Author Name: Stephanie Thomas
Title: Luminosity from the Raven Chronicles Series
Release Date: Fall 2012
My name is Beatrice. When I was born, I was blessed with the Sight. I was immediately removed from my parents and enrolled in the Institution. At the age of twelve, I had my first true vision, earning my raven’s wings. And when I turned seventeen, one of my visions came true. Things haven’t been the same since.
The Institution depends on me to keep the City safe from our enemy, the Dreamcatchers, but I’m finding it harder to do while keeping a secret from everyone, including my best friend Gabe. It is a secret that could put us all in danger. A secret that could kill me and everyone close to me.
But the enemy has been coming to me in my dreams, and I think I'm falling in love with him. He says they're coming. He says they're angry. And I think I've already helped them win.
Book Talk/Character Talk
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Describe your book in one word:
Cast your heroine:
Cast your hero:
Describe your heroine in three words:
Calm, relentless leader
Describe your hero in three words:
Stubborn, warm, reliable
Favorite line by your heroine:
“What if all we can do is see these things happening, but none of us can actually stop it?”
Favorite line by your hero:
“I don’t want to lose you, Beatrice. And it’s getting easier every day for us to lose each other.”
How would your heroine describe your hero when she first meets him?:
She’d describe Gabe as always been too level-headed, but her best friend and closest confidant.
How would your hero describe your heroine when he first meets her?:
He’d probably describe her as standing out from the others in some way, though he doesn’t quite know what it is.
Choose an on-screen kiss that best illustrates the intensity between these two characters:
I like the final kiss scene between Jamal and Latika in Slumdog Millionaire because it is an accumulation of years of a faithful, unbreakable and undeniable friendship that blossoms into so much more.
Why do you write in the genre you write?:
I’ve taught high school and middle school English, and I really wanted to write something that my students would be able to enjoy. I think YA is fun, and after writing historical fiction, it’s nice to take a break from research and make up your own worlds instead.
What other genres would you consider and why?:
When I am not writing YA, I write historical women’s fiction, because I love to tell stories of strong women faced with difficult, life changing events that will not only change them, but will change history as well.
Can you give us a hint of something else you’re working on?:
I’ll be working on the rest of The Raven Chronicles series, and then after that, I have an idea for a new book that has something to do with zombies that aren’t really zombies. Figure that one out!