Authors Are Rockstars: Stacey Kade
Published by Disney-Hyperion on April 23rd 2013
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: Blog Tour
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1. Never trust anyone.
2. Remember they are always searching.
3. Don’t get involved.
4. Keep your head down.
5. Don’t fall in love.
Five simple rules. Ariane Tucker has followed them since the night she escaped from the genetics lab where she was created, the result of combining human and extraterrestrial DNA. Ariane’s survival—and that of her adoptive father—depends on her ability to blend in among the full-blooded humans in a small Wisconsin town, to hide in plain sight at her high school from those who seek to recover their lost (and expensive) “project.”
But when a cruel prank at school goes awry, it puts her in the path of Zane Bradshaw, the police chief’s son and someone who sees too much. Someone who really sees her. After years of trying to be invisible, Ariane finds the attention frightening—and utterly intoxicating. Suddenly, nothing is simple anymore, especially not the rules…
Today I have interviews with both Ariane and Zane!
Interview with Ariane:
Ariane, everything that you know is a lie. If your life was your own, what would you pursue?
I…I’m not sure. It’s never been something I’ve allowed myself to consider. I think I’d just want to find a way to be useful, preferably outside the context of a laboratory environment. Regardless of my heritage, this place, these people are my home. I want to fit in here. To have a life.
Rules have always been a part of your life. As much as you don’t like them, they were set to keep you safe. Was breaking the rules worth it?
There’s a difference between surviving and living. That, to me, is the key. To really live means taking some risks. So, yes, the Rules were meant to protect me. But they were also meant to keep me in place, both a physical location and a state of mind, simply because that was easier for others. I think everyone has to look at the life they’re living and decide which Rules are actually keeping them safe and which ones are just making their existence smaller and shallower in the name of safety. (I’m not promoting anarchy, by the way. Just awareness that not all Rules are the same.)
If there was one rule you want to keep for yourself, which would it be?
Of my father’s Rules? I would not keep any of them willingly, though I suspect that “Never trust anyone” will be a difficult one for me to completely disregard from now on.
If you can describe Zane in one word what would it be?
Interview with Zane:
Zane, meeting Ariane and finding out what she is must have been shocking. Has it change the way you see her?
Yes and no. It made certain things about her make more sense. It was like getting a piece of the puzzle I didn’t know I was missing. Changes the whole picture, but also makes everything else fall into place.
Your father is pretty tough right? If you could sit down with him and make him see reason, what would you say to him?
Pretty tough, yeah, that’s one way to put it. The thing is, I’m not sure there’s anything I could say to him to make him understand. His vision of me is somehow wrapped up in who he is and he’s never going to let that go.
Knowing what Ariane can do is pretty dangerous, aren’t you afraid that she might hurt you?
No. Unlike some people, who would want to do what she can do and be eager to push people around with it, she doesn’t particularly want to be dangerous, I don’t think. Which doesn’t mean that she isn’t, but that she’s more cautious than most.
She’s lived her whole life, so far, in fear. I think doing that to someone else, intentionally or not, would be the last thing she’d want. It’s actually harder to convince her that it’s okay to be who she is.
All Ariane wants is a normal life. If you can give her normal for one hour, what would you do?
I think the temptation would be to go big. You know, try to recreate some version of prom or an end-of-the-year house party. Some event in normal life that everyone looks forward to. But knowing Ariane—and I’m working on that—I’m betting that she’d want something different, something smaller and more personal. A French fry taste test at every place in town so she could find her favorite. Or, maybe just a night on the couch, watching Star Wars on Blu-Ray and eating popcorn and junk candy. Though, that one might be tougher to organize than it sounds since I’m not welcome at home and she doesn’t really have one anymore. But, on the plus side, gummy bears.
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