Saturday, 15 June 2013

Book Tour - The Island - by Jen Minkman - A young adult dystopian novel

Welcome to Jen Minkman's book tour with her Young Adult novella "The Island".

Please read on.........

Book Info-

Title-The Island
Author - Jen Minkman
Publication Date-June 1, 2013
*Novella* (80 pages)
Genre- YA Dystopian


‘I walk toward the sea. The endless surface of the water extends to the horizon, whichever way I look.

Our world is small. We are on our own, and we only have ourselves to depend on. We rely on the Force deep within us, as taught to us by our forefathers.

If I were to walk westward from here, I would come across a barrier – the Wall.
Behind it, there are Fools. At least, that’s what everyone says.
I have never seen one.’

Leia lives on the Island, a world in which children leave their parents to take care of themselves when they are ten years old. Across this Island runs a wall that no one has ever crossed. The Fools living behind it are not amenable to reason – they believe in illusions. That’s what The Book says, the only thing left to the Eastern Islanders by their ancestors.
But when a strange man washes ashore and Leia meets a Fool face to face, her life will never be the same. Is what she and her friends believe about the Island really true?

Or is everyone in their world, in fact, a Fool?


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About the Author-

Jen Minkman (1978) was born in Holland, in the town of Alphen aan den Rijn. When she was 19, she moved between The Hague, Salzburg (Austria), Brussels (Belgium) and Cambridge (UK) to complete her studies in intercultural communication. She is currently a teacher of English, career counsellor and teenage coach at a secondary school in Voorburg, Holland. She tries to read at least 100 books a year (and write a few, too!). She is a published author in her own country, and translates her own books from Dutch into English for self-publication.
In her spare time, she plays the piano, the guitar and the violin. For every novel she writes, she creates a soundtrack.

'I have always been drawn to writing. My first book was a sci-fi novel at the age of eight, which I painstakingly typed out on my dad's typewriter and illustrated myself. Nowadays, I stick to poetry, paranormal romance, chicklit and/or fantasy. In my home country, I am the first-ever published writer of paranormal romance, and I will gradually make my books also available in English (seeing I have to re-write and translate the books myself, this will take some time!).

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The Island by Jen Minkman Blog Tour Schedule

June 9th-
Angels With Attitude; Review, Excerpt/Spotlight, Author Interview
Lost in a Sea of Words; Excerpt/Spotlight
Reading Bliss- Excerpt/Spotlight, Character Bio, Playlist

June 10th-
Pretty In Pink Book Reviews; Excerpt/Spotlight, Character Bio
The Next Chapter; Review, Spotlight/Excerpt
Books and Binding- Review, Character Interview

June 11th-
TeamNerd Reviews; Excerpt/Spotlight, Character Bio, Book Soundtrack
Zee’s Book Blog; Excerpt/Spotlight
By the Bookful; Review, Guest Post
Reading in Twilight-Guest Post, Author Interview
Rate My Romance- Review, Excerpt/Spotlight

June 12th-
Write Away Bliss; Excerpt/Spotlight, Author Interview
A Little Bit of R&R; Excerpt/Spotlight
Sweet Treat Reading Reviews-Dream Cast, Book Soundtrack

June 13th-
Paranormal Book Club; Excerpt/Spotlight
Tam’s Two Cents; Review, Book Soundtrack
JeanzBookReadNReview; Review, Excerpt/Spotlight, Character Bio, Dream Cast, Playlist
My Family’s Heart Book Reviews- Review, Excerpt/Spotlight, Character Bio, Top Tens
Rai29BookReadNReview- Excerpt/Spotlight, Guest Post, Character Bio, Dream Cast, Book Soundtrack

June 14th-
The Avid Reader; Review, Excerpt/Spotlight, Character Bio
bianca2b; Excerpt/Spotlight
Delphina Reads Too Much-Spotlight, Top Tens
And then there was Sarah-Excerpt/Spotlight

June 15th-
Cu’s e-Book Giveaways; Review, Excerpt/Spotlight, Character Bio
Girls *Heart* Books; Review, Character Interview
Bookalicious Traveladdict-Excerpt/Spotlight
Scandalous Book Blog- Excerpt/Spotlight, Character Bio, Book Soundtrack