I have read this already, and it rocked! You won't get my full review until Dystopian February (probably), but be assured that I was on the edge of my seat the whole book and was very impressed by the world building. I can't wait to see what happens in book 2!
In any case, in order to celebrate the book's upcoming release, Beth's gathered together writers and readers from across the blogosphere to share their stories of adventures they've had across the world. Check out her site the first two weeks of November to read about adventures from the Wild West to Indonesia, from Europe to Africa. My personal adventure is going up on Beth's site today - and it's about my near-death experience jumping off a waterfall during the rainy season in Ecuador. I've had a lot of crazy travel experiences - from walking with lions in Zimbabwe to being cursed by a local god in Guatemala to being filmed by Thai TV as I was wined and dined by a group of Thai governers in Austria - but that waterfall jump is the only time I saw my life flash before my eyes.
And as you're going across the world with all these adventures, be sure to pick up the clues. On Beth's webpage is a secret link--LOOK for it, and you'll SEE it. But it's password protected! To find the password, you'll need to go on the adventures with us, pick up the letters, and re-arrange them into the secret phrase.
What do you get for playing? On the password protected page there's tons of secret information about the book--hidden Easter Eggs, the surprising origins of one of the characters, and the unexpected inspiration behind the space ship. But, more than that--there's also a chance for prizes! Only accessible from the password protected page is a form to enter a drawing--the winner will get a signed and doodled ARC of Across the Universe, pin-buttons featuring the book, star-related swag--and a secret something else!
All you have to do is follow us across the blogosphere, pick up the letters, and unscramble the password! Your clue for today is...