WASTELAND by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan – Blog Tour

Posted 4 April, 2013 by Danny in Blog, Blog Tour, Danny, Giveaways / 15 Comments

Today I am excited to host the author duo Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan on the Blog to feature their Young Adult Dystopian Novel “WASTELAND” which was released March 26th from HarperTeen.


The Authors are giving us a A lesson in Wasteland – If you were teaching a course on surviving in the world of Wasteland, what would that course be called and what might the syllabus look like?


“Wasteland Survival 101”


Week 1: Water… arghh, it’s poisonous! One drop can kill you!

Discuss possible hypotheses as well as omnipresent danger.
In-class exercise: figure out a way to find drinkable water while avoiding     sudden showers, hidden puddles, streams, dew.

Week 2: Food.

Discuss how to find it; dangers involved.
In-class exercise: how to find and prepare decades-old packaged food.

Week 3: Variants

Discuss history of conflict between variants (“mutants”) and norms.
In-class demonstration: variant fighting techniques.

Week 4: Authority.

Guest speaker: Levi, surrounded by his armed guards, will discuss why he controls everything. all the anger and defiance.


wastelandAbout WASTELAND


Welcome to the Wasteland. Where all the adults are long gone, and now no one lives past the age of nineteen. Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan’s post-apocalyptic debut is the first of a trilogy in which everyone is forced to live under the looming threat of rampant disease and brutal attacks by the Variants —- hermaphroditic outcasts that live on the outskirts of Prin. Esther thinks there’s more to life than toiling at harvesting, gleaning, and excavating, day after day under the relentless sun, just hoping to make it to the next day. But then Caleb, a mysterious stranger, arrives in town, and Esther begins to question who she can trust. As shady pasts unravel into the present and new romances develop, Caleb and Esther realize that they must team together to fight for their lives and for the freedom of Prin.

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Amazon | Barnes and Noble | IndieBound

Watch the Trailer: Book Trailer 



Laurence Klavan Website: 

Susan Kim – HarperTeen website

Tour Schedule

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Much Love and … enjoy your food while it lasts ..

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15 Responses to “WASTELAND by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan – Blog Tour”

  1. I think I would not survive that long even though the life expectancy is only 19, I doubt I’d make it a day once I had to fend for myself. First, how do you find drinkable water when it’s poisoned? I just don’t see a way around that one!
    This sounds like a great novel, dystopian/ apocalyptic to the extreme! Bet Levi has himself a nice stash of candy bars and sodas somewhere!

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  2. I would definitely need that course in learning how to find food and all the dangers involved. I’d probably be out there eating poison ivy or something without it. Or worse. *shudders* I fail at survival Danny!!!

    Thank you so much for being part of this tour <3 <3 <3

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  3. Catherine S.

    Yeah I don’t think I would survive. First it the water problem. I would not know how to find clean water. I would need team up with poeple who know how to survive. This book sounds intense and I can’t wait to read it!

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