Thursday, August 02, 2012

What is Alma Katsu reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Alma Katsu, author of The Reckoning and The Taker.

Her entry begins:
Strangely enough, the more I write, the less time I seem to have for reading, which is a major disappointment. Knowing that I have even less time than when I worked full-time in addition to writing, I’ve become really protective of my reading hours and am reluctant to pick up a book unless I’m fairly sure I am not just going to like it but that I’m going to love it.

So right now I’m on a no-brainer, Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel, which I’m listening to on audiobook. I’m loving it so much that I’m portioning it out like water on a desert island. I adored Wolf Hall and am gobsmacked that she could write this sequel so quickly. I’m a fan of historical novels but not so much the Cromwellian era but it really doesn’t matter; Mantel’s writing is...[read on]
About the book, from the publisher:
A love triangle spanning 200 years…Alma Katsu takes readers on a breathtaking journey through the landscape of the heart.

New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld (Leviathan) praises Alma Katsu’s The Taker as, “a centuries-spanning epic that will keep you turning pages all night. This marvelous debut is a thinking person’s guilty pleasure.” And Keith Donohue (The Stolen Child) says, “The Taker is a frighteningly compelling story about those most human monsters—desire and obsession. It will curl your hair and keep you up late at night.”

Now Alma Katsu delivers the highly anticipated follow-up to her haunting novel about an immortal woman learning firsthand that the heart wants what the heart wants…no matter how high the stakes. Fans of The Taker can finally indulge in their next juicy fix with the second book of the trilogy, The Reckoning. In this gripping, pulse-pounding supernatural sequel, discover what happens to Lanny, Luke, Adair—and Jonathan. The Reckoning picks up where The Taker leaves off, following Lanny on her path to redemption—and creating a whole new level of suspense.
Learn more about the book and author at Alma Katsu's website and blog.

Writers Read: Alma Katsu (October 2011).

The Page 69 Test: The Taker.

Writers Read: Alma Katsu.

--Marshal Zeringue