Welcome to the Erebos Blog Tour! Erebos is a new YA book by Ursula Poznanski from Annick Press.
When 16-year-old Nick receives a package containing the mysterious computer game Erebos, he wonders if it will explain the behavior of his classmates, who have been secretive lately. Players of the game must obey strict rules: always play alone, never talk about the game, and never tell anyone your nickname.
Curious, Nick joins the game and quickly becomes addicted. But Erebos knows a lot about the players and begins to manipulate their lives. When it sends Nick on a deadly assignment, he refuses and is banished from the game.
Now unable to play, Nick turns to a friend for help in finding out who controls the game. The two set off on a dangerous mission in which the border between reality and the virtual world begins to blur. This utterly convincing and suspenseful thriller originated in Germany, where it has become a runaway bestseller.
Sounds pretty cool, right?
I love asking authors about libraries, and Ursula was no exception! Here's what she had to say and I just love her story!!
I have been frequenting libraries fromvery early on and got my own card when I was about four years old. My love forbooks soon led to a strong career aspiration: I wanted to be a librarian. I was quite desperate when I found out that this would be impossible, for a terrible and unchangeable reason: I had the wrong name.
I guess I have to explain that. See,I’m Austrian, and in Austriawe speak German (kinda). The German word for “librarian“ is "Bibliothekar." The female version – and all the librarians I knew were female – is "Bibliothekarin." My four-year-old ears never heard anything else than "Bibliothek-Karin," which would mean"Library-Karin." My parents failed to baptize me Karin, although it was a really popular name at the time. But alas, my first name was Ursula, and I was convinced that I didn't meet the basic demand for the profession of mychoice, and never would.
In the end I found something else I could do with books – surprisingly most of the other professions seemed to beallowed to all kinds of different names – but it took me quite a while too vercome the disappointment.
I love it! I'm glad you were able to find a career in books!!
Check out the Erebos trailer and find it at your local library!
Follow the Tour:
March 25: YA Bookshelf, www.yabookshelf.com
March 26: Bookosaur, http://bookosaur.wordpress.com
March 28: The Pen Stroke, http://ideogun.wordpress.com
March 29: I Read Banned Books, www.jenbigheart.com
March 30: Between the Covers, www.betweenthecoversblog.net
March 31: Tahleen's Mixed-Up Files, http://tahleenreads.blogspot.com