Mar 28, 2012

Guest Post: 3 Favorites With Erebos Author Ursula Pozanaski (+Giveaway)

Erebos by Ursula Pozanaski
January 19th, 2012 from Annick Press

When 16-year-old Nick receives a package containing the mysterious computer game Erebos, he wonders if it will explain the behavior of his classmates, who have been secretive lately. Players of the game must obey strict rules: always play alone, never talk about the game, and never tell anyone your nickname.

Curious, Nick joins the game and quickly becomes addicted. But Erebos knows a lot about the players and begins to manipulate their lives. When it sends Nick on a deadly assignment, he refuses and is banished from the game.

Now unable to play, Nick turns to a friend for help in finding out who controls the game. The two set off on a dangerous mission in which the border between reality and the virtual world begins to blur. This utterly convincing and suspenseful thriller originated in Germany, where it has become a runaway bestseller.

I am happy to have author Ursula Pozanaski on the blog today! She fills us in about her favorite video games and what she loves about America. Don't forget to check out the PW article and book trailer links below. Welcome, Ursula!
3 favorite video games:
Diablo I+II
Day of the Tentacle
The Settlers

3 favorite discoveries while researching for Erebos:
Details about Michelangelo's "The Last Judgement"
The best muffins in London
A few cool blogs about living in England

3 favorite recent reads:
Téa Obreht's, The Tiger's Wife
Patrick Rothfuss's,  The Wise Man's Fear
Maggie Stiefvater's,  The Scorpio Races

I definitly recommend all three!

3 things you would miss about Austria if you moved:
The landscape, which is the most beautiful I know
All the places of my childhood, where memories come alive as soon as I get there
The Austrian culture—which includes music, art, architecture food and wine ... and of course literature, but that's something I would be able to take with me.

3 of your favorite things about the USA
The open-mindedness I have encountered in most Americans I’ve met
Some of my favorite TV series (Modern Family, Two and a Half Men, Scrubs ... I have tons of DVDs ;-))

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You can find Pozanaski on her website
You can find Annick Press at their website
Publisher's Weekly gives EREBOS a Starred Review. Check out this great article from PW.
Check out the book trailer:

Stop by the other blog tour participants:

March 25: YA Bookshelf,
March 26: Bookosaur,
March 27: GreenBeanTeenQueen,
March 28: The Pen Stroke,
March 29: ME - I Read Banned Books,
March 30: Between the Covers,
March 31: Tahleen's Mixed-Up Files,

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