Day 4 of #BIR2012 has just begun!
Here are important details to know during #BIR2012: Make sure to follow and keep up with the main site: Best I've Read then check out the #BIR2012 Blog Roll:
On the Best I've Read Site these are the books featured today:
Amethyst Daydreams • A Reader's Ramblings • Books Complete Me • Cindy Thomas, YA Author • I Am A Reader, Not A Writer • Mundie Moms • Once Upon a Twilight (that's us) •Portrait of a Book • Page Turners • Reading Lark
Today's Best I've Read Book is:
Angelfall by Susan Ee
Penryn & the End of Days #1
Why was Angelfall chosen as a #BIR2012 book: I chose this book because still today and pretty much everyday, I bring it up with someone. The story Susan Ee created has stayed with me ever since I finished the book in one night. Every time I bump into a reader, I tell them about this book. What a concept in creating a Angel Apocalypse. Everyone talks about Zombie but not Angel. Well Susan Ee took it there and Oh my! Seriously, there is no wonder why they pick up the film rights on Angelfall. The story is perfect for the big screen. Can't wait for book 2!!! Read my full review of Angelfalll HERE.
Interview with Susan Ee
OUaT: Welcome Susan to OUaT and congrats for being one of the BIR2012 authors this year. What are 3 things you never imagined would happen when you wrote Angelfall that have happen to you?
Thanks so much for having me on your site! Let's see, three things— such amazing and supportive readers, thousands of reviews, and a movie deal with Sam Raimi. These were beyond my dreams for my debut novel.
OUaT: Everyone talks about a Zombie Apocalypse, but in Angelfall its all about the Angel Apocalypse. Did the story always start off this way? Did you have different variations?
It's always been about the angels. I envisioned the angels before any other part of the story.
OUaT: In Angelfall how much research was involved and what did you reference to during the process of writing?
I dove into the Book of Enoch, which was one of the discoveries of the Dead Sea scrolls. It talks about the Watcher angels and how they took Daughters of Men as their wives. And then they had monster children. Fascinating stuff. I also did some research into fighting techniques through women's' self defense classes, jujitsu books, and consulted with a black belt martial artist. Then, I spent an evening with a weapons collector to figure out what kind of angel sword a petite girl could carry, as well as what types of guns the Resistance would carry. We decided a gladius would be the best sword for Penryn. I got to swing one around and felt the heft and balance of a gladius. It was fun.
OUaT: How did the cover of Angelfall come to be? How much were you involved in the process?
The cover was done by a Serbian artist who entered a book cover contest that I held for Angelfall. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was the one.
OUaT: If you could be one of your characters, who would you choose and why?
Penryn because she has the greatest chance of surviving. :)
5 chapters sneak peak
Im happy to say OUaT is offering 2 copies of Angelfall to 2 lucky readers. Thanks to Amazon Children's Publishing making it possible. So enter below and dont forget to check out all the other blogs and the main site too during #BIR2012.