Thursday, 4 July 2013

After Eden Interview

Hey!

Today I am here to feed you some information on the upcoming YA sci-fi After Eden, but also share with you an interview with the author! To find out what After Eden is about, check out the cover and blurb below. Believe me, you don't want to miss this!
After Eden (After Eden, #1)
After Eden (Eden #1) by Helen Douglas 
Release Date: July 4, 2013
Eden Anfield loves puzzles, so when mysterious new boy Ryan Westland shows up at her school she's hooked. On the face of it, he's a typical American teenager. So why doesn't he recognise pizza? And how come he hasn't heard of Hitler? What puzzles Eden the most, however, is the interest he's taking in her. 

As Eden starts to fall in love with Ryan, she begins to unravel his secret. Her breakthrough comes one rainy afternoon when she stumbles across a book in Ryan's bedroom - a biography of her best friend - written over fifty years in the future. Confronting Ryan, she discovers that he is there with one unbelievably important purpose ... and she might just have destroyed his only chance of success.
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I personally love the cover and think that it's adorable! I've already read the book and can tell you all that I enjoyed it very much. I posted my review not so long ago, Monday to be precise, and you can check it out here!

Without further ado, here is Helen Douglas!
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Where did you get the idea for After Eden?
I was given a telescope for my birthday a couple of years ago and I was starting to get interested in learning more about the universe. And I love anything to do with time travel – Terminator was in the back of my mind as I started dreaming up the plot. But I knew I wanted After Eden to be primarily a love story. All these elements were tumbling around in my subconscious and one day I knew the central question for the book: what if the boy you fell in love with wasn’t going to be born until after you died?

Who is your favourite character from the book?
Ooh, that’s difficult – I like them all for different reasons. I guess my overall favourite would have to be Ryan because although he tries very hard not to get too attached to anyone he meets in Perran, he can’t help himself from falling in love. And he has secrets – I love characters with secrets.

Sum up Chasing Stars in three words.
Girl rescues boy.

Do you have a favourite YA book/series?
My favourite YA series at the moment is Lauren Oliver’s Delirium series. I love the strong sense of place in her books, as well as the clever concept of love as an illness.

Are you working on any other projects?
I have a couple of projects on the go at the moment. One is about a group of friends who murder one of the group to keep a secret. The other is about four teens who go camping in the woods. Only three come out and only one knows what really happened. They’re both very rough drafts at the moment, so who knows whether the final books will be anything like these descriptions!
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Helen  DouglasAbout the Author:

Helen was born in a small beach town in Cornwall, much like the fictional town of Perran that appears in After Eden. As a child she enjoyed reading, building dens and writing stories of my own. Her teenage years were centred around the beach. Summer days were spent swimming and body-boarding. Summer nights meant beach parties with bonfires and barbecues. When it rained, which it did a lot, she read lots of books and dreamed of being a writer.

After leaving school, Helen lived in many different places including London, California, New York and New Jersey. She is now back in Cornwall where she lives midway between the woods and the beach. When the sky is clear, she can usually be found walking in the woods, hanging out at the beach or looking at the stars.  When the sea mist rolls in or it’s raining, she spends her time reading books, writing and dreaming up her next story.
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Don't forget to add After Eden to your Goodreads TBR list HERE!

Have a great week,
Sam :)

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