Saturday, April 6, 2013

Stung Blog Tour: Character Interview with Bowen!

About the Book
Releases April 2nd, 2013 by Walker Childrens
304 Pages
There is no cure for being stung.
Fiona doesn’t remember going to sleep. But when she opens her eyes, she discovers her entire world has been altered—her house is abandoned and broken, and the entire neighborhood is barren and dead. Even stranger is the tattoo on her right hand—a black oval with five marks on either side—that she doesn’t remember getting but somehow knows she must cover at any cost. She’s right.
Those bearing the tattoo have turned into mindless, violent beasts that roam the streets and sewers, preying upon the unbranded while a select few live protected inside a fortress-like wall, their lives devoted to rebuilding society and killing all who bear the mark.
Now Fiona has awakened branded, alone—and on the wrong side of the wall.

Doesn't it sound completely amazing?!
I know for a fact that it is actually amazing, you can read all about my love for this book in my review here.

And now, my friends, I have an exclusive interview with one of the lead characters in the book, who also happens to be one of the most amazing young men in the history of the world: Dreyden Bowen.

Hi, Bowen, I know it’s probably meaningless to you, but it’s nice to talk to such an
  amazing, brave young hero like you. So if you don’t mind wasting your time with
  my questions, I would like to ask you a few.
 *Bowen clears his throat and avoids eye-contact for a minute* I'm not a
  hero and I'm not amazing, but all right. Shoot. Question away.


So, Bowen, how did you feel when you learned that you didn’t qualify for the bee flu vaccine?
I wasn't at all surprised. I never qualified for anything good in my
  life--not even dinner (my mom forgot to feed me half the time). I was mad.
  I punched a hole in my wall. But I wasn't surprised. Now, I realize it
  might have been the best rejection that ever happened to me.


  What’s the thing that you miss most about your past life?
Living without fear. I am so tired of not being able to walk down the
  street without looking over my shoulder. So sick of not being able to sleep
  well because I'm afraid of what will wake me up. I miss being able to eat
  without wondering if what I'm eating is going to be my last meal.

  In this new world, you had to join the militia for a better chance to
  survive. What was a normal day in the militia like for you?
It depends. At first I was put on mapping patrols. I was up with the sun
  and then helped map the city, marking the areas where hives of beasts
  gathered. After that, I was put on night patrol. I'd sleep all day and
  stand guard at the edge of the camp. Right before I was made guardian, I
  was on wall patrol, where I would spend twelve hour shifts standing at the
  base of the wall with Tommy, about a mile from the gate, making sure no
  raiders were trying to breach it. And then, I got elected to be the
  guardian--the deadliest position there is.

  How did you feel when you learned you were chosen to be the guardian of the
  wall? (And to the people who don’t know what that means, can you explain a
Being a guardian means you get the worst job in the military--the job where
  you are in charge of restraining beasts, protecting the military from them,
  and then getting them to the lab. You don't live long in that job because
  beasts are deadly. When I got volunteered for guardian, I wasn't surprised,
  but I wanted to punch something. I almost walked away from the militia,
  knowing my chances of surviving were equally good living in the lawless,
  old city--which means I was going to die no matter what I did.

  How did you feel when you found out the Fec you were guarding the camp from
  was actually a girl?

  I was shocked. I hadn't *touched *a girl in years, and here I was, straddling one, trying to get her cuffs off. I didn't know what to do or think. And then, when I looked at her face, I realized not only was I straddling a girl, but it was the girl I'd had a crush on for most of my
  childhood. In that instant I knew all my priorities had changed. I was no
  longer protecting the militia from her--I was protecting her from them and everything else out there.


  What’s next for you? What are your hopes for when (if) the world gets back
  to normal?
 I want to settle down, I want to marry Fo, and I want to live life without
  fear. I don't care what I will be doing, so long as I can live with her,
  without fear.

Now, see what I mean? isn't he the most swoon-worthy guy out there? *sigh*
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So thank you Bethany and Bowen, and the girls at The Book Papparazzi  for letting me participate in this blog tour, it's been a blast!

About the Author

Bethany Wiggins has always been an avid reader, but not an avid writer. She failed ninth grade English because she read novels instead of doing her homework. In high school, she sat alone at lunch and read massive hardback fantasy novels (Tad Williams and Robert Jordan anyone?). It wasn't until the end of her senior year that the other students realized she was reading fiction--not the Bible.

Once upon a time, Bethany's sister dared her to start writing an hour a day until she completed a novel. Bethany wrote a seven-hundred page fantasy novel that she wisely let no one read--but it taught her how to write. She is the author of SHIFTING, STUNG (April 2013), and CURED (2014).


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1 comment:

  1. OH.MY.GOD! Dreyden is so swoony * _ * I legit felt my heart tingling when he talks about a life with Fiona! <3 this book and thanks for being part of the tour :)

    -Lisseth @ Read-A-holicZ / The Book Paparazzi


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