We are excited to welcome author, Sarah Fine, to the nest today. Be sure to check out the giveaway details at the end of this post.
Sarah: It wasn't an intentional decision. I wrote a book with characters who were in their 20's, and someone commented that I had a youthful “voice”, which kind of caught me by surprise. But then I started writing teen characters, and there was no going back.
Andrea @ Reading Lark: Can you describe your novel in five words?
Sarah: Dark, psychological, scary, romantic, hopeful.
Andrea @ Reading Lark: What was the last book you read?
Sarah: Deviants by Maureen McGowan.
Andrea @ Reading Lark: Were you a reader as a child?
Sarah: Yes. I was raised in a house full of books, and my parents, most often my dad, read to me and my sisters every night. That’s where my love of the written word began.
Andrea @ Reading Lark: Who is your current book boyfriend?
Sarah: I confess an intense fondness for Four—I recently finished Insurgent. I love the male YA heroes who aren't “bad boys”, but who are quieter, maybe a little damaged ... and deadly.
Andrea @ Reading Lark: Who are three of your favorite authors?
Sarah: Salman Rushdie, Sarah Beth Durst, Brigid Kemmerer
Andrea @ Reading Lark: What is your favorite bird?
Sarah: Er … Roseate Spoonbill. Someday I’ll probably give a character that name. Seriously—is this bird not both magnificent AND ridiculous?
This or That?
- Batman or Superman? Easy—Batman. I prefer heroes who don’t have supernatural powers, who can get beat up and hurt just like the rest of us.
- Necklace or Bracelet? Bracelet. I don’t like to have things around my neck that much.
- Cookies or Cupcakes? Cupcakes. Unless the cookies have icing on them.
- Summer or Winter? Winter. I hate heat.
- Fantasy or Reality? Depends on which professional hat I’m wearing.
A week ago, seventeen-year-old Lela Santos's best friend, Nadia, killed herself. Today, thanks to a farewell ritual gone awry, Lela is standing in paradise, looking upon a vast gated city in the distance – hell. No one willingly walks through the Suicide Gates, into a place smothered in darkness and infested with depraved creatures. But Lela isn't just anyone – she's determined to save her best friend's soul, even if it means sacrificing her eternal afterlife.
As Lela struggles to find Nadia, she's captured by the Guards, enormous, not-quite-human creatures that patrol the dark city's endless streets. Their all-too-human leader, Malachi, is unlike them in every way except one: his deadly efficiency. When he meets Lela, Malachi forms his own plan: get her out of the city, even if it means she must leave Nadia behind. Malachi knows something Lela doesn't – the dark city isn't the worst place Lela could end up, and he will stop at nothing to keep her from that fate.
We have one copy of Sanctum up for grabs. In order to win you must:
* Be 13+ years old
* Be a U.S. or Canadian resident
* Fill out the Rafflecopter below
The giveaway runs from October 26-November 2. The winner will be contacted via email on November 3.