Yesterday Blog Tour! Author Interview with... C.K. Kelly Martin8:00 AM
I'm really excited to be taking part today in the Canadian blog tour for C.K. Kelly Martin's new novel, Yesterday, which was just released in bookstores a few days ago!
I was fortunate to get my hands on an ARC of Yesterday and as soon as I started reading it, I couldn't set it back down! While C.K. Kelly Martin might be more well-known for her contemporary novels like The Lighter Side of Life and Death and One Lonely Degree, I'd describe her latest novel as thriller meets science fiction!
THEN: The formation of the UNA, the high threat of eco-terrorism, the mammoth rates of unemployment and subsequent escape into a world of virtual reality are things any student can read about in their twenty-first century textbooks and part of the normal, background noise to Freya Kallas' life. Until that world starts to crumble.
NOW: It's 1985. Freya Kallas has just moved across the world and into a new life. On the outside, she fits in at her new high school, but Freya feels nothing but removed. Her mother blames it on the grief of her father's death, but how does that explain the headaches and why do her memories feel so foggy? When Freya lays eyes on Garren Lowe, she can't get him out of her head. She's sure that she knows him, despite his insistence that they've never met. As Freya follows her instincts and pushes towards hidden truths, the two of them unveil a strange and dangerous world where their days may be numbered. Unsure who to trust, Freya and Garren go on the run from powerful forces determined to tear them apart and keep them from discovering the truth about their shared pasts (and futures), her visions, and the time and place they really came from. Yesterday will appeal to fans of James Dashner's The Maze Runner, Veronica Roth's Divergent, Amy Ryan's Glow, Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and Ally Condie's Matched.
1) I really liked the strength and perseverance Freya showed in trying to find answers about her past. Who was your favourite character to write in Yesterday?
Freya was my favourite too because even when she’s inwardly freaking out she still has so much courage. Like you said, she’s tenacious as hell. I really loved Garren and Latham too and was quite drawn to Christine because she does her own thing and doesn’t seem to care what other people think of her. Outwardly she seems very different to Freya but is still willing to give her a chance and offer her friendship – a lot of people wouldn’t do that.
Thanks so much to C.K. Kelly Martin for answering my questions about Yesterday! I'm definitely hoping there will be a sequel to the novel! If you'd like to learn more about Yesterday, you can visit C.K. Kelly Martin's author website, follow her on Twitter, or friend her on Facebook.
The blog tour for Yesterday will be taking place all week long, and you can find the rest of the participating Canadian blogs below:
Monday, September 24 - Q&A at Just a Lil’ Lost