Carina Olsen

Things I love: Robert Pattinson. Disney. Studio Ghibli. My Cat. Books I love: Graceling. The Scorpio Races. Jellicoe Road. Shadow and Bone. Cinder. Plus lots more. ❤

Snippet from SNOW LIKE ASHES



Just can’t wait for SLA? Here’s a nice little snippet from Chapter Three to quench your snowy thirst! This is a flashback scene that Meira remembers moments before she is supposed to sneak into a Spring city.

Reblog this and at 7PM EST TODAY, I’ll randomly choose one winner to receive…

Very excited to read this book :D Would love to win. <3 

This is my favorite fan art of Percy and Annabeth. Because omg. Look how pretty it is! <3 So gorgeous. I love viria's artwork. <3 Just found it yesterday. And I'm in love. Sigh. I think I need to re-read the Percy Jackson books soon. Though I did read them all for the first time this year. But I need to read them again. So much awesome that is Percy and Annabeth. <3 

Took a few flower pictures yesterday. <3 So pretty. A few more here :)


Remember those AMAZING portraits of Amy and Elder that Christine Tyler did for the Across the Universe series? I got her to make portraits of the main characters of my next book, The Body Electric, Jack and Ella!

As with the first two portraits, there is a TON of symbolism in these two. Bees and fireflies; trees and waves; torn flags and broken strings; colors and clothing. Seriously: nearly every aspect of these two illustrations holds a very important piece of symbolism relevant to the story. 

Here’s your mission—and a chance to win a complete signed trilogy of my first three books, plus a signed and numbered, limited edition of my new book, The Body Electricplus art cards with these illustrations printed on them! 

  • Examine the portraits of Jack and Ella closely—you can click on them to embiggen.
  • Reblog, tweet, and/or FB with a link describing what you think one thing in the illustration may symbolize. Example: ”I think the knife in Jack’s boot means he’s a soldier!” (If you FB or tweet, make sure you tag me so I see it.)

I will randomly select one winner to receive four signed books. All entries must be posted by midnight on August 1, 2014. Contest open internationally; if you’re younger than 18 years old, you need your parent/guardian’s permission to enter and receive a prize. Prize will be mailed when The Body Electric releases this fall. 

Winner will be announced in my newsletter, along with a cover reveal of The Body Electric and a full description of what each of the symbols in the illustrations actually mean. You can subscribe and see it all delivered in your email inbox!

Get entering! Let me know your guesses of what you think the symbolism in The Body Electric could be & win FOUR SIGNED BOOKS!

Oh! This is the best giveaway :D Thank you bethrevis <3 You are awesome. I cannot wait to read The Body Electric :D Especially since I LOVED your first three books so much. <3 Sigh. Anyway. I’m hoping this counts for the contest. And just a warning, I’m not the best at this, lol :)

Ella: 1. I think Ella’s dress sympolize that the book takes place in a warm place. (Which I think I already know, lol.) 2. I think the fireflies symbolize that there will be A LOT of bugs in this book, lol.

Jack: 1. I think the moons around Jack symbolize that a lot of time is passing. Or has passed. 2. I think the knife in Jack’s booth symbolize that he needs to protect himself from someone.

(Also, holy crap! The characters looks so damn adorable. I cannot wait to read this book. <3 Sigh. So excited. And oh, how I want to win this giveaway. Fingers crossed :D)