In our December Literary Vacation Club box, we were happy to work with Upturn Publishing to bring subscribers a gorgeous novel titled “Blood, Ink & Fire”! Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike, Beastly, Etc.) is the owner of Upturn Publishing, and we were so excited to support his company and the author of “Blood, Ink & Fire”, Ashley Monsour, through our box!
That being said, I am excited to share with you a YouTube show that was completed with Alex Pettyfer and Ashley Monsour. Ashley is an amazing author, and I am in love with her book! We have 2 swag packs available with signed copies of “Blood, Ink & Fire” in our shop, so make sure to grab one if you are interested. Enjoy!
Imagine a world without books…
In the future, books are a distant memory. The written word has been replaced by an ever-present stream of images known as Verity. In the controlling dominion of the United Vales of Fell, reading is obsolete and forbidden, and readers themselves do not—cannot—exist.
But where others see images in the stream, teenager Noelle Hartley sees words. She’s obsessed with what they mean, where they came from, and why they found her.
Noelle’s been keeping her dangerous fixation with words a secret, but on the night before her seventeenth birthday, a rare interruption in the stream leads her to a mysterious volume linked to an underworld of rebel book lovers known as the Nine of the Rising. With the help of the Risers and the beguiling boy Ledger, Noelle discovers that the words within her are precious clues to the books of the earlier time—and as a child of their bookless age, she might be the world’s last hope of bringing them back.
Blood, Ink & Fire is a gripping, evocative tale that asks, who would we be without books?