Exclusive Interview with Kiera Cass and Giveaway

Posted June 11, 2014 by love2dazzle in Features, Giveaways, Interviews / 0 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Kiera Cass and GiveawayThe One by Kiera Cass
Series: Selection #3
Published by HarperCollins on 2014-05-06
Genres: General, Girls & Women, Love & Romance, Royalty, Young Adult
Pages: 336

The highly anticipated third book in Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series, The One will captivate readers who love dystopian YA fiction and fairy tales. The One is perfect for the fans who have followed America's whirlwind romance since it began—and a swoon-worthy read for teens who have devoured Veronica Roth's Divergent, Ally Condie's Matched, or Lauren Oliver's Delirium.The Selection changed America Singer's life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of Illéa, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen—and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she's made her choice . . . and she's prepared to fight for the future she wants.Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series!

Interview with Kiera Cass

Ali:  Where were you and how did you react when your book hit #1 on the New York Bestseller list?

Kiera Cass: I was at the Romantic Time Book Festival to speak on a panel with Aprilynne Pike. I was trying not to worry about it since I had to talk so I hadn’t checked the list yet. I received a few txt messages on my phone so with the encouragement of Aprilynne Pike. I picked up my phone and immediately dropped it. I started to cry so Aprilynne Pike announced to the group why I randomly started crying.

Ali: If you could attempt another genre what would you choose?

Kiera Cass: I would like to stick with YA and write dystopian. My next project is about unwanted children that are raised to be the perfect companion. When they are teenagers they are sold. That is really all I am allowed to say about it right now.

Ali: If you were part of the Selection, how well do think you would do?

Kiera Cass: Not far at all. I would be out within minutes because I am so awkward. I am like the queen of awkwardness which is why my husband and I work so well together. We are both nerds and very awkward so we fit very well together.

Ali: What was the hardest part of the trilogy to write?

Kiera Cass: Emotionally? Marlee was the hardest part to write. There where huge checks of book 3 that were really hard. Plus I tore out the middle of the Elite twice and rewrote it.

I have to say I had a blast getting to meet with Kierra Cass and talk to her personally. I got to sit in a little office in Powell’s books in Portland, Oregon. I have to say it was great meeting one of my favorite authors and getting to ask her questions that I was dying to know. Tune in for more of the Story Crush tour interviews coming soon.


Kiera Cass and myself. Look we match!!!





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About Kiera Cass

100 Things I Love:

Being married. Cake. The smell of Autumn. Motherhood. Books. Elephants. Back rubs. On demand movies. Actually going out to movies. Faith. Cinnamon rolls. My family. Butterflies. When my kitchen is clean. Crayons. Pink. Tote bags. Dancing. Organizing via color coordination. That my wedding dress was tea length, not floor. Baking. My house. Writing utensils. Paper. India. The sound of water. Making videos. Buttons. The word Episcopalian. Making people laugh. Layering clothes. British accents. Pinterest. Animation. Fireworks. The smell of the Ocean. My wedding rings. Aprons. Reasons to get dressed up. Sex. Pop music. Stars. Taking walks. Daydreaming. Stickers. School Spirit. My friends. Living in a small town. Japan. Singing. Painting my toenails. Pranks/ practical jokes. Painting. Stretch canvas. Costumes. Dipping my fingers in melted wax. Style. Soda. Spending an hour typing at a coffee shop. Musicals. Back to school season. Mopeds. Good hair days. Naps. Not walking up but looking at a beautiful staircase. Driving alone. My ankles. Playlists. Spending entire days in pajamas. Holidays. Telling stories. Spontaneity. Theme parks. Bookshelves. The word copacetic. Boxes. Empty journals. Surprises. Doing things in groups. Doing things alone. Getting real mail. Decorating. Small forks. A good hug. Gift cards. New Years Goals. Going out to dinner. When someone else remembers some great story about me/us that I’ve forgotten. Toy stores. Fireplaces. Breakfast foods. Journaling. Crying for a good reason. Doorbells. Pointless adventures. Voting. My birthday. Reasons to make wishes. Recycling.

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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