The Compulsive Reader: Looking Ahead: Kiera Cass and The Selection!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Looking Ahead: Kiera Cass and The Selection!

Looking Ahead is a feature in which new upcoming books and their authors are featured! Take a minute to read the interview, get to know them, read about their book(s), and find them on the internet!

Up today is Kiera Cass, who I met at Book Blogger Con in May, with  the first book in her new trilogy, The Selection!

Can you describe your book in ten words or less?

Wannabe princesses in awesome clothes looking at hot guys. Lazers. (Okay, the lazers thing is a stretch, but I had an extra word.)

What has surprised you the most about the publication process?

I've been surprised by just how many people it takes to put a book together! I feel like every other week I have a new person to send a thank you card to for their hard work in making The Selection happen. But it's really great to feel like you have a support team the whole way. Everyone wants to do their best, and the result is (hopefully) an awesome book in readers' hands.

Where can readers stay up today with you and your book?

Well, kieracass.com is a great start. As new things pop up, I post them on the front page, and I blog weekly about junk going on and books I'm reading. And I'm on twitter all the time (kieracass). Also, YouTube (kieracass). Stalk me any of those places anytime you like.

Thanks so much, Kiera! This one will be out in 2012, so keep your eyes open for any mention of it. Here's what I've found being said online about it so far, and I think it sounds awesome!
"Kiera Cass's trilogy beginning with THE SELECTION, a dystopian romance pitched as "The Hunger Games" meets "The Bachelor," following 17-year-old America Singer, one of the eligible young women selected to compete to become the next queen, who finds herself falling in love despite only wanting to break her family out of the lower castes and leaving her boyfriend at home."
Excitement! I can't wait! What do you think?


Lenore Appelhans said...

Insanely excited for THE SELECTION!

jennachristy said...

interesting. :)

Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

Huh, you know I don't like dystopians - I think everyone knows that by now, since I say it all the time - but I kind of like the sound of this. Even though I don't like the bachelor either.

It' just sounds super original.