Flashback Friday #2

Flashback Friday on Swoony Boys Podcast and Fiction Fare

What is Flashback Friday you ask?
I know… I know… As if you don’t have a million and one memes to follow! BUT we’re hoping that you might want to participate in just one more!
If you’re like us, you read a lot… you add a ton to your ‘to be read’ lists and you sometimes forget about some amazing things because they get pushed down either your favorites list or that pile of books you need to read.  That doesn’t mean those books are no less amazing!
This is a way for us to highlight books that are older that maybe don’t get as much recognition now because they have been out for a while.  Books that we read and loved or books that have been on our To Be Read lists for ages, but we just haven’t gotten around to them yet.
On to the details – Pick a book… any book that meets the following criteria:
1.  Must have been published at least 2 years ago or
2.  Preferably is still in print or available to read
This week on Flashback Friday I have a very, very neat book to share. A book that I wouldn’t normally think of when I look at my bookshelves but a book that I enjoyed VERY much nonetheless.
6488327The book is Troy High by Shana Norris.
Homer’s Iliad, the classic tale of love and revenge, is shrewdly retold for teens in Troy High.Narrated by Cassie, a shy outsider who fears that an epic high school rivalry is about to go up in flames, the story follows the Trojans and Spartans as they declare war on the football field. After the beautiful Elena–who used to be the captain of the Spartan cheerleaders–transfers to Troy High and falls madly in love with Cassie’s brother Perry, the Spartans vow that the annual homecoming game will never be forgotten.The Trojans and Spartans pull wicked pranks on each other as homecoming approaches. And the Spartans’ wildcard football star, Ackley, promises to take down the Trojans’ offensive line. But the stakes are raised when Cassie is forced to choose between the boy she loves (a Spartan) and loyalty to her family and school. Troy High will seduce readers with its incendiary cast of mythic proportions.

I loved this book. I love it so much! (In an effort to be repetitive.) I’ve been looking for it in hardback. (I currently own the paperback edition.) It was such a good book. I read it in a day. It was absolutely amazing!! I had never read anything about the Trojan war, I didn’t really know much about it. I plan to reread this book, now that I’ve researched it a little, of course, that was in 2011. 🙂
14062133Check Out Shana’s Novella: Overtime; A Novella.
Five months ago, the epic rivalry between the Trojans and Spartans ended in flames. Now the two schools exist in an uneasy ceasefire as a community event threatens to push them over the edge.Cassie Prince just wants to focus on her new relationship. But is happiness possible in a place where loyalties run deep?The Trojans and Spartans return in this ebook sequel novella to the YA novel TROY HIGH.

This is a sort of conclusion to Cassie’s story. I have yet to read it. I do not own it, either.




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