Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne Exclusive ARC Giveaway

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Release Date: May 28th 2013 by Feiwel & Friends

The world hasn't ended...yet.

In this sequel to MONUMENT 14, the group of survivors, originally trapped together in a superstore by a series of escalating disasters, has split in two. Most of the kids are making a desperate run on their recently repaired school bus for the Denver airport where they hope to reunite with their parents, be evacuated to safety, and save their dying friend.

But the world outside is dark and filled with dangerous chemicals that turn people into bloodthirsty monsters, and not all the kids were willing to get on the bus. Left behind in a sanctuary that has already been disturbed once, the remaining kids try to rebuild the community they lost. But when the issues are life and death, love and hate, who can you really trust?

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Your mother hollers that you’re going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don’t stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don’t thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not—you launch yourself down the stairs and make a run for the corner.

Only, if it’s the last time you’ll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you’d stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus.

But the bus was barreling down our street, so I ran.

Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.

In Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed debut novel, six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.

Emmy Laybourne’s Monument 14 takes place in the near future when all human knowledge and communication are transported over The Network. Ultimately, The Network goes down after powerful natural disasters sweeps across, leaving fourteen young survivors trapped inside a superstore. With The Network down, they have no way of communicating with the outside world.

This Apocalyptic tale presents a gripping story about the after effects of a natural disaster causing chaos throughout. Although the young survivors are barred from the disasters outside, they brew their own storm from within. Emmy brilliantly created incredible characters that are dynamic that each action they perform and every word they say is believable. The interactions between the characters are authentic with real life problems and complexity. Even a love triangle between Astrid, Dean, and Jake added matter but without over-powering the real story.

Emmy’s writing style is absolutely beautiful. It is like opening the water valve to your kitchen sink, it flows smoothly throughout. The dialogue between characters sounds real and authentic. Emmy’ writing etiquette is not shy to describe their incredible world. She has a talent of using the right words that grabs her readers and places them inside her remarkable story.

Monument 14 is simply thrilling from beginning to end. The story is so gripping that readers will not find a reason to put this book down. It is mind-stimulating as it makes us think how to act when a dilemma like what the children faces occur. The book closes with satisfaction but leaves it open for more to come.

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Emmy Laybourne's first novel, Monument 14, will be published by Feiwel and Friends, a division of Macmillan, in June 2012. The sequel, Monument 14: Sky On Fire, is expected to be released in the summer of 2013.

Emmy began her writing career as a playwright. The first play she wrote and performed was called, The Miss Alphabet City Beauty Pageant and Spelling Bee. The New York Post said it, “restores faith in our country’s comedic future.” The Daily News called it, “hilariously clever.”

Her next play, Smorgas-Bourne, landed Emmy a starring role in the Paramount feature film, Superstar, opposite WIll Ferrel and Molly Shannon.

As an actress, Emmy went on to have featured roles in the films “Nancy Drew,” “The In-Laws,” and “Lucky Numbers.” She was a season regular on the NBC sitcom “DAG,” and performed original comedy on Comedy Central, MTV, and VH1. She has improvised with the Upright Citizens Brigade, Chicago City Limits and the Heartless Floozies.

Emmy has performed original comedy material throughout LA and New York, including the song she sang with her brother, Sam, “We Can’t Make Love Because We’re Related.”

In addition to writing YA novels, Emmy is currently a Lyricist in the prestigious BMI Musical Theater Writer’s Advanced Workshop, writing a musical called "The Midnight Princess" with composer Paul Libman.

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And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you Emmy for making this giveaway possible.
1 Winner will receive a Signed ARC Copy of Sky On Fire, Canvas Tote and 
Rubber Wristbands by Emmy Laybourne.
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  1. Thanks for the great giveaway pack. I loved reading and reviewing Monument 14 and am looking forward to BK#2!

  2. I loved Monument 14! Can't wait to see what happens with the group on the bus and with the group that stayed. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Thank you for this amazing giveaway! I absolutely loved Monument 14, and I can't wait for Sky on Fire. The cover gives me chills.

  4. Thanks for the great giveaway. I am so looking forward to this book

  5. Thanks for the great book giveaway. I am so looking forward to this book after reading the first.

  6. Loved the first book and look forward to this one!

  7. Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway...cant wait to read it!!!

  8. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! I'm really looking forward to reading this!

  9. Monument 14 was such an amazing read! Such a sweet giveaway. Thank you!

  10. I never heard of monument 14 before reading this blog post, I added it to my to-read list. This book sounds really interesting!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Thanks for this wonderful donation! This really goes along with the theme of doomsday approaching!

  12. Thanks for the heads up on book 2! My students cannot wait to read it.

  13. Thanks for this awesome giveaway

  14. Happy to hear you enjoyed this one! I can't wait to get my hands on it! I've heard some amazing things. Great review :)

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