Alma Katsu has embarked on a journey that began way back in her childhood. Sure she’s spent a part of her life doing something different and without a doubt non-fictional, but Katsu has never given up on her passion to delve into the world of fantasy.
Katsu’s debut novel, ‘The Taker‘, has stolen the hearts of many avid readers, including myself. Her decision to write about the dark side of love, lust and power was quite a bold move, as only a few taking on the Gothic genre has ever really made any lasting impression. However, Alma’s novel leaves you hungry for more, and a sequel is very much appreciated and accepted. The day of ‘reckoning‘ shall surely come.
Check out our exclusive interview with the author below and be sure to pick up a copy of The Taker if you haven’t already and start reading today:
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As flattering as it is to be compared to the likes of Anne Rice, Alma Katsu has her own unique stories to tell. With a hot debut under her belt and a very much anticipated follow-up on the way, the Alaska native certainly has the world of book lovers in a craze. Now, with my intro locked, let’s get down to business.
It’s always interesting how guests respond to our tradition ’10 quickies’, particularly writers, being that we’ve hardly the pleasure of having such individuals on EY. Well, what are you waiting for? Continue below to see Alma’s very ‘quick’ and interesting answers:
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Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she’s paired with dark child Varen Nethers for an English project. As disappointed as she is at start, Varen also makes it clear that the feelings of distaste are mutual. Little did Isobel know that aside from working on this project, she would also be pulled into the dreamworld of this mysterious yet intriguing guy. Their feelings are developed as worlds intertwine, but more importantly, Isobel would have to save her new found love from the very thing he himself helped create.
‘Nevermore‘ portrays a chilling and unlikely romance that you’re bound to get drawn into. It’s all fair in the beginning, describing a girl’s misfortune for getting placed with one of their school’s misfits, but once Edgar Allan Poe became the center piece amongst a series of strange events, I knew the end results would be anything but ‘normal.’It is Poe afterall, and we know his sense of reality isn’t too far from fantasy.
A simple love story would be highly predictable and boring had there been no twists. Don’t you think? Continue reading “Book Review – ‘Nevermore’ by Kelly Creagh”
There’s nothing more lovely than a female vocalist in a metal band. And Christianna of Elysion provides evidence to that statement. This beautiful and talented singer has the ability to exhume so much emotion in the band’s music that it takes hold of their listeners hearts and fill up their souls with something so intense it’s beyond explanation. There are no words that I could … Continue reading Christianna’s ’10 Quickies’
Meet Tristania, a Gothic metal band from Norway. They have been making music for over twelve years now. However, since 2007 have gone through a change in line-up.
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