Oh gosh do I have something brilliant for YOU, blogglings! I’ve got YA author, Ella West, here for an interview, PLUS I’m giving away a copy of her book (thanks to Allen & Unwin). I know, I know, keep calm! Deep breaths! We can do this.
Thank you Allen & Unwin for the review-copy. NIGHT VISION by Ella West hit shelves today, March 26th, 2014. You can stalk the book on the Allen & Unwin website if you like. I know I did. It’s available to buy now.
Viola was born with a genetic condition that makes sunlight deadly. In the dark of night, when most teenagers are tucked up in bed, Viola has the run of her parents’ farm and the surrounding forest. She is used to seeing hidden things through her night-vision goggles, but one night she sees something that could get her into a whole lot of trouble…
Viola has always believed she would be dead before she was twenty, but now she must decide just how far she’s willing to go to help her parents keep their beloved farm. Is it okay to steal from a thief? What if the thief might be a killer? And what if the killer threatens to come after her and her family?
If you want to see the glories of my full review, pop over here. Otherwise, I’ll tell you quickly why you should most definitely read Night Vision.
1. Viola, the main character, is allergic to sunlight.
Hold the vampire and werewolf jokes (she hates those). But seriously, I love to learn when I read, and I learnt a lot about this medical condition (called XP for short) and about how difficult it would be to live like that!
2. Viola plays viola.
What exactly was her mother thinking?! It’s not like Viola could play cello or anything. But anyway, if you love music, this book has loads of musical references. It’s fantastic! It’s actually more musical orientated than anything else. I love the piece Meditation by Massenet, too, by the way. I played it on my violin. Once.
Freeeeaky. I’d hide under my bed, but there might be bad guys under there.
4. It’s set in New Zealand.
I don’t know about you, but I have never read a book set in NZ! This was wonderfully enlightening about New Zealand sheep farms (but don’t worry, no boring details)….they’re pretty much like any other sheep farm. There’s lots of sheep. No earthquakes involved.
5. Viola loves the Internet.
What can I say? She’s a girl I could wholeheartedly get along with.
What? It’s LURCH. From the Addams family! They totally love darkness, therefore it fits this post. And see, Lurch is smiling. He’s happy.
– for Australian residents only
– will be shipped from publisher
– entrants must smile like Lurch before entering (just kidding, though feel free…)
Cait likes the darkness. Unless she’s home alone. And the floorboards creak. And there’s nobody there. Then she does not like the darkness. She does, however, have an affinity for all things music and loves to belt out Pirates of the Caribbean on the piano. Classy as always. She’s currently reading THE BONE SEASON.