Ever since I fell in love with Diana Peterfreund 's Secret Society Girl series last year, I've been hoping I'd get the chance to interview her here. Tomorrow marks the release of her new novel, Rampant , and let me tell you that you have not read a book like this before. You can read my review here , but all you really need to know is that it's a story about killer unicorns and the young women who hunt them. You want to read it now, don't you? Oh, yeah, and it's YA and the first in a series! To celebrate the release, Diana graciously answered a few of my most burning questions. As she is always a delight, I know you'll enjoy them as much as I did. First things first: When did the idea for Rampant first hit you and what (if anything) did you know right off the bat? In early 2005, just after selling Secret Society Girl , I had this dream of being chased by a very dangerous unicorn. I woke up and went to go look it up to see if I could figure out the meanin
The stars! The type choice! I can do without the girl and her dress, but I absolutely LOVE this title. Love it.ReplyDelete
I love the synopsis for the book but I'm a bit disappointed by the cover. I wanted something different from the pretty girl in a pretty dress cover.ReplyDelete
PERSUASION is my favorite Austen novel. I want this so bad. SO BAD.ReplyDelete
I love Persuasion! That means that I want to read this one. How can you possibly do a new Captain Wentworth?! Can't wait to figure it out.ReplyDelete
Sabrina, I understand what you mean about hat look being a trend. But since this book is focused on a romance, we wanted to do something that was overtly, sweepingly romantic, rather than the more desolate/violent look of some post-apocalyptic covers. So though at first glance it does fit into that trend, it is even more fitting to the tone of the book.ReplyDelete
K, the cover is awesome but a retelling of Persuasion? I'm so there!ReplyDelete
OK, I screamed when I saw this. SCREAMED.ReplyDelete
covergirl, I know. The title is awesome and I'm so glad the marketing team let her keep it.ReplyDelete
Sabrina, I know what you mean. Though this one immediately struck me as more whimsical and stylistic than the majority of girl-in-flowing-dress covers we see so many of these days.
Janice, SO bad. I knew that about you. It's my favorite as well. Cannot wait.
Mari, I'm so intrigued by the idea as well. It's one of my favorite relationships and I know Diana is a big Austen fan as well, so I feel sure it (and he) are safe in her hands. :)
Diana, yay for cover reveals and you stopping by. I really do love this one. And I'm glad it reflects the more romantic tone of the book.
Jenny, right?? Brilliant.
Laura, hehe. I knew you would. And, I know. JUNE. *sigh*
I haven't read Persuasion yet BUT I was still excited once I saw the book being mentioned on Diana's site. That cover is stunning!ReplyDelete
I love it all as well, particularly the font type, the yellow and pink and the stars. The drawing of the girl and her understated sweeping dress is so different from the trend (photo of a girl in a frilly, froufy dress) that I don't mind it.ReplyDelete
I have faith and I look forward to a romantic hero :)ReplyDelete
To me, the dress's swoosh have a night sky naturalness--even Goddess effect. Rather than sexualized, the girl represents a certain form of innocence and elegance I associated with Austen. That said, I hate Austen, so I probably won't read the bookReplyDelete
The cover immediately drew my eye, I think its gorgeous. I love that she has her eyes closed, it seems very ethereal. I can't even wrap my mind around a post-apocalyptic Persuasion, but I can't wait to read it. I added this to my wishlist before I even commented on this post!ReplyDelete
Great blog by the way, I saw your blogs name pop up on two separate blog posts today so I had to come check it out! I'm so glad that I did!
Persuasion also is my favorite. So I'm so there for this book! Gorgeous cover!ReplyDelete
Sandy, isn't it? I love it. I wonder if this one will inspire more readers to read PERSUASION once it's out? It really is wonderful in every way.ReplyDelete
Holly, exactly. Well said.
Mari, me too. :)
Bets, LOL. Well there you go. Although, given the post-apocalypticness of this and all the changes that would require, it might be worth a look-see. Just sayin' . . .
Booker, hey, thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you did. Who's been talkin' about me?! lol. And I know what you mean about wrapping your brain around it. I can't wait to find out what it's really like.
Lin, yep. Nothing could keep me away.