Monday, January 13, 2020

LIE TO ME: Interview w/ Kaitlin Ward + Giveaway!!

Lie to Me

by Kaitlin Ward
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: January 7, 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller
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Ever since Amelia woke up in the hospital, recovering from a near-death fall she has no memory of, she's been suspicious. Her friends, family, and doctors insist it was an accident, but Amelia is sure she remembers being pushed. Then another girl is found nearby -- one who fell, but didn't survive. Amelia's fears suddenly feel very real, and with the help of her new boyfriend, Liam, she tries to investigate her own horrific ordeal. But what is she looking for, exactly? And how can she tell who's trustworthy, and who might be -- must be -- lying to her?

The closer Amelia gets to the truth, the more terrifying her once orderly, safe world becomes. She's determined to know what happened, but if she doesn't act fast, her next accident might be her last. 


Hi Kaitlin!!  Welcome to the FFBC and my personal blog!!  I'm so happy to have you here!

Can you briefly describe LIE TO ME and the main characters?
  • Lie to Me is about a girl who had a near-fatal fall everyone believes was an accident – everyone except her. A concussion wiped those few minutes from her memory, but she swears she was pushed, and she’s determined to find out who did it. Especially when another girl dies in a similar fashion. As she digs deeper into what happened, she becomes less and less sure who to trust. 
  • Amelia, the main character, is a small-town girl who loves insects, running, and her friends. 

What were your favorite books in elementary/middle school?
  • Basically anything I could get my hands on, really. Some standouts were the Thoroughbred series by Joanna Campbell, the Redwall series by Brian Jacques, the Animorphs series by K. A. Applegate, The Giver by Lois Lowry, Shade’s Children by Garth Nix, and The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman.

If you could go back and tell your YA self one thing, what would it be?
  • Have more confidence! Teen Kaitlin never thought she was quite enough at anything, and if I went back I would point out to her that she’s actually great at a lot of stuff and that she is absolutely enough.

What are your 3 favorite books that you read in the past year? 
  • The Need by Helen Phillips, Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir, Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo, and The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas (I know I picked four – I couldn’t narrow it down!)

If you could choose one song to describe your book, which one would it be?
  • What came to mind first was Creep by Radiohead, so I’m going with that.

What 3 hashtags would you most associate with your book? (Could be a word or phrase or anything that would instantly make you think of LIE TO ME.)
  • #serialkiller #notanaccident #carrionbugs

Are there any recommendations you could give your readers to be in the “perfect mood” to read LIE TO ME (specific music, snacks…)?
  • I ate a lot of popcorn when writing this book, so that is the number one snack I associate with it! Spooky lighting and rainy (or snowy) days are also great mood setters for reading Lie to Me. Maybe some gummy worms. And if you’re thirsty, there’s a scene where Amelia’s mother is setting up for a Halloween party and filling up fake blood bags with juice. Having done this personally, I highly recommend.

What’s next for you?

  • I’m not entirely sure yet, but I have a few things in the works. I will say that whatever you see from me next will most likely be at least a little bit creepy, and it will probably have insects in it, because my books always seem to, for some reason!

ME: Oh man, bugs really freak me out!!  I don't know what I will think of a character who loves insects (and running for that matter-- ouch!).  But this book sounds awesome and I look forward to reading it!!  Thanks for being on my blog and sharing a little about you and this book!!

Kaitlin Ward grew up on a dairy farm in a tiny New Hampshire town, the same town where she lives now with her husband and son. She studied animal science at Cornell University and cofounded the well-known blog YA Highway. She is also the author of Where She Fell, Girl in a Bad Place, and Bleeding Earth. Find her on Twitter at @Kaitlin_Ward.

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1 comment:

  1. I enjoy mysteries and thrillers, so this book will be fun to read.