Top Ten Facts about Cyclo... Toxic by @LydiaKang from @EntangledTeen (Guest Post & #Giveaway)

Welcome to my tour stop! The author is giving us some facts about the ship that
the characters for Toxic travel in. Check that out and enter the giveaway below...

By Lydia Kang
YA SciFi, Space Opera
Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
November 6th 2018 by Entangled: Teen


Hana isn't supposed to exist. She's grown up hidden by her mother in a secret room of the bioship Cyclo until the day her mother is simply gone―along with the entire crew. Cyclo tells her she was abandoned, but she's certain her mother wouldn't leave her there to die. And Hana isn't ready to die yet. She's never really had a chance to live.

Fenn is supposed to die. He and a crew of hired mercenaries are there to monitor Cyclo as she expires, and the payment for the suicide mission will mean Fenn's sister is able to live. But when he meets Hana, he's not sure how to save them both.

As Cyclo grows sicker by the day, they unearth more secrets about the ship and the crew. But the more time they spend together, the more Hana and Fenn realize that falling for each other is what could ultimately kill them both.

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Guest Post:


1. You’re never alone, really. Which is both comforting, and also super weird when it comes to wanting to do things like pick scabs or going to the bathroom.

2. Eating without eating (Cyclo can nourish you while you sleep inside your gel walls) is never as satisfying as eating a big bowl of hot noodles.

3. Get used to room-temperature, squishy floors.

4. If you don’t know Cyclo’s color language, then make sure you have access to a translator because that lovely rainbow color on the wall might mean she’s secretly cussing you out.

5. Curated dreams by Cyclo, while you sleep in her gel walls, are actually way better than natural dreams.

6. Cyclo looks like a jellyfish/diatom/4th of July firework/tie dye t-shirt all in one.

7. The closer to the center of Cyclo you go, the lower the g-force. If you were to be in her exact center, you’d be in zero-g.

8. I had to use an online calculator to figure out her size and an acceptible g-force for living on her.

9. Cyclo identifies as female.

10. In order to land on Cyclo, a ship must crash into her exoskeleton. There are no clean ports to open and close. And yes, it probably hurts her to be boarded in such a way.

There you go!

About the Author

Lydia Kang is an author of young adult fiction, poetry, and narrative non-fiction. She graduated from Columbia University and New York University School of Medicine, completing her residency and chief residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She is a practicing physician who has gained a reputation for helping fellow writers achieve medical accuracy in fiction. Her poetry and non-fiction have been published in JAMA, The Annals of Internal Medicine, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Great Weather for Media. She believes in science and knocking on wood, and currently lives in Omaha with her husband and three children.

Tour-Wide Giveaway

A signed copy of TOXIC plus a swag bag, including enamel pin, signed print of a hand painted TOXIC artwork, bookmarks, and signed book plates. Open in US only (a $20 Amazon e-gift card will be substituted for an international winner)

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