Guest Post: My Favourite Things by Sarah Alderson

Hello! Today I have a great guest post from Sarah Alderson telling us all about her favourite things, as part of the blog tour for Out of Control, Sarah's her latest novel for young adults. The book's out now and I'm halfway through - I definitely recommend that you pick it up. I hope you enjoy the guest post!

My favourite things…

Favourite City…
New York! Where Out of Control is set. I love the food, the energy, the fashion, the characters, the smell. I love the village and I love Brooklyn. I love how many nationalities there are there and how intense it is.

Favourite book… this changes all the time. This year it would have to be The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I adored it. Also Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor. She always blows me away with her writing.

Favourite TV show… Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It’s so brilliantly written. I just adored it. It was also one of the first shows to depict a really awesome female protagonist who knew how to rescue herself. I’m also addicted to Game of Thrones, Mad Men and Vikings.

Favourite movie… probably Terminator or Alien. Or Spiderman. I grew up in the 80s. Spidey was on TV every Saturday morning and my best friend would call me up to make sure I was up to watch it. We had such a crush on him, even though he was a cartoon. And Reese in Terminator was one of my first film crushes.

Favourite chill out activity… I live in Bali so that would be a massage followed by a margarita with my girlfriends!

Favourite food… Chocolate. Sushi. In that order.

Favourite thing I can’t live without… My Macbook Air and my Spotify subscription. I can’t write without music and I can’t write without my laptop. I type really fast. In fact it’s the one skill I am most proud of. I can type about 80 words a minute which means I can write as fast as I think and also means I can write a book in about 4 weeks if I push it.

Favourite character from one of my books… I do have a crush on Jay from Out of Control. When he kisses Liva in the alleyway…just woah…probably the hottest kiss I’ve ever written. They have smokin’ chemistry. But I also love Demos from Hunting Lila (so misunderstood) and Cyrus (he’s funny, athletic, has mad skills and is incredibly smart to boot).


When 17 year old Liva witnesses a brutal murder she’s taken into police custody for her own protection. But when the police station is attacked and bullets start flying it becomes clear that Liva is not just a witness, she’s a target.

Together with a car thief called Jay, Liva manages to escape the massacre but now the two of them are alone in New York, trying to outrun and outwit two killers who will stop at nothing to find them.

When you live on the edge, there’s a long way to fall.


I'd like to say a huge thank you to Sarah for this fab post! I was hoping to get my review out earlier this week but alas I did not, but do look out for that next week. Also, don't forget to stop by the other posts on the blog tour and to check out Out of Control!


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