Today, I’m introducing a book that has a gorgeous cover and four cute boys, DREAM A LITTLE DREAM by Kerstin Gier! Read on for to see my interview with Kertsin Gier and make sure to enter the giveaway for a gorgeous finished copy of DREAM A LITTLE DREAM, courtesy of Macmillan!
Dream A Little Dream
Author: Kerstin Gier
Series: Silver #1
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Mystery
Release Date: April 14, 2015
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
A girl with a hatchet. Doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. Yes, Liv’s dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially the one where she’s in a graveyard at night, watching four boys conduct dark magic rituals.
The strangest part is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They’re classmates from her new school in London. But what’s really scaring Liv is that these dream boys seem to know things about her in real life, things they couldn’t possibly know – unless they actually are in her dreams? Luckily, Liv could never resist a mystery, and all four of those boys are pretty cute…
Interview with Kerstin Gier
1. Hi Kerstin! Can you tell us something we don’t know about you, something we won’t discover from a simple Google search?
I think I have been asked almost everything by now…and Google knows it all ☺
2. Dream A Little Dream contains snippets from a gossip blog written by someone attending Frognal Academy, the school Dream A Little Dream takes place in. I’ve never read a Young Adult book that contained snippets from a blog in it before, which really enhances the story. How did you come up with the blog idea?
Well, for one, I liked the idea that the reader sometimes knows more than Liv. I felt the blog was a nice way to provide some extra information. But the blog also serves as a little treat in between books. In Germany, Secrecy’s blog is online and keeps providing the newest Gossip from the Frognal Academy while I am writing on the next book.
3. The dreams in Dream A Little Dream are very unique – there are doors with lizard-head knobs, talking stone statues, and even a graveyard. The characters can also visit one another’s dreams. How did you go about crafting this strange world? What will your door and dreamworld look like?
At the moment my dream door is a heavy wooden door, very much like in an old farmhouse. It is of a dark violet with the paint being flaky in places. The door knob is shaped like an owl’s head. But, honestly, the way I imagine it is constantly changing. As for your first question: like I create the setting in all of my books…I imagine it!
4. Are there any parts in the book where you’re like I can’t believe I wrote this?
I am not as fond of some of my earlier works any more. Like with anything, as a writer you progress with every book you write. And, of course, you also change as a person over time.
5. And I just had to ask this question – out of the four boys, Arthur, Grayson, Jasper, and Henry, which one is your favorite and why?
Pfff…difficult question. Definitely not Jasper or Arthur! It might be Grayson. But, honestly, he is a bit boring and probably more the type you would wish for as your big brother. Henry on the other hand is mysterious, which is good, but he is complicated and he does not talk about his problems…
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