Welcome to our stop on Deviate tour for Tracy Clark. This tour is hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.
The Light Key Trilogy #2
Author: Tracy Clark
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy | Magic
Released: March 3rd 2015
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Tormented after a daring escape, Cora Sandoval must find a way to stop the Arrazi from murdering innocent people and from violating, using, and killing the Scintilla for their powers. She must also accept one bitter betrayal: Finn Doyle—the Irish boy who has both a piece of Cora's heart and soul—is Arrazi...What inspired the Light Key Trilogy?
On the verge of extinction and sought by those who would either consume or destroy them, Cora and the remaining Scintilla survivors must solve the mystery of The Light Key. If they fail, the truth will stay buried forever and mankind will pay the ultimate price.
No longer will she hide.
No longer will her loved ones be hunted.
And she will have her vengeance...even if she shatters her heart in the process.
I was an oddball teen who loved to read metaphysical books. Much of it was total bunk but a lot of things rang true for me. I believe we give off and take in energy. Just think about how some people make you feel when you’re around them. Are you uplifted and energized? Or, are you drained and worn out? I wanted to take that idea, that feeling we’ve all had, and create a mythology to explain it and make it so rooted in real-life that you believe in it.
What’s your favorite scene in Deviate?
KISSING! I want to say I’m kidding here but everyone knows how much I love to write a hot kiss. There’s one in particular in DEVIATE that I loooovveed writing. I hope reader’s toes curl just a bit.
Do we get to meet any new characters in this book?
Yes! You’ll get to know existing characters a whole lot better but because Finn Doyle’s pov is incorporated, you’ll meet some key Arrazi figures. The Lennon family is a new addition and one I know you’ll be intrigued by. They cause lots of conflict for Finn!
With the “drop dead people” it seems like the scope of the story is expanding. Tell us about that.
I always saw this as a global story. There’s certainly a global conspiracy. The stakes get increasingly more dire, not just for Cora, but for humanity.
Tracy Clark is a young-adult writer because she believes teens deserve to know how much they matter and that regardless of what they’re going through, they aren’t alone. In other words, she writes books for her teen self.
She grew up a “Valley Girl” in Southern California but now lives in her home state of Nevada, in a small town at the base of the Sierra Foothills. Her two children teach her the art of distraction and are a continuous source of great dialogue. She’s an unapologetic dog person who is currently owned by a cat.
Tracy was the recipient of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Work in Progress Grant. A two-time participant in the prestigious Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program where she was lucky enough to be mentored by bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins, who taught her so much about the art of writing and cured her of her ellipsis addiction.
Her debut novel was inspired by her enchantment with metaphysics as a teen, seeing it as the real magic in life. Tracy is a part-time college student, a private pilot, and an irredeemable dreamer.