Megan O'Russell's YA dystopia Boy of Blood was published on April 10th by Fiery Seas Publishing. Within the framework of her blog tour, I was asked to compose a list of questions--all of which were gladly written bearing in mind that my master's thesis was dedicated to YA dystopian literature.
Writing a dystopian young adult novel can be a tricky thing. To me, the YA genre is defined by more than just the age of the protagonist; it’s that sense of firsts. The first defiance of the parents. The first foray into love. The first big problem you have to solve on your own.
“Augustine Blogs” consists a category dedicated to the promotion of authors from a variety of genres and backgrounds. Each post is uploaded within a specific timeframe to match the collaborative advertising of novels by a variety of bloggers worldwide. “Raina, do you know where Emanuel is?” Nola asked. “Torturing the filthy Vamper didn’t work, so …
Action-packed. Sharp. Exquisite. Three adjectives that best describe Gately's YA novel The Fire Eye Refugee.
This week's guest is Samuel Gately, the talented fantasy writer of the Spies of Dragon and Chalk series. A giveaway of his novel Fire Eye Refugee is currently open and you can definitely sign up for a chance to win this gem by clicking the link. I wish him all the best, and I thank him for taking the time to answer my questions.
So…the book Gormenghast of the Ghormenghast trilogy may not be the best book ever written, but it is up there on my very top shelf of favorites. It’s clever, imaginative, and totally immersive.
John Douglas may be a well-trained political assassin, but he has met his match in the woman he once called a friend.