To celebrate publication of Margaret Stohl’s fantastic new book, Icons, we have been running a blog tour this week. Revealing a little bit about each of the characters from the book, we are thrilled to finish off the week with THE LOVER!
Visit the rest of the stops on the book tour and get to know the other icons below:
August is still a while away, but we thought we’d cheer you up on this chilly January day with a sneak-peak at the wonderful new cover for Earth Star: the highly anticipated follow-up to Janet Edward’s sensational YA sci-fi debut, Earth Girl.
18-year-old Jarra has a lot to prove. After being awarded one of the military’s highest honours for her role in a daring rescue attempt, Jarra finds herself – and her Ape status – in the spotlight. Jarra is one of the unlucky few born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Derided as an ‘ape’ – a ‘throwback’ – by the rest of the universe, Jarra is on a mission to prove that Earth Girls are just as good as anyone else.
Except now the planet she loves is under threat by what could be humanity’s first ever alien contact. Jarra’s bravery – and specialist knowledge – will once again be at the centre of the maelstrom, but will the rest of the universe consider Earth worth fighting for?
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‘With a dash of action, sprinkling of romance, some teenage angst and a couple of collapsing skyscrapers, this novel contains everything you could possibly want to grab a teenage reader and keep them utterly enthralled’ Starburst Magazine
‘A break from the norms’ SFX magazine
‘In her debut novel, Janet Edwards has created an authentic futuristic world with enough history and adventure to keep readers captivated’ Amazon Kindle Editors’ Pick – August Book of the Month 2012
So yesterday morning (in the UK), I woke up to the amazing news that the Mars rover Curiosity landed safely on the surface of another planet. It absolutely blew my mind. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I dreamed of being an astronaut as a teenager (a terrible Physics grades put an end to that dream!) and so seeing the delight on the faces of the men and women of NASA who poured their blood, sweat, brains and energy into making this landing a success was so exciting. I don’t know whether Olympics fever has made me extra emotional, but it was so incredibly heart-warming to see their hard work come to fruition. And now I can’t wait to see the images that Curiosity comes back with!
This renewed excitement at seeing humanity reach out to the stars couldn’t have come at a better time for our debut novellist Janet Edwards, whose sci-fi novel Earth Girl touches on a subject we can all relate to: what if everyone could explore the universe, except for you?
To celebrate Curiosity’s landing, we’re giving away an early copy of Earth Girl! To enter, answer this ridiculously easy question in the comments or e-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org by 16 August 2012: On 6 August 2012, what planet did the Curiosity rover land on? [for residents of UK + Commonwealth (excluding Canada) + Europe, only]
To pre-order the paperback edition of Earth Girl (Aug 16 2012), visit Amazon or Waterstones or support your favourite independent retailer.
To pre-order the Kindle edition of Earth Girl (Aug 16 2012), click here.
For 17-year-old Rhine Ellery, a daring escape from a suffocating polygamous marriage is only the beginning…
Fever follows on from Wither, the first book in the Chemical Garden trilogy. In Wither 16-year-old Rhine Ellery is kidnapped and sold as a bride to Linden, a rich young man with a dying wife. Even though he is kind to her, Rhine is desperate to escape her gilded cage – and Linden’s cruel father. With the help of Gabriel, a servant she is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in what little time she has left. This is now available in a beautiful paperback format.
The second in Lauren DeStefano’s The Chemical Garden Trilogy was also released today and Fever looks to be a guaranteed pleaser. The Handmaid’s Tale for a newgeneration. In Fever we see Rhine heading back to Manhattan on a quest to find her twin brother with the aid of fellow escapee Gabriel, but a world where women live to 20 and men die at 25, they soon find themselves out of their depth. We are sure you are just as eager as we were to get your hands on this second instalment from Lauren DeStafano and so we are offering you the chance to win yourself a copy – 5 up for grabs! Just let us know via twitter (@_thevoyager_) or email (email@example.com) what you loved about Wither! If you haven’t read Wither yet, email or Tweet us why you want to and we will send 5 copies out to the people that persuade us!
‘Lauren DeStefano crafts an all too believable future. I loved the world, the romance, the writing – exactly the kind of book I’ve been craving to read.’
Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Click on the links below for two exclusive Fever wallpapers: