Hello hello, and welcome or welcome back to my little corner of the internet. I seem to have been on a lot of blog tours recently, and today I’m bringing you another one, my spot here on the tour for Down With This Ship, a young adult contemporary novel publishing this week. You can find the link to the schedule linking to other blogs here.
I was due to be doing a review with quotes but unfortunately have been too ill. So I’m bringing you a spotlight post today, with one of my favourite quotes from early on in the book.
Content warning: Light bullying
Kole Miller does one thing really well: write fanfiction for the show The Space Game. Everything else is a struggle: like managing her anxiety, frequent crushes, and plans after high school. But when her blog, Spacer, wins a major fanfiction contest, her traffic soars.
With massive readership comes criticism Kole isn’t prepared for, including getting stuck in the heated ship wars surrounding the show. And then an invitation to speak at The Space Game’s official convention arrives in her inbox.
When the most competitive kids in her Creative Writing class discover Kole’s writing Spacer, her blog is taken hostage and she risks them hitting ctrl+A+del on Spacer. To win it back, Kole must face both her inner demons and the ones at Crystal Lake High before they make the drama not just about The Space Game, but about Kole herself.
Including snippets from Kole’s fanfic, emails, and text messages, Down With This Ship is sure to bring out the inner fangirl in anyone.
“From up here, above the cold, quiet streets of Crystal Lake, it’s safe to write the galaxy of The Space Game. Heck, when I’m on my roof and all I can see are the Vermont stars, their sparkle slips into my words faster than I can type, and I drown in their constnat constellations.”
About The Author
Katie Kingman has wanted to be a writer since freshman year when her English teacher read her story out loud. The experience was mortifying, but it led to a lifelong love of classic literature and writing fiction. She now lives, teaches, and geeks in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband, two kids, and five cats. When not writing, she can be found gardening and scrolling Netflix for a new OTP.
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