Monday, October 20, 2014

Favorite Fall Reads + Giveaway: THE WALLED CITY

Guys. Guys. GUYS. The Walled City is...breathtaking. Truly amazing. I have honestly never read anything like it. Based on a real city that's worse than any fictional dystopia, The Walled City has fast-paced action, realistically drawn characters, and a world that is visually stunning in all its gritty reality.

There's a scene in the first twenty or so pages. I will never forget reading that scene. I thought to myself, "there's no way Ryan is going to make this character do that thing. No way." You know how in a book, you can identify the main characters, and you know nothing too bad is going to happen, right? Like, it'll look like something bad is going to happen, but it never really does, right? Somehow they always escape intact.

Not in this book. No character is safe. The bad things do happen. Just like in real life. But also like in real life, the good things happen, too.

So: pick this one up. You will not regret it. You will love every page--and you will cry for and cheer these characters on. It's inevitable. The book is that good.

So, I asked Ryan a few questions about fall! Read on to find more and to enter to win a copy of The Walled City AND all the rest of my favorite fall reads! 

It's a beautiful (or rainy!) fall day--what book do you most want to curl up with and read all day?

Any one of the seven Harry Potter books! I'm rereading them currently and it's just such a wonderful world to get lost in. Drizzly fall days fit right in with Hogwarts and goblets of pumpkin juice and wind-whipped matches of Quidditch!

I love fall thunderstorms, but if I can't listen to one, I turn to music. What are you listening to right now? 

I'm kind of on a Woodkid kick right now. Especially his song Iron. It fits particularly well with one of the characters in my current WIP.

Pumpkin spice latte or warm apple pie?

I'm a pumpkin spice girl all the way. There's a small coffee shop I sometimes write in which uses scoops of real toasted pumpkin in their seasonal lattes and I'm obsessed. But hey, good caffeine fuels good writing!!

YOU CAN ENTER TO WIN THIS AND FIVE OTHER BOOKS RELEASED THIS FALL! Contest is open internationally; prize won't ship until November, when all the books are out.

To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter below.

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