Monday, April 15, 2013

Cover Reveal: Everything Breaks by Vicki Grove (Plus a Giveaway)

Expected publication: October 3rd 2013 by Putnam Juvenile
 Book Description:  
Tucker was supposed to be the designated driver. But there was something about the beauty of that last true summer night, that made him want to feel out-of-control just once. He drank so much and so quickly that he was instantly sick. That left Trey to drive. "I'll catch up to you later," were the last words Tucker would ever say to his friends as he heaved by the side of the road. It was the last time Tucker would ever see them alive.

Tucker’s grief and guilt are just about unbearable and he wonders how he can continue living himself. When he meets the Ferryman who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers that divide the world of the living from the world of the dead, Tucker gets a chance to decide: live or die. The temptation to join his three best friends on the other side may be too much for Tucker to overcome.   A gripping, haunting and emotional read.



   Vicki Grove
1.Describe your book in 2 sentences.
 When he is the only survivor in a drunk driving accident that kills his three best friends, Tucker is so broken emotionally, physically, and mentally that he attracts the Ferryman who, in Greek mythology, takes souls across the River Acheron to the land of the dead.  Now it's up to Tuck to decide what living really means and to fight his way back from the edge of a different dimension to his home in good old Oklahoma.

2. What inspired you to write, Everything Breaks?
 always use writing as a way of figuring things out, Dannielle, you know?   I've done that ever since third grade, when I learned cursive and the power of writing stories.   My parents died within a few months of each other about three years ago, and I was of course heartbroken.   I know one big reason I began writing this book was to figure for myself out what lasts after death, what remains when everything breaks.   Tucker has to put his friends in place in his heart, just as I've had to do while grieving for my parents.  In fact, I based a main character, Tuck's step-grandfather Bud, on my dad.   There were other things that went into my decision to take on a story like this.  After all, I'd never done a supernatural book before.  But I think that was the compelling reason, to grieve for my parents and to try and figure out how to let them go and somehow keep them as well.

3. Book/s you look forward to read this year?
have a pile of books I'm looking forward to reading, like I'll bet you do, too.  I love character-driven stories, both adult and YA.  I love to sleep with books spread around on the bed~ they're comforting!  My husband can't get into that little habit of mine, though, so I'm trying to reform and keep my current reads on the bedside stand.   One of the books I'm reading at the moment is a biography of Chopin, because after a lifetime of putting it off I finally started taking piano lessons last year!  Usually, though, I go for fiction.  Everything I know I've learned from fiction, reading it or writing it!
Flash Questions:
Guilty pleasure?
You'll laugh at my guilty pleasure.  I live in the woods and I love to pick up rocks, especially ones with holes in them.  I bring them home and string them up with beads and feathers and stuff like that then I hang them from the ceiling.  Told you you'd laugh.
Favorite ice cream flavor? I adore jamoca almond fudge ice cream
Coffee of tea? I gotta have my coffee!   Bring it on and keep it coming!

Win a copy!
Must be a GFC follwer


  1. I love that cover! It gives off this air of mystery that draws me to the book.

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

  2. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Woah Everything Breaks sounds so good yet scary at the same time! The cover has the eerie vibe totally nailed! Thanks for sharing this cover and great post with us! :)

  4. Hello my lovely Book Whales! I've missed you so very much! I had to take a break from blogging because I became sick back in September that put me out of commission for awhile. I am getting back to blogging so I wanted to start making my rounds to the blogs I used to visit. You are obviously one of them! :)

    Anyway! Everything Breaks sounds really amazing. You guys always make me aware of interesting books which is one of the reasons why I love (and miss) coming on here! Lately, I've been reading books with sensitive, but thought provoking topics, so I definitely will have to add Everything Breaks to my "to-read" pile, but I see it's release date isn't for awhile.

    I just finished reading and reviewing this book that blew me away. It's called REAL by debut author Katy Evans. I am not sure if you are a fan of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. If you are, then you definitely need to check it out. I personally like it more because it has more depth and centers around a pretty serious topic. I will be participating in a blog tour for the book/author at the end of the month. But for now, check out my review HERE

    Hope all is well and when I get more time, I'll be checking out more of your reviews. I have so much to catch up on!

    Best Wishes,
    Mia @ The Muses Circle

  5. This sounds quite interesting! I haven't come across it before, but I like the cover. Thanks for sharing. :)


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