The Almost Girl by Amalie Howard Blog Tour – Dream Cast & Giveaway

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amelia hAuthor Amalie Howard

A rising star among young adult writers, Amalie Howard developed a loyal following after releasing her debut book, “Bloodspell,” in 2011. Now, she is returning with five new books that are sure to excite her devoted fans and catch the attention of new readers.

A bookworm from the beginning, Howard grew up on a small island in the Caribbean with her nose buried in books. When she was just 13 years old, her poem “The Candle” was published in a University of Warwick journal, marking a sign of great things to come. Howard immersed herself into other cultures, globetrotting through 22 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. After moving to the United States, she earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies and French from Colby College in Maine. She also holds a certificate in French literature from the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, France. Traveling around the world, Howard has lent talents as a research assistant, marketing representative, freelance writer, teen speaker, blogger and global sales executive.

Howard is a recipient of a Royal Commonwealth Society award, an international youth writing competition. She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Howard’s first book, “Bloodspell” (June 2011, Langdon Street Press) earned rave reviews and was named a Seventeen Magazine Summer Beach Read. Readers will hear more from Howard as she releases a pair of two-book series, “Waterfell” (November 2013, Harlequin TEEN) and “The Almost Girl” (January 2014, Strange Chemistry), as well as “Alpha Goddess” (March 2014, Skyhorse/Sky Pony Press) over the next two years.

Howard lives in New York with her husband, three children and one willful feline that she is convinced may have been a witch’s cat in a past life.

almost girlThe Almost Girl

Seventeen-year-old Riven is as tough as they come. Coming from a world ravaged by a devastating android war, she has to be. There’s no room for softness, no room for emotion, no room for mistakes. A Legion General, she is the right hand of the young Prince of Neospes, a parallel universe to Earth. In Neospes, she has everything: rank, responsibility and respect. But when Prince Cale sends her away to find his long-lost brother, Caden, who has been spirited back to modern day Earth, Riven finds herself in uncharted territory.
Thrown out of her comfort zone but with the mindset of a soldier, Riven has to learn how to be a girl in a realm that is the opposite of what she knows. Riven isn’t prepared for the beauty of a world that is unlike her own in so many ways. Nor is she prepared to feel something more than indifference for the very target she seeks. Caden is nothing like Cale, but he makes something in her come alive, igniting a spark deep down that goes against every cell in her body. For the first time in her life, Riven isn’t sure about her purpose, about her calling. Torn between duty and desire, she must decide whether Caden is simply a target or whether he is something more.

Faced with hideous reanimated Vector soldiers from her own world with agendas of their own, as well as an unexpected reunion with a sister who despises her, it is a race against time to bring Caden back to Neospes. But things aren’t always as they seem, and Riven will have to search for truth. Family betrayals and royal coups are only the tip of the iceberg. Will Riven be able to find the strength to defy her very nature? Or will she become the monstrous soldier she was designed to be?

“The Almost Girl” is a richly imagined story of defiance, courage, and heart. It is the tale of a girl who finds her own way on her own terms, a girl who won’t let what she is define her, and a girl who will sacrifice everything she is for the ones she loves. It is a story of someone who eclipses her predestined fate to become something more … something extraordinary.

Praise for Amalie Howard’s “The Almost Girl”

“A riveting union of science fiction thriller, romance, family drama, and conspiracy theory, The Almost Girl had me wishing I could crawl inside the pages and join Riven on her epic journey between parallel worlds. Amalie Howard’s writing is sharp and smart. I’m definitely craving the next installment!”
– Page Morgan, author of The Beautiful and The Cursed

“Amalie Howard writes a fast paced and thrilling story with a kick butt, authentic heroine and a brilliantly crafted world.”
– Eve Silver, author of Rush

“The Almost Girl is a feminist tour de force. It is filled with powerful, interesting female characters. Riven is one of my favorite fictional characters ever; she is fierce, passionate, funny and smart. This sexy, fast-paced story is impossible to put down. A must read! Fans of Divergent will love it!”

– Kim Purcell, author of Trafficked


Dream Cast

RIVEN – Astrid Berges OR Imogen Poots


CADEN – Brenton Thwaites or Nicholas Hoult


SHAE – Sienna Guillory

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AURELA – Charlize Theron

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Riven’s Father – Michael Fassbender

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Era Taylor – Famke Janssen

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  1. Sounds like a great book and I like too the cast, amazing actores

  2. annie page says

    I think is sounds fantastic a girl thrown into another world or world and she has to chance to survive. I bet love blooms somewhere in this book. Just my guess.

  3. I’ve not read the book yet but it sounds like one I would enjoy reading. Your dream cast looks like a perfect one to fit the description of your story.

  4. Wow. The Almost Girl sounds pretty great. I love that Riven is tough. I’m sure she’s going to be a kick-butt heroine. And that cover is awesome. It definitely grabs your attention!

  5. Evette Torres says

    The Almost Girl sounds amazing. I love and have been wanting to read more sci-fi and this book sounds like a good choice. Riven sounds like my type of girl protagonist. ??

  6. Sounds fantastic, thanks for the chance!

  7. Danielle B. says

    Like what I’ve read about The Almost Girl so far, definitely going to have to read the book!

  8. Congrats on the new release! The Almost Girl sounds fascinating. I have added it to my TBR list. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  9. kayla Brown says

    The Almost Girl sounds like an interesting book. I’ll definitely have to check it out

  10. The Almost Girl sounds like my kind of book. Thank you for the giveaway.

  11. This sounds terrific. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. i hope grandkids will like it, well one someday! ??

  13. Another world, a strong willed girl trying to survive. Sounds great. I will definitely read this one. Thanks for the giveaway and Good Luck Everyone.

  14. Well the cover is eye-catching to begin with. And the summary has premise! A sci-fi love story! Very cool.

  15. carolsavoy1963 says

    Yes! This is going to be on my list to read and I know my daughter will want to read it too!

  16. This book sounds amazing! I love the name Riven, too. I like the idea of her having to come and try to fit in on modern earth. Definitely need to read. Thanks!

  17. I am SO looking forward to reading Almost Girl!! It sounds so so good!!

  18. I can’t wait to read The Almost Girl and I love your cast choices, especially Michael Fassbender!