As part of the promotional tour through Teen Book Scene, I'm really excited today to welcome Daniel from Courtney King Walker's young adult novel On The Fringe to the blog for some fun with a "this or that" list! On The Fringe released yesterday, so be sure and add it to your TBR piles. Thanks so much for stopping by Daniel!
Action movies or romantic comedies?
Action all the way. I only go to romantic comedies if I’m trying to impress a girl. Though, I have to admit that being dead makes you a lot more sentimental.
Would you rather live without chocolate or caffeine?
Well, since I’ve been ‘living’ without both for a while now, I have to say that I miss chocolate more than caffeine. I’d give anything to eat a Butterfinger again.
Which fantasy world would you rather be dropped into: Lord of the Rings or Star Wars?
Star Wars, just for the light sabers.
Card games or board games?
I always stunk at cards, so I’m going to have to say board games. Anything but a Ouija board.
Are you culinary gifted or culinary challenged?
I’d like to say I had some culinary skills when I was alive. I could make a mean sandwich (that takes talent, you know – there’s more to it than just throwing together a couple pieces of lettuce and some meat).
If you could trade places with someone else for a day, would you choose a celebrity or a fictional character?
Fictional characters rock.
If you found yourself in a survival situation, do you think you would fare better in a warm weather environment or a cold weather one?
I’m from California. Enough said.
You are suddenly granted one supernatural ability. Would you prefer time travel or precognition?
Sweet. I’d totally take time travel so I could relive my best memories.
Must have to make it through your day: phone or computer?
Considering I live vicariously through all you guys who aren’t dead, the computer is way more useful to me than your shiny new iPhone, no matter how cool it supposedly is.
Morning person or night owl?
Used to be a night owl. Guess that paid off.
ON THE FRINGE
Claire is struggling to overcome the murder of her childhood friend and secret crush, Daniel. Everyone else seems to be moving on with their lives, but she's still trying to cope. The fact that she finds herself alone and drowning on her 16th birthday isn't helping.
Neither is thinking she sees Daniel's face in murky water as she mysteriously resurfaces. But something happened during those four and a half minutes that will make her realize it was not just her imagination.
As Claire and Daniel try to grasp a possible reconnection, other grudge-holding beings have plans of their own. Now, the two of them have to decide if their fleeting relationship is worth the possibility of Claire being trapped on the fringe forever.
Beautifully told, On the Fringe intertwines fresh ideas about devotion, revenge, and the consequences that come with life and death.