Dystopian December - Lauren Oliver!

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Interview with Lauren Oliver!

Why did you decide to write dystopian fiction/post-apocalyptic fiction?
I didn't really. I don't think about my writing in terms of genre, just in terms of stories that I want to write. Delirium happened to fall into that category!
What, or who, has been the biggest influence in your writing?
So many authors that I've read, as well as other forms of art. I always try to soak up as many things that inspire me as possible. My parents are both writers, and that's been a huge influence on me as well.
We’ve been through a bit of a journey with Lena. For those that have read the series, what can we expect from Requiem, the final book?
I want Requiem to be a surprise! I will say that it's told from two different points of view, Hana and Lena, and that the story contrasts their experiences.
Delirium is in the process of being turned into a movie! Can you tell us a bit about how the process is going?
I don't really know! I'm a little in the dark right now. :) 
What do you think our future is going to be like? Can you see any similarities in the world that you’ve created and our world today?
I'm not sure! I'm also not sure that I want to know. :) The main similarity, I think, is that if enough people of authority say that something is a threat, people will believe it, and fear it.
What will you be doing come December 21st? And if you survive? (Assuming, of course, it’s the end of the world!)
If it is the end of the world I hope I can have some drinks with my best friends and my fiancé! If it's not... the same!
What would be your favourite dystopian/post-apocalyptic novel?
The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood.

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Requiem - 
Lauren Oliver
Released: March 5, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen

Synopsis: Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight.

After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven—pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators now infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels, and as Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena’s and Hana’s points of view. The two girls live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.

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Claire Blennerhassett

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1 comment:

  1. Err, I think I entered twice. I forgot I already entered yesterday. But Why did the rafflecopter show up the options again? Can you please delete my second entries? The name I used is Ashfa ANwer... Sorry for the mess.


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