Blog Tour: Meet the Characters: Refraction by Naomi Hughes + Giveaway

If you saw my review of Refraction, you would know that I loved this thoughtful SFF examining our choices and who we want to be. I am so delighted to be able to give you a sneak peek into the characters before you dive in!


After an attack on earth, all reflective surfaces become weapons to release monsters, causing a planet-wide ban on mirrors. Despite the danger, the demand rises, and 17-year-old Marty Callahan becomes a distributor in an illegal mirror trade―until he’s caught by the mayor’s son, whose slate is far from clean. Both of them are exiled for their crimes to one of the many abandoned cities overrun by fog. But they soon realize their thoughts influence their surroundings and their deepest fears begin to manifest.
With fast pacing and riveting characters, this is a book that you’ll finish in one sitting.

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Meet the Characters

Marty: Marty is a through-and-through Slytherin. He’s unapologetically ambitious, the sort of guy who’ll break however many laws it takes to achieve his goals. Although he tends to be too suspicious to make friends easily, he’d burn the world down to protect the small handful of people he loves. Marty also has obsessive-compulsive disorder, which manifests in urges to tap doorways and check locks.

Dream cast: Cole Sprouse (pictured)

Elliott: Elliott is Marty’s polar opposite. As a 100% Gryffindor, Elliott is ever-willing to charge into danger to protect others—which is what led him to become a shadowseeker, an undercover operative dedicated to hunting lawbreakers like Marty. Although Elliott has a long list of accomplishments (including being an Eagle Scout) to his name, he can never quite manage to please his mother, Mayor Ackermann.

Dream cast: Connor Hill (pictured)

Mayor Ackermann: The mayor of Cisco Island is a badass boss lady if there ever was one, but unfortunately she’s chosen to use her powers for evil. She’s dedicated to protecting her city and maintaining her authority at all costs—even if it means exiling her own son.

Dream cast: Naomi Watts (pictured)


PRIZE: Win (1) copy of REFRACTION by Naomi Hughes (US Only)

STARTS: November 5th 2019

ENDS: November 19th 2019

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About the Author

Hey! I’m Naomi Hughes, writer of quirky young adult fiction (usually involving physics and/or unicorns). I live in the Midwest US, a region I love even though it tries to murder me with tornadoes every spring. When not writing, my hobbies include reading (of course), traveling, and geeking out over Marvel superheroes and certain time-traveling Doctors. My debut YA sci-fi standalone novel, Afterimage, is available now from Page Street Publishing. My next novel, Refraction (also a standalone YA sci-fi), comes out in Nov 2019. I also offer freelance critique services at naomiedits.com.

Tour Schedule

November 5th

The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Welcome Post

November 6th

Bookcrushin – Interview Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Review + Playlist L.M. Durand – Promotional Post

November 7th

Confessions of a YA Reader – Story Behind The Cover Nomadic Worlds – Review Kait Plus Books – Promotional Post

November 8th

Utopia State of Mind – Meet The Characters evelynreads – Review Books_AndPoetrii – Promotional Post

November 9th

Musings of a (Book) Girl – Writing a Bromance Buried Under Books – Review A Bronx Latina Reads – Review

November 10th

Bookish Looks – Guest Post About Mental Health Story-eyed Reviews – Review That Georgia Gypsy  – Promotional Post

November 11th

To All The Books I’ve Read Before – Interview Popthebutterfly Reads – Review The Reading Life – Promotional Post


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