Blog Tour & Giveaway: Survivor Week – Deserted but not Illiterate: Books I Would Want on a Deserted Island

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Survivor Week –
Deserted but not Illiterate:
Books I Would Want on a Deserted Island
– The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson

To celebrate The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson (June 6th) today’s stop on the creative blog tour is Deserted but not Illiterate: Books I Would Want on a Deserted Island! This is going to be so hard but my main guidelines are books that I can re-read and help me escape my deserted fate! Be sure to check out all the book details, the rest of the tour, and be sure to enter the two different giveaways! There is a scavenger hunt giveaway!

 

The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson

Category: Young Adult,
Publication: June 6th, 2017; HarperTeen
Purchase: Amazon

When all hope is gone, how do you survive?

Before the war, Eden’s life was easy—air conditioning, ice cream, long days at the beach. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed.

Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. Eden has lost everything to them. They killed her family and her friends, destroyed her home, and imprisoned her. But Eden refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate to escape to its shores.

Eden finally reaches the island and meets others resistant to the Wolves—but the solace is short-lived when one of Eden’s new friends goes missing. Braving the jungle in search of their lost ally, they quickly discover Sanctuary is filled with lethal traps and an enemy they never expected.

This island might be deadlier than the world Eden left behind, but surviving it is the only thing that stands between her and freedom.

 

Deserted but not Illiterate: Books I Would Want on a Deserted Island

So these books are not helpful for survival in the literal sense, but I sure think they will help my mental state from breaking completely. Since not having my kindle available due to you know, electricity…these would be the books I would carry with me or possibly just be the ones I replay in my mind to entertain myself. In no particular order:

  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – because it could always be worse, right?
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – because I want to be whisked away to a world of magic!
  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas – well it’s a long book and hours of swooning over Rhys would help my mind escape…
  • Boy Robot by Simon Curtis – full of action, mystery, and enough entertainment to make me cringe and cry!
  • The Fever series by Karen Marie Moning – ok, ok I know its a big series…but but how can I pick just one book?! If I must narrow it down, I would pick Dreamfever…or Shadowfever. Oh damnit I can’t pick just one!!
  • Geekerella by Ashley Poston – when you just need all the sugar and sweetness of a romance that woos you the entire time, plus it would be a wonderful, albeit sad reminder of what my life was like before I was stranded. 
  • Settling the Score by R.S. Grey – this is such an amazing sports romance set around the Summer Olympic games and it was sizzling hot! 
  • Strong Signal by Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell – this is one of those smoking hot romances that just wows me and I could see myself re-reading this one a bunch of times when I needed some sexy escape. Plus I need more diverse books on my list and I wish I had found a great lesbian romance I would want to read over & over…but alas, not yet.
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton – last but not least, the most re-read book on my shelf and I of course know I would also want to read this one over and over. 

 

 

Author Bio: Kayla Olson

Kayla Olson lives in Texas, and can usually be found in near proximity to black coffee, the darkest chocolate, Scrivener, and an army of Sharpie highlighters.

Latest Book News:

THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE was recently optioned for film by Paramount, with Leonardo DiCaprio/Appian Way producing.

Internationally, THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE is slated to hit shelves in Italy, France, Turkey, Spain, Denmark, Brazil, Serbia, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, and Germany.

Links:

Twitter  **  Instragram  **  Facebook  **  Blog

 

Giveaway:

Main Giveaway Prize #1

Signed ARC of THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE (can be personalized upon request) //  write. read. repeat. tote bag  //  signed+personalized postcard  //  Anna Tovar print that reads “some things take time”  //  sprout bookmarks  //  TSE swag, including wolf sticker + wolf temporary tattoo—I drew the wolf myself!  //  ingredient kit to make cayenne-cinnamon-marshmallow hot chocolate (packaged in a test tube!), one of Eden’s favorite treats from before the war  //  {plant + tray not included} US Only
a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Scavenger Hunt Prize: Prize #2

How to win: A scavenger hunt requires you to find all the clues! Each day of this tour will have a quote card and in order to be entered to win this amazing prize, simply share the graphics each day (7 total!) on social media with the hashtag #SurviveTheEmpire. Make sure you share all 7 graphics.

The prize: copy of SECOND SIGHT, one of my favorite books on writing and revising, signed by author/editor Cheryl B. Klein // pre-order of THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE (represented here by second post card) //  write. read. repeat. tote bag  //  signed+personalized post card  //  Anna Tovar print that reads “some things take time”  //  sprout bookmarks  //  TSE swag, including wolf sticker + wolf temporary tattoo—I drew the wolf myself!  //  ingredient kit to make cayenne-cinnamon-marshmallow hot chocolate (packaged in a test tube!), one of Eden’s favorite treats from before the war  //  {plant + tray not included}

 

Tour Schedule:

Be sure to follow the tour, especially for a chance to win the scavenger hunt prize!

Monday 5/8: The YA Book TravelerGuest Post & Trailer

Tuesday 5/9: No Bent Spines Dystopian Dream Treehouse

Wednesday 5/10: BookCrushin – Deserted but not Illiterate – Books I Would Want on a Deserted Island

Thursday 5/11: The Reader and the Chef – Don’t Be a Castaway: Foodie Survival Tips

Friday 5/12: YA Wednesdays – Q & A with Kayla Olson

Saturday 5/13: Booknerd Addict – I’m a Survivor! Fashion Post

Sunday 5/14: Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Glamping – Island Beauty Regimens

 

7 Comments

  1. Christy Hayes
    May 10, 2017

    Just imagine pairing down your library to just these ones 😱😱

    • kelly
      May 10, 2017

      HAHAHA you’re so funny! But if I could keep whole series…than maybe I would have different answers! Like Harry Potter & The Raven Cycle…and and and…lol

  2. Alice @ Arctic Books
    May 10, 2017

    Ah, I honestly would bring my whole library so I could get through my whole TBR shelf and kill the time!

    • kelly
      May 10, 2017

      That would be ideal!!

  3. Kimberly Vanderbloom
    May 10, 2017

    My favorite survival/dystopian series is NIL by Lynne Matson. It would definitely help me survive on a deserted island

  4. 💖 The Life of a (@BookNerdAddict)
    May 12, 2017

    Ok! First I can’t believe you actually pair down your books.😂😂😂Great job! Second!!!!! 😲 😮 OMG! The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning!!!!!!!!! IS MY FAVORITE SERIES EVER! I haven’t read the latest book I don’t want it to end and even though I really didn’t enjoyed the previous book I still love it.😩😩😩I love ❤️ finding out other people love this series too. It’s like finding long lost friends. 😬😬😬😬Great post btw and amazing blog. I’ll make sure to visit you again. Happy reading 💋 xoxo

    • kelly
      May 12, 2017

      Thank you so much Helena! I agree, whenever I find someone who love Fever series as much as me I totally fangirl out & I too haven’t read the final book either! HA! Twinsies! Thanks for stopping by, commenting and the compliment was super awesome. I always appreciate praise! <3

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