Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview & Giveaway: Lost Crow Conspiracy (Rosalyn Eves)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Rosalyn Eves's 
Lost Crow Conspiracy
Read on for more about Rosalyn, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meet Rosalyn Eves!
 

Rosalyn Eves grew up in the Rocky Mountains, dividing her time between reading books and bossing her siblings into performing her dramatic scripts. As an adult, the telling and reading of stories is still one of her favorite things to do. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys spending time with her chemistry professor husband and three children, watching British period pieces, or hiking through the splendid landscape of southern Utah, where she lives. She dislikes housework on principle.

She has a PhD in English from Penn State, which means she also endeavors to inspire college students with a love for the English language. Sometimes it even works.

Rosalyn is represented by Josh Adams of Adams literary.

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Meet Lost Crow Conspiracy!

The thrilling first book in a YA fantasy trilogy for fans of Red Queen. In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place.

Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister’s debutante spell—an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic—Anna finds herself exiled to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary.

Her life might well be over.

In Hungary, Anna discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin Noémi to the fierce and handsome Romani Gábor. Not the society she’s known all her life, for discontent with the Luminate is sweeping the land. And not her lack of magic. Isolated from the only world she cares about, Anna still can’t seem to stop herself from breaking spells.

As rebellion spreads across the region, Anna’s unique ability becomes the catalyst everyone is seeking. In the company of nobles, revolutionaries, and Romanies, Anna must choose: deny her unique power and cling to the life she’s always wanted, or embrace her ability and change that world forever.

 

 

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~ Interview ~

 

 

YABC:  What gave you the inspiration to write this book?

As the second book in a trilogy, some of the inspiration came from the first book—playing with the idea of a girl in a society where her gifts don’t seem to fit. In LOST CROW CONSPIRACY, I wanted to push that further, looking at how society deals with the aftermath of change, and how Anna deals with a world that isn’t quite what she’d envisioned. LCC challenges her in new (and I hope exciting) ways. There’s also a second POV, inspired in part by an encounter Anna had with highwaymen in book 1 that I had to cut (it wasn’t really working there), but fit perfectly here.

 

 

YABC:  Who is your favorite character in the book?

This feels like having to tell you which kid is my favorite! (Answer: it depends on the day). But while I love Anna, Mátyás is my favorite character to write. His point of view amuses me.

 

 

YABC:   Which came first, the title or the novel?

The book, for sure. While writing it, the working title was “The King of Crows,” but then The Raven King and Six of Crows both came out and we felt we needed a different title, one that was more in line with Blood Rose Rebellion. After a couple weeks of brainstorming back and forth, we settled on LOST CROW CONSPIRACY.

 

 

YABC:  What scene in the book are you most proud of, and why?

The scene that was hardest for me to write is a scene mid-book where Anna confronts the Congress of nations assembled to decide what to do with the praetheria, the folklore creatures released in the wake of the broken Binding spell. I struggled to make the political back-and-forth interesting and build to the moment Anna speaks, and I wanted her words to have power. I rewrote that scene multiple times before it did what I wanted it to, and I’m pretty proud of the result.

 

 

YABC:  Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you've learned as a writer from then to now?

That self-doubt doesn’t necessarily go away once you have a book on the shelves! For some reason I thought it would, and it hasn’t. But I’ve learned that if I continue to work and study the craft, my writing will get better, regardless of my personal insecurities.

 

 

YABC:  What do you like most about the cover of the book?

I love the crow. Crows are an integral part to one of the points of view, and I love the energy of the crow bursting free of rock.

 

 

YABC:   What new release book are you looking most forward to in 2018?

I’m looking forward to Cindy Baldwin’s middle grade, WHERE THE WATERMELONS GROW, and Ibi Zoboi’s PRIDE, a retelling of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE with a black cast (I’m a huge sucker for Austen retellings and this one sounds so original).

 

 

YABC:  What was your favorite book in 2017?

There were lots of books I loved in 2017—particularly among the debuts. But two that stand out to me are Angie Thomas’s THE HATE U GIVE, which is phenomenal, and AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS, which was purely charming.

 

 

YABC:   What’s up next for you?

I’m currently working on edits for book 3 (title to be announced soon!) and fleshing out potential future projects.

 

YABC:   Which was the most difficult or emotional scene to narrate?

I mentioned one of the difficult scenes above. I also tend to struggle with the “dark night of the soul” moment, because that requires going deep into the character’s heart and soul, where I prefer writing action or pretty descriptions, because they’re easier. This was particularly true of Mátyás’s point of view, where his dark night came after a particularly devastating fight (and he is not the most emotionally honest character).

 

 

YABC:   Which character gave you the most trouble when writing your latest book?

For me, Gábor is often the hardest character to write, because he is Romani and so his perspective requires the most research, and I’m always conscious of the need to depict him accurately and respectfully. I’m really grateful for the perspective of a couple of readers who helped me ask hard questions to make his arc believable.

 

 

YABC:  Which part of the writing process do you enjoy more: Drafting or Revising?

I find both equally difficult! But I think I’m better at revising—I like pulling the story apart and putting it back together in ways that make it stronger and get it closer to what I’m trying to say.

 

 

YABC:   What would you say is your superpower?

My ability to focus is both my superpower and my Achilles’ heel. It lets me get work done—but sometimes, it also lets me tune out things that might need my attention (like my children or partner).

 

 

YABC:  Is there an organization or cause that is close to your heart?

There are two different projects I tried to support last year: The International Refugee Committee and First Book. I believe all people (particularly children) have a right to feel safe, and children need access to books.

 

 

 

 

Lost Crow Conspiracy

By: Rosalyn Eves

Publisher: Knopf BYR

Release Date: March 27th, 2018

 

 

 

 

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

3/5/2018- YA Books Central- Interview

3/6/2018- FICTION FAREReview

3/7/2018- Owl Always Be ReadingExcerpt

3/8/2018- YA and WineReview

3/9/2018- A Dream Within A DreamExcerpt

Week Two:

3/12/2018- The Book NutReview

3/13/2018- A Gingerly ReviewReview

3/14/2018- Book BriefsReview

3/15/2018- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post

3/16/2018- FiktshunReview

 

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