Thursday, March 10, 2011

Interview and Giveaway with Rachel Hawkins

Rachel Hawkins is the author of a great YA series about a girl named Sophie who is sent to a reform school for teens with powers (witches, vampires, shifters, etc.). When I read the first book, Hex Hall, I immediately fell in love with it. I was very excited to have the opportunity to review Rachel's second book in the series, Demonglass, which was just released on March 1st. My love for the series continues and I can't wait for the next book to come out! I was very fortunate that I was able to do a Q&A with Rachel, and here it is!

1) If you were to write a spin-off of the Hex Hall series, which character would you write about?

Well, I actually AM writing a spin-off of the Hex Hall series! :) And while I can't give too much away, I will say that the character is someone we don't meet until Book 3, and that she comes from a very different background that Sophie. Let's just say Prodigium aren't her favorite thing.

2) Would you rather be a demon, witch, vampire, or shapeshifter?

Oooh.... all 3 have advantages and drawbacks! I think I'd go with demon. Vamps can't go out in the sun (unless they have a bloodstone, obviously), and shifters have the Hair Issue. Sure, as a demon, I might freak out and destroy the world, but that's a risk I'm willing to take!

3) Sophie's best friend Jenna is a fanatic for the color pink, is that your favorite color too?

It soooo is, haha! I'd have an entirely pink bedroom if my husband didn't have to sleep in there, too!

4) What character has been the most difficult to write about?

Cal is always tough for me because he's so stoic and plays thing so close to the chest. There were so many times I wanted to give him a witty comeback and had to remind myself that no, Cal doesn't quip. I think he's tough because of all the characters, he's the furthest one from me.

5) What character has been the easiest or most fun to write about?

Sophie and Archer tie for that one! I think that's why I like writing them together so much. Their back and forth banter is so easy (and fun!) to write.

Thank you Rachel for taking the time to answer my questions!

You can check out Rachel's blog HERE

Check out my review of Demonglass HERE


One winner will receive:
A SIGNED copy of Demonglass, an unsigned copy of Hex Hall AND a Demonglass tote bag!!!
To enter this giveaway:

Leave a comment either discussing what you love about this series OR if you would rather be a demon, witch, vampire, or shifter and why.

Giveaway ends March 17 at 11:59 pm EST
US only



Vivien said...

I would want to be a Vampire, because who wouldn't want to be immortal and travel the world and see everything you would ever want to see.
Plus I thought Hex Hall was super cute and I can't wait to read the sequel!

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TheGirlOnFire said...

I think I would right to be a shifter because I have always wondered how much more free I would fell in animal form. Animals are always just so happy and carefree I tend to envy them.

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SandyG265 said...

I'd like to be a shifter because I think it'd be fun experience things differently.

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Lexie@BookBug said...

I haven't read the series yet but I can't wait to! And I would want to be a vampire so I could look young and beautiful forever!!

Ricki said...

A demon could be a ton of fun, but I don't know if I could be that evil, so I will say a witch so I could do magic.

ChrisS said...

I haven't read this series yet but it looks like an exciting one.
If I had my pick I would be a witch. There is just something exciting and a bit dangerous about having magic at your finger tips and being able to cast spells.


Unknown said...

I would choose to be a vampire. To love forever and have unsurpassed beauty, grace and no dieting. Sure its shallow... but I can admit the appeal ;)

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Van Pham said...

I would love to be a witch, having the ability to do magic would be so fun!

Loved Hex Hall, looking forward to reading Demonglass!


Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

I would love to be a witch. magic would be fun

Martha Lawson said...

I would love to be a witch! They have always been intriqued by them.

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Wrighty said...

I loved the first book! The snarky sense of humor was the best! There were some funny lines and I'm looking forward to the next book. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Beverly said...

Great giveaway! I loved Hex Hall and have been awaiting this one! I have a hard time choosing between witch and shifter when I think about which I would rather be - if only! So...I say Witch-shifter!
Thanks for hosting - super hope I win!
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Happy reading.

Book Nerds said...

I'm gonna god with shifter. As long as I have control over when I shift. The other options don't seem to offer that control.

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Straylights said...

I love the characters. I want Sophie to be MY bff!! It's rare that I laugh out loud while reading books, but Hex Hall and Demonglass had me giggling nonstop :)

Oh and I would totally want to be a demon. What's not to love about a sometimes uncontrollable power? Think of all the fun it could be! :D

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Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Okay, I have to admit. I haven't read this series yet, so I would LOVE to enter for this giveaway. :) THis series sounds amazing and I've heard of a few young adults (friends daughter and her friend) how have read HexHall and had nothing but great things to say. So I'm going to have to get it. ;)

I think if I had to pick one I would be a witch. :) To be able to do magic and weave spells that could help me through the day, and read faster. ;D

Thank you!!!

Jill the OWL said...

I loved Hex Hall because Sophie isn't perfect and she is sent to Hex Hall because she really really messed up. It made it much more interesting. I cannot wait to read this one too!

I'd like to be a witch :)

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donnas said...

Thanks for the chance! Cant wait to read this, Hex Hall was a great book. I think vampire. Really get time to do all the things that I dont have time for now.

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whitewolfreads said...

I haven't read this series yet but I'm definitely looking forward to it! If I had to choose I'd go with snifter, it would be awesome to experience how it is like to be something else!

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Deborah A. said...

I actually haven't read the series yet, but I've been drooling over it for a while. Soon. Very soon.

ashley said...

I rather be a wiitch It would be so cool to use spells on my enemies lol!!!

Unknown said...

I love this series. I think what I like best is how Rachel manages to keep comedy in the story even when there is a situation far from funny.



Jolene and Family said...

I actually haven't read this series, but have been dying to get ahold of it. I would choose to be a witch, just the thought of having all the power at your fingertips makes me giddy. I could have so much and be so devious!


Meredith said...

If I had a choice, I'd be a shifter, some furry feline one. Wouldn't want the fleas though.

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MannaB said...

I would probably choose shifter because I have always felt close to animals and my hope would be that I could communicate with them.