Hello! Welcome to my stop on the tour; I hope you have been enjoying it so far. Thanks for stopping in today! Below you will find info on the book, the author, Vicki L. Weavil, and how to find her, links to pick up your copy (a must have), and a giveaway. Oh, and make sure you check out other stops on the tour for author interviews, guest posts, and lots more fun!
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Giveaway Information: Contest ends March 25, 2016
- Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Facsimile by Vicki L. Weavil (INT)
Facsimile by Vicki L. Weavil
Publication Date: March 8, 2016
For a ticket to Earth, seventeen-year-old Anna-Maria “Ann” Solano is willing to jettison her birth planet, best friend, and the boy who loves her. Especially since all she’s required to do is escort Dace Keeling, a young naturalist, through the wilderness of the partially terraformed planet Eco. Ann‘s determination to escape the limitations of her small, frontier colony never falters, until Dace’s expeditions uncover three secrets. One offers riches, one shatters Ann’s perceptions of herself, and one reveals that the humans stranded on Eco are not its only inhabitants.
Ann’s willing to sacrifice friendship and love for a new life on Earth. But when an entire species is placed in jeopardy by her actions, she must make a choice – fulfill the dream that’s always sustained her, or save the planet she’s never considered home.
Vicki L. Weavil was raised in a farming community in Virginia, where her life was shaped by a wonderful family, the culture of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and an obsession with reading. She holds a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Virginia, a Masters in Library Science from Indiana University, and a Masters in Liberal Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After working as a librarian at the NY Public Library at Lincoln Center, and the Museum of Television & Radio (now the Paley Center for Media) in NYC, she is currently the Director for Library Services at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Vicki loves good writing in any genre, and has been known to read seven books in as many days. She enjoys travel, gardening, and the arts. Vicki lives in North Carolina with her husband and some very spoiled cats. A member of SCBWI, Vicki is represented by Fran Black at Literary Counsel, NY, NY.
While I started Facsimile in a bit of a funk, (I had a ton of stuff going on and stressing me out in the real world) I diffenitely needed a distraction and this book totally took care of that for me. I absolutely loved the cover. Very bright and the promise of adventure and unexplored territory, it immediately intrigued me. The story line kept moving at a great pace and was never boring. A new world and new species are always exciting, but it was everything else that made Facsimile even more so. While all of our characters were very well written, our protagonist, Ann, had to grow on me. At first I thought she was a stuck up witch who only cared about herself. Raid and Emie were immediately my favorite characters. She was just so real; she said it like she saw it. Raid tried to be such a tough guy, but he had a hard time hiding his real emotions, like his love for Ann.
All in all, I really enjoyed Facsimile and would recommend it to readers of YA sci-fi, dystopia, and romance. It gets 4 out of 5 crossbows.