Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Sadie by Courtney Summers-- Q&A w/ the author!!


by Courtney Summers
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release Date: September 4, 2018

Courtney Summers is already known for her well written and dark young adult novels, earning rave starred trade reviews on every book. With a fierce and independent female lead, SADIE (September 4, 2018; Wednesday Books) continues in this vein told in part as a podcast, similar to Serial, about a missing girl determined to avenge her sister’s death. A propulsive and harrowing read that will keep you riveted until the last page, Courtney Summers has written the breakout book of her career.

Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister Mattie in an

isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him.

When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie's story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie's journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it's too late.

As the pages turn, your heart will be in your throat the whole way. SADIE is darkly delicious and addictive, the perfect fall read. As a major Editor's Buzz Book Pick at BEA, Summers’ thriller will be the book to read this season, and in a creative twist, the first YA thriller podcast. THE GIRLS released the first episode on August 1st bringing SADIE to life in a new way by picking up the script content from the book and using the under-explored content area in the podcast area of teen listeners. Combining a haunting novel and additional material through the podcast, Summers has changed the way readers experienced books.

Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Book Depository | IndieBound

More about THE GIRLS podcast:

THE GIRLS: Find Sadie is the first-ever YA thriller podcast. The Serial-like show is based off the novel Sadie by Courtney Summers. In a brilliant move, Summers scripted periodic chapters of the novel like a podcast script, hosted by fictional radio personality West McCray. The six-part podcast series brings these chapters to life with a 30+ person cast, music, and sound effects and was a collaboration between Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Podcasts, and Wednesday Books. Episode 1 launches on August 1st, and the show will air seven weekly episodes available on all the major podcast platforms. The final episode will feature a bonus interview with Courtney Summers and her editor Sara Goodman.

COURTNEY SUMMERS lives and writes in Canada. She is the author of What Goes Around, This is Not a Test, Fall for Anything, Some Girls Are, Cracked Up to Be, Please Remain Calm, and All the Rage.

  • I am so beyond honored to be able to ask Courtney Summers (my forever fave author) a few Q's as a part of this blog tour.  I've been blogging 6 years and interviewed a lot of authors, but coming up with these 3 questions were among the hardest?  What do you ask someone who you've wanted to ask countless questions???  This is what I came up with:

1.  What 5 teen books (new or older) would you put on a MUST READ display in a library?

Brandy Colbert’s Finding Yvonne
Somaiya Daud’s Mirage
Laurie Devore’s Winner Take All
Maurene Goo’s The Way You Make Me Feel
Nova Ren Suma’s A Room Away from the Wolves

2.  Can you tell us about Sadie as person?  Who was she before her sister died?  What are her favs?  Any random facts!!

I think Sadie has always had a single-minded devotion and dedication to Mattie, and these aspects of her personality intensified after Mattie died. One of the most marked differences between Sadie then and now, I think, is there was more laughter and joy in her life when Mattie was alive. Sadie was always mired in the responsibility and pressure of being sole provider and caretaker to Mattie, but there were moments when she felt and knew what it was to just be Mattie’s sister.

3.  If you could check-in with any of your characters (from any of your books) who would you pick and why?

I sometimes wonder how Sloane and Rhys are making out in that zombie apocalypse and how much more the world has deteriorated for them since I last checked in . . .

I'll be reviewing this book later in the week-- but right now all I can say is 😱.

1 comment:

  1. This book was dark, like really dark for me, but so well written.