Hi all! I realize you haven’t heard from me that much recently, but I’m trying to keep this blog as active as I can as I go through my second year of college. Thankfully, the people at Penguin Young Readers were able to offer me this amazing opportunity, and I was gifted a surprise package in the form of a diverse and spooky upcoming YA release.
Below, you won’t find my review (not just yet!), but you’ll find something just as amazing. I very loosely based a short horror quiz off this story. While I didn’t want to spoil much with the options, I thought that I took it in a fairly neutral, but fun, direction. I hope y’all enjoy!
Follow THIS LINK HERE to take the quiz.
There are nine questions. Let me know if you survive!
This post was a little short, so I figured I could add in a little bit about the quiz and my ideas behind it.
Just as I mentioned above, I wanted something that was connected to the story in Rules for Vanishing, but I also didn’t want to spoil what was going to happen, nor go completely away from the ideas of the story. So, I went with the theme of the gates, which are mentioned throughout the story, and instead of placing the ‘challenges’ our characters face into something the readers could choose (‘cuz wow, that would be a lot of spoilers, and what fun is that?), I instead just took the theme and placed riddles in front of them. Some of them might be easy, and eventually you’d be able to understand them by knocking one answer out and then another, but I still thought it would be a fun idea over just a plain review or a very spoiler-y quiz.
So, I hope y’all enjoy the quiz, and let me know what you get! Let me know if you survived or died, or even just what your favorite riddle was!
Kate Alice Marshall started writing before she could hold a pen properly, and never stopped. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with a chaotic menagerie of pets and family members, and ventures out in the summer to kayak and camp along Puget Sound. I Am Still Alive was her YA debut, followed by Rules for Vanishing. Visit her online at katemarshallbooks.com and follow her on Twitter @kmarshallarts.
Published: September 24th, 2019
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Page Count: 416
Synopsis: via Goodreads
In the faux-documentary style of The Blair Witch Project comes the campfire story of a missing girl, a vengeful ghost, and the girl who is determined to find her sister–at all costs.
Once a year, the path appears in the forest and Lucy Gallows beckons. Who is brave enough to find her–and who won’t make it out of the woods?
It’s been exactly one year since Sara’s sister, Becca, disappeared, and high school life has far from settled back to normal. With her sister gone, Sara doesn’t know whether her former friends no longer like her…or are scared of her, and the days of eating alone at lunch have started to blend together. When a mysterious text message invites Sara and her estranged friends to “play the game” and find local ghost legend Lucy Gallows, Sara is sure this is the only way to find Becca–before she’s lost forever. And even though she’s hardly spoken with them for a year, Sara finds herself deep in the darkness of the forest, her friends–and their cameras–following her down the path. Together, they will have to draw on all of their strengths to survive. The road is rarely forgiving, and no one will be the same on the other side.
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September 16 – Kculver88 – Review + Creative Instagram Picture
September 17 – Falling Down The Book Hole – Dreamcast
September 18 – YA Books Central – Review
September 19 – Confessions of a YA Reader – Inspired by the Book: Scary Ghost Legends
September 20 – Just Add a Word – Moodboard + Review
September 21 – Pop The Butterfly Reads – Creative Instagram Picture
September 22 – Scared Straight Reads – Creative Instagram Picture
September 23 – Beauty and the Book – Review + Creative Instagram Picture
September 24 – Keep Holding On To Books – Inspired by the Book
September 25 – The Midnight Society – Author Guest Post
September 26 – Fear your Ex – Review + Creative Instagram Picture
September 27 – The Book Deviant – Horror-Themed Quiz
September 28 – It Starts At Midnight – Listicle: Things you should be Afraid Of