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Today, I'm playing Would You Rather with the cast and author of The Wicker King. I always learn a lot about characters from these posts, and this is a particularly great one!
Plus I'm sharing a deliciously creepy gif. Read on for more.
The Wicker King
By K. Ancrum
Published: October 31, 2017
Published by: Imprint
Category: YA, psychological, mental health, contemporary
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Book Description: The Wicker King is a psychological young adult thriller that follows two friends struggling as one spirals into madness.
When August learns that his best friend, Jack, shows signs of degenerative hallucinatory disorder, he is determined to help Jack cope. Jack’s vivid and long-term visions take the form of an elaborate fantasy world layered over our own—a world ruled by the Wicker King. As Jack leads them on a quest to fulfill a dark prophecy in this alternate world, even August begins to question what is real or not.
August and Jack struggle to keep afloat as they teeter between fantasy and their own emotions. In the end, each must choose his own truth.
Welcome August, Jack and Author K. Ancrum! And feel free to elaborate.
1) Would you rather age only from the neck up OR only from the neck down?
August: Neck down, because you can always just wear fancy clothes and no one would be able to tell.
Author K. Ancrum: Neck down because of what August said.
Jack: Both of you are vain and short-sighted. If you age from the neck up, no one will get suspicious and you’ll still be able to do athletic things without cracking a hip. Also, when you take off your shirt people will gasp in delight instead of gasping in disappointment.
August: True. Like Leonardo DiCaprio vs. Hugh Jackman.
Author K. Ancrum: Both look great and also, how dare you.
2) Would you rather have a rewind button OR a pause button in your life?
August frowns and Jack glares at him in irritation.
Author K. Ancrum: Pause. I would use the extra time to sleep secretly or finish work I’ve procrastinated on.
Jack: Which is everything.
3) Would you rather always have to say everything on your mind OR never speak again?
August: I would rather say everything that’s on my mind. Communication is important. The only thing that can fix the effects of too much communication is more communication, so it’s a win/win.
Jack: I would rather never speak again. There are some things you can say that words can’t fix.
August, raising an eyebrow incredulously: Like what?
Author K. Ancrum: Don’t do this here.
Jack: …We’ll talk about it when we get home.
Author K. Ancrum: I’m gonna not give either of them ammunition on this so I’ll pass this question, thank you.
4) Would you rather be locked in a room that is constantly dark for a week OR a room that is constantly bright for a week?
Jack: Dark. I can be awake during the night, but I can’t sleep if its bright. Isn’t there a place where it’s dark all the time in real life?
Author K. Ancrum: The North Pole. I’d pick dark as well. If I’m awake for too long, I just start crying.
August: There is polar twilight, civil polar night, nautical polar night and astronomical polar night and it happens in the northernmost and southernmost places on earth, not just The North Pole.
Jack: Why do you know these things?
August: We went to the same school. Why don’t you know them.
5) Would you rather be unable to move your body every time it rains OR not be able to stop moving while the sun is out?
Author K. Ancrum: There was this one fairy tale about some girl who put on cursed shoes that made her dance endlessly and she hated it so much that she cut off her feet. I’m the kind of person who learns from other people’s bad experiences, so I’m going to say that I prefer the rain paralysis.
August: Same. That’s pretty much a description of how I am when the weather is bad anyway.
Jack: If you’re paralyzed someone is going to have to help you with things, so I’ll take the sun one.
August: oh…thank you.
6) Would you rather relive the same day for 365 days OR lose a year of your life?
Author K. Ancrum: I think reliving the same day would be kind of fun! Like Groundhog Day but, instead of-
August and Jack, interrupting: Lose a year.
Jack: I never want to be trapped in anything again.
August: I wouldn’t let that happen. Also, if we lose a year, we both forget and forgetting isn’t as hard as living through something.
Author K. Ancrum: I…you know what? Yeah.
Thanks so much for stopping by and answering my questions, guys!
Now for an exclusive gif from the cover shoot:
K. Ancrum grew up in Chicago Illinois. She attended Dominican University to study Fashion Merchandizing, but was lured into getting an English degree after spending too many nights experimenting with hard literary criticism and hanging out with unsavory types, like poetry students. Currently, she lives in Andersonville and writes books at work when no one is looking.
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10-23 Novel Novice – Styled by Books
10-24 A Backwards Story – Playlist
10-25 Take me Away to a Great Read – Mood Board
10-26 Love is Not a Triangle – Would You Rather Questions
10-27 Undeniably Book Nerdy – Guest Post: Creating August and Jack’s Characters: inspirations and Chalanges.
10-28 It Starts at Midnight – Guest Post: Top Ten favorite stories with alternate worlds and/or realities
10-29 Book Briefs – Guest Post: Top 10 Things we didn’t know about Kayla!
10-30 Adventures of a Book Junkie – Interview
10-31 Across the Words – Character Cast