Book Briefs: an interview series where authors talk about...what else? Books! Karen Kincy's debut YA novel, Other, is out TODAY from Flux. Congratulations on the release, Karen!
What book are you reading right now? Lots of books! Well, to choose one, I'm reading Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves. I'm not too far into it yet, but I'm liking the unique voice and premise.
Your favorite children’s book: If this includes young adult, that would have to be Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause. Vivian is the sexiest, most badass girl character I've ever seen.
Your favorite non-fiction book: My dictionary of etymology. Seriously, though; I'm majoring in linguistics and I love excavating the quirky histories of words.
Your favorite classic (read: book they made you read in school) book: Definitely Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. I very much wish I could describe things as vividly and meticulously as he does.
The last book that made you laugh: That would probably have to be one of Richard Peck's books, such as A Year Down Yonder. I love his Grandma Dowdel character.
The last book that made you cry: Hmm. I don't usually cry while reading, having a steely authorial heart. Maybe the last Harry Potter book, though, got me a little misty-eyed. I also wailed at Rowling several times for killing certain characters off.
The last book you recommended to a friend: That would be Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Sexy bad-boy fallen angel meets no-nonsense human girl.
A novel you’ve re-read (and re-read): I know I already mentioned it, but I read my copy of Blood and Chocolate so much that the pages are dog-eared and the front cover is ripped like a werewolf chewed on it.
One sentence that gives the gist of your book best: Seventeen-year-old Gwen is a shapeshifter--a secret that can get her killed in a small town with a serial killer on the loose... can she find him before he finds her?
Avoiding spoilers, a 1-2 sentence passage from your book that you really like: Half-cougar, half-girl, I quiver on the brink of shapeshifting. I swipe at a tree and gash bark, wondering what flesh would feel like.
Learn more about Karen and Other at her website: www.karenkincy.com.