Thursday, December 13, 2012

Blog Tour & Giveaway: THE FARM by Emily McKay

The Farm: Escape is Only the Beginning
by Emily McKay
Published by Berkley
Publication Date: December 4, 2012
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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...

Q & A with Emily McKay

It’s interesting that the THE FARM features both traditional vampires as well as vampire-like creatures. How did you come up with the idea for the ticks? Are they based on traditional folklore like vampires?
I wanted to read a story where vampires were scary again.  I am all for a sexy vampire hero, but I also think Bram Stoker got it right all those years ago and nothing creeps me out more (in a good way) than a scary vampire bent on murder and mayhem.  

As for the ticks, I imagined what a human would become if you kept the most important human characteristics and added to them some of the most frightening characteristics of other animals (like the jaw strength of a gorilla and the flesh-tearing teeth of a lion).
The Farm sounds like the perfect book to read when I need to step away from all of the contemporary young adult that I read. With a tagline: Escape Is Only The Beginning you just know that the characters are in for a terrifying experience. It's been a really long time since I've read a book that really scared me and it is something that I'm looking forward to. And it's told in multiple points of view, my favorite! 

The Farm blog tour continues tomorrow with a stop at YA Love Blog. Make sure to stop by to discover more exciting details to Emily McKay's apocalyptic thriller.

I have the pleasure of offering a copy of THE FARM with a “Vampire Apocalypse Survival Kit” to one lucky reader. (US addresses only). 
To enter, you must be 16 years or older and fill out the Rafflecopter below. 

Many thanks go to Berkley/NAL, Penguin Group for sponsoring this giveaway.

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  1. Thanks for having me here on your blog, Joli!

  2. *keeping my fingers crossed! thank you for this awesome giveaway! soooo want this!


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