Sunday, August 10, 2014

Me, My Shelf and I Blog Tours, Music Playlist, and Giveaway: Wordless (Adrianne Strickland)

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Words Made Flesh #1
Author: AdriAnne Strickland
Release Date: August 8th
Publisher: Flux

“The Gods made their Words into flesh, giving privileged individuals the powers of creation...”
In Eden City, a member of the illiterate wordless class would never dream of meeting the all-powerful Words ... much less of running away with one. So when a gorgeous girl literally falls into his lap during a routine trash run, seventeen-year-old Tavin Barnes isn’t sure if it’s the luckiest or worst day of his life. That girl is Khaya, the Word of Life, who can heal a wound or command an ivy bush to devour a city block with ease. And yet she needs Tavin’s help.
By aiding Khaya’s escape from the seemingly idyllic confines of Eden City, Tavin unwittingly throws himself into the heart of a conflict that is threatening to tear the world apart. Eden City’s elite will stop at nothing to protect the shocking secret Khaya hides, and they enlist the other Words, each with their own frightening powers, to bring her back.


"Just the right amount of pizzazz in the form of cinematic action and naked, sexy fun.... [An] intriguing, original science-fantasy setting sure to attract fans." - Kirkus Reviews

"A fast-paced blend of sci-fi and fantasy with scary real-world implications, Wordless grabbed hold of me from the start and wouldn't let me go. Brilliant." - Chelsea Pitcher, author of The S-Word and The Last Changeling

"Strickland's fast-paced debut... raises questions of identity and belonging.... Even the least ethical characters prove emotionally vulnerable." - Publishers Weekly

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AdriAnne Strickland was a bibliophile who wanted to be an author before she knew what either of those words meant. She shares a home base in Alaska with her husband, but has spent two cumulative years living abroad in Africa, Asia, and Europe. While writing occupies most of her time, she commercial fishes every summer in Bristol Bay, because she can't seem to stop. Her debut YA sci-fi/fantasy, WORDLESS, is coming 2014 from Flux Books.

Spotify Link: Wordless Playlist


These are many of the songs I listened to on repeat while writing WORDLESS, with the lines that most resonated with me (though their sound also had a lot to do with why I chose them). I've arranged them to fit chronologically with the events of the book.

They, Jem – Favorite line: “Who made up all the rules? We follow them like fools, believe them to be true, don’t care to think them though. And I’m sorry, so sorry…”

Royals, Lorde – Favorite line: “And we’ll never be royals. It don’t run in our blood. That kind of luxe just ain’t for us. We crave a different kind of buzz.”

Some Nights, Fun. – Favorite line: “Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck. Some nights I call it a draw.”

The Cave, Mumford and Sons – Favorite line: “But I will hold on hope, and I won’t let you choke on the noose around your neck.”

Ho Hey, Lumineers – Favorite line: “I don’t know where I belong. I don’t know where I went wrong.”

Boy with a Coin, Iron and Wine – Favorite line: “A boy with a coin he crammed in his jeans, then making a wish he tossed in the sea.”

The Story, Brandi Carlisle – Favorite line: “I crossed all the lines and broke all the rules, but baby I broke them all for you.”

Kiss Me, Ed Sheeran – Favorite line: “My heart’s against your chest, your lips pressed to my neck. I’m falling for your eyes, but they don’t know me yet.”

Sigh No More, Mumford and Sons – Favorite line: “Love; it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you; it will set you free, be more like the man you were meant to be.”

It’s Time, Imagine Dragons – Favorite line: “And now it’s time to build from the bottom of the pit right to the top. Don’t hold back.”

Home, Phillip Phillips – Favorite line: “Hold on to me as we go, as we roll down this unfamiliar road. And although this wave is stringing us along, just know you’re not alone.”

How We Operate, Gomez – Favorite line: “And when we collide we’ll see what gets left over.”

Radioactive, Imagine Dragons – Favorite line: “I’m waking up; I feel it in my bones, enough to make my system blow.”

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