Kiki Hamilton's debut, The Faerie Ring (Tor Teen, September 27, 2011), is a YA novel of mystery and adventure set in 1870s London. She lives near Seattle, where it rains only part of the time... (a large part of the time.) You can watch the video for her book here.
On your nightstand now:
The Knowledge of Good and Evil by Glenn Kleier, Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks, Warped by Maurissa Guibord and White Cat by Holly Black. Erm... I'm a little behind in my reading....
Favorite book when you were a child:
The Swing in the Summerhouse by Jane Langton, The Wicked Enchantment by Marg Benary-Isbet, The Lion's Paw by Robb White, all of Lang's Fairy books. You didn't seriously think I'd pick just one, did you?
Your top five authors:
J.K. Rowling, Megan Whalen Turner, Dan Brown, Harlan Coben, Robb White.
Book you've faked reading:
I plead the Fifth.
Book you're an evangelist for:
I loved The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner. I thought her characterization of Eugenides was brilliant, and the plot kept you turning the pages right to the surprising ending.
Book you've bought for the cover:
I loved the cover of Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. After seeing that image, I had to read the story behind it.
Book that changed your life:
Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody. I read it as a teenager shortly after it came out in 1968. So powerful and honest, especially for that era when the civil rights movement was happening. It's one of those books I had to track down as an adult, just so I could have it close.
Favorite line from a book:
This is a header quote from Chapter 10 of Only Love Is Real by Brian Weiss, M.D.:
I have been here before,
But when or how I cannot tell;
I know the grass beyond the door,
The sweet keen smell,
The sighing sound, the lights around the shore,
You have been mine before--
How long ago I may not know;
But just when at that swallow's soar
Your neck turned so,
Some veil did fall--I knew it all of yore. --Dante Gabriel Rosetti
Book you most want to read again for the first time:
Harry Potter. Somewhere, sometime, I'm going to find the time to read all seven, start to finish again, one right after the other and then I will be in reader's paradise.
What is the book you most want to read?
I'm looking forward to reading Stephanie Perkins's next novel: Lola and the Boy Next Door.