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by Georgia Clark
YA Romantic Sci-Fi
Hardcover, 312 Pages
March 14th 2014 by Holiday House
Robots, renewable resources, and romance get tangled together in this thrilling futuristic adventure novel about a utopian city struggling to keep its peace.
“Bold futurist adventure with unusual romance, riveting action and ominous ecological red flags.” —Kirkus Reviews
Georgia Clark is an Australian writer and performer based in Brooklyn. She is the author of the young adult novels SHE’S WITH THE BAND (Allen & Unwin) and sci-fi/romance PARCHED (Holiday House). Widely published online and in print. Won some awards/grants/residencies. Has a play on at the NY Fringe festival. Pretty keen on cheese plates.
Georgia is gearing up to teach a short, online writing class about writing sci-fi through a Lit Reactor course. Want to go check it out and join? Go HERE! Begins January 14th.
$20 Amazon Gift Card (INT)
Signed copy of Parched (US only)
Ends January 25th
Meet Tessendra ‘Tess’ Rockwood
Hair: Black (dyed)
Favorite food: Mushroom risotto
Favorite possession: Mack (a hunting knife)
Following her mother’s murder, Tess fled her safe and easy life in the domed city of Eden to spend an aimless year in the rough ‘n’ ready Badlands. Here she changed her name, taught herself the local dialect Malspeak, and learned to hunt, protect herself and survive on her own.
Tess is independent to a fault, sarcastic, and brave. One reviewer compared her to Jack Bauer, while another felt strongly that even though she’s hella tough, she’s relatable. She isn’t afraid to throw herself into the fray, and once she works out who, exactly, she loves, she’ll die to protect them. She’s definitely flawed, but hey: aren’t we all?
In creating the character of Tess, I drew on the most headstrong and funny parts of my personality, as well as classic YA heroines like The Hunger Games’ Katniss and Graceling’s Katsa.
Dream Cast: Chloe Grace Moretz
Ah, Chloe, how I love thee. Let me count the ways! How about her hilarious turn as Alec Baldwin’s duplicitous niece, Kaylie Hooper, in the LOL-inducing 30 Rock? Or her understated take on Abby, the spookily shy vampire girl in Let Me In? But of course, the reason why we know she’d be perfect for Tess was the uninhibited badassery of Hit Girl, the pint-sized, foul-mouthed assassin in Kickass. Girl’s got sass and style for days. I’d love to see Ms Moretz take on the Trust, don’t you agree?
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