Transcend Time Series by Michelle Madow - This or That With Lizzie and Drew and Favorite Books + Giveaway
This or That with Lizzie
Winter or Summer?
Summer. I don’t like the cold weather in the winter.
In or Out?
I’m guessing this means inside or outside? I’m definitely an indoors girl.
Dresses or Pants?
I usually wear jeans, but I like wearing a dress when I’m going somewhere nice, as long as it’s not too cold outside.
Brother or Sister?
I’m an only child, but I’ve always wanted a younger sister. It would be nice to have someone to teach how to draw and recommend my favorite books to.
Black or White?
White. It’s also one of my favorite colors to wear.
Red or Blue?
Blue, because it matches my eyes.
Facebook or Google +?
I have Facebook, but I don’t check it obsessively (like some people I know do.) I don’t even have Google +!
Macaroni and Cheese or Peanut Butter-Jelly sandwich?
Mac and Cheese. I used to eat it all the time when I was younger.
Past or Present?
The past—I love learning about the different ways people lived in other times.
Work or Play?
If reading for fun counts as play, then definitely play. I always get my work done first though.
Boyfriend time or time with girlfriends?
Boyfriend time. Balancing my boyfriend time with time with my girlfriends is something I need to work on. I think my friends get frustrated with me sometimes.
TV or movies?
TV, because I feel like you can get to know the characters better when watching them every week on a television show.
Apricots or Peaches?
Peaches, because they’re sweeter.
White horse or mustang convertible?
A white horse sounds romantic.
Hot or Cold?
Hot! I really don’t like cold weather. (Which makes living in New Hampshire in the winter pretty rough.)
Morning or Night?
I’m a morning person. I have no problem getting out of bed when my alarm goes off (sometimes I even wake up five minutes before the alarm goes off.) I have trouble staying up late—I get so sleepy!
Jacob or Edward?
Edward. Jacob is a little too reckless for my taste, with all the motorcycling and cliff jumping.
Poptarts or Cereal?
Cereal, specifically Cheerios.
Hot Chocolate or Coffee?
Neither—my hot drink of choice is tea. I suppose if I had to choose it would be hot chocolate (if the chocolate wasn’t too strong), because the taste of coffee grosses me out.
Mountains or Beach?
Beach! I love quality beach time with my Kindle.
Dark Hair or Light Hair?
I’m partial to dark hair on guys.
Fall or Spring?
Spring, because it means summer is approaching.
Christmas or Halloween?
Christmas—I absolutely love Christmastime! The evergreen trees, twinkling lights, and fun decorations make winter more enjoyable.
Lizzie’s Top Five Favorite Books
1) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Lizzie was assigned to read Pride and Prejudice in the beginning of her junior year for her AP English class. It was also her favorite book in her past life, and reading it helped her start to remember the life she lived in Regency Era, England. The love story between Lizzie and Mr. Darcy is one of her favorites.
2) The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
Lizzie loves historical romance, and she adored all the books in this series. She loves how the lives of the main characters are intertwined. Her favorite character is Diana, and she wishes Diana had a happier ending with Henry. Also, the covers of these books are gorgeous!
3) The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
Again, Lizzie loves historical fiction. This story of Anne and Mary Boleyn was wonderfully told! She loves all the books in the Tudors series by Philippa Gregory. The series does a fantastic job of bringing the wives of Henry VIII to life.
4) Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Because this is one of the best book series of all time.
5) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Lizzie loves the love story between Bella and Edward. She read the first book in 2005, and has been a huge fan since. She kept trying to convince Chelsea to read it, but Chelsea waited until before the movie came out when the series became more mainstream.
This or That with Drew
Day or night?
Dog or cats?
I’ve never had a pet, but I guess I would pick a cat.
Chocolate or vanilla?
Mixed. My favorite ice cream is Rocky Road.
Hardback or paperback?
Hardback. They look nicer on my bookshelf.
Leather or lace?
Don’t you wish you knew ;)
New car smell or strawberry?
Nothing beats that new car smell.
Black ink or blue?
Earphones or stereo?
When hanging out in my room, I use my stereo that hooks up to my iPod.
Pepsi or Coke?
Neither—I don’t like soda.
Steak or Salad?
Steak, no question. Cooked medium.
Beach or Mountain?
Mountain, because there’s skiing. The harder the slope, the better.
SUV or Motorcycle?
Depends on the SUV. If it’s a cool one, then SUV. If it’s a soccer mom one, then motorcycle.
Fruit or Veggies?
Dance or Concert?
Assuming the concert is for a band I like, then concert, no contest. Just don’t drag me to a Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, or whatever concert that middle school girls like going to.
Play or Watch Sports?
NYC or LA?
NYC is easily the best city in America.
Cake or Pie?
I rarely eat either, but I guess pie.
Past or Present?
Present. Because then there’s more control over the future.
Lizzie or Chelsea?
Do you really need to ask?
Drew’s Top Ten Favorite Books
As you might recall from Remembrance, Drew has a large bookshelf in his loft full of lots of different books. Here are some of his favorites from his collection.
1) The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Because this is clearly one of the best book series of all time.
2) The Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin
Drew stated reading these books after watching Game of Thrones on HBO, and it quickly became one of his favorite series’.
3) Along Came a Spider by James Patterson
Drew has read all the books in the Alex Cross series. This is the first one, and it is still his favorite in the series.
4) Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
A friend recommended he read this before the movie came out. He did, and ended up loving the entire trilogy.
5) Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine
This was Drew’s favorite series when he was in elementary school, and he still has his collection. He specifically loved Say Cheese and Die.
6) Deception Point by Dan Brown
This book isn’t as well known as DaVinci Code or Angels and Demons, but it’s Drew’s favorite book by Dan Brown. (He has read all of Dan Brown’s books).
7) The Stand by Stephen King
Drew has read many of King’s books, but this is his favorite. He liked the end of the world aspect of it.
8) Timeline by Michael Crichton
This is a time travel book, and Drew really enjoyed it. He liked seeing how what happened in the past affected the future.
9) Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich
This is a great book based off the real life MIT students who figured out a mathematical way of playing blackjack that allowed them to “beat” Vegas. Drew also loved the sequel, Busting Vegas.
10) The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Drew read this book in middle school, and it has always stuck with him.
Drew reads mainly adult fiction, although he will read the occasional YA book if it is highly recommended to him. When choosing a book to read, he veers toward thrillers. His favorite authors are Dan Brown, James Patterson, and Stephen King.
RemembrancePublication date: July 27th 2011
Series: Transcend Time Saga #1
Series: Transcend Time Saga #1
Genre:YA Time Travel
Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England ... but she doesn't know it yet.
Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie's high school at the beginning of the year, and she feels a connection to him, almost like she knows him. She can't stop thinking about him, but whenever she tries talking with him about the mysteries behind her feelings, he makes it clear that he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching him is even more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has started to become full of himself after being elected co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his arrival. So why can't she get him out of her mind?
Even though Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, fighting fate isn't going to be easy.
Series: Transcend Time Saga #2
Publication date: December 8th 2011
Genre:YA Time Travel
How far would you go to get revenge?
When Chelsea Givens discovered that her ex-boyfriend Drew dumped her to be with her former best friend Lizzie, she'd never felt so betrayed in her life. Then her new friend Shannon tells her she can help set things right. Chelsea's willing to listen, but what Shannon wants her to believe -- that she shared a past life with Drew -- is impossible. And what she wants her to do to get him back … well, it's downright crazy.
Could Shannon be telling the truth? And if she is, what lengths will Chelsea go if it means making Lizzie pay?
Find out in Vengeance, the second part of the Transcend Time Saga.
*Vengeance is the short story that bridges the events in Remembrance and the final novel in the Saga.
Series: Transcend Time Saga #3
Publication date: November 14th 2012
Genre:YA Time Travel
IT'S A RACE AGAINST TIME.
In Remembrance, Lizzie and Drew changed the course of fate so they could be together.
In Vengeance, Chelsea set fate back on its original, deadly path.
Now, strange things keep happening to Lizzie. Things that are omens of darkness to come. A curse has doomed her to die an early death, just as she did in her past life. To make matters worse, even if she can figure out who cast the curse, it's irreversible. There's only one option left for her to save herself. It's crazier than anything she's heard yet, and to do it, she'll need Drew and Chelsea's help.
Because to make things right, they must go back to when it all began ... and Lizzie discovers that the final events in her past life were more sinister than she ever imagined.
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