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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

BLOG TOUR: PLUS ONE BY ELIZABETH FAMA [EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY]

HEYOOO! Hope your tuesdays looking as good. Sorry for being MIA but and silent but I'm here now & we have a book tour stop here on the blog today :3 So, keep on reading, enter the giveaway, and spread the bookish love. ENJOY!

ABOUT THE BOOK


Title: Plus One
Authors: Elizabeth Fama
Published Date: April 8th 2014
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Pages: 373
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Divided by day and night and on the run from authorities, star-crossed young lovers unearth a sinister conspiracy in this compelling romantic thriller.

Seventeen-year-old Soleil Le Coeur is a Smudge—a night dweller prohibited by law from going out during the day. When she fakes an injury in order to get access to and kidnap her newborn niece—a day dweller, or Ray—she sets in motion a fast-paced adventure that will bring her into conflict with the powerful lawmakers who order her world, and draw her together with the boy she was destined to fall in love with, but who is also a Ray.

Set in a vivid alternate reality and peopled with complex, deeply human characters on both sides of the day-night divide, Plus One is a brilliantly imagined drama of individual liberty and civil rights, and a fast-paced romantic adventure story.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Elizabeth Fama is the author of Plus One (FSG, 2014), Monstrous Beauty (FSG, 2012), a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection and Odyssey Award honor winner, and Overboard (Cricket Books, 2002), an ALA Best Books for Young Adults.

She is represented by Sara Crowe of Harvey Klinger, Inc.

EXCERPT

“Sol, I need you,” Ciel said, snapping me out of it.

“You need me?” I found my voice rising. “For two years I was alone—where were you? Where were you when I slogged through every school day without hearing a single kind word? When there was shopping and cooking and cleaning and hot blister packs and force-fed Modafinil coming out of my ears, and hospitals and appointments and radiation and chemo and vomiting and Poppu dying before my eyes and I couldn’t do a thing to stop it?” It was pouring out of me now. “I was fourteen when they took you away, Ciel. I was a kid. It was too much. You abandoned me in the dark, while you had freedom and daylight and William and Miho and Kizzie. And now I’m sup-posed to gird myself for battle and help you?”

It was too late to fend him off. He was storming toward me and before I could put up a fight he had grabbed me hard—but he was holding me, not hurting me. He was wrapping himself around me in a Harcourt–Le Coeur trap, squeezing me until I couldn’t breathe, ignoring my pathetic writhing to get loose, subduing me the way a parent holds a toddler whose tantrum is a danger to herself, saying, “Sol, Sol, Sol,” through his teeth, over and over again until I stopped resisting against his vise arms and I stopped saying “Let me go, let me go,” and my muscles caved and I let him hold me and I found myself putting my own arms around my brother— the brother I had hated for so long and had given up forever but somehow got this one chance to hug again despite everything.

“Oh god, I’ve missed you so much,” he growled into my hair.

I’ve missed you, too, my brain volunteered instantly without per-mission. But I knew it was true. I knew that my hate was really battered, bloodied, devoted love, and that I would do anything if I could be his sister again, just as I’d do anything to have Poppu back and be D’Arcy’s lover for more than one night. And I knew that none of those wishes could ever be granted, and that whatever had happened with D’Arcy, whatever was happening right now with Ciel, was temporary, was a bittersweet goodbye, that the galaxy would keep spinning without a thought for me, a blade of grass on a meadow in Iowa, and I would be ripped away from them all, as permanently as I had been torn from Poppu. So I held Ciel, I wrapped my arms around him as tight as I could for this one frozen second, I hugged him to me and he squeezed in return until we both knew how we felt without having to say it.

GIVEAWAY TIME!

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6 comments:

  1. I absolutely adored Monstrous Beauty and knew that I would absolutely read this one. Plus, it sounds fantastic!!

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    1. :o really?! I haven't read her other books but the excerpts I've read have been so good, I might get a copy myself. Thanks for stopping by Vivien and commenting!! As always much <333 Minnah!

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  2. Besides the obvious - the cover that's absolutely gorgeous, I'm most interested in the relationship between the characters and the fantasy world that author created. Also, heard great things about this book from people that've already read it.

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    1. :3 gotta agree that cover is so pretty. Yeah the world is one of the things I'm looking toward to when I get my hands on a copy. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Sandra :) As always much <333 Minnah!

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  3. I so love the cover! And the summary sounds cool, too. But I'd get myself a copy even if just for the cover, lol (:

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    1. RIGHT?! That cover is killer awesome and the story sounds great too :) I'm getting myself a copy too, thanks for stopping by and commenting Kristina, much bloggy <33 as always Minnah!

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