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
You always do this to me! Make me think of books that haven't EVEN come out yet.ReplyDelete
And help me discover ones I didn't even know were a thought in someone's mind.
You sly devilish woman.
I am sly. And you're welcome. ;-)Delete
Landline, Sinner, and Isla are all on mine.ReplyDelete
That is a solid trio right there.Delete
Yes to Cress, Night Broken, and Magic Breaks! I had totally forgotten about Isla coming out this year. And I am absolutely dying to read Murder of Crows. I loved Written in Red so much. I'm also impatiently waiting for Jenn Bennet's 3rd Arcadia Bell book, although I can't think of the title at the moment. It's going to be a good book year. :)ReplyDelete
I was surprised at how into Written in Red I was. Can't wait to get back to that world and those people.Delete
Oh, really good list!ReplyDelete
That ISLA cover is growing on me - I really liked the original ANNA and LOLA covers, but yeah, I can see all the three new covers going very nicely together.
The Anne Bishop and Sarah Rees Brennan books are on my list as well - the SRB especially!
I know. I had feelings both ways, and I would have loved to have seen what they did with a Lola cover matching the original hardcovers.Delete
Especially the SRB!!!
Man, what a great list! I have a similar list. I didn't know about some of these though (like Rainbow Rowell's new book) or Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater. Will add those to my list.ReplyDelete
Sinner is going to kill me dead. I just know it.Delete
I have Lost Lake, Landline, Tell the Wind and Fire and both Maggie books on my MUST have list. As well as Fangirl, Shimmer by Paula Weston, These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner, Anomaly by Caroline Richmond and I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. So many great books out this year!ReplyDelete
I just received a copy of These Broken Stars! Really looking forward to starting it. Just as soon as I finish my spontaneous Fangirl re-read. THAT. BOOK.Delete
Yes, at least half are on my list two, so I'm off to check out the other half, because I'm sure I will want them as well! :--)ReplyDelete
Love your list and I love the title of it!!ReplyDelete
We have a few of the same, though I have to admit that i'm kind of over Isla and the Happily Ever After, I think that I've waited so long for that book that no matter what it is it won't be good enough :(
I'm really excited for the next Huntley Fitzpatrick too, and even more because next year she's writing Tim's story.
LOL. I hear ya re: Lola. How long have we been waiting now? Although, it does sound as though she's had a rough go of it over this book and I sympathize with that. Can't imagine the pressure of a fandom.Delete
TIM'S STORY. Yes, please.
Isla, Mercy, Sarra Manning, Lost Lake, the SRB book and OMIGOD SINNER! I cannot wait for all of those.ReplyDelete
I'm also looking forward to the other two books in Molly O'Keefe's new contemporary series and both of the Mhairi McFarlane books out in the US this year (I read one on new year's day and really liked it). And Liza Palmer's Heroine, which is a late 2014/early 2015 release, sooooo I'll be dying waiting for an entire year.
I really am going to read Crazy Thing Called Love soon. I've been eyeing Heroine. Would love a December release on that one!
Lost Lake, Isla, It Felt Like a Kiss, Magic Breaks, Raven Cycle #3, and The Perilous Sea are all on my list too. Plus the latest Sebastian St. Cyr mystery (not as good as the Lady Julia books but I love the main female character, Hero -- she's the reason I've kept with them), My Beautiful Enemy by Sherry Thomas, and Deanna Raybourn's next standalone, City of Jasmine.ReplyDelete
Also, Sarra Manning just said on twitter that It Felt Like a Kiss will be available in the US via Amazon!
Wow. There are a lot of those St. Cyr books out. I should probably give the first one a go. I didn't know that was the name of the next Sherry Thomas! Very excited. When is it out?Delete
Publishers: please to be facilitating my Sarra Manning needs on this side of the pond. THANK YOU.
The first St Cyr book is like The Fugitive. The third book, I found part of the mystery REALLY disturbing (and there's a plot twist that comes from nowhere and is OTT). The fourth book is when Hero starts to get more page time.Delete
No release date for Sherry Thomas yet -- fingers crossed for late 2014.
I have you to thank for introducing me to Sarra Manning! I really hope putting her NA books on Amazon will lead lots of readers to them.
It Felt Like a Kiss is on Amazon!! Wish I could start reading it RIGHT NOW.Delete