Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Severed

Hey,

Today I am here to show you the sequel to Fated by Sarah Alderson, which is called Severed, and an interview I had with her! Some of the answers she's given are really interesting so you better check them out later on in the post.

For those of you who haven't heard of Fated, you can check out the cover and blurb below. Don't read the blurb for Severed if you don't haven't read Fated because it might ruin the story for you.
Fated (Fated, #1)
Release Date: January 5, 2012
What happens when you discover you aren't who you thought you were? And that the person you love is the person who will betray you? If your fate is already determined, can you fight it?

When Evie Tremain discovers that she’s the last in a long line of Demon slayers and that she’s being hunted by an elite band of assassins –Shapeshifters, Vampires and Mixen demons amongst them – she knows she can’t run. They’ll find her wherever she goes. Instead she must learn to stand and fight.

But when the half-human, half-Shadow Warrior Lucas Gray is sent to spy on Evie and then ordered to kill her before she can fulfil a dangerous prophecy, their fates become inextricably linked. The war that has raged for one thousand years between humans and demons is about to reach a devastating and inevitable conclusion. Either one or both of them will die before this war ends.

If your life becomes bound to another’s, what will it take to sever it?
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Severed (Fated, #2)
Release Date: November 30, 2012
Fate brought them together. Now it’s threatening to tear them apart.

As the last in a long line of demon slayers, Evie’s destiny is to end the war that has raged for centuries between humans and demons.

Lucas, the half-Shadow Warrior half-human who was sent to kill her, has betrayed his own Brotherhood and his family to fight alongside her.

With an army of unhumans on their tail, Evie and Lucas are forced into an uneasy alliance with a group of rogue Hunters who offer protection and the promise of answers.

As the past is untangled and the dark history of the Hunters revealed, Evie discovers that severing the realms is going to require a lot more than just fighting. It’s going to require a sacrifice – one that only she can make.

…More than realms will be severed.
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You can read my review of Fated HERE and you can read my review of Severed HERE! Check them out if you're interested.

Now here is my interview with Sarah:
How many books are there going to be in the Fated series?
At the moment there are three books. Severed is the second and Shadowed the third, which will be out in March. The story does wrap up but there is a possibility of a fourth book which I may write one day. I'll see how the reaction to these two is first though!

Where did the idea for the Fated series come from?
The idea came when I was on a road trip around California. Although I'm originally from London I now live in Indonesia but spend my summers in the states and Europe (I'm a Sagittarius ..travel's in my bones). California is one of my favourite places in the world and I was just inspired. I think the idea just popped into my head, inspired no doubt by growing up on shows like Buffy.

What other projects are you working on at the moment?
I've just finished two contemporary YA thrillers which are being published by Simon & Schuster. The Sound is out in August 2013 and is about an English girl Ren who takes a summer job nannying on the island of Nantucket and gets caught in the middle of the rich kids who summer on the island and the local kids. There's also a serial killer killing nannies. It was a lot of fun to write, and in part based on when I was 17 and nannied on Nantucket. It's a bit like Gossip Girl crossed with The Killing.

Then there's Control, which is out in August 2014. It's another thriller, this time set over 24 hours in New York and it was so much fun to write.

I've also been writing a short story about Amber & Ryder (from Hunting Lila) and how they met and got recruited by Demos. That will be available in March. And I've been working on the screenplay of Hunting Lila which was a real privilege as I was working with an Oscar nominated editor. But I can't talk much about it as it's all wrapped up in secrecy. Let's just say it's looking great and although films are always very different to books I'm so happy with where it's going and can't wait for the next stage of development (finding a director and the casting). 

Lucas from Fated or Alex from Hunting Lila?
Oh god! That's so hard. I love all my boys. I think Alex would be the most perfect boyfriend while Lucas is a little too angsty for my liking. I actually have a soft spot for Cyrus (Severed). But I'm also a big fan of Jesse who is in The Sound. I think you should all prepare yourselves for a new book boyfriend. Because he's taken my top spot.)

What is my fave YA book at the current moment?
I'm glad you said 'current moment' as this does change. I absolutely adored Daughter of Smoke and Bone and the sequel Days of Blood and Starlight. They both totally blew me away. It's rare to read books that good. 

In 10 words persuade readers to read Fated.
Super hot guy, freaky monsters, kick ass heroine, epic excitement.

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Sarah AldersonAbout the Author:
Having spent most of her life in London, Sarah quit her job in the non profit sector in 2009 and took off on a round the world trip with her husband and princess obsessed daughter on a mission to find a new place to call home. After several months in India, Singapore, Australia and the US, they settled in Bali where Sarah now spends her days writing by the pool.

She finished her first novel just before they left the UK, wrote the sequel on the beach in India and had signed a two book deal with Simon & Schuster by the time they had reached Bali.

A third book, Fated, about a teenage demon slayer, was published in January 2012.

Losing Lila, is published August 2nd, 2012.

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Make sure you add Sarah Alderson's books to your wishlist if you like the sound of them! 
------- The Lila Books ------
Catching Suki (Lila, #0.5)Hunting Lila (Lila, #1)Losing Lila (Lila, #2)
------- The Fated Trilogy ------
Fated (Fated, #1)Severed (Fated, #2)
With more books to come in the upcoming years! Woop. I'm serious, guys. You will love Sarah's books.

Have a great week,
Sam :D

2 comments:

  1. Is there any actual books of served out because I can only find Kindle?

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    1. No, there aren't any physical copies of this book. :)

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