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!
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:
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!