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‘Rapture’ Blog Tour: Interview with Lauren Kate

June 21, 2012

Hoorah! I’m the last stop on the Australian Blog Tour for Lauren Kate‘s release of Rapture! Many thanks to Dorothy over at Random House for aiding me with this interview this time around, since I was so busy with exams and such this past month (you may have noticed the lack of updates on the blog!) I was lucky enough to meet Lauren last year at the signing for Passion, so I’m thrilled to be a part of Rapture!

The sky is dark with wings . . . .

Like sand in an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again.

Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen. For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now will be the only one that truly matters.

In the fight for Luce, who will win?

Q: Did you always want to be an author when you were growing up?

I’ve been writing stories for as long as I can remember. When I was a child I desperately wanted to be a ballerina, but at 15, was told I didn’t have the right feet. I switched into full on fiction writer mode after that, and haven’t looked back. Though when I grow up someday, I’d really like to be a chef in a restaurant kitchen.

Q: What’s your favourite way and place to read a book?

At home on the couch with a cup of coffee and my dog curled next to me. Or on a hammock on some remote and distant beach.that one doesn’t seem to happen often enough!

Q: What is the best gift you’ve received from a fan?

Simple letters are usually my favorite, especially those in which I get a sense of why the writer relates to my story. I love hearing other people’s love stories. In Melbourne last year I was inundated with Tim Tams, which one can ever say no to.

Q: What book do you wish that you had written?

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Cathrynne M. Valente. Please read it. It will amaze you.

Q: What book are you reading now?

Moby Dick by Melville. I hated it so much when I first read it at 15, but this time I’m having the opposite experience. It’s funny and so lushly visual.

Visit Lauren Kate

Official Website • Goodreads • Twitter

Lauren Kate ‘Rapture’ Blog Tour

12 Jun Treasured Tales for Young Adults
13 Jun Girl
14 Jun Beauty and Lace
15 Jun Head Stuck in a Book
18 Jun Eleusinian Mysteries
19 Jun Book Probe Reviews
20 Jun Shirleys Bookshelf
21 Jun Nice Girls Read Books (YOU ARE HERE!)
22 Jun Facebook Page


  • Reply TayteH June 22, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    You know, oddly, I’ve never read Moby Dick. And I love to read. :D Thanks for the interview. :D It was awesome

  • Reply Siobhan June 22, 2012 at 1:58 am

    I love your interview posts. It reminds me that authors are a still just humans and that if I ever do get round to finishing my novel I DO have a hope in hell of getting it published :D

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