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The Compulsive Reader: Dark Days With Anna Carey: Week Four

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dark Days With Anna Carey: Week Four

Today is the release day of Eve, Anna Carey's debut book! Yay! Sadly, it is also the last week of features from Anna about this awesome read. It's been a very fun month, and I hope you all have enjoyed hearing about Eve and Dark Days. If you aren't familiar with Dark Days, check out the website to see what they're all about and what books are being featured this fall, and click here to see if the authors are coming to a bookstore near you!

Today is all about Eve! You can read my review of it here, read back on the features with Anna (the exclusive interview, week two's character profiles, and week three's character profiles), and read on to hear about the awesome settings in Eve and how Anna was inspired to incorporate them into her book! In Anna's words...

"Eve, in a lot of ways, is a tribute to the west coast and all the natural beauty I’m continually discovering here. In terms of specific locations, I spent the summer after my first year of graduate school in San Francisco and have always thought of it as this sleepy, peaceful place. When creating the world for Eve (which involved reimagining our world, overtaken by nature in the aftermath of a plague) I loved taking iconic structures or buildings from the America we know and showing them in a different way. To Eve the Golden Gate bridge isn’t the Golden Gate bridge—it’s not an attraction so much as a horror, the site of a riot and fire staged by sick people trying to flee a ruined city. 
I’ve never actually been to Sedona or Lake Tahoe, but the locations felt right for what they are in the book. I wanted the dugout to be in a scenic, secluded place near fresh water. Sedona exists in my mind as this mystical city surrounded by towering red rocks. Choosing it as a stop on the Trail came more from character than anything else—it felt like the kind of place Marjorie and Otis would raise a family."
A huge THANK YOU to Anna and HarperTeen for an awesome month of Eve-themed fun! If you haven't gotten your copy of the book yet, what are you waiting for?

Also, be sure to watch this Dark Days fall teaser! if it doesn't get you excited for these books, I don't know what will!



ETA:

The Dark Days authors will be participating in a Livestream event on Thursday 10/6 at 4:30 (EST), and there is an opportunity for you to submit your questions to them in advance! Just check out these two links:

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=289948537682965

http://www.livestream.com/epicreads?rsvptoeventid=413659

RSVP at both sites, then come back here and let me know what you would like to ask the author(s) in the comments and I'll enter you into a contest to win a SIGNED copy of Eve! This contest will only last until the end of the streaming event!

7 comments:

KarinLibrarian said...

I've RSVPed at. On both sites, but I don't see anywhere to submit questions.

The Compulsive Reader said...

Hm...peculiar. Well, consider yourself entered anyway!

Audris said...

I RSVPed too to both sites. Since I don't see a place to submit questions I was waiting to ask the questions when it is happening live.

Steph@TheYAReader said...

I've RSVPed!! What an awesome giveaway!! *happy dancing* :D

KarinLibrarian said...

Thank you. My question will be, why do you think teens of today enjoy the "darker" literature? As a fan myself, I try to think about why I like it and it comes down to survival. I like reading about people doing whatever they can to survive. Do you think teens like it for the same reason or something totally different?

Audris said...

Ok so my question for Anna Carey is why she decided to write about a dystopian society and if there was anything in particular that lead her to the premise of writing about boy/girl separation.
And in general I want to know what they think about love triangles and insta-love in young adult books.

Thanks for the giveaway!

The Sanction Chronicles said...

Am I the only on living under a rock who missed hearing of EVE before this? Yummy cover! I will need to check this out...
Thanks,
Terry Kate