I fell in love with RELATIVITY the moment I read its description and even though science fiction isn’t my go-to genre there was just something about this book that I found wildly appealing. So I am more than thrilled that I got the opportunity to not only put together the tour for this awesome book, but that I was able to participate on it and have Ruby stop by to share a post about what it’s like to travel through a wormhole.
And now that I’ve had the chance to read RELATIVITY and to meet Ruby Wright I can tell you that I am in love with more than the book’s premise. This story was wonderfully thought-provoking, a little bit heartbreaking and the science was absolutely fascinating.
As I don’t want to spoil what happens in this book I won’t reveal what I know about Ruby’s trip through the portal. And I won’t talk about whether the universes she lands in are better or worse than the one she left behind. But some of her discoveries made me smile, some of them brought tears to my eyes and some of them made me wonder just what ripples a teeny tiny change in a distant past could mean for the present.
Yes, as I said, fascinating.
And if you’d like to know a little bit more about Ruby, about wormholes, about the science behind RELATIVITY, enter for a chance to win the book, check out all the stops on the tour to read the posts and reviews and visit the author’s website. Of course if you haven’t yet heard about this intriguing and utterly captivating book, the description follows immediately below.
About the Book
Publisher: Walker Books (Bloomsbury)
Pub. Date: September 10, 2013
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
If Ruby Wright could have her way, her dad would never have met and married her stepmother Willow, her best friend George would be more than a friend, and her mom would still be alive. Ruby knows wishes can’t come true; some things just can’t be undone. Then she discovers a tree in the middle of an Ohio cornfield with a wormhole to nine alternative realities.
Suddenly, Ruby can access completely different realities, each containing variations of her life—if things had gone differently at key moments. The windshield wiper missing her mother’s throat…her big brother surviving his ill-fated birth…her father never having met Willow. Her ideal world—one with everything and everyone she wants most—could be within reach. But is there such a thing as a perfect world? What is Ruby willing to give up to find out?
About the Author
About Cristin Bishara
Before publishing Relativity, Cristin Bishara worked as a professional copywriter, and taught composition and fiction writing at the university level. She has an M.F.A. in creative writing.
Cristin lives in Florida with her husband, two girls, and rescued racing greyhound.
by Ruby Wright
What it’s like to travel through a wormhole
Physically, going in and out of the portal is exhausting. I’m not sure what happens on a molecular level, but it feels like I’m somehow getting torn apart, little by little. It leaves me thirsty, and the shock of the doorknob lingers, as if my insides have been literally wired, and the electricity continues to course through me.
Emotionally, all of this is true, too. Especially the part about getting torn apart, little by little. Whatever you’re hoping to find in the next universe may or may not be there. Be prepared.
The other thing is, once you’ve been through a portal, there’s no way to ever look at an ordinary door the same way. I find myself hesitating because I’m afraid to touch the knob. (Is it charged?) I catch myself holding my breath, half expecting to find a yellow brick road instead of the inside of my closet, or the kitchen pantry, or a classroom at Ennis High.
And if I’m being completely honest, I have to admit that I still hold out a tiny bit of hope that I’ll find another way to more universes. Maybe, someday, there will be that door that has something unexpected behind it. And yeah, even though I shouldn’t, I would probably go through, just to take a quick peek…
There is a tour-wide giveaway for a SIGNED hardcover copy of RELATIVITY to THREE (3) Winners.
- You must be 13 or older to enter
- Giveaway ends on September 24th at 11:59 p.m. Pacifc
- There will be THREE winners
- Giveaway is US only
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The Tour Schedule
Sept. 9th – Seeing Night Reviews – Guest Post + Review
Sept. 10th – Two Chicks on Books – Guest Post
Sept. 11th – Parajunkee – Interview
Sept. 11th – Working for the Mandroid – Review
Sept. 12th – Fic Fare – Interview
Sept. 13th – The Bookshelf Sophisticate – Guest Post
Sept. 16th – Fiktshun – Guest Post
Sept. 17th – Imaginary Reads – Interview
Sept. 18th – Magical Urban Fantasy Reads – Interview
Sept. 18th – Icey Books – Interview
Sept. 19th – The Book Monsters – Interview
Sept. 20th – Readers In Wonderland – Review
Sept. 20th – [B.O.O.K.L.I.F.E.] – Interview