Watch our interview with Josephine Angelini, author of Trial by Fire
In our first author interview at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, we spoke with the absolutely joyous Josephine Angelini, author of the Starcrossed trilogy (Starcross, Dreamless, Goddess), and the Worldwalker trilogy (Trial by Fire and Firewalker, which arrives September 1, 2015.)
We talk about the world of Trial by Fire, including parallel universes, Lily’s weaknesses and strengths, and the difference bewteen writing Starcrossed and Trial by Fire, and unicorns!
(Sorry for the blurry video.)
JOSEPHINE ANGELINI is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in theater, with a focus on the classics. Originally from Massachusetts, she now lives in Los Angeles with her screenwriter husband, their baby girl, and three shelter cats. Her debut series, Starcrossed, Dreamless, and Goddess, (Harper Teen) are all international bestsellers and have garnered the praise of various major publications, including the LA Times, and have twice won the Reader’s Choice Awards in Germany. The second book in the WorldWalker Trilogy, Firewalker, (Feiwel and Friends, Macmillan) will be out in the US on September 1st.
About Trial by Fire
This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying many of the experiences that other teenagers take for granted…which is why she is determined to enjoy her first (and perhaps only) high-school party. But Lily’s life never goes according to plan, and after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class Lily wishes she could just disappear.
Suddenly Lily is in a different Salem – one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruellest of all the Crucibles is Lillian . . . Lily’s identical other self in this alternate universe. This new version of her world is terrifyingly sensual, and Lily is soon overwhelmed by new experiences.
Lily realizes that what makes her weak at home is exactly what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. It also puts her life in danger. Thrown into a world she doesn’t understand, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can’t hope to shoulder alone, and a love she never expected.
But how can Lily be the saviour of this world when she is literally her own worst enemy?
Firewalker, book two of the Worldwalker series is available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.