Friday, 19 October 2012

Breathe By Sarah Crossan Blog Tour + Giveaway!

Welcome to my stop on the Breathe Blog tour! Each blog will have a question for Sarah Crossan and on each tour stop you will find the answer. Also if you're from the UK or Ireland you can enter to win a copy of the book, further down in this post!
My Question: Two of your main characters fall in love during the course of the book. Do you have a favourite fictional couple?
Sarah Crossan: My favourite fictional couple are Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy. Elizabeth never changes for him; he has to accept her as she is, and when he does, he realises that she totally rocks! Mr Darcy doesn’t change all that much either apart from being a tad less curmudgeonly. Real love doesn’t ask you to be someone you aren’t—Austen taught us that!
Thank you Sarah! I totally agree! Here's more about Breathe:
Series: Breathe #1
Release Date: 11th October 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Synopsis: When oxygen levels plunge in a treeless world, a state lottery decides which lucky few will live inside the Pod. Everyone else will slowly suffocate. Years after the Switch, life inside the Pod has moved on. A poor Auxiliary class cannot afford the oxygen tax which supplies extra air for running, dancing and sports. The rich Premiums, by contrast, are healthy and strong. Anyone who opposes the regime is labelled a terrorist and ejected from the Pod to die. Sixteen-year-old Alina is part of the secret resistance, but when a mission goes wrong she is forced to escape from the Pod. With only two days of oxygen in her tank, she too faces the terrifying prospect of death by suffocation. Her only hope is to find the mythical Grove, a small enclave of trees protected by a hardcore band of rebels. Does it even exist, and if so, what or who are they protecting the trees from? A dystopian thriller about courage and freedom, with a love story at its heart.
You can find my review of Breathe By Sarah Crossan Here!
About the Author:
Sarah Crossan grew up in Ireland and England, and then moved to the US, where she now lives. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University. Since completing a Masters in creative writing, she has been working to promote creative writing in schools.
Bloomsbury have kindly offered the prize of one paperback copy of Breathe to one of you lucky readers. All you have to do to enter is use the rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is for UK and Ireland only! The prize will be sent out by Bloomsbury so I will not be held responsible for lost packages. By entering this giveaway, you give me permission to pass your details over to Bloomsbury so they can send out your prize. Good Luck!
Thank you to Sarah for stopping by and to Bloomsbury for hosting the Blog Tour!


  1. Mu favourite book couple are Kate and Curran from The Kate Daniel's series. To be honest I have many more but I don't want to list them all. I love thses two to bits, they argue, banter and even fight all the time which is really fun to read.

  2. Fave Fictional Couple... That's a really hard one, you know that? Hm... I really liked Sam and Grace from Shiver in The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater. I only read this first book of the trilogy yet, but I'm dying to dig into the others on Christmas! And I bet I'll still love those two when I'm done.

  3. Rose and Dimitri from the Vampire Academy series :) !! Thanks for the awesome giveaway, I can't wait to read this book, it sounds amazing !

  4. At the moment it's probably Celia and Marco from The Night Circus, but I change my mind all the time.

    Thanks for the giveaway - I've heard such good things about this book already and I really want to get my hands on a copy!


I really do appreciate all the comments I get. I love hearing from fellow readers. If you have a blog, post a link and I'll pop over. My Blog is an Award Free Zone I appreciate the gesture but I will not be accepting Awards. Thank you for stopping by, remember to come back if you like my posts!