Thursday, December 2, 2010

[Elevensies Love #3] Beth Revis, author of Across the Universe

I, like many of you, love debut authors and so to hit off the new year a bit early, I'm doing a weekly feature here. These features will introduce you to new YA authors for 2011: blurbs, links and giveaways--no giveaways from me, but I'll scour the 'net and see if there are any going on at the moment. If I were organised I'd have come up with some interview questions for the authors, but I'm not that smart. :P

Beth Revis...
lives in rural North Carolina with her husband and dog, and believes space is nowhere near the final frontier. Across the Universe is her first novel. Her debut novel, Across the Universe, is coming from Razorbill/Penguin in Spring 2011. A former high-school English teacher, Beth can’t help but blog about writing, grammar, and publishing at Writing it Out.


Author: Beth Revis
Release Date: January 4th (UK) /11th (US) 2011
Publisher: Razorbill, Penguin
Genre: Sci-fi, mystery
A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awake on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into a brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone—one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship—tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn’t do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now, Amy must race to unlock Godspeed’s hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there’s only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.
Don't you love the cover? Unfortunately it seems Australia & UK are sticking with the old cover, but the content will stay the same. ;) Anyone who has read it already has RAVED about this book. It should prove to be a great read, even to non-sci-fi fans.

Early Reviews:
  • "I spent one whole day with my eyes glued to the page, my heart beating out a samba in my chest and my hands were shaking as I read the last page."- Alpha Reader


    Follow Beth:
    Check out Beth's site
    Follow Beth's blog
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    Beth is hosting another SUPER giveaway in December. Follow her blog to keep updated!!

    US only giveaway at GOODREADS. {link} Ends Dec-01


    Australians can support Aussie shops!


    Learn even more about Beth Revis here!

    That's it for this week's Elevensies Love featurette!

    In the future I'll be able to host more contests--I've emailed a small number of 2011 authors, and I will be giving away swag in the future. ;)

    Previously on Elevensies Love:
    Sara Bennett Wealer, Rival (Feb 2011)
    Kirsten Hubbard, Like Mandarin (March 2011)
    Beth Revis, Across the Universe (Jan 2011)

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