A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Author Interview and Giveaway of RAGE by Jackie Morse Kessler

Please give a warm welcome to Jackie Morse Kessler, the astounding author who is currently writing heartbreaking YA books based on each of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Connect with Jackie:
Website | Blog | Twitter | Goodreads

Could you please give a brief summary of both HUNGER (book 1) and RAGE (book 2) for those unfamiliar with your Riders of the Apocalypse series?

JK: Sure! HUNGER is about an anorexic teenage girl who becomes the new Famine, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. RAGE is about a teen girl who self-injures, who becomes the new avatar of War. HUNGER looks at eating disorders and RAGE, at self-injury.

Which Horseman are you going to write about for book 3?
JK: Pestilence, also called the Conqueror. (A very good bridge player, according to Death.) This book will be called LOSS. And it's due May 15 to my editor. (Eek!)

Will you write a future book about Death?

JK: Oh yeah. **rubs hands gleefully** That book will be called BREATH. And it will be epic. Oh yes. It will be epic! (Can you tell I'm having a manic moment?)
What will his book primarily focus on: the present, or how he became Death?

JK: That would be telling. ;) (And the answer is "Yes.")

What inspired you to "pair" Missy with Death of all people?

In HUNGER, War declares herself to be Death's Handmaiden. History shows war and death going hand in hand, so why wouldn't the Horsemen of War and Death work well together?

Which of the four horsemen is your favorite?

JK: Depends on the mood I'm in. While Death is my favorite overall, War gets some really phenomenal moments.

Will this series consist of four books, or will there be more?

JK: Four Horsemen; four books. :)

Is there anything you'd like to mention about your YA series?

I'm donating a portion of proceeds of the books to specific charities. For HUNGER, that charity is the National Eating Disorders Association. For RAGE, it's To Write Love On Her Arms. (I'll pick a charity for LOSS when I'm done with the draft, but I have a pretty good idea which one it will be.) So if you choose to buy a copy of HUNGER or RAGE, thank you for helping make a difference. :)

Riders of the Apocalypse giveaway! Three lucky winners will receive one copy each of HUNGER and RAGE along with postcards and a mini-poster! To enter, send an e-mail to RageGiveaway@gmail.com. In the body of the e-mail, include your name and e-mail address (if you're under 13, submit a parent's name and e-mail address). One entry per person and prizes will only be shipped to US or Canadian addresses. Entries must be received by midnight (PDT) on 4/30/11. Winners will be selected in a random drawing on 5/1/11 and notified via email.

Jackie's next stop is Bookworming in the 21st Century at http://www.bookworminginthe21stcentury.com/.


  1. Awesome!!! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  2. Nice interview with Jackie!
    Thank you for having her here & to Jackie for sharing.
    Thank you also for the giveaway!
    All the best,

  3. "Sigh" Why wasn't I born in the US?

  4. I'd love to enter!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  5. I just finished Hunger and I'm reading Rage right now. I would love a book about Death!! Can't wait.