Re-Release date: October 22nd 2013
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
It has been four years.
Four years since the day the Catchers found her family.
Four years since she escaped capture.
And four years since the day her mother locked her and Will, a boy she hardly knew, in an attic, 'for their own protection'.
Now, Eden White is fifteen, and sick of being a prisoner of parents who all but abandoned her. It was as simple as one walk down a beautiful, foggy beach, but it ended with Eden and Will face to face with Catchers - and this time, there is no escape.
When Eden wakes, she finds herself on an island, surrounded by hundreds of stolen children. Enrolled in the island school, Jordan Hall, Eden quickly learns that the island is not what it seems.
And, in the woods surrounding the school, she discovers a wild, beautiful magic inside of herself - one she has no idea how to control. With three unlikely new friends, Eden begins to realize that the headmistress is hiding much more than the stolen children - and what they learn in the laboratories below the school could cost Eden her life.
About the Author:
Kate is an artist, an animation student, a black belt in karate and now, an author. She didn't discover writing until mid-high school, when she began writing an (unintentionally) hilarious novel involving a teenage girl and a magic necklace. Her current novel series, The Legend of Eden, began as a story of Arthurian magic, but quickly transformed into something much different.
Kate currently lives in Ontario, Canada, in a zoo of a house. When she isn't writing, she's drawing, cooking, or browsing the Internet for new music.
1. What inspired you to write this book?
I never know what to say to this question, because it was so many things that inspired me, and at the same time, it was more like the characters and plot lines just kept walking through my brain, demanding to be written down! I was working a really boring job at the time, and it gave me a lot of time to think as I worked. And later, as I finished the first book and got a better idea where the story was going, I started to be inspired by things going on around me, and my own emotions to match the situations I was in. Those emotions kind of got filtered down into my writing.
2. What characters do you connect with most?
I think I kind of connect with them all in a small way, but mostly, I connect with Eden, the main character. I've been writing these books for five years - and telling the story from first person kind of puts me in her place, and I really get inside her head while I'm writing her. I've been doing that for so long, it's hard not to feel a connection with her. And she's such a deep, emotional character - in a way that's entirely un-emotional at times (That'll make sense later in the series... I think. Lol!) so it's like when she's feeling something... I can't help but feel it, too. Which makes it really, really hard to kill off any characters that she becomes attached to.
3. What's your favorite book-turned movie?
Omg. Who could possibly answer this without saying Harry Potter?? Harry Potter, for sure. And I'm going to half to say Half Blood Prince, with the second Deathly Hallows as a second. Hunger Games comes in at number 3!
4. If you could be best friends with one of your characters, who would it be?
Adriane. She's badass, and I'd get her to teach me to use a bow and arrow in a heartbeat. I'd also love to fight with her (I'm a black belt, so... That kind of weird crap is fun for me ;D)
5. Can you tell us about any other books you're writing?
I'm currently finishing the last Legend of Eden book, which is going to be EPIC. It's also the seventh book, so it'll be a while until that comes out, lol. I'm also working on a new idea which involves dragons, and an idea involving some magic and other various things... but that one is a secret! *hush hush*!
6. What do you do in your spare time?
Jeez. What spare time?? Lol!! I'm an animation student, going into last year, and it's a super-rigorous, competitive program, so I'm working hard at that. I do karate, as I mentioned above, and I'm getting ready for my second degree black belt grading, which is nerve-wracking. I'm also a cover designer for other authors, with K.C. Designs, and I love art/drawing of all kinds. OH. And I attempted to learn sewing this summer. That was an epic fail. Bobbins will be the death of me!!!
7. Who's your inspiration?
Who? I'm not sure about who. I'm inspired by Stephen King, for sure. And JK Rowling. And the TV show Merlin, the movies Sorcerer's Apprentice and City of Angels... OH! 30 seconds to Mars and Evanescence are HUGE inspirations for me. I'm sure there are more, but nothing I can think of at the moment.
8. If you were stranded on a desert island which character do you want by your side?
This is actually a funny question for me, because ALL of the characters in book 1 and 2 are stock on an island together. But it's not a desert. And there's a school. With food. And archers. And magic. Lol!
It couldn't be Adriane, because she'd probably shoot me for food if we were starving. Dana would try to find a book with the answer in it... I'd probably want Eden, because Eden has magic, and she could probably zap us out of there, if she really tried. But honestly, if she did that in book 1, I might lose an arm by accident.
9. Team Edward or Jacob?
Jacob. He doesn't sparkle. And wolves are bad-ass.
10. Team Peeta or Gale?
Gale! Peeta, just... no.
11. What are you reading now?
Chasing Atlantis, by Kelly Coughlin.
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