Google+ Reading Teen: BLACKBIRD by Anna Carey {Giveaway}

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BLACKBIRD by Anna Carey {Giveaway}

Hello & Welcome to the BLACKBIRD blog tour

Check out Anna's five favorite scenes to write & enter to win a signed copy of BLACKBIRD!

My Five Favorite Scenes to Write

5. The main character, Sunny, wakes up on the subway tracks in LA with no memory. A note inside her pack tells her to go to a building downtown. Once she’s there, nothing’s as it seems. I loved writing this scene because it was surprising. Sunny had secret skills I didn’t even know about until I was describing them.

4. Throughout the book, Sunny is being pursued by mysterious assailants. There’s a scene where a man follows Sunny into a public restroom and locks the door behind her. He’s armed, and determined to kill her. It was one of the scariest scenes in the book to write, but I love seeing how resourceful Sunny is. She’s calm and clear even in the most dangerous situations.

3. Sunny keeps having dreams and flashbacks of her life before, even though she can’t quite make sense of them. She dreams often of a boy on an island who she was in love with. Because Sunny’s situation is so dismal at times, I loved writing these moments from before. She’s tender and sweet, and she’s reminded what it’s like to feel loved.

2. The first few pages of the book were the most fun to write. That first chapter helped determine the voice of the book, and it’s where I realized I needed to be writing in second person. It’s also incredibly scary—she wakes up on the tracks, a train rushes over her and she’s nearly killed. I love writing high stakes scenes.

1. The final page of the book, which has a huge twist. I was in tears writing it. I can’t say any more without being spoiler-y!

About the Book

Written by: Anna Carey
Published by: Harper Teen
Releasing on: September 16th, 2014
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A girl wakes up on the train tracks, a subway car barreling down on her. With only minutes to react, she hunches down and the train speeds over her. She doesn’t remember her name, where she is, or how she got there. She has a tattoo on the inside of her right wrist of a blackbird inside a box, letters and numbers printed just below: FNV02198. There is only one thing she knows for sure: people are trying to kill her. 

On the run for her life, she tries to untangle who she is and what happened to the girl she used to be. Nothing and no one are what they appear to be. But the truth is more disturbing than she ever imagined. 

The Maze Runner series meets Code Name Verity, Blackbird is relentless and action-packed, filled with surprising twists.

About the Author

Anna Carey is the author of The Eve Trilogy (EveOnceRise) and the forthcoming Blackbird series, which hits shelves September 16th, 2014. She studied creative writing at NYU and has an MFA in fiction from Brooklyn College. She likes miniatures, subway generated wind, flea markets, chalkboard silhouettes, dance-offs, arnold palmers, Chinese finger traps, and top-of-your-lungs car singing. She dislikes pennies, paper receipts, and tunafish. For delayed response times, please contact her through this site. For instant gratification, please find her on twitter. @AnnaCareyBooks

Find Anna: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Thanks to Anna, each stop will be giving away 1 SIGNED copy of BLACKBIRD! Be sure to follow each stop linked above to enter to win!.

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  1. Wow nice giveaway this is on my wishlist since EpicReads announced it on #TeaTime way back when.

  2. this looks and sounds awesome!!! thank you for sharing!

  3. Sounds like a great book! I loved the Eve Trilogy! Can't wait! (:

  4. This book sounds amazing!! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!!

  5. This has been on my TBR list for a while now, it will be a book I enjoy. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. I'm super exited to read this & like this authors previous ideas. Eve was a pretty fun read! I have a lot of hope foe Blackbrird^^

  7. The cover of Blackbird is so intriguing. And I definitely want this book! Can't wait to read more about it! :D

  8. Loved Eve. Cannot wait to read this.

  9. Oh my goodness! I am SO excited about reading Blackbird! Anna Carey is such an awesome author!


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