AN EMBER IN THE ASHES Blog Tour: “Never Have I Ever” with Sabaa Tahir
Posted 05/06/2015 by alicemarvels in Author Interview
NEVER HAVE I EVER…..
Eaten an entire box of cookies/brownies/twinkies in one sitting.
I have done this multiple times. I consider it a badge of awesome.
Faked reading a classic book.
Yep. Charles Dickens.
Accidentally called my significant other the name of a book character I’m crushing on.
Haven’t done that. Yet.
Been so scared of a book that I had to put it in the freezer before going to bed.
Never done it.
Had a dream about one of my characters.
I dream about my characters all the time.
Named a pet after a beloved book character.
Never done it.
Thrown a book across the room in anger.
Oh yes. I’ve done this.
Ended a friendship/relationship because the person didn’t like my favorite book.
I have been known to grow cooler toward those who don’t show appropriate reverence for the Harry Potter books.
Accidentally or intentionally dropped a massive book spoiler on someone.
Accidentally, yes. Intentionally, NEVER!
Written a letter to an author.
I have written letters to many authors. Many, many, many authors.
Faked being sick so I could finish a book.
The story of every sick day I took in high school.
Flipped to the end of a book and read the last page first.
I’m ashamed, but yes, I’ve done this.
Tried to speak a fictional language like dothraki or elvish to someone.
Never. I have tried to speak to people in Meow, though.
Tested the back of a wardrobe, or platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station.
Tested the back of a wardrobe before. Never been to King’s Cross.
Agreed to publish a sequel to AN EMBER IN THE ASHES. (:D we had to try)
Oooo, sneaky! Well, I’ve certainly THOUGHT of a sequel. We shall see if it sees the light of day.
Penguin let’s make this happen!!!
LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.
ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.
When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.
Check out these cool character posters for the book from Penguin: