29 December 2014

{MMSAI Tours Presents} Memory of Water by Emmi Itaränta

By: Me My Shelf And I | 29 December 2014 at 1:31 PM | | | |

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MMSAI Tours is proud to bring you this amazing tour opportunity from HarperCollins and award-winning speculative fiction debut novel by a major new talent, Emmi Itaränta!

About The Book

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Memory of Water
By: Emmi Itaranta
Pages: 272
Genre: Dystopian/Science Fiction
Publisher: HarperVoyager

The award-winning speculative debut novel, now in English for the first time!

In the far north of the Scandinavian Union, now occupied by the power state of New Qian, seventeen-year-old Noria Kaitio studies to become a tea master like her father. It is a position that holds great responsibility and a dangerous secret. Tea masters alone know the location of hidden water sources, including the natural spring that once provided water for her whole village. When Noria's father dies, the secret of the spring reaches the new military commander . . . and the power of the army is vast indeed. But the precious water reserve is not the only forbidden knowledge Noria possesses, and resistance is a fine line.

Threatened with imprisonment, and with her life at stake, Noria must make an excruciating, dangerous choice between knowledge and freedom.

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Praise for Memory Of Water

  • “Where Itäranta shines is in her rejection of conventional plots and in her understated but compelling characters. The work is a deceptively tranquil examination of a world of dust and ashes where the tenacious weed of hope still survives.”
       — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Poetic and melancholy” –The Guardian, Best Science Fiction of 2014
  • “Memory of Water is a wonderful young adult novel that captures both the helplessness and hopefulness of youth, juxtaposed with the harsh realities of an all too plausible future. In a quirk, Itäranta wrote the same novel independently in Finnish and English rather than translating it.”—Tor.com (Reviewers’ Choice: The Best Books of 2014)

About The Author

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  • Emmi Itaränta leads a double life, working mornings in an office at the University of Kent in the UK, and spending her with fictional characters in imaginary worlds.
    Web: www.emmiitaranta.com/
    Twitter: @emmi_elina


Giveaway

1 Winner will get a copy of MEMORY OF WATER + a $25.00 Gift Card to the eTailer of their choice! US Only

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Tour Schedule

January 19th Ex Libris REVIEW
January 20th Insane About Books REVIEW
January 20th A Dream Within A Dream REVIEW
January 21st A Midsummers Nights Read AUTHOR INTERVIEW
January 22nd Brooke Blogs REVIEW + 10 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT EMMI
January 23rd
Bookish REVIEW + INSPIRATION BOARD
January 24th  Caught Up In Books SPOTLIGHT
January 25th Novel Novice TENS LIST
January 26th Once Upon A Twilight EXCERPT
January 27th Two Chicks On Books GUEST POST
January 28th Me, My Shelf and I SPOTLIGHT

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