Meet Judah in Forever Blue

Judah dust
Judah Mitchell

What better way to get the know the characters of Forever Blue, (other than reading the book which you can do by purchasing here) than by asking those characters a set of completely random questions that have nothing to do with the book .

So here is a list of 10 questions as answered by Judah.

What is your favourite time of the day?

It’s got to be night time. Motly people leave you alone at night.

What sound do you love?

The purr of an engine.

What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to?

Skydiving.

What is your favourite thing you’ve watched on Netflix?

Narcos. It was brilliant.

Shark diving, bungee jumping, or sky diving?

All of the above.

Where would your dream holiday be?

Gold coast for Bathhurst, or Isle of Man. Or if I could take my car, I’d love to drive Route 66.

If you were a super hero or super villain, what powers would you have?

Superhuman strength.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

I guess it would have to be a few worms from when I was younger. Either that, or cat food as a dare.

Are you a dog person or a cat person?

I’ve always considered myself a dog person, but lately I’m coming around to cats. They don’t put up with any shit.

What is a song you know by heart?

Glycerine by Bush and Nothing Else Matters by Metallica. The 90’s ruled.

Meet Lennon in Forever Blue

Lennon fire
Lennon Donnelly

I thought I could write a little description about each character and what they get up in the book, but then I realised all those things are better if you actually read the book. (You can do that by purchasing Forever Blue here.)

So what would be a better way to get the know the characters in addition to reading the book . . . by asking those characters a set of completely random questions that have nothing to do with the book, whatsoever.

So here is a list of 10 questions as answered by Lennon who is the main character.

What is your favourite time of the day?

Evening. When the sun is setting and casting that pale glow over the ground. Definitely my favourite time of the day.

What sound do you love?

Rain falling on a tin roof.

What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to?

A raw chili.

What is your favourite thing you’ve watched on Netflix?

I loved Marco Polo.

Shark diving, bungee jumping, or sky diving?

None, but if I had to choose, bungee jumping.

Where would your dream holiday be?

I’ve love to go to Scotland.

If you were a super hero or super villain, what powers would you have?

Well that’s easy, as I’ve pretty much already got one. Invisibility.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Too many to count, thanks to Mum. Most recently though, a chicken, carrot, gherkin and raisin sandwich.

Are you a dog person or a cat person?

Cats. Dogs are too yappy.

What is a song you know by heart?

Breathe by Anna Narlick.

Review of Forever Blue – YA Books Central

Devourable

I was so excited to get another 5 star review for Forever Blue!

This time it was over on YA Books Central and it is one of their featured books.

When I write a story it is very hard to distance myself from it. Like all authors, I never get to look at it with fresh eyes. All the discards, all the changes in the story stick in your head and it is sometimes difficult to get an true overview. Beta readers’ feedback is invaluable, but getting reviews can often give you a fresh perspective. So I was squirming in my seat when I saw another review was up. And then I just about squealed with excitement when I read it!

It’s not often that someone ‘gets’ a lot of the things you try to achieve in a book, but Kelly St Clare, the reviewer over on YABC ‘got’ so many of the things I had hoped for.

Here’s my favourite selection from the review . . .

This book is devourable. Chapter point of views switch between four characters, flicking between present, future, and the past tense in such a way that we are left in no doubt of the Author’s expertise. We receive information to the buried truth like puzzle pieces, slowly seeing the bigger picture. Abby Wilder’s bravery in writing such a story speaks tellingly of her confidence in the craft and is to be commended.
The story can be read as a stand-alone, though the reader can see where a sequel would arise from. There are several hooks which build in ‘eyes glued to page’ fashion, until only a horrified wonderment is left in their wake. Once the cover is closed, the reader can expect to reflect back on the story in heartache, shock, and haunted yearning.

Final Verdict:
A beautiful, haunting, and confronting tale of truth and sacrifice.

Devourable!

Don’t you just love that word?!

To read the full review head over to YA Books Central.

Tomorrow is release day (not sure exactly what time due to the time difference,) and I’m rather excited.

If you’d like to order a copy of Forever Blue and see for yourself if the word devourable is earned, click here.

 

Abby Wilder lettering