We're so excited to be kicking off the ROOTLESS Blog Tour on Monday, October 29th!
If you haven't heard about ROOTLESS, here's what it's about:
17-year-old Banyan is a tree builder. Using salvaged scrap metal, he creates forests for rich patrons who seek a reprieve from the desolate landscape. Although Banyan's never seen a real tree--they were destroyed more than a century ago--his missing father used to tell him stories about the Old World.
Everything changes when Banyan meets a mysterious woman with a strange tattoo--a map to the last living trees on earth, and he sets off across a wasteland from which few return. Those who make it past the pirates and poachers can't escape the locusts . . . the locusts that now feed on human flesh.
But Banyan isn't the only one looking for the trees, and he's running out of time. Unsure of whom to trust, he's forced to make an alliance with Alpha, an alluring, dangerous pirate with an agenda of her own. As they race towards a promised land that might only be a myth, Banyan makes shocking discoveries about his family, his past, and how far people will go to bring back the trees.
Each stop features an international giveaway full of crazy cool ROOTLESS swag:
- a signed, personalized copy of ROOTLESS
- a limited edition ROOTLESS t-shirt, your choice of size and color (Team Purple or Team Red)
PLUS! Each stop has exclusive content for your blog-reading pleaure. Check out this rad blog lineup:
Monday Oct 29 - Tour Kickoff at YABooksCentral.com/blog - Q&A with Chris Howard, author of ROOTLESS
Tuesday Oct 30 - VLOG from Chris at BookNerd.ca - The Inspiration Behind ROOTLESS
Wednesday Oct 31 - Q&A with Laura Rennert, Chris's agent at RamblingsofaWannabeScribe.blogspot.com
Thursday Nov 1 - Release Day Book Review at YABooksCentral.com/blog
Friday Nov 2 - How Do You Write? (An Interview with Chris) at BookandLatte.com
Saturday Nov 3 - The World of ROOTLESS at YAHighway.com
Sunday Nov 4 - Q&A with Mallory Kass (Chris's Editor at Scholastic) at CynthiaLeitichSmith.blogspot.com
Monday Nov 5 - VLOG from Chris at PageTurnersBlog.com - Chris's Thoughts about Release Day
Tuesday Nov 6 - Q&A with Phil Falco (ROOTLESS's book designer) at NovelNovice.com
Wednesday Nov 7 - Character Interview with Crow BookLove101.com
Thursday Nov 8 - Q&A with Nick Podehl (ROOTLESS's audio book narrator) at TheBookCellarX.blogspot.com
Friday Nov 9 - The Science of ROOTLESS at LiteraryRambles.com
Saturday Nov 10 - The Music of ROOTLESS at ReadingTeen.net (plus an exclusive song download, recorded by Chris!)
Sunday Nov 11 - Final Reader Q&A at YABooksCentral.com/blog - Chris answers the questions YOU submitted during the tour!
Check back here on Monday, October 29th, for the ROOTLESS Blog Tour kickoff. You don't want to miss it! (To get a reminder in your inbox, click "subscribe to this blog" at the top of the page.)