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Friday, April 24, 2015

Blog Tour- ROOK by Sharon Cameron a Playlist and a Giveaway!

I am so excited to be hosting a spot on the ROOK Blog Tour! I loved this book! It was a dystopian that read like a high fantasy and I loved Rene! He was so swoonworthy!  I have Sharon'sSongs That Will Survive the Apocalypse playlist to share today. Make sure to enter the giveaway below for a copy of the book!

Haven't heard of ROOK? Check it out!

Title: ROOK
Author: Sharon Cameron
Pub. Date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 464
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal?

Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy’s arranged marriage to the wealthy René Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fiancé is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she. 

As the Red Rook grows bolder and the stakes grow higher, Sophia and René find themselves locked in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse.

Check out the trailer!

Now on to the playlist! I added all the videos since Sharon was so nice and send me the embed codes! So just a warning this post is long and full of awesome!!!

Songs That Will Survive the Apocalypse
plus another 900 years or so

In my new novel ROOK, life as we know it has been lost to a shift of the magnetic poles. North is no longer north, and solar radiation has wiped away all digitized information, causing the total destruction of our infrastructure. Without recordings, or the ability to play recordings, and with the odd war or two on our hands, music would be a cultural casualty. But like any apocalypse, even a musical one, there are always survivors, right?

Sharon’s top ten Songs That Will Survive the Apocalypse, a list that probably no one on the planet will agree with, based on:

*vocal melody (since music would get passed on voice to voice)
*lyrics that could still be relatable, even if the world we know doesn’t exist anymore
*Sharon Cameron’s preference, or guilty pleasure, or songs that just plain amuse her.

Let It Be, the Beatles

Okay, this isn’t actually my favorite Beatles song. I’m a Strawberry Fields Forever kind of gal. But for sheer catchiness and subterranean hideaway singalongs, not sure you can beat this one.

Summertime, George Gershwin, a la Ella Fitzgerald

I refuse to believe the lush, soulful melody of this song could be forgotten, especially as sung by Ella. And the wistful memories of times gone by would be most apocalyptically appropriate, I think.

Take on Me, Aha

Because not even the end of the world can prevent an entire room from attempting those high notes.

Scarborough Faire, by who knows who. 

This one already has a six or seven hundred year track record, so I rest my case. I prefer this version by the Mediaeval Baebes, but Simon and Garfunkel’s is a classic…

Sweet Dreams, the Eurhythmics

Tell me you know someone who doesn’t sing along to this.

Fly me to the Moon, sung by Frank Sinatra

Cause, Sinatra!

Don’t Stop Believing, Journey

Because I won’t stop believin’ the apocalypse will never kill the power ballad.

Siúil a Rúin, Lothlórien

Yay for Celtic classics by New Zealand bands with Middle Earth names! (And yes I know these lyrics are Gaelic. But someone will just make up some others. They’ve been doing it for years…)

Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin

Not actually my very favorite Zeppelin (I have lots), but too many budding musicians the world over have learned this riff for it to ever really die.


Perfect day, Miriam Stockley

I just really, seriously love this song. Surely someone will remember it. Surely?

Songs that shouldn’t die, but probably will:

          I know. Sue me.

          So sue me twice.


          Double sigh.

Something There, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Could the world really be the same without this song/scene?

Groove is in the Heart, Dee-Lite

Seriously, we may never dance the same again.

“My love! They play McCartney!”
                                -René Hasard, ROOK

About Sharon:
Sharon Cameron was awarded the 2009 Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators for her debut novel, The Dark Unwinding. When not writing Sharon can be found thumbing dusty tomes, shooting her longbow, or indulging in her lifelong search for secret passages. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.

Giveaway Details:

5 winners will receive a finished copy of ROOK courtesy of Scholastic. US Only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Check out the Tour Schedule!

Week One:
4/20/2015- Xpresso ReadsInterview
4/21/2015- The Starry-Eyed RevueReview
4/22/2015- The Eater of Books!Guest Post
4/23/2015- Mundie MomsReview
4/24/2015- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post

Week Two:
4/27/2015- FiktshunReview
4/28/2015- BookishGuest Post
4/29/2015- Bumbles and Fairy-TalesReview
4/30/2015- Chapter by ChapterInterview
5/1/2015- Winterhaven BooksReview


  1. I'm so excited for this book! The cover is beautiful and the plot sounds awesome!

  2. Looking forward to reading the Rook!

  3. I absolutely loved the playlist! Can't wait to read this book; it sounds really great. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I can't wait to read this book!! I've heard some awesome things about it.

    Thanks for the chance to win this great book 💜


  5. I see some of my favorite songs. Good to know that they will survive when the world is ending.

  6. I really enjoyed this book and I love the cover!!! The list of songs is interesting and goes along with the book great :)!!!!

  7. OMG so many great songs :D Can’t wait to read Rook...thanks for the great giveaway!!

    Rabiah (name on Rafflecopter)

  8. Fallon ~ joefallon1@yahoo.com

    I can not wait to read this book! Our new edition Tawney loved it

  9. (Alisha S. in rafflecopter)

    Very excited about this book. It sound very interesting! Thanks for the giveaway! :)


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