Jana Webster and Michael Haynes were in love. They were destined to be together forever.
But Jana’s destiny was fatally flawed. And now she’s in Dead School, where Mars Dreamcote lurks in the back of the classroom, with his beguiling blue eyes, mysterious smile, and irresistibly warm touch.
Michael and Jana were incomplete without each other. There was no room for Mars in Jana’s life—or death—story. Jana was sure Michael would rush to her side soon.
But things aren’t going according to Jana’s plan. So Jana decides to do whatever it takes to make her dreams come true—no matter what rules she has to break.
Q. Name 3 authors that you would love to sit down and spend an hour or a meal with just talking about either their books or get advice on writing from?
I would love to meet (in no particular order):
1. Veronica Roth (Divergent) because I’m so impressed by her success at such a young age and because I”m dying to know what happens to Tris in book two, Insurgent. (Yes. I know she wouldn’t really tell me.)
2. Kiersten White (Paranormalcy) because she just seems like a really fun and creative person based not only on her published works but on her blog.
3. Cassandra Clare (The Immortal Instruments) because while I’m a fan of her work and she’s got plenty of them, she’s also got a lot of critics. I’d love to know how she deals with the negativity and how she maintains her focus.
WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE
As a Huntress, her purpose is clear–to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She’s worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing’s going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce’s troubles are just beginning.
Down below, deviation from the rules is punished swiftly and harshly, and Fade doesn’t like following orders. At first she thinks he’s crazy, but as death stalks their sanctuary, and it becomes clear the elders don’t always know best, Deuce wonders if Fade might be telling the truth. Her partner confuses her; she’s never known a boy like him before, as prone to touching her gently as using his knives with feral grace.
As Deuce’s perception shifts, so does the balance in the constant battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat only due to their sheer numbers, show signs of cunning and strategy… but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. Despite imminent disaster, the enclave puts their faith in strictures and sacrifice instead. No matter how she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she’s ever known.
Q. ACK! Your favorite book/movie character (example Hermione Granger played by the Emma chick) just walked into the room! Who is it and what would be your first reaction? You get extra points if you include visual stimulation.
As usual, I’m probably overcomplicating FF, but all of the characters I feel most passionately about right now haven’t moved onto the big screen… yet! And maybe that’s a good thing so that they can live on in my mind exactly how I picture them. Because let’s face it, Hollywood has a way of failing to deliver the goods sometimes.
Now, for my real answer. I’m going to stretch a little and say that I’d love to meet Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games (soon to be played by Jennifer Lawrence). Although I’m not sure that Lawrence is an exact match to the amazing Katniss I’ve created in my mind and although I’m not sure she’ll be able to convey Katniss’s depth or toughness, I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt. My first reaction? To give the girl a hug because let’s face it, if anyone needs one, she does!