Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Blog Tour: Beyond Our Stars by Marie Langager (Excerpt & Giveaway)


“What the hell did you do to yourself?” It was Houston, who’d come to sleep next to me.

I rubbed my eyes wearily. “What, hair’s a little out of place? Give me a minute to wake up, will ya?”

“No, you goof! I mean why are you drawing on yourself? You look...” her voiced trailed off uncertainly. She met my eyes.

Something about her look made me get up and check my face, to see what her reaction was about. I found the door to my quarters, stepping over and kicking sleeping people who cursed at me. I hit the code, flooded the room with light and went to stand on my bed and find my face in the six-inch square.

“What the hell...” There was a marking on my forehead. Three vertical lines with dots next to each of them. They were painted on delicately, in an iridescent color that glowed a soft green.

I carefully brought my hand up to touch it. It stayed in placed, but I could feel the substance. Like a glue.

Houston cleared her throat behind me. I turned and stared at her with wide eyes.

“This is... weird. We should go see the Chief,” she said. I wholeheartedly agreed, but I didn’t get the chance to answer her because there was the unmistakable sound of murmuring and small cries going on out in the corridor.

Houston and I ran for the door and peeked outside.

Weeks had been sleeping several yards down the hallway from us and people were standing around him in a circle. He was rumpled from sleep, his messy hair in maniacal disarray. He had the same marking on his forehead. And even farther down the hallway, so did the shy blonde Houston had made friends with.

“Hey, she’s got it, too!” someone next to me yelled out. I had no idea what was happening, but I had nothing to hide. I walked to the middle of the hallway, people crowding around me.

“We go see Chief, right now,” I said.

I stomped over people and grabbed Weeks by his forearm, and then put my hand on the slim blonde girl’s back to guide her as well. As we went people whispered. Some backed away like we’d been cursed or were catching. Some tried to grab us and ask questions we had no answers to.

“What did this, you think?” Weeks said out of the corner to his mouth.

“You mean who,” I corrected him.

Beyond Our StarsBeyond Our Stars by Marie Langager 

Release Date: December 19, 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Buy It: Amazon | B&N

Description from Goodreads
Fleeing a destroyed Earth, seventeen-year-old orphan Hope grew up living in the confines of a spaceship heading to CR-3, a new home planet. She's been kicking the steel walls for too long and ever since she broke her boyfriend's heart, touchdown could mean open air and a fresh start. But no one expected the Locals.

Hope’s dreams of freedom turn into nightmares when the Locals trap the humans and mark groups for observation. At any moment she can be called into a holographic observation room for testing. Some days she’s drowning in a strange dark ocean, some days she’s locked up without food, and all with the one boy she can't seem to forget.

As the Locals study Hope, she studies them. She wants to believe the tall grey creatures could be peaceful, but as the simulations become more dangerous, Hope is about to become the human race’s last chance for survival.

Marie Langager lives in beautiful Portland, Oregon with her husband and son. She has a B.A. in English. She’s certain that many new adventures await us beyond our stars.

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  1. Thanks for being on the tour, Jessica!

  2. added to tbr list! beautiful cover!

  3. Thank you for the giveaway!!!!

  4. LOVE the story, I am a big Sci-Fi girl. Very beautiful cover and thank you for the giveaway!

    Raffle name: Demitra Giote

  5. I am a huge fan of scifi so this sounds really great. Love finding new authors and books.

  6. This book looks and sounds great! thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  7. Dying to find out more about the Locals.

  8. The cover is really gorgeous and I love Sci-fi, thanks :)

  9. SCORE! Great peek at the story! I really hope that Hope kicks butt and shows all the tall grey things a thing or two!

  10. Sounds like a great book! I love the mix of dystopia and supernatural! The cover is cool too ;)


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