Friday, August 22, 2014

Blog Tour & Signing Event: Proxy by Alex London (with Excerpt & Giveaway!)

Today we are so thrilled to be a part of Proxy Blog Tour hosted by the ladies over at Pinoy Book Tours. Check out this excerpt for the first few paragraphs of Proxy and continue along with the tour to read the entire first chapter! For Philippine residents, you can also enter the giveaway for a SIGNED copy below.

Even a perfect machine wasn't built to go this fast.

Knox knew it, but still he pressed harder on the accelerator. Ripples of heat blurred the air around the car, and the girl in the passenger seat squealed.

Terror? Delight? Did it matter?

He took a turn too sharply, felt the stabilizer engine straining. His windshield lit up with warnings: lane markers flashing red, speed indicators blinking. Sweat beaded on his upper lip, but the car held the road.

“R U glitched?” popped up in his datastream in translucent green letters. He could see through them to the pavement, but they were impossible to ignore.

He glanced at the girl, giggling to cover her nerves.

They curved up the speedway, slicing like heat lightning over the slums of the Lower City, past the blast-barriers and security fences, rising higher and higher. There were parts of the Mountain City you just didn't go if you were lux, parts you didn’t even see. The city below them blurred. The city beside them gleamed. Knox accelerated.

“srsly?!” blinked double-sized in front of Knox, each letter wiggling and changing colors. The font was chunky; the y swished like a cat’s tail. Very retro. Probably custom made for her by some trendy for-hire coder. Her hands waved in the air in front of the windshield, swiping out another text.“ :) ” she added.

Suddenly, her smiley face vanished.

Head over to The Lifelong Bookworm to continue on with the chapter and follow the tour here!

Proxy (Proxy, #1)
Publisher: Philomel
Release Date: June 18th 2013
Knox was born into one of the City’s wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want—the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his punishments. When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is forced to haul rocks. And when Knox crashes a car, killing one of his friends, Syd is branded and sentenced to death.

Syd is a Proxy. His life is not his own.

Then again, neither is Knox’s. Knox and Syd have more in common than either would guess. So when Knox and Syd realize that the only way to beat the system is to save each other, they flee. Yet Knox’s father is no ordinary Patron, and Syd is no ordinary Proxy. The ensuing cross-country chase will uncover a secret society of rebels, test both boys’ resolve, and shine a blinding light onto a world of those who owe and those who pay. Some debts, it turns out, cannot be repaid.

About the Author 
Alex London writes books for adults (One Day The Soldiers Came: Voices of Children in War), children (Dog Tags series; An Accidental Adventure series) and teens (Proxy). At one time a journalist reporting from conflict zones and refugee camps, he is now a full time novelist living in Brooklyn, NY, where he can be found wandering the streets talking to his dog, who is the real brains of the operation.

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Prize: A SIGNED copy of Proxy by Alex London
Open to Philippine residents only
a Rafflecopter giveaway

We're sure a lot of YA dystopian readers here in the Philippines are excited for this upcoming event. But just in case some of you have been missing out on NBS' awesome announcements of bookish events, Alex London is coming to visit his fans in Manila on August 30! Catch him next weekend and get your books signed at National Book Store, SM Aura at 2 p.m. For more information about this signing event, here are some Frequently Asked Questions from National Book Store's official Facebook page.

When and where is the book signing? 
August 30, 2:00 p.m., at National Book Store, SM Aura 

When will the registration be? 
Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. on August 30 at National Book Store, SM Aura. Each guest will be asked to fill out the registration form upon arrival. First come, first served. 

Is there a registration fee? 
No. There is no registration fee. 

How many books can I have signed? Is there a limit as to how many people can have their books signed? 
You may have any number of books signed as long as they were purchased from National Book Store, Bestsellers or Powerbooks, and we do not have any preset limit as to the number of people. 

However, although we will take every effort to get as many books signed as possible, depending on the number of attendees, we reserve the right to limit the number of copies per person or limit the number of people in line. First come, first served. 

Can I bring old books or other editions of the books? 
Yes, as long as the books were purchased from National Book Store, Bestsellers and Powerbooks. 

Do I need to buy on-site? 
No. You can buy books before or during the event. 

Can I have other items signed? 
No. Only books will be allowed to be signed by the authors. 

Can we have our photo taken with the author? 
Yes, you can have your photo with the author when she signs your book. However, we strictly allow one photo per person only. 

How much are the books? 
Proxy (Trade Paperback – P419) 
Proxy (Hardcover – P729) 
Guardian (Hardcover – P755) 



  1. After reading that excerpt, I'm wishing that I lived closer to SM Aura so that I could attend this book signing. Such a pretty cover! I must add this one to my collection. Have a great weekend! :)

  2. I agree with Carmel, this has a very catching cover! Thanks for sharing the excerpt!

  3. This seems really interesting, but only thing that bothers me is the internet speech in it. I really don't like that in books, but it's me and yeah long story about that. But still it seems like a really interesting read and thanks for sharing :)

  4. Hmm...I don't really like the names in this book but it does seem interesting and the cover is pretty cool! :D

  5. I read this and totally enjoyed the world London created. Wish I live closer :)


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