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.
Trilogy website HERE Read the first chapter HERE
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.
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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/ )
jello dela cruz says
Wow! I love Megan Crewe! I read her The Way We fall and I am looking forward to her new series!
Thank you for the giveaway 🙂
Lisa Brown says
Time travel is an interesting concept, aliens, too; not sure about both, but they are interesting to contemplate.
I would love to win this book, such a great post and giveaway!
ana death duarte says
I love time travel AND aliens!!! Have even been marathoning Doctor Who and enjoying it so much <333
Megan's books are awesome and I think this one must be too :3
Lori Thomas says
Time travel is kwl, Aliens not to sure about.
Brittany T says
Sometimes I don’t like time travel cause it can come off as cheesy but this premise sounds really cool. I also think aliens are great since there is so much you do with it!
Melissa H. says
I love the idea of time travel AND aliens…I’m a huge fan of Dr. Who so I would have to be, right?! Thanks for this amazing giveaway!!!
Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez says
i saw Megan read at the Word on the Street Festival from her book, The Way We Fall, Just wonderful!
I would love to time travel and think this is a great book!!!
this looks and sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing 🙂
ana death duarte says
If time travel is well executed, I love to see how the paradoxes work out… best reading of this so far: The Time Traveller’s Wife – best episode – Doctor Who, episode 8, Season 1 :3
Mary Preston says
This does look very interesting.
Can I say how much I love this cover? The colors are so gorgeous!
Very beautiful post. Love the story of this book. Time travel and aliens are always appealing to me on a book, movie or tv.
Megan mcdade says
This year I have just got into alien books and this looks like an interesting read with time travel thrown in!
Time travel is so fascinating. I love reading books about it. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Holly Letson says
The cats are absolutely beautiful.
JAsmine Ong says
i like to read time travel book! btw the only i read about time travel is Tempest , and it has no aliens 😛 i would love to try out this book!
Cant wait to read!!!
I haven’t read any Megan Crewe books but this looks like a promising one! Her cats are adorable!! I have an orange tabby too 😀 I think time traveling books are always fun to read because you each time period will be so unique to read about! Not too sure how I feel about aliens. They can be fun if they come in peace?!
Melissa Crisp says
I don’t call them aliens but I am really intrigued by ET’s. And as long as a book doesn’t describe them as little green or gray men then I should like it.
Daniel M says
always like time travel stories, especially if they mess up the timeline
Maria Malaveci says
I love Time Travel stories, and wish I could do some time travelling myself!
I love books about aliens!!
Melinda Dartmann says
I wish I could time travel!!!! I would go back in time on so many different occasions!
Wendy hutton says
time travel is interesting, some days I wish I could travel backs years
Viki S. says
This looks like an interesting read and I love your cats!
Love the concept of time travel (especially in Doctor Who). Thanks for the giveaway!
Love the concept, aliens and time travel. Sounds like a story I’d love and can’t wait to read it.
Julie Waldron says
I think time travel would be neat. I’d like to travel back in time to when my daughters were little and/or back to the WWII era, which is when my parents were little.
I would so love to travel back in time but since I would make changes its probably a good thing that I can’t. I have always thought it was neat though to see how one change could affect so many future issues.
Jackeline Gonzalez says
aliens+time travel = amazing
Thomas Murphy says
I would love to be able to time travel!