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Monday, 18 April 2016

Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaway - Anomalies by Sadie Turner & Colette Freedman

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Anomalies
Author:
Sadie Turner & Colette Freedman
Release Date: February 9th, 2016
Genre: YA Sci fi
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Book Description:
In the future there is no disease. There is no war. There is no discontent. All citizens are complacent members of the Global Governance. But one summer is about to change everything.

Keeva Tee just turned fifteen. All of her dreams are about to come true. She s about to make the trip to Monarch Camp to be imprinted with her intended life partner. One day they ll have perfect kids and a perfect life. But in her happy, carefree life in the Ocean Community, something weighs on her mind. She hears whispers about anomalies citizens who can t be imprinted. No one knows what happens to them, but they never seem to come back.

When Keeva arrives at Monarch Camp, her worst nightmare becomes a reality she is an anomaly. After imprinting, the people she loves change, and she starts to doubt everything she s ever believed. What if freedom and individuality have been sacrificed for security? And what if the man who solves all the problems is the very man who s created them and what if he isn't a man at all?

When Keeva finds a warning carved under a bunk bed she begins to understand: nonconformity will be punished, dissent is not an option, insurgents will be destroyed.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26526439-anomalies?from_search=true&search_version=service

GUEST POST

Inside the Mind of an Author

We both work in the film industry, so we would be lying if we hadn’t already thought about our ideal cast. The main thing is that we wanted our post apocalyptic world to be extremely diverse. The survivors are from all over the world and it’s important to us that all ethnicities are represented. Because half our cast are teenagers, we’d be fine with unknowns playing our young leads. Both Hunger Games and Divergent (which Anomalies has been compared to) had terrific young leads whom audiences responded to. As far as Sobek, our charming villain, Will Smith, Daniel Day Kim, Hugh Jackman would all be spot on. Charlize Theron or Taraji P. Henson would make a terrific Taj.  Kathy Baker or Shoreh Aghdasloo would kick butt as Claudia Durant.

Praise for Anomalies

Turner and Freedman masterfully create a futuristic world where lives are carefully planned out. Individuals are paired at the age of five with their intended. Then at 15, they are reunited, given careers, and sent out to an assigned community. On the surface there appears to be no war, disease, or famine. Beneath the carefree civility lie secrets that the ruling Global Governance will kill to keep. Unknowingly caught up in a covert war, 15-year-old Keeva goes to Monarch Camp expecting to be imprinted with her life partner. When she arrives, she finds that her intended has died and Keeva is now an anomaly: a citizen who has no partner. Without the imprinting process to control her, Keeva more openly questions a society that she has always found sophistic. Who took her baby sister all those years ago? What does the Governance want with the anomalies? When will the resistance strike, and how does she fit into the plan? As Keeva uncovers answers, she has to discover who she truly is before more lives are lost and nightmares become reality. A lively story with plenty of appeal for reluctant readers, this work ends in an abrupt, unresolved conclusion. There is no doubt that a sequel is on its way. VERDICT A general purchase for libraries where Ally Condie’s “Matched” (Dutton) or Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” series (HarperCollins) are popular.–Claire Covington, Broadway High School, VA

“This book makes spirituality exciting and vibrant. I predict it will be so successful that we’ll all have to learn how to pronounce 'anomaly' correctly."—Russell Brand, comedian, author, actor

"Anomalies leaves you thinking about human nature and what makes us who we are. Bravo."—Jason Segel, actor, author, producer

"[Anomalies is] a fast-paced story which champions individuality and truth. Keeva is a compelling heroine who is relatable and strong."—Pamela Anderson, actor, author, producer, activist

"A compelling read which confirms we must fight for what makes us each special and unique."—Randy Jackson, music producer, American Idol host

"We get to see this unusual futuristic world through Keeva's smart and unapologetic eyes. A whirlwind adventure with deep meaning, [Anomalies features] smart writing, engaging characters, and a plot which leaves you hanging onto every word."—Max Beesley, actor, musician


About the Authors
SADIE TURNER is a Los Angeles-based producer and writer originally from Brighton, England, who works in business development with several Hollywood entrepreneurs. She has various projects in development, and also teaches yoga.
  
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COLETTE FREEDMAN is an internationally produced playwright, screenwriter, and novelist who was recently named one of the Dramatist Guild’s “50 to Watch”. Her play Sister Cities (NYTE, 2009) was the hit of the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe and earned five star reviews: It has been produced around the country and internationally, including Paris (Une Ville, Une Soeur) and Rome (Le Quattro Sorelle). She has authored fifteen produced plays including Serial Killer Barbie (Brooklyn Publishers, 2004), First to the Egg (Grand prize shorts urban shorts festival), Bridesmaid # 3 (Louisville finalist 2008), and Ellipses… (Dezart Festival winner 2010), as well as a modern adaptation of Iphigenia in Aulis written in iambic pentameter. She was commissioned to write a modern adaptation of Uncle Vanya which is in preproduction and has co-written, with International bestselling novelist Jackie Collins, the play Jackie Collins Hollywood Lies, which is gearing up for National Tour. In collaboration with The New York Times best selling author Michael Scott, she has just sold the thriller The Thirteen Hallows, to Tor/Macmillan, which comes out Dec 6, 2011. She has just sold the novel The Affair to Kensington and is getting ready to shop her YA series The A+ Girls.

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***GIVEAWAY***


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23 comments:

  1. Question to the author: What books have most influenced your life most?

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  2. thank you for the chance to win :)

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  3. What a unique cover! Can't wait to read this! Sounds great!

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  4. I enjoyed the guest post, thank you.

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  5. I really like the premise of this story about the future having no disease but everyone conforms...looking forward to finding out what happens.

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  6. Love YA sci-fi. The book description sounds really good. Love the cover too.

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway love this genre :)

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  8. Love the giveaway,and book review, going to be amazing.....

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  9. Not partial to sci-fi, but thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. Love the cover and love sci-fi!

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  11. Thank you for the giveaway and excerpt

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  12. Thank you for the great giveaway. The book looks great!

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  13. Great post! It sounds like a exciting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Thanks for the description! And thanks for the giveaway!

    Deborah

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway & good luck to all :)

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  16. This sounds like a great book, thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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  17. This book sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading, thank you for sharing!

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  18. Really great post! Thanks for sharing :)

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  19. I love the cover, thanks for the review & giveaway.

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  20. Thanks for having this giveaway. From reading their mini-bios above, both authors have led exciting and intriguing lives, as well as being heavy hitters. Both have been published a lot and in many forums. I can't wait to read their collaboration.

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