COLOR ME BLUE, Amy Rolland's second YA, is a contemporary novel that centers around seventeen-year-old Lanna Mason and her struggle to raise her daughter in the small town of Staddice, Maryland, where secrets rule, gossip can ruin lives, and things are not always as they seem.
A year ago, Lanna Mason was popular. She was dating Grayson Canterberry, the most desirable boy in schoolbut when he wrapped his car around a tree, leaving a very pregnant Lanna alone and friendless, her social life died with him. Not that she minds much. Lanna's infant daughter, Penny, is her whole world, and between worrying about her mentally and emotionally unstable mother, scheduling study time around late night feedings, and fighting Grayson's parents for custody of Penny, shy, quietly strong Lanna has enough on her plate already. But perhaps the biggest burden Lanna has to bear is a dark secret about who Staddice's former golden boy really was and the troubling fact that, when he died, she felt more relief than grief.
Yet, Lanna isn't the only one harboring secrets. Everything changes on eve of her seventeenth birthday, when Lanna receives a cryptic invitation that leads to her initiation into the Blues, one of three secret societies comprised of elite teenagers (and run by each society's most influential alumni) that control Staddice. Lanna cautiously accepts, seduced by the unparalled opportunities and the secure future that membership would virtually guarantee. However, Lanna quickly begins to unravel a web of secrets spun by Grayson, her peers, the residents of Staddice, and, most shockingly, her own family, that threaten to compromise more than just her good reputation.
Amy's first novel, a YA paranormal currently titled OF BREAKABLE THINGS, which is written under the name A. Lynden Rolland, is set to be released by Month 9 Books in Spring 2014.