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Ah-MAY-zing Reads 2014: Slambook Interview for Hexed by Michelle Krys


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Hey, everyone! If you like reading witchy novels, you’ve probably heard of upcoming debut, Hexed! If not, well- here’s your chance to get to know more about it! Today, I’m interviewing the book’s author, Michelle Krys! :)

The Author

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Writer loves

  • Book-to-movie adaptation – Easy: Stardust by Neil Gaiman. It’s one of those rare movie adaptations that is nearly as good as the book. I also really enjoyed the City of Bones movie, critics be damned.
  • Animal – Dogs! I have two: a German Shepherd/Spaniel mix named Romeo Paul Krys, and a terrier named Coco RuPaul Krys. We’re very mature in our family.
  • Witch story – Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins—such a fun, voicey witch story.

Fill in the blanks

  • If I ever were to pick an actor/actress to play one of my book characters, I want it to be… Gabriella Wilde to play Indie (perfect hair!), and Kyle Loza to play Bishop (perfect everything!).
  • The hardest thing about writing is… Sitting down in front of a computer and using it to write as opposed to surfing the internet.
  • When I’m not writing, I’m usually… Child-rearing. Reading. Watching Netflix. Surfing the aforementioned internet.

The Book

Hexed_cover_7_30_13Hexed is the first book to The Witch Hunter. How or why did you choose witches and sorcerers to be the subject matter of your series?

I’ve loved witches from the time I was in the fifth grade, when I became obsessed with the movie The Craft and started a witchcraft club that convened nightly in my bedroom (Go ahead and laugh!). I went on to be obsessed with many other witchy movies and TV shows (Sabrina, Buffy, Charmed), so naturally, I was always going to write a book about witches one day.

I hear Indie is an awesome main character! What do you love most about her?

I love Indie’s snarky attitude—I only wish I could think of comebacks like hers on the spot! I also love her willful ignorance, and that she doesn’t immediately change when she realizes the error of her ways.

I also hear there’s sexiness and lots of chemistry going on with Indie and her love interest, Bishop. Which scene of theirs was your favorite to write?

Every scene between them was a blast to write, but I’d have to say my favorite is a tie between the scene at the sand dunes when Bishop teaches Indie to fly, and the scene when they’re running for their lives through a sewer. For reasons. Which I can’t reveal because SPOILERS.

Are you working on any other projects/manuscripts? What about the sequel? What can we expect from it?

I finished writing the sequel to Hexed, which will release next year. Without giving too much away to those who haven’t read Hexed yet, Indie faces new challenges in her relationships with Bishop, Paige, and her Aunt Penny, and her witchy abilities are pushed to the limit. (Dun dun dunnnn!)

Right now, I’m working on a book called DEAD GIRLS SOCIETY, which is about a teenager who escapes her helicopter parents by joining a high-stakes dare club but finds more than just thrills—girls are going missing, and she might be next. It comes out in 2016, also from Delacorte.

Dedication

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Well, that was a great interview! Thanks for your lovely answers, Michelle! See you on the 30th for the twitter party! Book nerds, if you liked this interview, add Hexed to your to-read shelves and make sure to watch out for its release! If you wish to get updates from Michelle, you can follow her through her websiteTwitter, Facebook and Goodreads!

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21 comments

  1. I am excited to read Hexed because witches interests me. Especially when they are evil.
    And also the love interest and chemistry they have towards each other is quite riveting! I would like to dive into it.

  2. What I am excited about this novel is the existence of witches. I’ve actually dreamed of being a witch before. Probably the effects of watching and reading Harry Potter. Anyway, I guess the witches in this novel, are fairly different from those in the Potter books in a way. I love the idea of mixing teens and special abilities, so that’s why I am excited for HEXED!
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  3. I think. I like the author from the details provided (especially when she said she loved Stardust) and I’m hoping the book is as good as her
    Plus the main characters are Witches and Sorcerers
    Uh hello? Practically born to love Harry Potter so anything related interests me

  4. I’ve been wanting to read a witchy book for so long!! It really feels like it’s been forever. Plus, I saw the finished copies and they’re gorgeous!

  5. Yes, I’m excited! This giveaway introduced me to this awesome sounding author. Her plots sound very interesting. I’ll be on the lookout for Hexed & DEAD GIRLS SOCIETY .

  6. I’ve always loved paranormal books and this sounds like a fantastic story Witches are one of my favorite beings to read .

  7. What DOESN’T get me excited to read Hexed? I trust anyone with good taste and Michelle Krys is exactly that. Like her I also am a Whedonesque (aka huge Joss Whedon fan, the man behind Buffy as well as The Avengers), and The Craft! When she made the pencil twirl on top of her desk in the early part of the movie–unforgettable. Which is why I’d love to read the work of anyone who’s taste in pop culture is the same as mine. :)
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  8. I’m excited for Hexed because the plot sounds really cool and I’ve never read anything that involved witches. I honestly can’t wait!

  9. I’m super excited to read Hexed by Michelle Kyrs because I’ve heard so much about it on social media such as goodreads, twitter and of course book tube. The plot line seems so riveting and I’m super excited to delve into the world of all things witches :)

  10. I’m excited to read this because I have been looking for a good YA witch story to read for a while! Thanks for the chance!

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