Today I have the pleasure of welcoming author Seth Fishman to the blog as part of a blog tour for his novel, The Well's End. We also have an awesome giveaway for you guys, so after reading Seth's fabulous guest post and checking out The Well's End be sure to scroll down and enter!
I had the pleasure of reading an early review copy of The Well's End and I enjoyed it immensely! The plot line was good and well thought out, but it wasn't until the end that everything came together, elevating the story to a whole new level of awesome. It's a very entertaining book, filled with mysteries, danger and unexpected twists and I think fans of science fiction thrillers - and particularly stories about deadly virus outbreaks - will have a lot of fun with this one! Be on a lookout for my review soon!
Falling down a well, breaking bones, being stuck for days... that kinda trauma tends to leave impressions. Physical, like a slightly crooked nose, and mental, like fear of the dark and the water. Mia Kish, the protagonist of my novel, THE WELL'S END, has spent her life overcoming these challenges, these fears. It's an interesting thing, using a trauma to draw strength, and I don't believe anyone can succeed naturally doing so, but I had a tremendous time writing Mia into the chaos that surrounds her school's quarantine and the outbreak of a virus that ages people to death. It seemed second nature that she'd be willing to push the boundaries of her fears. That's how she's survived thus far, taking on her fear of water by swimming so well she's nationally ranks. In the end, for me, I kept seeing the physical challenges (soldiers, quarantine, virus, and others to remain unnamed) as equal and occasionally less than her internal struggles, her own fears, her life-long goal to escape her nickname, Baby Mia.
Thanks to the awesome folks at Penguin Teen (thank you, Tara!) we have 1 finished copy of The Well's End up for grabs today! US Only
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About the book:
Author: Seth Fishman
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile / Penguin Teen
Pub. Date: February 25, 2014
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes& Noble
A deadly virus and an impossible discovery unite in one enthralling can’t-miss read...
Sixteen-year-old Mia Kish has always been afraid of the dark. After all, she’s baby Mia, the one who fell down a well. That was years ago, though the darkness still haunts her. But when her classmates and teachers at ritzy Westbrook Academy start dying of old age from a bizarre and frightening virus that ages its victims years in a matter of hours, Mia becomes haunted by a lot more than the dark. Their deaths are gruesome and Mia worries she and her friends may be next. In order to survive, Mia and her small crew must break quarantine and outrun armed soldiers in hazmat suits who shoot first and ask questions later.
And there’s only one place to go—the Cave, aka Fenton Electronics. Mia knows it’s somehow connected and hopes her dad, Director of Fenton Electronics, who has always been strangely secretive about his work, has the answers she needs, and more importantly a cure to save everyone before the whole town succumbs to the mysterious virus. Unfortunately, it’s not answers Mia discovers, but something far more treacherous and impossible than even the virus itself.
A high-stakes, fast-paced adventure with imagination and heart.
About the author:
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Seth Fishman is best known as a New York literary agent at the Gernert Company whose client roster includes ingenue National Book Award Finalist, Tea Obreht. Seth is also the recipient of an MFA from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. The Well's End is his first novel.