Thursday, February 02, 2012

Character Interview with Faye + Giveaway: Signed Harbinger ARC + Swag!

Hello everyone! I’m sorry – this post was supposed to go up yesterday. I scheduled but for some reason…it wasn’t posted. So sorry for that! Yesterday was Harbinger’s release day! Today, I have Faye with me for a short interview.

Can you introduce yourself to us?

Should I do it like they made us in Socialization at Holbrook?

Hi, I’m Faye Robson and I’m from Pittsburgh. I feel…well…honestly? I feel pissed that I’m locked up here.

And I guess I’m not really from Pittsburgh anymore anyway. Turns out I was born here in godforsaken nowhere, Maine. Except I don’t remember any of that.

Can you describe Holbrook Academy to us?

Sure. Dr. Mordoch said it’s supposed to be a refuge, a place I can get “the compassion of other kids who are struggling to adjust.” But that’s just her doublespeak bullshit.

Holbrook’s really just a place for parents and Cooperatives to stick kids they don’t know what to do with. Everything here is like that...the “Welcome Gate” has razorwire on it. The “Meditation Center” is solitary confinement.  And as you can guess, the “Free Time Area” is anything but free.

What do you think of Kel?

I don’t know. He’s the only one here that really looks at me, you know what I mean? Not just that eyes-sweeping-over-you, fake-smile sort of thing. But sometimes when I really look into his eyes, I see a flicker of something. Something ‘other.’

What are his qualities that you like most and you hate most?

Kel has a rawness about him that is completely opposite of everything here at Holbrook.  And I kinda love that…but then there are these flashes of anger and it hurts to watch. I think his Dad was a real asshole.

So...are you familiar with the novel Beautiful Creatures? What can you say about Harbinger being compared to it?

No, I’ve been pretty cut off from the world. I usually just escape into my sketchbook.

If you could be normal – live a normal life – who would you be, what would you do?

Definitely an artist. I see these things in my mind, these pictures of the way the world could be, and I want to show them to other people.

If you would be given the chance to choose between a normal life and your not-so-normal life, which would you choose? Why?

Well, that’s what Holbrook’s all about, right? Dr. Mordoch keeps telling me I can have a normal life, that I can be like everyone else. And sometimes when I’m so tired from not sleeping, from seeing things that aren’t really there, her offer seems tempting…

Thank you for dropping by, Faye!




Giveaway: Signed ARC of Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne + Harbinger Lanyard and Brochure!



"Girl, Interrupted" meets "Beautiful Creatures" in this fast-paced thriller

When sixteen-year-old Faye arrives at Holbrook Academy, she doesn't expect to find herself exactly where she needs to be. After years of strange waking visions and nightmares, her only comfort the bones of dead animals, Faye is afraid she's going crazy. Fast.

But her first night at Holbrook, she feels strangely connected to the school and the island it sits on, like she's come home. She's even made her first real friends, but odd things keep happening to them. Every morning they wake on the floors of their dorm rooms with their hands stained red.

Faye knows she's the reason, but what does it all mean? The handsome Kel tries to help her unravel the mystery, but Faye is certain she can't trust him; in fact, he may be trying to kill her - and the rest of the world too.

Rich, compelling writing will keep the pages turning in this riveting and tautly told psychological thriller.

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She used to dream of being a marine biologist but quickly realized that she loves fantasy more than fact.  Now she enjoys combining both to create stories that ask “What if?” She writes in sunny California alongside her artist husband and her two dogs.

Her favorite days are spent disappearing into different universes, whether it’s traveling with Dr. Who, popping into a parallel world with Diana Wynne Jones, writing her own stories, or just taking a nap.

Harbinger is her first novel.

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30 comments:

  1. Definitely excited for this one. I've been following the artwork. Love the trailer!

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  2. "Girl, Interrupted" meets "Beautiful Creatures"? I have to know what that's about :)

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  3. I cannot wait to read this. Trailer was GREAT!!

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  4. I love this book cover! Excellent trailer.

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  5. Ahhhhhhhhhh, SO excited for this book! I love everything about the trailer, the cover, and the synopsis -- and I just know that I'll love Faye too! Thank you so much for hosting this! :)

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  6. Holbrook Academy sounds so fun to read about! I love books like this that make the setting almost feel like another character!

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  7. I've been wanting to read Harbinger, it sounds like such an awesome book...and I love the red moon on the cover. So ominous....and the description makes it sound intense! And kind of freaky. Thanks for the chance to win a copy! :D

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  8. I love Faye's voice - it's obvious how she's linked to Kel. The trailer was great!

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  9. Awesome cover. I only realized that it was a Tarot card after watching the trailer (which is pretty awesome too!).

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  10. I totally love Faye's voice already! <3 Harbinger sounds AMAZING and oh my god, that cover? One of the most stunning I have seen <3 Cannot wait to uncover the secrets of Holbrook, Faye and the mysterious Kel! Fantastic interview!

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  11. What a beautiful cover! And the story sounds really good!

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  12. The trailer is pulse pounding and dramatic--I love it!! And I can't get over how much I love the cover too. If it was a poster I'd put in on my wall! So excited to read this!

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  13. Harbringer sounds so creepy and I like how the trailer captures that essence. I've heard so many awesome things about this book! :D

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  14. AMAZING trailer... Little creepy but it really draws you in!! I can not wait to get my hands on a copy of this book!!

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  15. All amazing! Cant wait to read it!

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  16. It made me smile that she said she wanted to be a marine biologist. I wanted to be a marine biologist when I was younger. :)

    Shanan
    http://thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com

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  17. I love the cover, and can't wait to get the book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. What can i say...IT ALL IS GREAT!! I can't wait to read it!!! Thank you so much for the Giveaway!

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  19. Wow, I had thought that Harbringer would be almost entirely different before I read this interview. Now I'm intrigued!

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  20. Just wacthed the trailer and fet that i was watching a movie! Excellent dirrecting and obviouslt because it had a great story to it! I really want to read this. Wow. It took my breath away.

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  21. Great trailer, I can't wait to read the book. Also, I love the cover.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  22. This sounds like such a dark, fascinating read, and the cover is gorgeous! I am quite interested to see where the tarot card thing fits in with the book. :)

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  23. I think they did an awesome job with the trailer!!!

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  24. Great trailer and sounds like a good thriller.

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  25. I'm in love with the cover. I've seen a ton of good reviews for Harbinger. That makes me want to read it even more.

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  26. I'm in love with the cover. I've seen a ton of good reviews for Harbinger. That makes me want to read it even more.

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  28. This book looks so interesting! Great cover too.

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  29. The trailer was great. I love the cover of this book, too!

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  30. The cover is so unique. I absolutely adore it.

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