Elana lets Peggy test out the tech from ABANDON. And it is awesome.

From the moment I read Elana Johnson's POSSESSION to picking up the final book in the trilogy-- ABANDON, I have been in love with the tech in this series. So much so that when I discovered that Elana actually has the tech, I hopped in my own boring piece of traveling tech (my car) and begged her to let me play with it for an afternoon. Yes, it was every bit as awesome as it sounds. Check it out:

Peggy: Can we start with the hoverboards? I have been dying to ride one of these for two years. TWO YEARS, I tell you!

Elana: Let's do it! 

Peggy: Look what I can do! I'm almost as good as Jag! I can--- Oh, oh. I think I'm going to fall!

Elana: Dude, knock it off! You're nowhere near as good as Jag. He played ball with his brothers waaay more than we've practiced on these things! Now just put your arms out like this, and try to stand more straight.

Peggy: Check me out! I can do tricks!

Elana: Cut it out, Eddleman! You're going to knock me off!

Peggy: Okay, maybe it's time to go on to the next thing. Ooo! I know! Let's check out the transporter ring!

Elana: Oh, this old thing? [puts it on] It takes me anywhere I want.

Elana: Ba-bam! Once I went to England just for fish & chips! I bet Jag would've really loved that.  Ha!

Peggy: You wouldn't mind if I borrowed that for a week or two, right?

Elana: [slips ring into pocket] Hey! Check out this distraction!

Peggy: [in reverenced awe] Oooh, is that a food generator?! We can make anything we want with that, right? What should we make?

Elana: What Zenn would order -- toast! In SURRENDER and ABANDON, all Zenn eats is toast. He loves being on the traveling team simply so he can use the food generating cube.

Peggy: Dude, I would join the Resistance and be on the traveling team just so I could use this, too.

Elana and Peggy: Mmmm. Tooooast.

Peggy: After all that toast, I think I'm ready for a mission of my own.

Elana: Come on. I think it's right around this corner... Wait. Enforcement Officers ahead.

Peggy: Are you sure we're at the right Rise?

Elana: Yes, this is Twelve. The Resistance is expecting us.

Peggy: And after a mission, the Resistance always heads back to their cave, right?

Elana: Yep! But this cave is way better than the one the Resistance has to hole up in.

Peggy: Heck yeah it is! I think we should live here. Unless those stalactites stab us in the night... That wouldn't be so cool.

Elana: I can feel the energy in this just like Vi can! Just a little further... Peggy, a little further. Peggy?

Peggy: Zzzzhhhhttt!!

Peggy: I'm feeling a little dazed. I think I may have had enough tech for one day. I'm not quite sure I can make it home anymore. Oh, hey-- how about I borrow that transporter ring?

No? Sigh.

I'll take an awesome book that just hit shelves a week ago instead.

Think the tech in this post is awesome? The book is a million times more so. Elana has an incredible imagination, and she poured it into ABANDON. Trust me: you really want to read this. It's beyond awesome.

A special thanks to Erin Summerill Photography for the fun pictures and SamuraiCatJB (via photopin cc) for the cave image.


Natalie Aguirre said...

Such awesome pictures! Wish I lived near you both to hang out with you. And Abandon is incredible. I didn't think Elana could top Surrender, but she did. She's an amazing writer.

Donna K. Weaver said...

This interview just rocks with awesomeness!

Robin said...

Super fun interview. Great idea. I bet you guys had a ton of fun making it. I'm looking forward to the read. I really enjoyed the first two of Elana's books.

Leigh Ann said...

I am cuh-RAZY jealous that you two get to hang out together. Love the interview and those shots!

Livia Peterson said...

Love this awesome interview! Very fun and creative! Can I have that transporter thing?!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Hilarious! I love you guys! :)

ilima said...

Haha. You guys are a hoot. This was wonderful.

Cindy said...

Love the pictures! Where can I pick up a hoverboard, because frankly, my car isn't cutting it these days. And if anyone knows of a promo code, please post it (unless I can also get a transporter ring to wisk me away before I have to pay for it).

Mara Rae said...

hahaha, that last picture with the fence is hilarious!!

Jessie Humphries said...

You girls are so awesome. I just want to...cuddle you!!

Angela Brown said...

This was definitely one of the funnest interviews I've seen.

Uh...Peggy...are you okay after that bit of zappy, zippy there lol!

Love the tech and can't want to devour Abandon!

Christina Farley said...

This was so awesome. Love it! Especially the toast.

Carrie Butler said...

Best. Interview. Ever!

Kathryn Purdie said...

Wow, you two are awesome! I love this interview so much. Ha!

Melanie Fowler said...

Awesome awesome awesome tech!

Emily R. King said...

Ha ha ha. That is the BEST interview I've ever seen.

Congrats to Elana!

Lydia Kang said...

That was so freaking awesome. Really. You guys are having too much fun! Not fair!

Taffy said...

You two are awesomesauce. I want to go see that area! Wait. I think I can walk/hoverboard across the street...

Jeigh said...

I love Elana's face when Peggy's getting zapped by the fence, like, "Ho hum, oh, Peggy, again?"

Awesome interview!

tfwalsh said...

That was fantastic... loved it. Looks like you both had so much fun too:)

Julie Maughon said...

I love PEGGY'S face as she's getting zapped by the fence. "This is kinnnnda funnnnnnn guyzz~" :D
I agree, best interview ever.

Nicole said...

Epic! Loved this, you guys.