Blog Tour Kick-Off: The Edge of Brilliance by Susan Traugh!


YA Bound Book Tours is organizing a Blog Tour for: The Edge of Brilliance by Susan Traugh. This tour will run from March 6th to 10th. Check out the tour schedule below.

The Edge of Brilliance
by Susan Traugh
Genre: YA Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Release Date: July 19th 2016
Finch Books

Summary from Goodreads: 

Volatile and unstable, Amy stands at the precipice. Will she fall into the chaos and despair of insanity or ascend into brilliance and redemption?

Amy Miles is fifteen and crazy. Or, at least that’s her greatest fear. Her severe bipolar disorder, with its roller coaster manic and depressive episodes, is ruining her life. Yet in Amy’s mind it is accepting the pills and therapy—not the disease—that will brand her as ’crazy’. 

When Amy lands in a residential psychiatric program, she befriends take-charge Mallory and the two create family and try to salvage the shards of their broken minds. There, Amy discovers that her illicit drug use has robbed her of her ability to dance and she is forced to weigh how hard she is willing to work to reclaim her lost talent and potential. But, despite a promising beginning, when Amy falls back into denial, the tragic consequences cannot be undone.

Amy is left to decide whether to give up altogether or accept her diagnosis and the tools she needs to battle her disease, to learn to dance again and forge a new and improved version of herself. Will she step up to the edge of her brilliance and shine?

Reader Advisory: This book contains strong language and also includes scenes involving drug use, rape, violence. This book also includes a frank exploration of mental illness and loss of autonomy. 

About the Author

Award-winning author, Susan Traugh, has been writing for over thirty years. Her Daily Living Skills workbooks are used in classrooms all over the world and her stories have appeared in periodicals nationwide along with several stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul. With husband, Steven, Susan won Learning Magazine's Teachers Choice Award for Mother Goose Brain Boost.

Now, Susan is venturing into the world of young adult fiction. Her latest novel, The Edge of Brilliance is an exploration into the heroes found within struggling young people. The manuscript was a finalist in the San Diego Book Awards.  Today, Susan lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and daughters, a cat, dog, fish and near her grown son who doesn't visit enough.

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Blog Tour schedule -
March 6th
I Read Indie    Guest Post - Mental Disorders   Excerpt

March 7th
The Avid Reader  Author Interview
Brooke Blogs  Excerpt

March 8th
A New Look On Books   Guest Post - Writing About Mental Illness
Books Direct    Review
Simply Kelina  Excerpt
Rainy Day Reviews   Review

March 9th
YA Book Divas  Character Bios
The Cover Contessa   Excerpt
Just Us Book Blog   Excerpt

March 10th
The Thought Spot   Review
bookworm1102    Review
Drink Coffee and Read Books    Review
Two Heartbeats    Review

PlatinumDiaries      Review*
Truth About Books     Promo Post*

Heather Bloggs     Review*


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