Wednesday, May 31, 2017

When Planets Fall by Abby J. Reed - Book Tour + Giveaway

When Planets Fall
Abby J. Reed
(Stars Fall Circle #1)
Published by: Soul Mate Publishing
Publication date: April 12th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
“In this richly imagined start to a new sci-fi series, Reed brings optimism to the goal of solving entrenched violence in a galaxy far, far away . . . A propulsive, sharply crafted tale about a planetary war.” -Kirkus Reviews
Breaker’s home is cleaved by blood. The three tribes on the planet Scarlatti, whose only difference is their blood color, each want to exploit Breaker’s valley for themselves. The feudal tension has already claimed red-blood Breaker’s leg and his older brother. Now all this 18-year old wants is to maintain the tenuous peace in order to keep his little ‘stroid of a brother alive. Malani, a red-blood raised blue, is a kidnapped POW and only wants to return to her adoptive home with her dangerous blue secrets. Luka, a red-blood stewing for trouble, wants to right wrongs done to his family and bath his home in justice.
All three intersect when Breaker discovers a wrecked starship and is given seven days by the green-bloods to fix and hand it over as a weapon. Breaker must decide if aiding his enemies is worth the home he knows and his family’s life. War is coming. And war respects no boundaries. And war leaves no survivors.

Guest Post
Top 10 Favorite Book to Movie:

I love watching book to movie adaptions. Most of the time, I prefer the book. But there have been a few occasions where I love the movie just as much. So, not including the obvious like Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter, and only including books I actually did read, here are my top 10 fav book to movie adaptions:

1. The Hunger Games

I loved Katniss in the book most, though I did really enjoy the screen version. I even dressed up in forest green and a braid to the theater!

3. The Expanse
This is actually a TV show version of Leviathan Wakes  by James S. A. Corey. It works really well as a TV show and I’ve been really impressed with it so far. The politics! The tech! The grittiness!

4. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.
I loved all three of the Narnia movies. But my favorite is Voyage of the Dawn Treader. I went to a midnight screening with my best friend. One of my favorite shared moments. And that scene with Reepicheep at the end? Sigh.

5. The Bridge to Terebithia.
I watched this for the first time on a plane . . . and completely lost it. Snot dripping. Chest heaving. Gasp-sobbing. Everybody heard me. Then I watched it a second time on the same flight. Ha.

6. A Walk to Remember
This is one of the few where I prefer the movie version. The ending seemed more beautiful to me based on the theatrical changes. Probably one of the only times I’ll ever say this. Also, I just adore Mandy Moore’s voice.

7. Holes.

I remember watching Holes for the first time after a long day of swimming with my cousins and filling my plate full of pizza. We laughed so hard chunks of cheese flew across the basement. Can’t top Shia when he was in his element.

8. The Princess and the Goblin and The Last Unicorn

These are both cartoons made in, I think?, the ‘80s. They were some of the first cartoons I ever saw. I fell in love with fantasy because of these movies. I read the books later, when I was older, and I loved them differently. I loved them because of what they represented, not necessarily because I truly loved the books.

9. The Count of Monte Cristo
My mom made me read classics growing up (no more Nancy Drew!), so I would compromise by reading things like The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. I watched this over and over and over and over. I had half of it memorized at one point and could recite in on the spot.

10. Treasure Planet

So this sort-of doesn’t count, but it’s by far my favorite adaption. Disney redid Treasure Island in a cartoon version called Treasure Planet. I think it’s the most ambitious movie they ever did and one of the most underrated. I would sell my soul if it meant getting a live-action version of this.

Thanks so much for having me and giving me a chance to fan-girl!!


 


Author Bio:
Abby J. Reed writes young adult science fiction and fantasy novels that ask what if. She has a degree in English Writing and is drawn to characters with physical limitations due to her own neurological disorder called Chronic Migraine. Her debut novel, WHEN PLANETS FALL, will be published in April 2017 by Soul Mate Publishing.

Abby lives in Colorado with her husband and two fluffy pups. If her hands aren’t on the keyboard, they are stained purple and blue with paint. Find her online at www.abbyjreed.com.

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