Thursday, 13 December 2012

Character Interview with Amanda from Wisteria

Three years after the Nero Plague turned 80% of the world’s people into flesh eating zombies,  most humans barely understand what is happening around them. Our people are struggling to survive. Amongst this madness (and through the ages), a race known as the Family visit to watch the Earth die,  out of a twisted pleasure.

Hi, it’s my honor today to interview Amanda Weiss, from the upcoming YA paranormal novel Wisteria by Bisi Leyton. You can find out more about Wisteria  on this blog or on facebook.

Amanda Weiss

I just want to say, I’m really glad you could find the time to talk to me.

Sure, no problem

How old are you?

I’m sixteen.

Where are you from?

My parents are from England, so yeah that makes me English (laughs). My dad travelled a lot for work when I was growing up, so I’ve lived in New York, McShane, Paris and even Africa.

What the most interesting place you’ve lived?

New York was the greatest. I mean have you seen fifth avenue?

The most interesting would have to be McShane City. Those people were really weird. They think they’re so cool, because they live on a mountain. But they’re just strange and I’m fairly sure they marry their cousins or something up there.

Er Yeah, how do you enjoy living on the Isle of Smythe?

I’d like to say I hate living here, but I’m alive right?

Everyone I grew up with is dead or a zombie and I’ve lived in worse places since the Nero madness broke out . I mean really bad places. Sure we don’t have running water or electricity here, but I’ve finally stopped sleeping with a weapon under my pillow.

Does your family like it here?

Er… my mother and younger brother died in a car crash a few years ago. My dad doesn’t really talk to me much about what he thinks.

I’m sorry about your mother.

Thanks. I’m just glad she wasn’t here to witness Nero. Can we talk about something else?

Of course, is there anyone special in your life?

Well (smiles) kind of

Kind of?

Yeah, he’s kind of got a girlfriend. His name’s David Kuti.

Oh Wisteria’s brother? Are you friends with Wisteria?

Well… I guess. She saved my life, so I owe her. You know I’d say we are friends when she’s not totally infatuated with Steven Hindle.

I don’t see why she’s so into that boy. He’s got a serious girlfriend, a seriously crazy one at that.

But aren’t you dating boy who’s got a girl too?

That’s different. David promised, he was going to break up with Poppy, so I’m just waiting until the time is right. Don’t look at me like that, don’t judge me. You don’t know my life and you don’t know what I’ve been through.

I am a good person and not the kind of girl who steals boyfriends. It just happened.

Right so tell me more about Steven Hindle, I thought Wisteria and Bach had a thing?

Bach, no he’s with Hailey. Or at least Hailey’s told everyone to steer clear. Besides there’s no way Wisteria could ever date a guy like Bach. Have you seen him? I mean seen him in real life, he’s hot. I love her, but she’s got a better chance landing Steven, if you ask me.

I have a final question. Do you think we’re going service the Nero virus?

Honestly, I can’t let myself think about that.


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  1. Nice Interview Thanks for the chance to win
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  2. Nice Interview Thanks for the chance to win

  3. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Looks really good! Thanks for the Giveaway!!

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  5. I loved the interview and thanks for the giveaway.

  6. I got a little chuckle about Amanda being defensive on dating a guy who has a girlfriend. It's sad though if the guy promises a girl that he will break up with his girlfriend but keeps taking his sweet time doing it. I hate guys who promises girls that. They are jerks. And I'm not sure if I feel sorry for the girl because I really think she is foolish for believing that jerk. Maybe she is in love but boy, it still is foolish.

    1. Hey Anne,

      Fair point about Amanda. I'm finding most people are quite annoyed with her too. Let's hope she grows up as the series progresses.


  7. I seriously think Amanda should put the weapon back under her pillow. I mean just how long can things go well, just sayin ;=D Thank you for sharing the fun interview and for your generous participation in this fun hop.

    1. Denise

      Well in this universe, that is a very true. One can't be too safe.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  8. never knew about this book before..ty for introducing it to me :D

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  9. Sounds great!
    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  10. keizoku_luffy at yahoo dot com
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Thanks for the Giveaway

  12. Wow, the book looks great. And great interview thanks for the giveaway.

  13. Thank you for the interview, that was great! Thanks also for the chance to win! =)

  14. No,the world isnt ending the Mayan calendar is circluar; therefore the circle is starting over (think of a clock striking midnight) its awesome bc instead of 24 hours like a clock its a 50 year long calendar. :) So ya, no end of the an anthropology major this is getting really annoying.

  15. Thanks for the giveaway!! Been wanting to read a Wisteria Novel and this might be a great chance to start.


  16. I forbid the world to end!! I have way too many books on my TBR list!!
    Merry Book-mas to one and all!


  17. I think we can survive :)