Published by Month 9 Books
by Jamie Zakian
Release Date: April 10, 2018
Lord of the Flies meets the 100.
Joey got separated from her twin brother Jesse when their luxury spacecraft broke apart halfway to Mars. The terrorists are dead, but so are most of the passengers who escaped a dying Earth for a new life on a new planet.
The remaining survivors, the future of humanity, are scattered across the lush planet of Mars. Joey and Kami are in a mountainous forest, and they’re locked in a power struggle to guide the people. Jesse and Rai landed on the coast, and are desperate to reach their sisters.
This new world can be a fresh start, where everyone is equal and class sectors are finally made obsolete, if only Kami would give up her self-appointed position as Commander of Mars. Both Joey and Kami are willing to die for their beliefs, even sacrificing the lives of those who’ve chosen to follow them, unless clearer heads can prevail before it’s too late.
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Jamie Zakian is a full-time writer who consumes the written word as equally as oxygen. Living in South Jersey with her husband and rowdy family, she enjoys farming, archery, and blazing new trails on her 4wd quad, when not writing of course. She aspires to one day write at least one novel in every genre of fiction.
- What is on your nightstand?
There are quite a few books on my nightstand, some I’ve read countless times and others waiting to be devoured. Among them are Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, Everless by Sara Holland, An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson, and The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. Right now, I’m reading Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake and I’m loving it. This story is exciting, dark, and twisty. Just how I like it.
- What author would you totally fan?
There is no would. I am a total fangirl when it comes to Holly Black. I was obsessed with The Spiderwick Chronicles, on the edge of my seat when reading The Coldest Girl in Cold Town, and I’m anxious to get my hands on a copy of The Cruel Prince.
- What makes you cringe?
In real life, every manner of insect makes me cringe, and scream, and run away. But when reading, I cringe at flashbacks and/or flash-forwards. I understand the need for an occasional flashback or flash-forward, and sometimes the scenes are really good, but it pulls me out of the story every time, hence the cringe.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I’m a go with the flow kind of writer. Often times when I start a new story, I myself have no idea how it will end. I find it easier for me to write when I don’t have an outline to follow, more freeing.
- Is there a word you love to use?
Many writers like to use the word furrow or furrowed, such as: He furrowed his brows. I prefer to use scrunch in lieu of furrow. There’s nothing wrong with furrow. It’s an awesome word. I simply like scrunch better.
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