Hey y'all! I am stoked to be hosting a spot on the GENESIS GIRL blog tour by Jennifer Bardsley! I have one of Jennifer's favorite scenes to share with you today. Check it out & make sure to enter the giveaway!
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Author: Jennifer Bardsley
Pub. Date: June 14, 2016
Formats: Paperback, & eBook
Eighteen-year-old Blanca has lived a sheltered life. Her entire childhood has been spent at Tabula Rasa School where she’s been protected from the Internet. Blanca has never been online and doesn’t even know how to text. Her lack of a virtual footprint has made her extremely valuable and upon graduation Blanca, and those like her, are sold to the highest bidders. Blanca is purchased by Cal McNeal, who uses her to achieve personal gain. But the McNeal’s are soon horrified by just how obedient and non-defiant Blanca is. All those mind-numbing years locked away from society have made her mind almost impenetrable. By the time Blanca is ready to think for herself, she is trapped. Her only chance of escape is to go online.
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A Favorite Scene from “Genesis Girl”
Do you like a book with twists and turns? Have you ever slammed a book shut and fought to catch your breath after reading a startling revelation? If you are a reader who enjoys being messed with, then “Genesis Girl” will hopefully deliver a story you won’t forget.
Most of my favorite scenes from “Genesis Girl” revolve around big moments where main characters (and the reader) make key realizations. If I shared them with you now, the surprises would be ruined. So instead, I’ll highlight a key moment that happens early on in the plot, which is when Blanca first shares “The Vestal Blessing” with a stranger she meets at the county jail.
Blanca is part of a quasi-religious order called Vestals, who only wear white and shield themselves from the Internet. Blanca believes her life has a holy purpose, and she’s eager to tell anyone she meets why their tech-addicted life is wrong.
When Blanca shares the Vestal Blessing, she sincerely believes it.
“You have a hard road. In so many ways it’s difficult being you. But I know that you can do it. You have everything you need to achieve happiness.”
What do you think? Do you find the Vestal Blessing comforting … or creepy?
Jennifer Bardsley writes the parenting column “I Brake for Moms” for The Everett Daily Herald. Her debut YA novel, “Genesis Girl” will be published by Month9Books on June 14, 2016, with the sequel releasing in 2017. “Genesis Girl” is about a teenager who has never been on the Internet. Jennifer however, is on the web all the time as “The YA Gal” with over 20,000 followers on Facebook, and 15,000 followers on Instagram. On Facebook, she hosts the weekly instant book club called #TakeALookTuesday where YA Gal friends geek out, share pictures of what they are reading, and chat about books. Jennifer is a member of SCBWI, The Sweet Sixteens debut author group, and is founder of Sixteen To Read. An alumna of Stanford University, Jennifer lives near Seattle, WA where she enjoys spending time with her family and her poodle, Merlin.
Giveaway Information: Contest ends July 2, 2016
· One (1) winner will receive a scrabble tile book cover charm (US ONLY)
· Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Genesis Girl by Jennifer Bardsley (INT)