I'm in cover-love with PJ Hoover's New Release SOLSTICE (a dystopian teen romance from Tor Teen, Now Available!)
"...a beautiful world of disaster and chaos" —School Library Journal Teen Review
"[Hoover's] confident deployment of myth is impressive..." —Publishers Weekly
"...a debut novel that consistently delivers..." —Booklist
IT'S ON MY TO-READ LIST!!! (Maybe a good one to bring on our summer vacation? I think so! :-))
So I was super-excited when PJ agreed to come by the blog here for an interview. (woot!)
Lena: If you were a dystopian heroine in the world of SOLSTICE, what three key strengths to saving the world would you want to bring to the table?
PJHoover: Let's see...I'd bring goddess powers, a green thumb, and the ability to resist a sunburn. That way I could withstand the heat of the sun, grow new plants, and basically do anything I wanted to.
Lena: Sounds like a smart plan. ;) Where did the idea for SOLSTICE come from?
PJHoover: I was exercising on the elliptical machine when I got the idea to work with a Greek myth. From there, the first chapter flew onto the computer and the global warming twist was created.
Lena: Cool! What's your favorite scene?
PJHoover: I love the scene where Piper and her best friend Chloe go to get a tattoo. So many fun emotions are wrapped together, and I find it a joy to read each and every time!
[For those familiar with my interviews, yes, that was Three Things. (There was even a three things within the three things, tricky, eh?) :)]
Lena: What's your favorite cupcake?
PJHoover: There is a cupcake called a Chocolate Elvis at my favorite cupcake shop here in Austin, Cupprimo. Truthfully I don't know what all it has in it, but it is delicious and only served on Thursdays!
Thank you so much for featuring me!
Lena: It was a pleasure to have you! But now I want a cupcake that's in Austin TX, which is a conundrum... LOL
Speaking of cupcakes...
|The Chocolate Elvis from Cupprimo Cupcakery, Austin, TX (used with permission)|
Q: What three items would you want on hand for your dystopian adventure?? (the cupcake is understood)