“Light as a Feather” – I met author Zoe Aarsen!

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While scrolling through Wattpad one day, I came across the “Light as a Feather” trilogy by Zoe Aarsen. I flew through the first book so fast and couldn’t wait to read the other two books. They were all great! A perfect YA paranormal ghost story based on a game that most of us played when we were younger, “Light as a feather, stiff as a board”.

In the book, we follow McKenna Brady, a teenage girl who is friends with the ‘in’ crowd. She goes to popular princess Olivia’s slumber party for her birthday where a small group of girls play the game, “Light as a feather, stiff as a board”. Suggested by Violet, the newest addition to their group, the girls go along with it and allow Violet to “predict” their deaths…which eventually come true. I don’t want to give anything away, so I’ll just tell you that this story is exciting and will keep you on the edge of your seat!

I’m not the only one who loved Aarsen’s story. The book was just published and made available in bookstores on October 9th. Even better, Hulu picked it up as a new series starting October 12th! With cast members such as Peyton List (Jessie) and Ajiona Alexus (13 Reasons Why), it’s sure to be a hit. I watched all ten episodes and loved it! The series strays a little from the book, but it still works perfectly. I found myself watching episode after episode, totally forgetting about any minor differences in the show versus the book. But that’s exactly why I suggest watching the series AND reading the book – both bring their own individual version of this paranormal tale and it’s worth doing both.

Living in Los Angeles, I was thrilled to hear that Zoe Aarsen and cast would be doing a book signing at the Barnes & Noble at The Grove! If you read one of my previous posts, you’ll know that I also happened to win Aarsen’s scavenger hunt! Yes! I won a copy of her book and a gift card for Hulu. How awesome is that?

The cast all seemed to get along so well with each other! They were all friendly and open, easily speaking in front of the audience about behind the scene stuff that you really only get to hear by attending events like this. I honestly can’t wait to watch the show! I’ll follow this post with another post later on for my full review of this new series.

Have you read “Light as a Feather” yet? You should jump on it because rumor has it that a sequel (if not more) may be coming soon. Or you can always hop on Wattpad and read Aarsen’s books there in the unpublished version. My advice: If you love a good ghost story with a “Pretty Little Liars” and “Riverdale” feel to it, buy this book and watch the series on *Hulu!

 

*Check out Hulu online – sometimes they offer a free trial! 

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