Today we have Alex Smith, author of Calling for Angels, with us to do a fun "This or That" interview!
Alex Smith is 17 and lives in Hertfordshire, England. She started writing when she was just four and says, ‘to me, writing is like breathing’. She wrote her debut novel, Calling For Angels, at the age of 14, ‘as a way of relaxing’.
This or That?
Skinny Jeans or Boot Cut? - Skinny jeans all the way.
Summer or Winter? - Summer. But I love winter, because you get to wear really thick jumpers and have hot drinks.
Action or Romance? - That's a hard one. Because I like all the action spy films, especially when they have a "team". But romance is good too.
Roses or Daisies? - Daisies :)
Watch or Do? - Watch.
Drive or Fly? - Fly.
Teach or Learn? - Learn.
Dog or Cat? - Cat.
Beach or Mountains? - Mountains. Beaches can be a bit hit or miss.
Inside or Outside? - Ha ha, that depends what the weather is like!
Thanks so much, Alex for playing along!
Em never believed in angels. That was until she met Zak and Kai…
Em - shy, sensitive, with her head in the clouds - and Caitlyn - gorgeous, popular and talented - have been best friends forever, in a sleepy, nondescript town called Philiton.
But when new boy Zak moves into town, Philiton suddenly becomes a much more interesting place. With his meltingly hot looks, sense of humour and a smile that has even the hardest-hearted girls falling at his feet, Zak has the female population of Philiton Comprehensive School convinced he's an angel.
Usually, Caitlyn has the boys worshipping the ground she treads on, so it’s a shock when Zak seems to be more interested in Em. Cracks appear, tensions arise, but surely Em and Caitlyn’s lifelong friendship can survive?
Em feels beset by demons. At home, she’s looking after her grandmother, who is slowly deteriorating, whilst despairing at her normally sensible brother, who is going off the rails just to fit in with the ‘right crowd’. Even Zak’s unexpected attention causes jealous girls to shower Em with spite – not least Caitlyn. If only she had a guardian angel…
Then a second boy steps into Em’s life. Dark and brooding, a captive to the secrets of a past he’d rather forget, Kai, who has appeared as if from nowhere and fallen head over heels in love with Em, is the exact opposite of Zak.
And although he may not seem like it, Kai is the real thing. He really is an angel.