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by Lisa Amowitz

UNTIL BETH by Lisa Amowitz

Talented rock guitarist Beth Collins has been barely holding herself together for months, ever since her boyfriend and bandmate became the latest victim in a string of suspicious disappearances. When her brother is injured in an accident and she sees something dark billowing around him as he hovers close to death, she’s convinced her sanity is collapsing for good. Then she's accepted by a boarding school for the musically gifted. All of her new friends are bursting with talent, but they're also keeping secrets. Can she trust Vincent, who's so sweet that his very touch makes her fears melt away? Or Xavier, who's trying to tell her something but is hiding even more? And can anyone trust her when her true Talent comes out?

About the author: Lisa Amowitz was born in Queens and raised in the wilds of Long Island, New York where she climbed trees, thought small creatures lived under rocks and studied ant hills. And drew. A lot. She is a professor of Graphic Design at her beloved Bronx Community College where she has been tormenting and cajoling students for nearly seventeen years. She started writing eight years ago because she wanted something to illustrate, but somehow, instead ended up writing YA. www.lisaamowitz.com

What’s next: Spencer Hill owns one book at this time and it is currently a stand-alone, but the author may continue the series.

Praise for the author’s previous book, Vision:

“Haunting and intense, Vision grabbed hold of me in the very first scene and never let me go.” – Kate Brian, author of the New York Times bestselling Private and Privilege series

“Ms. Amowitz kept the tension high till the final pages and that’s what I expect in a good thriller. I’m not sure whether Ms. Amowitz intends to continue Bobby’s story but I certainly hope she will—I want to know what will happen next to him and all the folks in his life.” – Buried Under Books

“This was a MUCH different story than anything I've read before. Sort of like CSI meets high school. Lisa wrote a very neat crime story for YA. I mean, there is gore, don't get me wrong, but this is something I would let my teens and maybe preteens read! It gave me the shivers, but that may be because I was reading it at night!!” – Books Complete Me

“I highly recommend Vision to anyone. It’s a fast paced YA thriller filled with profound characters. This book is stay-up-all-night, ignore-everything kind of read and it’s gonna suck you in right from the start. Bobby will compel you with his voice and as soon as you thought you already had it figured out, you’re wrong.” – Her Book Thoughts

“If you like murder and mystery and an amazing male main character, you definitely need to read this one. I highly recommend!” – Operation Awesome

“The characters are great, the pacing is great, the plot is superb…overall, this is an amazing read!” – The Bookie Monster

“Wow!!! This book is awesome!!..This book was paced well and kept my attention throughout. I loved Lisa's writing in Breaking Glass, and love it in Vision.” – Girls with Books

“Kudos to Lisa Amowitz for providing hundreds of pages of entertainment. I was transported back to late adolescence. While the characters race to solve a murder, all of the insecurities of high school and the joys of a first love are experienced again through the eyes of Bobby, Gabe and their friends. The only disappointing thing about this book is that it is over too soon.” – Books Direct Online

“Vision is an excellent example of a YA thriller—a relatively short read that's packed with such a punch, readers will be thinking about it long afterward.” – The YA Lit Chick

“The writing was done well and the pacing flowed well. The action started in the first chapter. There is no waiting for anything to happen. Lisa sucks you in and keeps you there.” – Between the Lines

“Whoa. Just whoa. Vision by Lisa Amowitz is one of those types of books which gets under your skin. Know what I mean? The author takes an everyday kind of teen guy and bam! He's living his life and then something happens and then something else and the reader gets wrapped up in everything and forgets that this is a story. Sneaky, yes, but I have to say I was riveted by the suspense, intrigued by the storyline, and I loved the writing.” – Reader Girls

“I have always been a BIG fan of Lisa's work and I have to say stories like this is why. Lisa's talent shines through in this incredible tale.” – Wicca Witch 4 Book Blog

Praise for the author’s previous book, Breaking Glass:

“Jeremy's story is gritty and suspenseful, and at times downright spooky, but his intelligence, tenacity and quick, sarcastic sense of humor brightens the darker moments. The novel is also about hope and a young man who prevails in the face of insurmountable challenges. Breaking Glass is an impressive debut from Lisa Amowitz.” – USA Today

“This book is a suspenseful mystery and you’ll find yourself trying to figure it out before you actually do. There are tons of twists and turns and you won’t put the book down until you solve it all.” – Just Jared Jr.

“Every character has a secret in this intricately plotted YA paranormal mystery that delivers a wild and rewarding ride for teen readers.” – ForeWord Reviews

“Betrayal, addiction, murder…and of course, a ghost….Just when you think you know what's happening, BREAKING GLASS punches you in the gut and leaves you breathless!” – Jennifer Murgia, author of the Angel Star series & Between These Lines

“A dark romance that will keep you up at night with its twists and turns, Breaking Glass is a must-read debut. Lisa Amowitz has burst onto the YA scene with this intriguing novel. You'll be hooked from the first page—I certainly was! The characters are drawn with depth and sensitivity, and the plot is heart-pounding. Don't miss this one.” – Christine Johnson, author of Claire de Lune, Nocturne and The Gathering Dark

“Breaking Glass was a surprise addition to my reading list for July….definitely a book that will keep you guessing right until the very end. It wasn’t a matter of if I was going to read the book, but when and how much I would like it.” – Gizmo Reviews

“From the first page I was hooked. Lisa Amowitz has a writing style that made me feel sad I had social engagements because all I wanted to do was sit down and read this book from start to end.” – On Emily’s Bookshelf