Hello! I’m excited to be sharing phone wallpapers for this creativity blog tour of First We Were IV, a particularly thrilling Young Adult novel of four seniors who start their own secret society. But with secret societies come a darkness as well, as these characters will soon unveil in the story. With a tantalizing mystery, the love of friendship, and an exploration of the social dynamics between a community, First We Were IV will grip readers and not let go.
I don’t own anything except for my designs and creativity! All ownership goes to the publisher and author. With that, just right click “download” for the picture if you’re keen on using it. I made four wallpapers, of course, for the four main characters of the book (and to match the title). Enjoy!
“No matter how much you see, there are bottomless seas you don’t.”
In the book, mystery and revenge play a huge role in the plot. There is a death that the characters uncover, a drive to redemption against bullies, and hidden missions that stayssecret within the group. I thought this quote was particularly apt for the setting and tone of the story.
“We outshone the star-choked sky. We stared into space and didn’t wonder what was there because we were the universe.”
This quote stood out to me because you can really feel the narrator, Izzie’s, passion for her friends and the adventures they have together. The secret society came from the idea of going against the system, of challenging what is established, and of leaving a legacy of their doing.
“Our secret order, its rebellion, was in my blood.”
This short quote spoke more for itself than any design or typography could have. Rebellion and going against the system is a huge deal in First We Were IV, as the four friends take it upon their hands to right the many wrongs in their town. But in the story, they also find out that the consequences could be worth more than what the actions foretold.
“I want to believe there’s a way to change the world without burning it.”
Another great example of the forms of rebellion that the characters undertake. You could almost think of the group of friends as the outcasts of the main group at school, the leftover people who aren’t worth a second glance. But they are worthy, and they are ready to take the necessary actions to show it in the book.
Disclaimer: All content directly from First We Were IV (such as quotes and excerpts) is taken directly from an advanced reader’s copy of the book. Therefore, it is not to be separately quoted from due to the fact that it is not in its final publication form.
Alexandra Sirowy is the author of the young adult thrillers THE CREEPING, the Bram Stoker Award® Nominated THE TELLING, and the upcoming FIRST WE WERE IV. Alexandra attended a women’s college as an undergrad and received her graduate degree in International Studies. When she isn’t writing, she loves to travel, read, eat, and get into mischief. She lives with her husband in Northern California.
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