Welcome to my post for The Keeper's Curse Blog Tour! This book is an excellent YA. To those who don't know about it yet, here's the info:
(Isn't the cover beautiful?)
When she lands in the rustic, militant land of Methelwood, she is told she's a crafter - a person who can perform magic by conjuring souls of the dead. But starting life over normally in the midst of grieving for the life she has left behind, while at the same time attempting to fit in in her new war-obsessed school, becomes impossible when she begins to hear a voice in her head. Complicating the matter further is the fact that the voice belongs to a boy at school named Breckin, who just also happens to be the most powerful crafter in the world, and the future ruler of Methelwood.
But that's not the worst part - suddenly Breckin's most hostile adversary is coming out of the shadows and trying to kill her. With no other choice, Emmy must travel deeper into this bizarre, dark world she is so unfamiliar with to find out why this is happening to her, and more importantly, how to stay alive.
I had the chance to sit down with Breckin and ask him a few questions. Here's how it went:
My pleasure, and thank you as well! I always love the opportunity to use a computer.
*taps the screen*
Have you always known that you will end up being the future leader?
I was chosen when I was six years old, so I’ve known since then.
How has that affected your life? Do you ever resent it or wish that you weren't the
It’s basically affected my whole life. I have no choice in what classes I take, my
extracurricular activities, where I’ll live, or what my future will contain. All of it is laid out
for me. But more than that, it’s affected me socially – I know people are very weary of
me and my position, and a lot of people don’t trust me because of it. It makes me really
appreciate the few people I do have by my side that believe in me completely.
I do sometimes wish this hadn’t happened to me, considering what it has done to my
family, but I try my best to stay positive, since there isn’t anything I can do about it.
There are certainly perks as well.
Since you've seen part of the real world, do you prefer the real world or
Methelwood and why?
Methelwood is my home so I prefer it, but I have to admit, the real world is far more
advanced than we are, and more interesting. This ‘electricity’ thing is fascinating. That’s
practically magic in itself.
What is your plan of action when you come of age as the leader? How are you
going to convince your people to support you?
Since we have had such bad luck with our leaders in the past, I’m going to come off as
nonthreatening and democratic as I possibly can be. I won’t take any course of action
without the governors’ approval and support. I do have a few ideas for change, but I’ll
incorporate them very slowly, and only if the people are okay with it.
The ﬁrst thing I’m going to try to do is free Methelwood from their binding contract that
forces them to ﬁght all of our wars. And then I want electricity. And those little boxes that
play music on them.
What is your favorite of the magic powers that you have?
Invisibility, which I have never used irresponsibly.
What are your thoughts on Emmy and her situation?
The two of us got off to a rocky start, but we’re really good friends now, and I don’t think
there’s resentment on either side anymore. I’ve never stopped feeling terrible that this
has happened to her though, and if there's ever a chance to free her from the curse, I'll
jump on the opportunity and never let it go.
If you had one day in the outside world to do whatever you want, what would you
Laser tag! I don’t quite understand how it works, but it sounds like an adrenaline rush.
Thanks for coming, Breckin! It was a pleasure to speak with you.
Thank you, I’ve enjoyed speaking to you as well – I’ve never been interviewed by a
human before! *pokes at several buttons trying to turn the screen off*
Isn't he a darling? I adore him :)
Now for the giveaway! Good luck :)
Diana Harrison is a proud Canadian, currently studying English literature at the University of Calgary. With a passion for books, magic, and teens, as well as being a chronic daydreamer, it is only logical that she is a young-adult fantasy writer as well.
You can friend her on Goodreads.
Her debut novel, THE KEEPER’S CURSE, releases in November 2012.
Thanks for joining me, everyone! Check out the other tour stops for more fun!