I’ve recently had one of my first big “milestones” as an author: to get a glimpse of how my work affects and resonates with people. Iris was one of the lucky reviewers who received an advanced copy of Air Awakens and it’s been so much fun talking with her about it.
Air Awakens will be out in just one short month and this was the perfect post to have so close to the release. It also gives some Air Awakens teasers, which I know no one is complaining about!
About two weeks ago I finished reading Air Awakens by Elise Kova, and at a certain point in the book there was this scene where the two main characters discussed ‘reading about something’ vs ‘actually experiencing it’. And this scene stayed with me (keep in mind that I read an ARC and some things could be different in the finished copy).
“Your problem is that you rely entirely on books.”
“What’s wrong with books?” She was forced to ask.
He stopped, turning on his heel to stare down at her. “What is wrong with books is that youcannot learn how to really do things from books.” He ignored her open mouth, continuing, “They are starting points for principle, theory, and concept. Your mind understands, but your body does not know until you perform the act yourself. Without action and practice, your hands will not oblige. Experience is a far greater teacher.”
I’m only giving you a glimpse of the scene (the guy is actually kinda being an asshole here, even though what he says holds a lot of truth) and that’s not enough to really put it into context, but whenever I think of Air Awakens this is the scene that I immediately think of. It’s one of my favourite moments in the book and it marks a turning point for the protagonist…
Read the full post on her blog
(Posted here with permission)