Teen Read Week 2017: Author Chat with Breeana Shields (Poison's Cage), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Breeana Shields (Poison's Cage) 

as part of YABC's Teen Read Week!

Read on for more about Breeana, her novel, plus a giveaway!

 

 

 

 

Meet Breeana Shields!

 

Breeana Shields is the author of the recently released young adult fantasy, Poison’s Kiss (Random House, BFYR) and its forthcoming sequel, Poison’s Cage (Random House BFYR, January 2018). She graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in English. When she’s not reading or writing, she loves traveling, eating good food–especially if it’s pasta or chocolate–and spending time with her husband, her three children and an extremely spoiled miniature poodle.

 

 

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Meet Poison's Cage!

A single kiss could kill. A single secret could save the kingdom.

Iyla and Marinda have killed many men together: Iyla as the seductress, Marinda as the final, poisonous kiss. Now they understand who the real enemy is--the Snake King--and together they can take him down. Both girls have felt as though they were living a lie in the past, so moving into the king's palace and pretending to serve him isn't as difficult as it sounds. But when you're a spy, even secrets between friends are dangerous. And each girl has something--or someone--to lose. Does every secret, every lie, bring them closer to the truth . . . or to a trap?

In Poison's Kiss, Marinda pulled a dangerous thread. In this sequel, it unravels to a heart-pounding conclusion.

 

 

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~ Interview for Teen Read Week ~

 

YABC:  Did you prefer a specific genre as a teen? Or was any genre game?

I read widely as a teen. We didn’t have a bookstore in my small town and the library wasn’t conveniently located either, so I read whatever I could get my hands on—Stephen King, Mary Higgens Clark, V.C. Andrews, Sweet Valley High, Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, parenting books I found on our family bookshelves, cereal boxes—you get the idea. I was reading all the time and I didn’t really care about genre or age group.

 

YABC:  What current YA book would you recommend to your teenage self?

I adore THE DISAPPEARANCES by Emily Bain Murphy and my teenage self would have been obsessed. 

 

YABC:  What advice would you give teens who might want to be a writer?

Read, read, read. I know that advice is repeated often, but for good reason. Nothing gets the rhythm of story in your blood like reading widely and often. Pay attention to how authors pull you into a story, what makes you feel connected to characters, and what makes you keep turning the pages. On the flip side, when you don’t love a book, try to figure out why. Is it the writing? The characterization? An unbelievable plot that pulls you out of the story? Reading like a writer will improve your craft.

As for the actual writing itself, practice a lot. Be patient with yourself. Get feedback from readers you trust. And most importantly, never give up. Persistence pays off in this business.

 

 

 

 

 

Poison's Cage

By: Breeana Shields

Release Date: January 16th, 2018 

Publisher: Random House BYR  

 

 

 

*GIVEAWAY DETAILS* 

Three winners will each receive signed copies of both Poison's Kiss & Poison's Cage!  ~ (US Only) 
 
 
 

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Olivia F on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 07:41

When will this giveaway start (Rafflecopter says "starting soon"? Thanks in advance!

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When will this giveaway start (Rafflecopter says "starting soon"? Thanks in advance!
Olivia F on Thursday, 12 October 2017 09:53

My favorite book that I read as a teen was "On Fortune's Wheel" though I had a bunch that were close seconds!

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My favorite book that I read as a teen was "On Fortune's Wheel" though I had a bunch that were close seconds!
Lily M. on Friday, 13 October 2017 23:25

I've been wanting to read this book for a while ??

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I've been wanting to read this book for a while ??
Shannon Mizikoski on Sunday, 22 October 2017 23:16

My favorite from when I was a teen, this is hard! I didn't really have a favorite, but a lot of series that were favorites. I loved The Baby-Sitters Club even after I was too old to still love it probably haha, and Lurlene McDaniels's books would make me cry so hard, I loved them! Wish there had been more YA then, though!

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My favorite from when I was a teen, this is hard! I didn't really have a favorite, but a lot of series that were favorites. I loved The Baby-Sitters Club even after I was too old to still love it probably haha, and Lurlene McDaniels's books would make me cry so hard, I loved them! Wish there had been more YA then, though!
jacqueline garcia on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 23:24

i loved reading the hunger games when i was a teenager (:

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i loved reading the hunger games when i was a teenager (:
Candice Gigous on Monday, 30 October 2017 01:41

One of my favorite series that I read as a teen was the Vampire Kisses series.

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One of my favorite series that I read as a teen was the Vampire Kisses series.
Kelly G on Wednesday, 01 November 2017 16:40

My favorite book as a teen was Leftovers by Laura Weiss.

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My favorite book as a teen was Leftovers by Laura Weiss.
Aireanna Lesch on Sunday, 05 November 2017 13:36

I love the Harry Potter series!!!

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I love the Harry Potter series!!!
Danielle Hammelef on Sunday, 05 November 2017 13:40

My favorite book I read as a teen was Little Women.

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My favorite book I read as a teen was Little Women.
Anne on Monday, 06 November 2017 20:36

I read almost all of Christopher Pike's books when I was a teen! I also read Fear Street and Sweet Valley High.

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I read almost all of Christopher Pike's books when I was a teen! I also read Fear Street and Sweet Valley High.

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