Stay Beautiful & Survive the Empire +GIVEAWAY


Welcome to the last day of Survivor Week! Now that you've learned the ins and outs of island food, building your dream treehouse, stocking your library with the best reads, and how to stay fashionable, we are here to talk to you about staying BEAUTIFUL while stranded. Check out our top 5 reuseable beauty items and be sure to enter the giveaway for the ultimate survivor package!

5 Reuseable Beauty Items for Survival

1. Curlers - Without electricity, what's a girl to do? Old style curlers it is.


2. Compact Mirror - Important to pick up a non-breakable one so that you don't get 7 years of bad luck (being stranded is enough bad luck)


3. Toothbrush - This is a little less reuseable in the long term but come on, a toothbrush is basic hygiene.

4. Tangle Teezer - Without a good conditioner, you're going to need a heavy duty detangler. 


5. Metal File - We all know nail clippers are bad for your nails so a metal file will be your friend.




THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE
by Kayla Olson
Published: June 6, 2017
Publisher: HarperTeen
Find It: Amazon

When all hope is gone, how do you survive?

Before the war, Eden’s life was easy—air conditioning, ice cream, long days at the beach. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed.

Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. Eden has lost everything to them. They killed her family and her friends, destroyed her home, and imprisoned her. But Eden refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate to escape to its shores.

Eden finally reaches the island and meets others resistant to the Wolves—but the solace is short lived when one of Eden’s new friends goes missing. Braving the jungle in search of their lost ally, they quickly discover Sanctuary is filled with lethal traps and an enemy they never expected.

This island might be deadlier than the world Eden left behind, but surviving it is the only thing that stands between her and freedom.

THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE was recently optioned for film by Paramount, with Leonardo DiCaprio/Appian Way producing.

Kayla Olson lives in Texas, and can usually be found in near proximity to black coffee, the darkest chocolate, Scrivener, and an army of Sharpie highlighters.

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Follow the Tour

5/8 The YA Book Traveler - Guest Post & Trailer
5/9 No Bent Spines - Dystopian Dream Treehouse
5/10 BookCrushin - Deserted but not Illiterate - Books I Would Want on a Deserted Island
5/11 The Reader and the Chef - Don’t Be a Castaway: Foodie Survival Tips
5/12 YA Wednesdays - Q & A with Kayla Olson
5/13 Booknerd Addict - I’m a Survivor! Fashion Post
5/14 Tales of the Ravenous Reader - Glamping - Island Beauty Regimens


GIVEAWAY
Main Giveaway Prize #1

Signed ARC of THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE (can be personalized upon request) // write. read. repeat. tote bag // signed+personalized postcard // Anna Tovar print that reads "some things take time" // sprout bookmarks // TSE swag, including wolf sticker + wolf temporary tattoo—I drew the wolf myself! // ingredient kit to make cayenne-cinnamon-marshmallow hot chocolate (packaged in a test tube!), one of Eden's favorite treats from before the war // {plant + tray not included} US Only.



Scavenger Hunt Prize: Prize #2

How to win: A scavenger hunt requires you to find all the clues! Each day of this tour will have a quote card and in order to be entered to win this amazing prize, simply share the graphics each day (7 total!) on social media with the hashtag #SurviveTheEmpire. Make sure you share all 7 graphics.



The prize: copy of SECOND SIGHT, one of my favorite books on writing and revising, signed by author/editor Cheryl B. Klein // pre-order of THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE (represented here by second post card) // write. read. repeat. tote bag // signed+personalized post card // Anna Tovar print that reads "some things take time" // sprout bookmarks // TSE swag, including wolf sticker + wolf temporary tattoo—I drew the wolf myself! // ingredient kit to make cayenne-cinnamon-marshmallow hot chocolate (packaged in a test tube!), one of Eden's favorite treats from before the war // {plant + tray not included}

10 comments:

  1. Glamping! Oh my gosh, this is awesome!

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  2. I think "Brave New World" counts as dystopian, and it's one of my favorites!

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  3. I love dystopian; it's my favorite genre/sub-genre! I love so many I don't even know where to begin... 1984, The Handmaid's Tale, The Giver, Divergent, Hunger Games, Matched, The Testing, Bumped, Delirium, Chemical Garden, Wool, Article 5, Legend... so many!! Sounds amazing (but I have to have my nail clippers!), thanks for the chance. :)

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  5. I don't have any favorites I enjoy them all :)

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