Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Blog Tour: Deadly - Julie Chibbaro - Author Interview

Julie Chibbaro is here today with an author interview courtesy of the Teen Book Scene blog tour for her book, Deadly. Thank you for being here today, Julie! You can follow along with the tour here, or by clicking through the banner. Enjoy! 
Can you give us a description of DEADLY in haiku?

A girl scientist
fights a fever spread by
Typhoid Mary, cook

If you could jump into any story, and live out the story alongside the characters, what world/story would you most like to visit?

Most of the books and stories I love are pretty godawful worlds I wouldn't exactly want to visit. Like in The God of Small Things, she lives in a poor part of India. In The Poisonwood Bible, they live in a terrible part of Africa. I'm attracted to dark stories about people who overcome, or don't. That is the fascinating part for me.

What wouldn't you want to see grace the headlines of a major newspaper about you? What would you want it to say?

Um, is that a trick question? I wouldn't want to see anything about my housekeeping abilities. They're just embarrassing. I would want the headlines to talk about what a good mother I am. I think that's been a point of pride for me. And, of course, about my stellar writing ability, hee, hee!

If you were given the power to have three wishes granted, what would you choose?

Wish number one: Enough money to take care of my family and be generous with others in the world. Number two: A cure for cancer. Number three: to go back in time and use that cure on the people I've lost.

If you were a tree, which kind of tree would you be and why?

I think I'd like to be a banana tree. I love their long, elegant leaves, and the fruit they produce.

Thank you for answering my questions, and for being here today, Julie! 

Julie Chibbaro can be found on her website, and on twitter


Prudence Galewski doesn’t belong in Mrs. Browning’s esteemed School for Girls. She doesn’t want an “appropriate” job that makes use of refinement and charm. Instead, she is fascinated by how the human body works—and why it fails.
Prudence is lucky to land a position in a laboratory, where she is swept into an investigation of a mysterious fever. From ritzy mansions to shady bars and rundown tenements, Prudence explores every potential cause of the disease to no avail—until the volatile Mary Mallon emerges. Dubbed “Typhoid Mary” by the press, Mary is an Irish immigrant who has worked as a cook in every home the fever has ravaged. But she’s never been sick a day in her life. Is the accusation against her an act of discrimination? Or is she the first clue in solving one of the greatest medical mysteries of the twentieth century?
Synopsis taken from goodreads

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Blog Tour: The Catastrophic History of You and Me - Jess Rothenberg - Brie This or That List

Jess Rothenberg is here today with a Brie character this or that list courtesy of the Teen Book Scene blog tour for her new release, The Catastrophic History of You and Me. It just hit shelves today. You can follow along with the tour here, or by clicking through the banner. Enjoy! 
Dead or Alive: I wish I’d made it to sixteen, definitely. But being D&G (Dead and Gone) isn’t all bad, especially with Patrick hanging around to keep me company. ; )

Candles or Flashlights: Bonfire at Maverick’s!

Sweet Sixteen or Over the Hill: Forever young, I wanna be forever young…

Water or Land: Learned how to swim before I learned how to walk.

Flowers or Chocolate: Wendy’s Frosty, please.

Silly or Serious: Does seriously silly count?

Jacob or Patrick: <3 them both for different reasons.

Laugh or Giggle: Giggles that sneak up on you when you least expect them and then refuse to leave.

Summer or Winter: San Francisco Summer! (Be warned, you will still need a sweater.)

Dresses or Jeans: Dresses all the way. That is, except when you’re zooming headfirst off the Golden Gate Bridge. Gets a little windy otherwise!

Thank you for sharing Brie's preferences with us, Jess! Thank you also for being here today! 

Jess Rothenberg can be found on her website, her blog, and on twitter


Dying of a broken heart is just the beginning.... Welcome to forever.

BRIE'S LIFE ENDS AT SIXTEEN: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally.

But now that she's D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend has been keeping a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost—and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul . . . who just might hold the key to her forever after.

With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she's ready to move on. But how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces?
Synopsis taken from goodreads

Blog Tour: Griffin Rising - Darby Karchut - Tens List

Darby Karchut is here today with a tens list courtesy of the Teen Book Scene blog tour for her book, Griffin Rising. Thank you for being here today, Darby! You can follow along with the tour here, or by clicking through the banner. Enjoy!
Top 10 Favorite Movies:

10. Ben-Hur
9. Raiders of the Lost Ark
8. Dances with Wolves
7. Gladiator
6. Last of the Mohicans
5. Master and Commander
4. Ladyhawke
3. Braveheart
2. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (I have action figures.)
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. (I have action figures AND a lunchbox.)

Thank you for sharing your favourite movies with us, Darby; and thank you so much for being here today! 

Darby Karchut can be found on her website


For centuries, rumors have abounded of a lowly caste of supernatural beings known as the Terrae Angeli. Armed with the power to control Earth, Fire, Wind, and Water, these warriors secretly serve as guardians for mortals in danger.But for one young angel-in-training, Griffin, life is hell as a cruel master makes his apprenticeship a nightmare. On the verge of failing, a new mentor, Basil, enters his life and changes it forever.Taking on the identity of father and son, Griffin and Basil forge a special bond where honesty and trust go hand in hand to secure Griffin's destiny as a Terrae Angeli. Griffin's belief in himself and the love of a mortal girl are the perfect combination in overcoming the darkest days of his life. But will it be enough for him to succeed? For Griffin, it's time to angel up.
Synopsis taken from goodreads.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Blog Tour: A Touch Morbid - Leah Clifford - Eden Character Interview

Leah Clifford is here today with her main character, Eden, courtesy of the Teen Book Scene blog tour for her upcoming release, A Touch Morbid. Thank you for being here today, Leah! You can follow along with the tour here, or by clicking through the banner. Enjoy!
Hi Eden! Thank you for being here today to answer some of my questions! 

What's the hardest part about dealing with the other territory leaders?

The drama. Ugh! It's constant! I mean, I know my life and crew aren't exactly sunshine and puppy dogs but wow. Between Kristen's grave-robbing fashion sense and well...the rest of them you learn more about in A Touch Morbid, but they are seriously messed up.

If you could define yourself in one song, what would it be and why? 

Glittering Cloud by Imogen Heap. The lyrics hit too close to home sometimes.

Looking back, would you change anything if you could? 

That's such a hard question. Everything that's happened has led to something else. If I was mortal, because of my path, I wouldn't have been with Az. I've been through terrible things--we all have--but if even one thing was changed, I wouldn't be where I am today.

If you could describe Az in one word, what would it be? 


What do you hope will happen in the future for you? 

I hope Luke will leave us alone. I hope the Bound will just go away. But it's not going to happen. Right now I'm just hoping Az doesn't Fall and that we all survive to see another day.

Thank you again for answering my questions, Eden! 

Thank you for being here today with Eden, Leah! 

Leah Clifford can be found on her website, her blog, and on twitter.


Eden won the battle-she saved her true love from the darkest evil. But the war has only just begun. With secrets swirling around her, powerful allies unraveling, and life-and death-as she knows it eroding, Eden and those she loves tread dangerous ground. Can she trust anyone? Will her unearthly powers be her salvation or her downfall? A sweeping, dark, and sexy paranormal romance that will haunt readers with an inventive mythology and a cinematic New York City filled with shadows and longing.
Synopsis taken from goodreads

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Blog Tour: The Miseducation of Cameron Post - Emily M. Danforth - Cameron This or That List

Emily M. Danforth is here today with a character this or that list for her main character, Cameron, courtesy of the Teen Book Scene blog tour for The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Thank you for being here today, Emily! You can follow along with the tour here, or by clicking through the banner. Enjoy!
Milk or honey? Milk.
Hot or cold beverages? Cold, cold, cold—the more ice the better. And if it’s crushed ice: sign me up.
Music or solitude? Music. Better yet: movie playing in background.
Country or city? For now: city.
Condo or house? House
Victorian or gothic? As in: style of architecture? As in: my taste in classic literature? As in: romantic notions of history? I have no idea. No answer. Or, better yet: neither. My pick is The Jazz Age.
Jeans or dress pants? Ha: jeans. Jeans, jeans, jeans.
Long or short hair? For me? For others? I don’t know—how about a mid-length bob, not too long, not too short. I have no idea. The less I have to think about my hair the better.
Fantasy or contemporary? Contemporary.
Dragon or centaur? Dragon. Maybe Puff the Magic Dragon.
College or university? For right now: neither.
Fearless or timid? Both, sometimes in equal parts. I am often surprised by which I exhibit, given the circumstance.
Fate or make your own way? I make my own way.
Love or lust? Love.
Peach or kiwi? Neither. Bleh: gross. What happened to cherries? What happened to pears? What happened to apples and wild raspberries and clementines? Well, maybe peach pie, if I have to pick one. But only those peaches if they’re sugared and backed up in a flaky crust. Only then.

Thank you so much for being here today, Cameron, and giving us your preferences! 

Thank you also, Emily, for being here today! 

Emily M. Danforth can be found on her website, and on twitter


When Cameron Post’s parents die suddenly in a car crash, her shocking first thought is relief. Relief she’ll never have to tell them that, hours earlier, she had been kissing a girl.

But that relief soon turns to heartbreak, as Cam is forced to move in with her conservative aunt Ruth. She knows that from this point on, her life will forever be different. Survival in Miles City, Montana, means blending in and not making waves, and Cam becomes an expert at this—especially at avoiding any questions about her sexuality.

Then Coley Taylor moves to town. Beautiful pickup-driving Coley is a perfect cowgirl with the perfect boyfriend to match. To Cam’s surprise, she and Coley become best friends—while Cam secretly dreams of something more. Just as that starts to seem like a real possibility, her secret is exposed. Ultrareligious Aunt Ruth takes drastic action to “fix” her niece, bringing Cam face-to-face with the cost of denying her true self—even if she’s not quite sure who that is.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a stunning and unforgettable literary debut about discovering who you are and finding the courage to live life according to your own rules.
Synopsis taken from goodreads