Hello again! Today I am hosting my second and final author for the YA Reads 2016 Debut Authors Bash! If you missed my first stop on the floor, be sure to check out my interview with author Michele Bacon.
For this stop I am beyond excited to host Parker Peevyhouse for a guest post! I was scouring the internet trying to think of good topics for guest posts when I stumbled across a picture of Parker on her website with R2-D2 Mickey Mouse ears and so the topic for this post was born. Check out this amazing guest post combining her book with one of my all-time favorite things and be sure to read on for more about Parker and her book and enter the giveaway!
What If Your Characters Lived In The Star Wars Universe: A Star Wars Dream Cast for the Characters of WHERE FUTURES END
Dylan – Anakin Skywalker
Dylan has a secret destiny… which stems from his mysterious ability to alter others’ perceptions. Dylan has a sixth sense (called a vorpal) that makes people see what he wants them to see. Like Anakin, Dylan finds that his own supernatural power is stronger than the hidden powers of anyone else he meets. And like the future Sith Lord, Dylan must choose whether to use this power for his own gain or in service to others. Dylan’s moody, conflicted vibe would make him a great choice to portray the future Darth Vader.
Bonus: Dylan’s brother Hunter, who is kind of a jerk but somehow still manages to get the girl, could portray Han Solo.
Brixney – Princess Leia
Sometimes a girl has to take matters into her own hands. Brixney knows this all too well—she’s on a mission to rescue her brother from a debtors’ colony while nursing a wound from her maybe-ex-boyfriend. Even though she works in the world’s most obnoxious restaurant, where customers play for the cameras in order to increase hits on their online feeds, she has bigger plans. She’s got the smart, don’t-mess-with-me manner that would make it easy for her to slip into the role of the Princess Leia.
Bonus: Brixney’s co-worker Lola, who’s always looking for slightly underhanded ways to make money, could play Lando Calrissian.
Epony – Padme Amidala
Epony makes tough choices to help others and isn’t above disguises and subterfuge to get what she needs: she poses as an alien from another world to conquer social media and earn money for her displaced family. But as with Amidala, powerful forces seek to manipulate Epony behind the scenes. And it’s possible that Epony has fallen for a guy who’s being lured away with dreams of fame and power. Her tricky situation would give her the best insight into playing the role of Padme Amidala.
Bonus: The corporate rep who helps orchestrate Epony’s rise to fame is cunning enough to play the role of sinister Palpatine.
Reef – Luke Skywalker
Both Reef and Luke know what it’s like to dream of other worlds while being trapped in a lonely place. Reef longs to visit an alternate universe known as The Other Place, but has to settle for a virtual reality simulation. Reef conquers the video game simulation with the same special skill that Luke uses to become a Jedi, which means Reef could probably portray Luke Skywalker.
Bonus: Reef’s best friend Olly, who’s a little petulant but always loyal, could play the lovable sidekick R2-D2.
Quinn – Rey
In a post-apocalyptic world, Quinn and her people scavenge for food and supplies. One day, Quinn meets a stranger who will help her fulfill a larger destiny, one that will be dark and difficult… Quinn’s courage and resilience would help her play the role of practical dreamer Rey.
Bonus: The leader of Quinn’s group, a wise and elderly woman full of secrets, would be perfect for the role of Maz.
About Where Futures End:
Published: February 9th 2016 by Penguin/Kathy Dawson Books
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopian
One year from now, Dylan develops a sixth sense that allows him to glimpse another world.
Ten years from now, Brixney must get more hits on her social media feed or risk being stuck in a debtors’ colony.
Thirty years from now, Epony scrubs her entire online profile from the web and goes “High Concept.”
Sixty years from now, Reef struggles to survive in a city turned virtual gameboard.
And more than a hundred years from now, Quinn uncovers the alarming secret that links them all.
Five people, divided by time, will determine the fate of us all. These are stories of a world bent on destroying itself, and of the alternate world that might be its savior–unless it’s too late.
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About Parker Peevyhouse:
Parker Peevyhouse writes fiction about teens in unusual situations. She lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she works at a junior/senior high school and volunteers with teens. She can usually be found wandering local trails, playing board games, or watching science fiction movies. Her first novel, WHERE FUTURES END (Penguin/Dawson, February 2016), which Kirkus called *”strange and compelling,” has been featured on such websites as EntertainmentWeekly.com, Barnes and Noble Teen Blog, io9.com, and in Glitter Magazine.