Now, six months later, Pivot Point is still one of my handful of favourite books of this year. And today I'll be giving a copy away, as well as interviewing the brain behind the entire operation!
1. Describe each of the potential futures in one word.
(That was a hard question. Is it possible to describe anything in one word? Ha.)
2. Have there been any big choices you've had to make at any time during the road to publishing where you would have found having Addie's ability very useful?
Yes! Twice in Pivot Point's journey to publication I was faced with big decisions. The first was that two very amazing agents offered representation for the book. And then again, after I picked my agent, we had two amazing editors who wanted it. I hadn't even thought about how weird and symbolic of this book those experiences were. Twice I had to make a decision between two things. Weird. But yes, her ability would have been very useful because those were hard choices. But obviously, I'm happy with how it all turned out.
3. What was more difficult for you to develop, the characters or the plot?
The plot for sure in this one. The characters came fairly easy. The plot gave me a massive migraine. :) It was just hard to keep track of which Addie knew what and when and how. And then figuring out how one storyline was going to give clues to the other. It was fun, but hard.
4. If you had an advanced brain like Addison, what mind ability would you like? What wouldn't you like?
The problem with a lot of mind abilities in the Pivot Point world is they all come with downfalls too. You'll see this more in book 2, I think. I mean, like Addie's, who would want a bunch of un-lived realities floating around in your head? But this question is hard and changes weekly for me depending on my needs. This week, I have a cold (and it's 90 degree weather!) so I'd want to be a Healer.
5. And finally, which 2013 YA debut would you recommend? (Alternatively, which upcoming YA debut are you most looking forward to?)
There are soooo many 2013 books I love! Taken, Insomnia, Transparent, The Madman's Daughter, Prophecy, Dualed, Let the Sky Fall.....okay, you're right, I'm just naming all my fellow Thirteeners. But I love all of their books!
To add to the awesomeness that is this post (that's not me being vain, I just really love Kasie's answers), I will be giving a way a hardback copy of Pivot Point! Or, if you've already read the book, a pre-order of the sequel as soon as it's available on Book Depository. I know, I know, this is amazing. Try to contain yourselves.
Also, this is my first attempt at using Rafflecopter for a giveaway, so bear with me.