Erica and Christy are honored to be a part of the Blog fest celebrating the release of MOONLESS by Crystal Collier. Read on to learn more about the fest, the prizes and, of course, the book!
If you lived in a society where arranged marriages were a la mode,
who would you beg your parents to set you up with? Why?
(Literary characters and celebrities welcomed.)
Erica says: Okay, so I cheated and googled "literary crushes" because I went out with friends last night and am a little hung over (still, at 3:00 in the afternoon) (I don't pretend to make good choices, but hey, it was fun at the time) and I couldn't think of anyone. SO - I'm going with Westley from The Princess Bride. I've never read the book, but I was 12 when the movie came out and I've seen it approximately 8,357 times. Although I've never found Cary Elwes himself very attractive (your results may vary), Westley has everything a girl (and her parents) could want - a loving and kind heart, loyalty like no one could ever match, enough money to retire young, and swordsmanship that could come in handy if that zombie apocalypse ever comes around. :)
Christy says: Well, I was planning to cheat and google "literary crushes" but after reading Erica's response, I decided it would be a double cheat since she'd already done that.... So, I spent today wondering who I would ask my parents to marry me off to (Even my husband was no help when I asked him for ideas. He couldn't think of a better person than himself.) I tried to think of books I've read in the past year with love interests that kept me coming back to the book, and one did come to mind. My choice....Will Herondale. He's dark-haired, blue-eyed, loyal, romantic, self-sacrificing, and sarcastic. He doesn't let anyone get close to him in order to save their lives, living without love only so that those he loves will live in safety. When he does give in to the love he feels, he is an utter romantic. What more could a girl want than a man who says this to her:
What do YOU say? Please tell us in the comments! (But before you do THAT, read about MOONLESS a historical fiction novel for young adults. It's written by Crystal Collier and it's out in PRINT TODAY!!!)
In the English society of 1768 where women are bred to marry, unattractive Alexia, just sixteen, believes she will end up alone. But on the county doorstep of a neighbor’s estate, she meets a man straight out of her nightmares, one whose blue eyes threaten to consume her whole world—especially when she discovers him standing over her murdered host in the middle of the night.
Her nightmares become reality: a dead baron, red-eyed wraiths, and forbidden love with a man hunted by these creatures. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with her beloved and risk becoming one of the Soulless.
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