Hi! Today we’re celebrating the release of THE INNOCENTS by Lili Peloquin! It’s the second of this fall’s Breathless Reads, and Penguin has generously offered a giveaway! But first – what’s this book about?
THE INNOCENTS is the first in a new series of young adult novels that weave a saga of nail-biting drama, breathless romance, and gothic mystery.
You all know I adore books about sisters, and I also happen to enjoy stories about messed-up rich people (ala REVENGE or, more aptly in this case, GOSSIP GIRL). Mix in the ghostly presence of Alice and Charlie’s stepsister Camilla and a boy who makes Chuck Bass look stable, and THE INNOCENTS is an awfully fun, twisty read!
Now for the interview with Lili:
1. Describe your main character in 3 adjectives + a noun.
I’ve got two main characters, so you have to give me some leeway here.
Alice is a smart, thoughtful, protective sister.
Charlie is an impulsive, headstrong, loyal sister.
2. Describe your book in 3 adjectives + a noun.
A haunting, smoldering, seductive mystery.
3. Describe yourself in 3 adjectives + a noun.
An impatient, bookish, bad-tempered human being. (I’m no fun at all, basically.)
4. If you could travel to any 3 countries, what would they be?
I like to talk and I only speak English so: England, Canada and Australia. (Plus Canada and Australian seem to produce a disproportionate number of great-looking male actors.)
5. If you could take any 3 non-writing-related classes, what would they be?
Two literature classes and a cooking class.
6. If you could have 3 alternate careers, what would they be?
Professional tennis player. Starlet. That’s it. I can only come up with two.
7. What are 3 of your favorite flowers?
Lilies, Lilies, Lilies. For obvious reasons. (JS: ha!)
8. What are 3 of your favorite foods?
String cheese, shrimp cocktail, Pop-Tarts. (JS: S’mores Pop-Tarts are the best. Breakfast of champions!)
9. What are 3 of your favorite books?
THE MAGUS by John Fowles. LULU INCOGNITO by Raymond Kennedy. GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens.
Thanks, Lili! And now for our giveaway, which is a finished copy of THE INNOCENTS from Penguin and a BORN WICKED swag pack from me. Open US only until Saturday at midnight.