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INSPIRATION WEEK Interview & Review – “Alessa was fierce and brave”

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From the interview:New Adult is becoming a very popular Genre. Did you always want to write for young adults? And what is it about this age group that inspired this trilogy? I’m SO thrilled to see the success of the New Adult genre! When I was first coming up with the idea for Stitch, the genre was in its infancy, and still the prevailing industry attitude was that no one wanted to read about people in their 20s. As someone in my 20s, I found that quite insulting! It’s a very formative time in a person’s life, with so many changes going on and huge life experiences (college, first job, first serious relationships with the possibility of marriage, etc.) – who wouldn’t want to read about that? I’d always loved young adult books since they’re also about coming of age, but with slightly older characters, you have the opportunity to bring in more depth and maturity in the characters, and also more real-life grittiness. I think it’s an awesome genre and am really happy it’s finally getting its due! <continue reading> From the review: I gotta say that I love this world that Samantha created. It’s scary, futuristic and unknown…exactly what a sci-fi story should be. … Stitch, the first book was a bit slow moving for me; but I thought that Samantha picked the story up in Shudder. Here, there was more of a faster pace and I was able to connect with her character more. Alessa never annoyed me and she gained my respect in this 2nd story. She was more fierce and brave. … Shudder is a unique Sci-fi story…set in a future that is unsure and tested by its characters. I loved it…I really did. And that is saying much because I will tell you that I am not a fan of “younger” characters. But this author gave me characters that are new adults, BUT they have very adult thoughts and feelings. <continue reading>

Thanks so much to Sharonda for hosting!!  Have a great weekend everyone.  :-)

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