As the New Year begins to settle down and ferment us all in its habits, I thought what better time to begin my new blog. I have been planning on writing a blog about my love for reading, writing, and, surprise, the world of words, for ages now, but just never got around to it. Life happens, work happens, and days merge into weeks into years.
I will be the first to admit that I am irrevocably and unapologetically obsessed with literature, poetry, writing, and words of all shapes and sizes. Hopefully you are as well!
On this blog, I plan to reviews books, talk about writing, revising, and the process of being creative, host book giveaways, interview authors, and much, much more! I will try to be as helpful, honest, and unbiased as possible, but I am not claiming to be a professional critic or author in any way. More stuff will follow soon, so please be patient and stay tuned!
And now, without further ado, what better way to cement my new blog than with the launching of the great new Y.A. novel from Beth Revis, Across the Universe? As some of you may know, Beth’s debut novel is being released tomorrow (1-11-11) and I am very excited about it!
The first of a trilogy, Across the Universe is about Amy, a seventeen-year-old girl who is frozen alongside her parents on a spaceship called the Godspeed. Amy anticipates waking up some 300 years later on an unknown planet, but her “sleep” ends prematurely, 50 years too soon. She is soon rocketed (hehe) into an entirely foreign world, and comes to understand her awakening as a threat against her life. The story follows Amy as she attempts to discover the secrets hidden in the ship in the hopes of saving her parents. Her search leads her to a list of suspects, most notably, Elder, “the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.”
Click here to read the first chapter of ATU! But be warned, it’s totally addictive and will suck you in right away!
You can view a trailer of the book below and be sure to “like” the book on the official fan page on Facebook:
Buy the book here and make sure to tell all of your friends!
The book is being published by Penguin Teen, who has really gone above and beyond in their efforts to promote the novel. Once the page is relaunched for the release (http://www.acrosstheuniversebook.com), you can explore the Godspeed, and immerse yourself in Amy’s reality! Pretty cool, huh?
For more information, please see Beth’s personal pages:
- Visit her website: http://www.bethrevis.com/
- Read her blog: http://bethrevis.blogspot.com/
- Follow her on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bethrevis
And come back tomorrow to see an awesome exclusive video with Beth from Penguin and Razorbill. Never before seen footage includes Beth talking about ATU and also explains the different levels of the ship Godspeed. And also tomorrow io9 will be hosting an exclusive 111 pg. excerpt from ACROSS THE UNIVERSE from 11:11 AM (Eastern time) on Tuesday January 11th until 11:11 PM (Eastern time). Lucky you! It’s a win win, for everyone!
Thanks so much for reading and please let me know what you think: the blog is absolutely a work in progress!