Happy Thursday you lovelies! Today I am very happy to be a part of Nikki of Fiction Freak, Spring Fling Tour!!
I’m so proud and happy to have been asked to spotlight author Amy Rowland, whose book Of Breakable Things released last month! Before I get into the fabulous Q&A I had with Amy here’s some info about here book which I’ve had on my TBR list since LAST YEAR and have even featured on my Waiting On Wednesday post!
A captivating debut about the fragility of life, love, and perspective. When Chase dies tragically, Alex embraces her own mortality. What she didn’t expect was that she’d have to make a choice: forget the years of pain and suffering once and for all, or linger as a spirit and get another chance at life and love. Alex doesn’t hesitate to choose; she’d follow Chase anywhere. But the spirit world is nothing like she expected, and Alex finds she’s forced to fight for her life once more. For even in a world where secrets are buried much deeper than six feet under, a legacy can continue to haunt you—and in a place this dangerous, no one is resting in peace.
Super creepy and awesome sounding right?! And now on to my Q&A with the absolutely lovely Amy!
I feel like I recommend so many! It depends on the person.
To people who like the classics: The Great Gatsby because it’s my favorite book of all time.
To people who like battles and action: Ender’s Game because it has the most intricate plot (especially if you factor in the rest of the series) that I’ve ever read.
To YA contemporary fans: Prep. It’s the YA book I’ve read the most times.
To chick lit fans- Anything by Emily Giffin.
To anyone: A Wrinkle in Time. That was my first favorite book.
I thought about our energy… How much we love things. How much we hate things. Our emotions and thoughts. How much knowledge we gain in a lifetime. I couldn’t imagine that when the body died, that all of the mental energy just … disappeared. So I started thinking that maybe those emotions and that intelligence could come alive into a projection of a person.
Then I needed people. I needed a girl who would die prematurely, to be physically breakable. And once I began researching Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vascular EDS if we want to get specific), Alex came alive in my mind. Chase just appeared there beside her one day, holding her hand. Chase’s brothers kind of elbowed their way into the story after that. They’re pushy.
The hardest character to write was Chase because in my mind he was so perfect. Characters need flaws and complications, so I needed to dig deep to find his inner weaknesses (which are derived from his major weakness: Alex.)
A broken girl learns about the fragility of life, love, and perspective – after her death.
A young Twiggy. Much shorter though. The big eyes and frail frame fit Alex perfectly even though Alex’s hair is darker.
Want to see my image of Chase just for fun?? I went on the hunt for someone who looked like Chase, and it took me FOREVER, but finally I found some images of a young Rob Lowe. He’s perfect (but with slightly lighter hair).
For you whippersnappers out there Twiggy was and still is a HUGE style icon from the 60’s!
A huge thanks to Nikki of Fiction Freak for organizing the Spring Fling Tour and a GINORMOUS THANK YOU to Amy for choosing me to be the blog she is featured on. It’s so surreal that people even know I exist and I’m extremely grateful for this chance. 🙂