PLEASE WELCOME MEGAN TO BOOKHOUNDS YA
1. What is on your nightstand?
My sleep mask and a bottle of water.
2. What author would you totally fan girl?
E. Lockhart. I love all of her books, and I was so worried about being over-eager when I was at a retreat she was also attending that instead I ended up hardly saying anything to her at all. *hides face*
3. What makes you cringe?
Having let anxiety get the better of me in social situations like the above. Also, spiders.
4. Are you worried that your google history will get you into trouble?
Not with anyone I’d expect to be looking at it… I suppose if for some reason law enforcement decided to confiscate my computer, they might wonder about my searches involving various types of weaponry, disasters, and death. (For research, I swear!)
5. Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
Somewhere in the middle. I outline, but only the major plot and character points, so that I can go with the flow when it comes to the details in between (which sometimes leads to me altering those major points too). I think it’s important to be flexible to let creativity work at its best.
Earth & Sky
By: Megan Crewe
Published by: Amazon Skyscape
Release date: October 28, 2014
Description: Seventeen-year-old Skylar has been haunted for as long as she can remember by fleeting yet powerful sensations that something is horribly wrong. But despite the panic attacks tormenting her, nothing ever happens, and Sky’s beginning to think she’s crazy. Then she meets a mysterious, otherworldly boy named Win and discovers the shocking truth her premonitions have tapped into: our world no longer belongs to us. For thousands of years, Earth has been at the mercy of alien scientists who care nothing for its inhabitants and are using us as the unwitting subjects of their time-manipulating experiments. Win belongs to a rebel faction seeking to put a stop to it, and he needs Skylar’s help–but with each shift in the past, the very fabric of reality is unraveling, and soon there may be no Earth left to save.
REVIEW – LOVED IT
Skylar compensates for her occasional feelings that things are quite right by multiplying by three to calm her down and find order in the universe. Little does she realize that it is not her, but the universe that is what is wrong and not her. She is one of the few people who senses small breaks on Earth that are wrong. It all starts to come together when a strange young man, Win, approaches her at school and she brushes him off, he continues to show up. When Win finally does speak with her, he explains that there are small time riffs in her world that aliens are creating by messing with events by experimenting with time and space. The world-building in this contemporary sci-fi young adult, will have you a believing in no time.
I easily got caught up with Win and Skylar’s quest to find a weapon left by one of the alien rebels in various time dimensions throughout history. They need to weapon to destroy the ability by the system that is creating the rifts. Ever since Sky’s brother disappeared, she has these premonitions that things are right, and Win realizes that she can sense the shifts in time where things were changed. There are some really cool tech stuff, much like Doctor Who’s Police Box, that can transport them to different periods in time. The race these two must win will save the human race from the continuing control of alien’s that have ruined their own planet.
Win and Sky seem to work well together, even though Sky isn’t really into the quest, but when she gets a chance to see her missing brother and discover what happened to him, she can’t help but think that she might be able to get him back with Win’s technology. I can’t wait to see where this story will take us in the next installment. There are the obligitory evil aliens and the good ones as well. Overall, there are some fierce fights, with nothing too graphic, some language and a kiss.
Like many authors, Megan Crewe finds writing about herself much more difficult than making things up. A few definite facts: she lives with her husband, son, and three cats in Toronto, Canada (and does on occasion say “eh”), she tutors children and teens with special needs, and she can’t look at the night sky without speculating about who else might be out there.
Megan has allowed her two gorgeous cats to be showcased her!
: One grand prize winner will receive a Kindle Paperwhite with custom EARTH & SKY cover and preloaded with the ebook, and nine others will receive a signed paperback copy of the book. All winners will also receive an EARTH & SKY swag pack including star candies in Win’s favorite Earth flavors, signed bookmark, magnet, and sticker. (Open internationally)
-the tour schedule:
Nov 4 – Book Hounds YA (http://bookhoundsya.net/ )
Nov 5 – Books and Bark (http://booksandbark.wordpress.com/ )
Nov 6 – Curling Up With A Good Book (http://curling-up-with-a-good-book.blogspot.com )
Nov 7 – A Life Bound By Books (http://alifeboundbybooks.blogspot.com )
Nov 10 – Fic Fare (http://fictionfare.blogspot.com )
Nov 11 – Katie’s Book Blog (http://katiesbookblog.com/ )
Nov 12 – A Dream Within A Dream (http://adreamwithindream.blogspot.com )
Nov 13 – The Book Smugglers (http://thebooksmugglers.com/ )
Nov 14 – Wondrous Reads (http://www.wondrousreads.com/ )