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Friday, September 11, 2015
BLOG TOUR: The Body Institute by Carol Riggs
Welcome to the exciting Blog Tour for The Body Institute by Carol Riggs! Follow the tour, HERE! Are we our minds...or our bodies?
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction Publish Date: September 1, 2015 Publisher: Entangled Teen Synopsis:
Meet Morgan Dey, one of the top teen Reducers at The Body Institute.
Thanks to cutting-edge technology, Morgan can temporarily take over another girl’s body, get her in shape, and then return to her own body—leaving her client slimmer, more toned, and feeling great. Only there are a few catches…
For one, Morgan won’t remember what happens in her “Loaner” body. Once she’s done, she won’t recall walks with her new friend Matt, conversations with the super-cute Reducer she’s been text-flirting with, or the uneasy feeling she has that the director of The Body Institute is hiding something. Still, it’s all worth it in the name of science. Until the glitches start…
Suddenly, residual memories from her Loaner are cropping up in Morgan’s mind. She’s feeling less like herself and more like someone else. And when protests from an anti–Body Institute organization threaten her safety, she’ll have to decide if being a Reducer is worth the cost of her body and soul…
Lightning Round Interview with Author Carol Riggs
Here’s a quick get-to-know interview with Carol Riggs, the author of The Body Institute. Some of these are serious things, some are obviously frilly-silly:
1. Twitter or Facebook?
2. Favorite TV show?
Fringe…or maybe Dollhouse…or Firefly
3. Sweet or salty?
Salty (hand me my chips!)
4. Coke or Pepsi?
Ugh, neither. Bubbles bug me.
5. Favorite superhero?
6. Favorite movie?
7. Song you can’t get out of your head right now?
“Elastic Heart” by Sia
8. What are you afraid of?
Swimming when my feet can’t touch bottom
9. Favorite movie-to-book adaptation?
10. Favorite book?
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
11. Favorite YA author?
Maggie Stiefvater (Lament, Ballad)
12. What’s on your to-read list right now?
Persuasion by Martina Boone
13. Most unique hobby?
I collect dragons
14. Superpower of choice?
15. Mountains or the beach?
16. Your novel in 5 words?
Losing weight FOR other people.
**About the Author**
Carol Riggs is a Young Adult writer represented by Kelly Sonnack of Andrea Brown Literary. Her sci-fi novel The Body Institute explores the themes of society, identity, and body image. She lives in the beautiful, green state of Oregon and have a Studio Arts degree; She is an SCBWI member.
Carol can usually be found in her writing cave, surrounded by her dragon collection and the characters in her head. She also enjoy reading--mostly Young Adult novels--as well as drawing, painting and quilting. She also attends writing conferences, walks with her husband, and enjoys music and dance of all kinds.