BLOG TOUR: On The Island by Tracey Garvis Graves
Welcome to today’s tour stop at Book Brats for ON THE ISLAND by Tracey Garvis Graves, the self-published-turned-bestseller sensation overtaking the internet! If you haven’t heard of this one yet, trust me, it’s only a matter of time before it overtakes your life. I am super excited to be able to host a stop on this tour. Thanks to AToMR Book Tours, Plume, and Ms. Garvis Graves for this awesome event and for allowing Book Brats to participate!
On our stop, we present Anna (in a happy world where the movie exists, she’d be played by Anne Hathaway), the heroine from ON THE ISLAND, and she has graced us with the answer to a critical question!
A QUESTION FOR ANNA
If you knew that you and T.J. would be stranded on that island and there was nothing you could about it, however, you did have the opportunity to pack for it, what list would you have made?
• Medical supplies
• Fishing pole/net
• Emergency beacon/flares
• Water purifier
When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family’s summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation; a working vacation on a tropical island trumps the library any day.
T.J. Callahan has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. He’s almost seventeen and if having cancer wasn’t bad enough, now he has to spend his first summer in remission with his family – and a stack of overdue assignments – instead of his friends.
Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.’s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Adrift in shark-infested waters, their life jackets keep them afloat until they make it to the shore of an uninhabited island. Now Anna and T.J. just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water, food, fire, and shelter. Their basic needs might be met but as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.’s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.
ON THE ISLAND TOUR EVENTS
Thank you for participating in the ON THE ISLAND Event! This week in addition to reviews and posts, select blogs are hosting a word from the author’s favorite quotes in the book as a Scavenger Hunt! There is one quote from Anna and one from T.J. Visit each stop this week to find the hidden words (they will be numbered for order) and after July 22nd, submit your answer to the quotes here! Random winners for books and swag will be chosen and notified by July 29th.
Also, next week July 23-27, there will be even more events and chances to win the book and swag!
- Monday, July 23 at 8:00 pm CST – Chat with the author Tracey Garvis Graves! We will be chatting with the author on Savor Chat: http://www.savorchat.com/chat/
on-the-island-chatCome join us! (You can sign in with twitter or facebook)
- Each day look at #ontheisland on twitter for random shout outs to win books and swag! @Tale_of_Reviews
- ON THE ISLAND released in bookstores Tuesday, July 10th! If you see the book in stores or ‘in the wild’ take a picture. Please tweet it and use hashtag #ontheisland. Or you can post it to facebook! Please submit twitter and facebook links of your post/tweet here! All entries need to be submitted by July 29th.
Thank you so much for stopping by today’s tour stop for ON THE ISLAND! Pick up this book now and find out just what happens in this exciting romance!