Author Amy S. Foster joins me today to talk about what inspired her to write The Rift Uprising, a new teen sci-fi that promises to keep readers on the edge of their seats. I know I’m anxious to read it! Also, be sure you stop by the bottom of this post to enter for a chance to win one of three giveaway copies of The Rift Uprising! There are also links to the other blogs on the tour to check out and some other information about the book. First I’ll let Amy share with us the top ten movies, songs, and stories that inspired her to create her novel. Here’s the list…
Top Ten Movies, Songs and Stories that Inspired The Rift Uprising
1. Red Dawn (Movie)
2. Sliding Doors (Movie)
3. “2-1” by Imogene Heap (Song)
4. Legend by Marie Lu
5. A Brief History Of Time by Stephen Hawking
6. Buffy The Vampire Slayer
7. “Cool Girl,” by Tove Lo (ok too recent to have inspired the book, but the song is a PERFECT fit!)
Note: You can find the video here. I didn’t post it because there’s some strong language and sensual imagery.
9. Stargate (the TV show, not so much the movie, but I hear they’re doing a reboot!)
10. God And The Multiverse by Victor J. Stenger
Normal seventeen-year-old girls go to high school, binge watch TV shows all weekend, and flirt with everyone on the face of the Earth. But Ryn Whitaker is trying to save it.
Ryn is a Citadel. A soldier. A liar. Ryn and her fellow Citadels were specially chosen and trained to guard a Rift—one of fourteen unpredictable tears in the fabric of the universe that serve as doorways to alternate Earths. Unbeknownst to her family, Ryn leaves for school each day and then reports for duty as an elite, cybernetically-altered soldier who can run faster, jump farther, and fight better than a Navy SEAL—which comes in handy when she’s not sure if axe-wielding Vikings or any number of other terrified and often dangerous beings come through the Rift. A fine-tuned weapon, Ryn is a picture-perfect Citadel. But that’s all about to change.
When a young man named Ezra is pulled through the Rift, Ryn finds herself immediately drawn to him, despite her training. What starts as a physical attraction quickly grows deeper, and Ezra’s curiosity throws Ryn off balance when he starts questioning the Rifts, the mysterious organization that oversees them, and the Citadels themselves—questions that lead Ryn to wonder if the lies she’s been telling her family are just the surface of a much bigger lie told to her. As Ryn and Ezra desperately try to get to that truth, they discover that each revelation blurs the line between the villains and the heroes even more.
Amy S. Foster is a celebrated songwriter, best known as Michael Bublé’s writing partner. You might recognize her work in his four hit singles, including “Home” and “Haven’t Met You Yet.” She has also collaborated with Destiny’s Child, Diana Krall, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban and a host of other artists. She is also the author of the novel When Autumn Leaves. When she’s not in a studio in Nashville, Amy lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family. Amy is the daughter of singer B.J. Cook and the legendary music producer, David Foster. Fun fact about Amy: Her extended family tree includes Bella and Gigi Hadid, Sara and Erin Foster and Brody and Brandon Jenner, and Clay Aiken! The Rift Uprising, her YA debut, will be released on October 4, 2016.
Check out the other stops on the tour!
Stop by and see some of the other posts about The Rift Uprising. Also don’t forget to enter for your chance to win one of three giveaway copies of the book below!
10/17: The Book Swarm – Review
10/19: Such A Novel Idea – Guest Post
10/20: A Leisure Moment – Review
10/23: Just Commonly – Review
10/24: The Story Sanctuary – Top 10 – you are here!
10/25: Vibin With Books – Review
10/26: Avid Reader – Review
10/27: The Litaku – Excerpt
10/28: Swoony Boys Podcast – Review
10/29: No BS Book Reviews – Q&A
10/30: Books Are Love – Excerpt
10/31: Stuck In Books – Q&A
11/2: Fiction Fare – Review
11/4: The Novel Orange – Review