July 28, 2013

BLOG TOUR: The Year of the Great Seventh

Today's blog tour for The Year of the Great Seventh, by Teresa Orts is a little different from what I usually do. I read this book earlier this month and posted my review on its release day of July 6. You can read it here. Now, it's time for something fun! I'll let Teresa explain it to you herself. 

Welcome to the Year of the Great Seventh summer world tour!

We will be hopping from side to side of the globe helping Nate and Sophie find each other, but for that, we need you through the entire tour. Sophie and Nate need to meet at a secret location at the end of the blog tour, but since they don’t want anyone else to know where, they left the address in hidden code.

We will be giving you clues at each tour stop that will help you find the location. Also, at each blog tour stop, we will unveil a part of a picture that discloses the secret location.

These are the rules of the game:

  • You’ll need to have read The Year of the Great Seventh to be able to follow the game, or at least, have some knowledge of what happens in the novel.
  • You’ll need access to Google maps (Street View).
  • At each blog tour stop we will reveal a sentence like this:
Sophie spent an afternoon at the (2676 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA—second word written on top of the main entrance door) Park with her friends.
  • You’ll need to put that address into Google maps, and using Street View, you need to work out which word is missing. In this case, the answer would the following:
Sophie spent an afternoon at the SKATE Park with her friends.
  • We are only interested in the first letter of the word: “S”.
  • The next day, we will plot that letter into the four words that will hint the secret location, and we will give you the new sentence.  For example:
- - -   - - - - -   S - - -   - - -
  • Additionally, there will be a photo of the secret location at each blog tour stop. At the first stop, it will be totally blacked out, but as we go along the tour, we will start unveiling different parts.
  • When we get to the last stop, with the photo and the four words that we will have deciphered, you’ll be on your own to find the secret location.
  • The first 5 people who send an e-mail to greatseventhtour@outlook.com with the correct solution will win a free hardcopy of The Year of the Great Seventh.
  • We will only disclose the winners after the last stop of the blog tour, and will strictly follow the email entries by date/time received to award the books to the first 5 people who discover the secret location. Please remember to include your first name, last name, and address in the email.  We will not use this information for any other purpose.
  • You can write comments on the blog post. We are okay with people helping each other; however, the first 5 people to send the correct answer win the books.
  • If you change your mind about the secret location, you can send more than one email.
  • There can only be one winner per address, and you can only win a maximum of 1 book per person.
Let’s hope we can help Nate and Sophie find each other!

Good luck to everyone!
Teresa Orts

Yesterday’s solution:

(Paul) showed Sophie a glimpse of what her life at NYU would be like, if she chose a normal teenager life over Nate.

Today we will do three different sentences:

Sophie’s NYU tour started in the (60 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012 –you just need the name of the building).

(London, SE23 3AD, U.K. – the street that correlates to this zip code) was hitting on Cat Woman at Ethan’s party.

‘The salvation to both lies beneath’ meant the (106 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038, United States – second word on the building) of Armenia was supposed to side with Mark Antony and Cleopatra in the Battle of Actium.

The picture of the secret location:

Blog tour schedule:

July 16, 2013               YA Book Addict
July 17, 2013               Pretty in Fiction
July 18, 2013               Reading Away the Days
July 19, 2013               Book Mark Belles
July 20, 2013               Le Vanity Victorienne
July 21, 2013               The Maniacal Bookworm
July 22, 2013               Book - Marks the Spot
July 23, 2013               Digesting the Words
July 24, 2013               Butterfly Feet Walking on Books
July 25, 2013               Book Divas
July 26, 2013               Nawanda Files
July 27, 2013               Coffee, Books and Me
July 28, 2013               The Dust Jacket
July 29, 2013               The Bookish Outsider
July 30, 2013               Just a Book Lover
August 1, 2013            So Many Books, So Little Time
August 2, 2013            Framed In Words

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