Every other thought – excitement about the planet, anticipation for my parents’ return, fear of the monsters outside –all of that is gone as my eyes and my heart focus on the blood leaking down Elder’s chest.
September Book Photo Challenge: Favorite Cover
What do you think? I love the circuit board background and the bees and bugs bursting from the back of the girl’s head…something deeply symbolic to the book.
Okay. Here is my (very poor) color version of a drawing that I did a few weeks ago. I only have Photoshop CS2, and a tiny tablet (smaller than a mass market paperback) to work with, so all things considered, I am pleased-ish with the results. While I was coloring, I wondered if Amy’s genetic mods would pass to her scrappy little kid, or if her base DNA kick back in. Green eyes or blue???? Whatever whatever I did what I want. Also, here is a pic I got of Beth when she visited Tattered Cover in Denver a few years ago. It turned slightly blurry. Curse you technology!! Come back someday Beth so I can stalk you…er…get my books signed. :)
OMG THIS MADE MY HEART GO PITTER PATTER <333
My YA Illustrations — Part 3
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Floating immobile in the ice, as still and silent as this empty room, is a girl. … I stare down at her. She is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen …
OH MY GOD
I’ve been hinting at this rather a lot, but The Body Electric does not take place in America…in fact, it takes place in a part of the world that is rarely written about.
Your task: take a guess as to where the book is located. There are LOTS of clues out there—in fact one person has already messaged me with a guess that is correct, and that’s before I’ve posted all the clues.
- You can read the first chapter of the book here at Wattpad—there are two major clues as to the setting of the book there.
- View these pics! There are lots of good clues here, all the pics taken from when I visited this country as part of a study program in college. That’s me in the pics. In a velvet mock turtle neck. Oh, yes. I immediately regret posting that pic.
- Read the extra content I have on my tumblr site—there are definitely clues hidden there.
Once you know what country the story takes place in—or have a pretty good guess—ENTER HERE for a chance to win a signed, limited edition of the novel. Only 350 copies of this limited edition will be made, and one person who enters here will get one—early.
Reblogging and otherwise sharing the contest and/or subscribing to my newsletter gets you extra entries! I may have to make up an additional prize for whoever best mocks that mock turtleneck. I mean honestly.
There IS a chance! I have a film agent who’s shopping the books around. There’s really nothing much you or I can do at this point (unless you’re a major Hollywood producer, in which case, hi, you’re pretty, let’s meet up), but it couldn’t hurt for you to wish upon a star for Elder to be a real boy.
Thank you so much! If you’re looking for some more SF recs, try:
- Salvage by Alexandra Duncan
- These Broken Stars by Meagan Spooner and Amie Kaufman
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer
- Black Hole Sun by David McInnis Gill
And those are just the ones with spaceships! :)
I’m addicted and I just can’t get enough
Book Photo Challenge
July 17: Rainbow
Books in order (L-R): Alienation (Jon S. Lewis), Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins), Captives (Jill Williamson), A Million Suns (Beth Revis), Spunk & Bite (Arthur Plotnik), The Final Storm (Wayne Thomas Batson), Invasion (Jon S. Lewis), Sky Blue (Travis Thrasher), Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins), The Door Within (Wayne Thomas Batson), and The Rise of the Wyrm Lord (Wayne Thomas Batson)
Reactions to the first lines in my upcoming book, The Body Electric. Perfect response is perfect.
It is like a piece of my soul had been lost, empty, and it is now filled with the light of a million stars.