Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (January 31, 2012)
Reading Teen is so happy to have Courtney Allison Moulton here to answer a few questions about Wings of the Wicked...
RT. Ellie has had a few close calls in Wings of the Wicked. When will she ever start listening to Will's advice?
CAM. I think if Ellie took Will’s advice to hang back, stay safe, and let him handle things, then she would never come into her own and grow to be a strong person. She’s stubborn and determined, and while she makes some bad decisions when she doesn't listen to Will, she can do some extraordinarily brave things when she ignores his advice. It’s best to trust your judgment over others’ advice sometimes, but we’re only human and we make mistakes. It’s all a part of growing up.
RT. What is your favorite Will quote of the book?
CAM. “You told me yesterday in my room that this is me, who I've always been, but I don’t feel that way,” I said. “Is it me that you love, or is it Gabriel?”
He looked so sad in that instant. “I love this beautiful thing inside of you that makes you human. Your soul, your fragility, your human passion. None of that is Gabriel. It’s all you, Ellie.”
RT. Which demon would Ellie say is the nastiest of them all? Hardest to bring down?
CAM. I think the most dangerous of the reapers are the human-like vir, because they have the ability to look just like we do and seem harmless until it’s too late. They are more powerful than even the largest of reapers types, the nycterids, who are gigantic and dragon-like. Something about the vir shape-shifting to look like normal people when they are anything but is so terrifying.
RT. Ellie has gone through so much turmoil and heartache, how does she cope with being a demon hunter and trying to graduate high school at the same time?
CAM. I think that this question is the reason why I love writing Ellie. I don’t think that anyone can easily transform from a completely normal person into this killing machine with the weight of the world on her shoulders, and still try to maintain a normal life and graduate high school. Ellie only gets a glimpse of her new life in Angelfire. In Wings of the Wicked, the darker sides of her duty, her past, and her relationship with Will hit home – literally.
RT. I enjoyed Cadan very much in Wings of the Wicked (what a yummy addition). Will Cadan continue to make an appearance in the future?
CAM. Yes. Cadan’s part in the story will only get larger and more important in the future. He plays a key role the events following Wings of the Wicked.
RT. Are you excited about the Dark Days Tour and what are you looking most forward to?
CAM. Besides the amazing Tex-Mex every day? I’m so excited to meet readers! Last year I had a blast meeting readers of every age, hearing their stories, and listening to how my books have affected them.
RT. Would you please share with us a non-spoiler teaser of Wings of the Wicked with our followers?
CAM. You will learn about Will’s family!
Thank You so much Courtney for answering our questions. I loved Wings of the Wicked!
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Thursday, January 12th SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Books, Inc. Opera Plaza, NYMBC event at 7pm
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