Monday, July 14, 2014

Carrier by Anne Tibbets Blog Tour: Top Ten + Giveaway 
 Welcome to my stop in the CARRIER Blog Tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. Today on my stop we have a Top 10 by Anne Tibbets + an awesome Tour-Wide Giveaway! :)


Anne Tibbets
  (The Line #1
Published: June 16th 2014

Genres: New Adult, Dystopian

Twenty-two -year-old Naya has spent nearly half her life as a sex slave in a government institution called The Line. When she’s kicked out after getting pregnant with twins, she’s got no way to earn a living and a horrifying choice to make: find someone to replace her, or have her babies taken in her stead.
A doctor with a history of aiding ex-Line girls, Ric Bennett, wants to help. He runs a team of rebels that can delete Naya’s records and free her forever. But when The Line sniffs out his plan, things get bloody, fast. Naya means more to them than just a chance at fresh faces—her twins are part of the government’s larger plan.

As they hide from government search parties, Ric comes to admire Naya’s quiet strength. And Naya realizes Ric might be a man she can trust. If they make it off the grid, they could build a new life. But first they’ll have to survive the long, vicious reach of The Line.

The Top Ten Books Anne Tibbets Wishes She’d Written

10. The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
· It’s creepy. It’s mysterious. It’s exceptionally well crafted and kept me guessing. It’s part historical and part modern day. Rich in setting and character. Good grief, the woman can write!

9. Medea by Euripides

· Technically this is a play, but I’m cheating. The original anti-hero. Feminism in Ancient Greece. Scorned wife Medea goes mad with jealousy and rage and poisons her husband’s new wife, and murders her own children. And the Gods, so sympathetic to her despair, whisk her off to the heavens before her ex-husband can get revenge. The fact that it’s so complicated, and so rich with themes of how women can be treated so poorly in society, I can’t believe how relevant it is, even to this day. That, my friends, is something I want to write.

8. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

· Nobody understands depression like someone who is suffering from depression, and I don’t think anyone described it better than Sylvia Plath in The Bell Jar. If she and I had ever had the opportunity to meet, we would have a lot to say to one another. Deeply rich with introspection and emotion.

7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

· And not because it’s an international best seller and has it’s own theme park, but because I truly believe it is a well written, complicated and rich universe and I wish I could build a world half as well as she did.

6. East of Eden by John Steinbeck

· Another female anti-hero. Catherine is the perfect villain and I love to hate her. This is one of Steinbeck’s best works, and it gets over-shadowed by Grapes of Wrath so often, I think I love it all the more because of that. Steinbeck has a way of lacing symbolism into his novels, and I don’t think enough modern day novelists do it as well as he did.

5. The Shining by Stephen King

· The creepiest book I ever read and even though the movie is fabulous, the book is 100 times better. Nobody does suspense and anticipation like The King. Nobody. If you haven’t read it in a while, pick it up again. It’s a lesson in perfect fiction.

4. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

· If you are a wife, if you are a daughter, if you are a mother, then I recommend you read this book. Elizabeth Gaskell delves into the intricate complexities of the expectations mothers have of their daughters, of what daughters expect from their mother, of what wives expect from their husbands and each other, and how all our expectations are nowhere near the truth. It’s brilliant – all that wrapped in a love story. Too perfect. Be warned, though, the author died before she finished the novel, so the last bit of the book is only her outline. I found that out the hard way, so consider yourself warned.

3. Persuasion by Jane Austen
· I know most of you love Pride and Prejudice and I do, too. But Persuasion deals with an “older” woman, practically a spinster, beyond her bloom and undervalued by her squandering father and siblings, and she comes into her own and shines like a diamond by finally listening to her heart. It’s sappy, but very powerful.

2. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

· Creepy. Mysterious. Another mix of modern day and historical. Similar to Kate Morton’s work, but richer in language and more gothic in setting. This is one of those books I wish I had the capability to write, because it’s that well crafted.

1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

· Every word is perfection. I wouldn’t touch a syllable. It’s pure literature.

Anne Tibbets is an SCBWI award-winning and Best Selling author. After writing for Children’s television, Anne found her way to young/new adult fiction by following what she loves: books, strong female characters, twisted family dynamics, magic, sword fights, quick moving plots, and ferocious and cuddly animals.

Along with CARRIER, Anne is also the author of the young adult fantasy novella, THE BEAST CALL and the young adult contemporary, SHUT UP.

Anne divides her time between writing, her family, and three furry creatures that she secretly believes are plotting her assassination.

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  1. I so need to read The Shining! I know, right? I'm a total fail on that one haha. I love horror and I have never read one single Stephen King book >.< I have seen his movies though - not this one oddly enough.

  2. Sounds like an intense book but I am definitely intrigued after reading the blurb. Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway :)

  3. Great reviews for this book- looking forward to the read. Thanks for sharing.

  4. looking forward to this! thanks!

  5. This book looks rather interesting, although it's not really the kind of book I usually read. I enjoyed the top ten books wished she wrote though. There are some really good books on that list.

  6. Go to get a hold of this series! Sounds like it is right up my alley!


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