Friday, November 5, 2010

Across the Universe with Beth Revis

Okay, squee!! Did you hear that scream in New Jersey? I think so. Today, I'm going Across the Universe with Beth Revis. Make sure to check out her site for my grand adventure (or not, because mine is quite lame), and join us onboard the Godspeed as we zip Across the Universe (said in a really low, booming voice).

Across the Universe is a sci fi coming out from Penguin/Razorbill on January 11, 2011. Author Beth Revis describes it as "a murder mystery set in space," but it also has romance, adventure, and dystopian elements. In the book, a girl boards an interstellar spaceship in a journey across the universe to find a new planet.

To celebrate the book's upcoming release, Beth's gathered together writers and readers from across the blogosphere to share their stories of adventures they've had across the world. Check out her site the first two weeks of November to read about adventures from the Wild West to Indonesia, from Europe to Africa.

And as you're going across the world with all these adventures, be sure to pick up the clues. On Beth's webpage is a secret link--LOOK for it, and you'll SEE it. But it's password protected! To find the password, you'll need to go on the adventures with us, pick up the letters, and re-arrange them into the secret phrase.

What do you get for playing? On the password protected page there's tons of secret information about the book--hidden Easter Eggs, the surprising origins of one of the characters, and the unexpected inspiration behind the space ship. But, more than that--there's also a chance for prizes! Only accessible from the password protected page is a form to enter a drawing--the winner will get a signed and doodled ARC of Across the Universe, pin-buttons featuring the book, star-related swag--and a secret something else!




All you have to do is follow us across the blogosphere, pick up the letters, and unscramble the password! Your clue for today is...


H


So you tell me: Are you super excited to cross the universe with Beth's book? Let me just tell you that I've read some of it, and I'm salivating for more! Salivating! Definitely add this one to your list (if it isn't already), and come play with us!

41 comments:

Theresa Milstein said...

So far, I've tried every contest to win an ARC. I'm hoping this contest will be the one because I can't wait with everyone else for the release date.

Jemi Fraser said...

I adored Beth's first chapter - can't wait for the book!! Fun contest too :)

Amie Kaufman said...

I am just DYING to read this book. What? Melodramatic? No way, this is serious! Life and death! Everything about it calls to me.

Renae said...

I can't wait to get my hands on her book! It sounds amazing!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I haven't read the first chapter since I'm waiting for the book to come out instead. :)

Lydia Kang said...

Her book sounds amazing and her journey has been really inspirational as a writer.
Go Beth!

Heather Kelly said...

Love this! Cool game!!

Megan said...

I'm so happy you posted this. I read the first chapter and then I forgot the name of the book. I've been trying to find it online with no luck, so when I saw your post for today, I was extremely relieved.

I also love word scrambles and travel, so it should be fun traveling across the blogosphere to unlock the secret page.

salarsenッ said...

I think I did hear the screams from Jersey!! Can't wait for her book. She's a peach!

Christine Fonseca said...

I am super excited too!

Bish Denham said...

YEAH!

lotusgirl said...

I'm totally chomping at the bit for this one. Thanks for my letter. I'm going to figure this out and hopefully win the book so I can read the whole thing.

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Natalie Aguirre said...

Your adventure was great. Can't wait to read her and your books. 2011 will be an exciting year. Have a great weekend.

Kelly said...

That sounds so fun!!! Cool secret codes and adventures!

Karen Lange said...

So excited for Beth! Sounds like fun!
Happy weekend:)

Michelle McLean said...

Ooo what a fun way to celebrate the book! :D

Ishta Mercurio said...

Intriguing!

I`m looking forward to hearing more, and to reading the book. Thanks for the game!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I was somehow uber lucky and won an ARC from the publisher in the first FB contest. Love, love, loved it!!! :-)

Sara B. Larson said...

That's so funny, I talked about her book today on my Friday Five! I was lucky enough to read an ARC of it and WOW. I totally <3 it! It's amazing.

Paul Greci said...

I read the first chapter of Across the Universe and can't wait to read the book!!

Jennie Englund said...

What a fun contest!

I hope Theresa wins it!

Matthew Rush said...

All I know is that is has one of the most powerful first chapters I have ever read.

L.T. Elliot said...

Yay! The Letter H!

And isn't Beth awesome? I frickin' LOVE her first chapter. I can't wait for the book!

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

Yes super excited! Waiting patiently.

Tere Kirkland said...

Supposed to be unplugged, but I REALLY want this book!

So excited!

lbdiamond said...

This is super cool! :D

Krispy said...

So excited for this book! Read the first chapter and now I just have to know more!

Angela Ackerman said...

Elana, you are so real. That's why I luv ya!

Thanks for sharing a bit of your life with us!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Colene Murphy said...

Great post!

AND SOO EXCITED FOR ATU!!!1 *hyperventilate*

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Elana, so exciting! Thank you for posting this! Have a great weekend. :)

Stephen Tremp said...

Sounds like an exciting adventures with fun characters. Any wormholes in the story?

ali said...

I am way excited!

Annie McMahon said...

I heard you loud and clear, all the way here in New Jersey. :D Sounds like an awesome book!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Isn't it rumored to be a movie, too? Or an I thinking of another book?

Heather said...

I've been hearing about this book everywhere I go. And you know what? I am excited to read it! I love sci-fi and there isn't enough great YA sci-fi. It's on my list!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

So. Freaking. Excited!!!! I can't wait!! Very cool promo tour! I love that in getting the word out about her book, she's actually featuring other writers. So much heart in that.

Tina Lynn said...

Ugh! During NaNo month. If it wasn't NaNo month, I would play, but I'm way too busy right now.

T C Mckee said...

Sounds like a great contest. I'll go now and check it out. I think I hear your squee in Virginia-powerful. Can't wait to read the book.

Marlene Detierro said...

This looks like the kind of book I could really enjoy! Thanks for the great review! :D

Marlene Detierro (SEO in Indianapolis)

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