Escape is only the Beginning – THE FARM Blog Tour + Giveaway

Today, I’m excited to kick off the blog tour for Emily McKay’s THE FARM: ESCAPE IS ONLY THE BEGINNING – which sounds super creepy, mind you. We asked Emily to give us a list of her Top 5 YA Novels of all time, and here’s what she had to say. Read through to the end, or miss your chance to win an awesome prize pack from Penguin!

Oooh, great question. My list is going to seem very contemporary heavy. That’s because I tend to not read what I write, if that makes sense. So even though there are some seriously fantastic paranormal and dystopian YA novels out there, I haven’t read them yet, because I’m afraid of cross pollination.

So in no particular order:

1. My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares – Even though this isn’t as well known as her Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series (which I almost put on the list), I really, really loved this book. I’ve always been a fan of reincarnation stories and this one hit all the right notes for me. And it kind of made me believe this is how it actually goes down.

2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins– Does this count as YA? Either way, I’m using it. So good! And the world she created was crazy intense.

3. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles – A great romance and super fun read. No pun intended, but I loved the chemistry between these characters. Yum!

4. The Summer Series by Jenny Han – Funny, romantic and bittersweet. This whole series was like a delightful trip to the beach. It made me yearn to be sixteen again, even though sixteen pretty much sucked for me the first time around.

5. Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park – I think technically this is New Adult, rather than YA, ‘cause the heroine is a freshman in college, but I’m including it anyway. Fun, funny, heart-wrenching and un-put-downable. Need I say more?

Here’s a little bit more about THE FARM – and a giveaway!

The Farm THE FARM
Emily McKay
420 pages
Publisher: Penguin/Berkley
Release Date: December 4th, 2012

Life was different in the Before: before vampires began devouring humans in a swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined. These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the undead monsters, known as Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other…

And when trust is a thing of the past, escape is nearly impossible.

Lily and her twin sister Mel have a plan. Though Mel can barely communicate, her autism helps her notice things no one else notices—like the portion of electrical fence that gets turned off every night. Getting across won’t be easy, but as Lily gathers what they need to escape, a familiar face appears out of nowhere, offering to help…

Carter was a schoolmate of Lily’s in the Before. Managing to evade capture until now, he has valuable knowledge of the outside world. But like everyone on the Farm, Carter has his own agenda, and he knows that behind the Ticks is an even more dangerous threat to the human race…

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Thanks to Penguin, I have an AWESOME prize pack featuring a copy of THE FARM and a Vampire Apocalypse Survival Kit for one lucky US winner! Enter right after the pagebreak.

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Be sure to stop by THE READING FEVER tomorrow for the next stop in THE FARM’s blog tour!

Hafsah

Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

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14 Comments

  1. Reply

    Emily McKay

    November 26, 2012

    Hi Hafsah and Asma,

    thanks for hosting me here on the blog tour!
    Also, I wanted to mention that if The Farm sounds like your kind thing, you should hop over to my website and join my Green Team to earn more cool prizes, a sneak peak at the sequel to The Farm, The Lair, and even a special freebie-read, a prequel to The Farm.

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      Bellas Bookshelf

      November 26, 2012

      Emily, Where's your website? Thank you :)

    • Reply

      Emily McKay

      November 27, 2012

      My website for The Farm is:
      http://www.EscapeTheFarm.com
      Thanks for asking!

  2. Reply

    Bellas Bookshelf

    November 26, 2012

    Thank you Icey Books & Emily McKay for this awesome giveaway. I am so excited for this book!
    I cant enter via RC, I keep getting error message. It may be me so Ill come back later to enter :)
    Bella's Bookshelf
    Bella's Bookshelf

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    TerryLynnJohnson

    November 26, 2012

    sounds great! And I loved looking up those 5 books on her list. Great question. Thank you!

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      Emily McKay

      November 27, 2012

      Hi TerryLynn,
      if you're tempted at all by any of the books, you should totally give them a try. They're all awesome!

  4. Reply

    erin

    November 26, 2012

    Thank you so much for such a great post and giveaway! I've had this book on my wishlist already and I can't wait to get my hands on it :)

    • Reply

      Emily McKay

      November 27, 2012

      Hi Erin,
      Thanks! Nice to “meet” you!

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    Shae Carcar

    November 27, 2012

    AHH I love perfect chemistry!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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      Emily McKay

      November 27, 2012

      Shae,

      It was *so* good, right? I love Alex! Such a great hero!

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    Jesse Burgoyne

    November 27, 2012

    I am so super excited to read The Farm! Also I love your choices, Emily! Perfect Chemistry was fantastic and The Summer series is one of my favorite series of ALL TIME!

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

    • Reply

      Emily McKay

      November 27, 2012

      Jesse,

      Thanks! Perfect Chemistry and the Summer books were all *so* good, right? The Summer series totally made me want to have some great house at the beach where I could hang out all summer. And, you know, my own Conrad. :-)

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    Dani Mcculloch

    November 27, 2012

    thanks for the giveaway!

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    Jess Mamac

    November 30, 2012

    I I can't wait to read this. I have yet to come across a book where humans were kept as slaves for there use. I'm excited!

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