So I know this meme has been circling for a while, so if you're sick of it already I won't blame you for skipping to the next thing. But I was tagged by the incomparable Jamie Grey, and the post was fun, so here are my answers!
is the working title of your book?
did the idea come from for the book?
Character – From watching too many tv shows about con men.
Setting – I wanted a large area on earth where a secret magical
society could remain hidden. The ocean seemed like a pretty good
Period – It was the last reasonable era for a wind-powered ship
instead of steam-powered.
– I have no idea. Some plot fairy must really like me.
genre does your book fall under?
Adult Historical Fantasy
actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
really tough (mostly because I'm horrible at remembering
con artist Henry Thorp impersonates his best friend Thomas to take
his place on board The Never Silent, a ship with a covert
destination, in order to find Thomas's killer.
your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
agency-repped. Not there yet. I'm still revising.
long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
months. The research took longer.
other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
easiest comparison is Pirates of the Caribbean meets Harry Potter,
but as one of those is a movie and the other is overly used, I'll
compare it instead to Bloody Jack meets Obernewtyn. (And ok, I haven't
actually read Bloody Jack yet, but I hear it's sort of similar and it
is on my kindle to read.)
As I have the pasttwo years, I kept track of all the YA books I read in 2012. The list seems a bit shorter than usual this year, and I'm not sure if that's because I've been reading less, or because I'm forgetful and didn't record them all, or because I've read more non-YA this year. Regardless, here are my top 3 followed by the whole list.
Top 3 Favorite Books:
1. The Near Witch (Victoria Schwab)
2. The Scorpio Races (Maggie Stiefvater)
3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Laini Taylor)