Hey everyone! We are super excited to announce the schedule for the OFFICIAL THE MEMORY OF LIGHT Blog Tour which begins on January 18th!
The tour runs from January 18th-22nd & 25th-29th, and will have one stop per day and will consist of reviews, excerpts, spotlights, and interviews.
There is also a tour-wide giveaway for finished copies of the book, US Only! So be sure to stop by any or all of the stops for a chance to win.
But until then, here are your hosts.
The Tour Hosts
About the Book
When Vicky Cruz wakes up in the Lakeview Hospital Mental Disorders ward, she knows one thing: She can't even commit suicide right. But for once, a mistake works out well for her, as she meets Mona, the live wire; Gabriel, the saint; E.M., always angry; and Dr. Desai, a quiet force. With stories and honesty, kindness and hard work, they push her to reconsider her life before Lakeview, and offer her an acceptance she's never had.
But Vicky's newfound peace is as fragile as the roses that grow around the hospital. And when a crisis forces the group to split up, sending her back to the life that drove her to suicide, Vicky must try to find the strength to carry on. She may not have it. She doesn't know.
Inspired in part by the author's own experience with depression, The Memory of Light is the rare young adult novel that focuses not on the events leading up to a suicide attempt, but the recovery from one -- about living when life doesn't seem worth it, and how we go on anyway.“The Memory of Light is filled with hard truths and beautiful revelations. It’s a beacon of hope for those in the dark of depression. This book just might save your life.” -Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Isla and the Happily Ever After.“The Memory of Light takes you to that cold strange place that is depression. Vicky’s journey back from darkness doesn’t simplify or sentimentalize the effects of mental illness. Francisco Stork shows us the universe of the human mind, how it can be terrifyingly dark – and how in the company of the right kind heart – infinitely dazzling.” –Martha Brockenborough, author of the Game of Love and Death“Stork further marks himself as a major voice in teen literature by delivering one of his richest and most emotionally charged novels yet.”— Kirkus, starred review - https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/francisco-x-stork/the-memory-of-light/“Various studies have estimated that perhaps as many as one in five teens has a diagnosable mental health problem; it’s a subject that needs the discussion Stork’s potent novel can readily provide.”— Publishers Weekly, starred review - http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-545-47432-0“Vicky’s story has undeniable emotional strength and an encouraging, compassionate message. Stork writes his characters with authenticity and respect… informative and highly rewarding.”
— Booklist, starred review