwards discovers an X carved between her eyes. It's painless, bloodless, and she has no clue how it got there. No one else seems to see it. As if that's not bad enough, Emily's senses are freakishly sharper, like she has been living, until then, a little dear, a little blind, and without taste buds.
Desperate for answers, Emily turns to Giovanni, the only person in Italy she promised to avoid. He’s everything she hates in guys. Impulsive, secretive, and reckless, just like her father. What kind of guy grabs a girl he doesn’t know and kisses her? But Giovanni may be the only one who can see the mark. Though he denies it, Emily swears she’s caught him staring at it.
Before long, Emily learns she’s a pawn in a deadly game that has existed for centuries. The only one she trusts has stolen her soul, and she doesn’t even know it. Although some call Giovanni a saint, others call him a devil. Emily must determine whose side he’s on by finding the answer to a single question. Who is Saint Giovanni?