Do y'all remember when I reviewed The Emerald Atlas and basically said it was covered in glitter, unicorns and Santa's laughter? Yes, well, so there's that, AND THEN I FOUND OUT THE SEQUEL WAS COMING OUT, and the ever-delightful Megs from The Terrible Desire helped me out on Twitter. Below is my Twitter Quest to obtain this ARC. Did I succeed? ONLY TIME WILL TELL. (note: I totally succeeded)
Alice: Followers! I charge you to assail the fortress of @randomhousekids
until they deliver unto me the ARC of the Emerald Atlas sequel! Go forth!
Alice: *dons epaulets, used for fancy battle* I shall not rest until the
ARC hath been given unto me for reviewing purposes!
Megs: *Lights torch* *Hoists pitchfork* *Knocks politely on fortress
Alice: @MegsGranger We should have battlefrogs. Or kangaroos. Although the
latter would be used more for fighting than riding. @randomhousekids
Megs: @operawombat Or AT-ATs! Polite ones that really tried not to crush
anything expensive. @randomhousekids
Random House Kids: Attention all those craving THE FIRE CHRONICLE
(ahem @MegsGranger @operawombat) Since @JohnRStephens just finished the
manuscript, no ARCs yet!
Alice: @randomhousekids ...we appreciate your information and shall be
slowly calling back our battlefrogs and AT-ATs. @MegsGranger @JohnRStephens
At a more recent point in time:
Me: @randomhousekids Dearest RandomHouse Kids, is there any step
forward in @johnrstephens's in-all-likelihood-delightful second book?
Me: @randomhousekids Most sincerely, That Girl Who Almost Stormed Your
Citadel Until You Said You Didn't Have the Thing Being Stormed For Yet
Random House Kids: @operawombat No ARCs yet! Also, we are recommending That Girl Who Almost Stormed Your Citadel as working title for any new Steig Larsson books.
So basically, the people at Random House Kids are my complete favorites and if I meet them I WILL HUG THEM SO HARD, because they have not blocked me on twitter yet despite so, SO much provocation.