I'm thrilled today to be a part of the blog tour for the second installment of Josephine Angelini's fantastic young adult Starcrossed series, Dreamless (releases from HarperTeen on May 29th). I have the added honor of welcoming the uber-attractive Orion to Supernatural Snark to answer a few questions, and I hope all of you end up loving him just as much as I do! This tour is chock-full of fun reviews, interviews, excerpts and more, so be sure to check the bottom of the post for all the details about following along.
Your first meeting with Helen is, quite literally, a hellish experience. Can you describe for us how your initial encounter would have gone and where it would have taken place if you could have chosen?
I’d love to have met her at the News Store. I think I’d just really like to have met her in a place she feels relaxed and happy—anyplace she can be herself, really. Plus, I bet she wears a cute little apron at work. That’d be adorable.
So many people look at Helen and see simply the Face (as in the face that launched a thousand ships), but you’ve spent a great deal of time with her in less-than ideal situations. What would you say those people are most missing out on when they take note of merely her beauty?
Her stunning taste in pajamas. No, seriously, I would say it’s her resourcefulness. Helen may not be too good with her fists, but she’s still a real scrapper. I’ve seen her go through a lot, but I’ve never seen her quit. There’s no one I’d rather be backed into a corner with.
You have some rather remarkable abilities, so remarkable in fact that their scope terrifies you. Do you think there will ever come a time when you conquer that fear and come to terms with the power you wield?
I’m not so sure that all powers are supposed to be wielded. Let me put it this way…. Have you ever known someone that’s really perceptive and funny, but also a little too good at picking up on other people’s flaws? Have you ever just wanted to pull that person aside and tell him that just because he has the smarts to come up all those clever one liners doesn’t mean that he should? I think if you have a talent that hurts people you should just keep it to yourself.
It’s extremely likely that you know Helen’s mom better than she does given they’ve spent so little time together. If you could share one detail, personality trait, or anecdote about Daphne with Helen to help her understand her mother a bit more, what would you tell her?
Daphne is intense. I’m not going to pretend that she and I ever sat around joking with each other or going to zoo or whatever it is normal adults do with kids. She’s not easy to get along with, but she is reliable. I know Helen would disagree with that, considering her history with her mother, but the truth is Daphne is a pretty extraordinary person. She’s risked her life to help other people because they need it, not just because they’re related to her. If you think about it, not many people are like that. Not many people really put themselves on the line for someone outside of their family.
If you could describe what you felt by the River of Joy in only one word, what would that word be?
Of the twelve imprisoned Olympians, who do you fear most? Who do you think humanity should fear most?
Ares. The god of war is not someone I want running amok in the world again.
What’s one habit or quirk you would be embarrassed of if Helen found out about it?
I write love poetry. Blame it on the fact that I’m descended from Aphrodite, but I can’t help it. I write love poetry all the time, and it’s not very good. Oh, and I listen to a lot of sappy, old music. I love Barry Manilow. Don’t tell Helen.
If you had to compare the influence or feel of the Furies when you’re in the presence of a rival House member with an experience we mere mortals might understand, what would it be?
Bloodlust isn’t easy to compare to anything. It’s like you’re half hypnotized or half out of your mind, but not completely. You know what you’re doing, and that makes it worse because you don’t want to stop. When you snap out of it that’s the part that hurts the most—knowing that you liked it. The worst thing about being literally “infuriated” is remembering how ugly it made you on the inside.
Thanks so much for stopping by Orion! I absolutely adore this series and can't recommend it enough (you can read my review of Dreamless HERE).
The Dreamless Blog Tour kicked off yesterday and will continue through June 5th. You can find all sorts of fun additional information here:
Browse inside DREAMLESS from HarperTeen
Buy an ebook:
Barnes & Noble
(at participating ebooks store links, you can purchase Dreamless for $0.99!)
Follow the Dreamless Blog Tour and follow on Twitter under #DreamlessDays and @josieangelini
WEDNESDAY 5/30 - HarperTeen is hosting a LIVE chat with Josie on Facebook
And last, but certainly not least - GIVEAWAY
Josephine is giving away a Kindle with either a Starcrossed or Dreamless skin on it. In order to enter, please comment on each blog tour post (only once) and follow Josie on Twitter (see Rafflecopter form below). Open to US residents only, good luck everyone!
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