Publisher: Self-Published on March 15, 2015
Genres: Sci-Fi, Young Adult
Source: Blog Tour
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Thora Green had a life once upon a time. But that ended the day her parents enrolled her in a sleep clinic prison. At the facility, her chronic months-long insomnia is observed by scads of doctors, but she is never actually treated for her dire disease. In a feat of desperation, Thora escapes for New York City. Buried deep in the city’s underbelly, there is rumored to be a secret haven called the Insomniac Café: a place where people like Thora can find relief.
As Thora joins forces with Aiden and Florence, two fellow insomniacs, their midnight quest will take them from the dusty bookshelves of The Strand, to the smokey underground clubs in the Lower East Side, to countless taxi and subway rides. Clues leading to their final destination are waiting for them at every turn. But so are Sleepers—a powerful core of sworn-enemies to all Insomniacs—who wish to see Thora and her friends destroyed at any cost.
The Top Five Authors Who Inspire Me
by Cady Vance
So many authors have inspired me over the years, but the following five are the top ones who have had the biggest impact on me and on my writing. They are all incredible writers with inspiring careers.
- J.K. Rowling. I have to start with J.K. Rowling because, without Harry Potter, I may never have decided to write young adult fiction, and I may never have decided to write science fiction and fantasy. These books are my absolute favorite things in the entire world, and I would not be the writer I am today (or the PhD student, my research is in children’s lit) if it weren’t for her wonderful books.
- Scott Westerfeld. I discovered The Midnighters and Uglies pretty soon after I decided I wanted to write YA, and I fell in love with Westerfeld’s story-telling. I was inspired by his writing and his career, and I had the luck of meeting him a few times at teen author events in New York City. He is so lovely and accommodating to his fans (like me!), and it always left a huge impression on me.
- Rachel Vincent. Some of the first urban fantasy I read was Rachel Vincent’s Shifters series, and I loved her writing voice from the very first line. It’s still one I can quote today, though that’s probably because I’ve read Stray at least five times!
- Joss Whedon – Joss Whedon counts on my list because he’s written some graphic novels, and I have to include him because his work has inspired me repeatedly. My heroines always have a dose of the awesome (and sometimes the snark) because there’s no better way to write female characters. I even got to meet Whedon at NYCC, though I was barely comprehensible. Still, he was nice to me, and I’ll never forget it.
- David Levithan. His writing is like nothing I’ve ever read, and I’m in awe of the way he strings sentences together and the life insights he weaves into his stories. He inspires me to be a better writer, to aspire to even a sliver of his talent.
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