SpineOut : August 2013
author,,,,, author, author!,, 14 ISSUE 18 // AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2013 home // book reviews // roving reporters // author, author, author // art smart // budding authors // the zombies are coming // the last bits Interviewing the eccentric author, Libba Bray, was a fantastic experience. Libba Bray, the author of the recent YA novel The Diviners, was extremely willing to share her knowledge with a group of young budding writers and keen readers. The girls at Roseville College, NSW, interviewed author Libba Bray. His new book Song of the Slums sounds really, really good. He read some of it to us. He entwines music, mayhem and bad characters to make a great read. Steele, in Year 8, won a copy of his new book. Congratulations to him. We loved his Steampunk guitar which he had brought along to show us. He had it made especially to promote his book. We can’t wait for his next book and his next visit. >> HARRISON - Year 10 St Laurence’s College Brisbane QLD >> NATASHA - Year 12 Roseville College NSW Check out the interview with Michael Gerard Bauer by the girls from Somerville House, Brisbane QLD. READ ON... READ ON... We loved having Richard Harland visit our school in Term 2. He was very entertaining and we loved his Steampunk gadgets. Steele collecting his winning Richard Harland and his fancy guitar! ABOUT THE BOOK Amy Smith has always known she was different. Severe allergies, fragile health and taunts at school have made life an endurance test for the adopted 17-year-old. When Amy starts having strange dreams, everything changes. Night after night, she becomes trapped in a shroud of black - a void of silence but for a male voice calling for a girl named ‘Marla’. One night, the darkness clears, Leif is revealed and Amy discovers that she is the girl he has been searching for. Immediately the two are swept up in a passionate yet forbidden love. Leif isn’t like the other boys Amy knows. Breathtakingly gorgeous, he speaks with her telepathically ... not to mention, he can fly ... Desperate to find a way to be with her, Leif tells Amy of the terrifying threat to his Fae homeland, the danger to the people, and of an unforgivable betrayal to his King. He urges her to seek her true identity ... But Amy is confused ... isn’t it all just a dream? READ A CHAPTER... READ ABOUT THE AUTHOR... One of the main characters in Betrothed is Leif, a seriously attractive prince - could you tell us a bit about him?