Monday, June 01, 2009

Debs Blog Tour: Dull Boy by Sarah Cross

Buy this book.  Seriously, do it.  I know I've said it before and I plan on saying it many times again -- DULL BOY is one of my favorite books this year.  I was in the middle of revisions a few months back when I got the ARC and I thought I'd just read a few pages before dead.  Half the book and 2am later and I was HOOKED.

Sarah Cross's voice is just awesome -- her characters say and do things I wish I said and did in real life (or could even write).  Dull Boy is witty and touching and just flat out fun.  Trust me when I say you won't be disappointed with this book -- I plan on reading it again on my upcoming beach trip because it's just that awesome!

About the book:

Superpowers are awesome -- unless you actually have them, like Avery does. There's only so much he can pass off as "adrenaline" before people start to get suspicious. Probably it's best to lie low, so guys in white lab coats don't come to carry him away, to find out what makes his freakish body tick. Who wants to be vivisected? But flying under the radar becomes a whole lot harder when you can actually fly. It's dangerous to be different, so for now he'll pretend to be normal, unremarkable Avery -- a dull boy -- anything to keep his secret safe.

What he doesn't expect is the horrifying truth about where his powers came from, who else might have them, and the madness of one villain's plan to turn this superpowered dull boy into something even more powerful and amazing.

About the author:

Sarah Cross has saved the world, like, five times since fifth grade — and you didn’t even notice. Learn her secrets at

The interview:

What's been one of the most exciting moments in your journey to publication?

Seeing the interior design for the first time. The designer, Jason Henry, totally blew me away with all the cool details he chose. I love my lightning bolts! (Flip through the book to see what I'm talking about.)

Is there anything you can't write without?

My sanity. Too much noise and too much heat make me crazy.

When stuck on a story which do you choose: write make-out scene or explode something?

It depends on the book. :)

Can you share a favorite line you've written either in this book or a WIP?

"Vivisection leaves a bad taste in my mouth."

Finally: pro fast zombie or anti fast zombies?

I like my zombies slow and shambling. :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just read that line and LOVED it! :)