Author Interview with Beth Revis!

Friday, 5 October 2012
Hey all, today I've got an interview with the amazing author of the Across The Universe series, Beth Revis! Ahhh! How amazing, right?! She's one of my fav authors! If you haven't read this series yet, then you're missing out BIG time! :D
But I won't continue blabbing... Just check out her books on Goodreads and my reviews of both books can be found on the 'Previous Reviews' tab. :) Now on to the interview!

1) Did you always want to write a book set on a spaceship? How did this idea come to you?
No, I didn't! It was a total surprise to me--I always wrote fantasy before! But I had an idea that required cyrogenic sleeping, and that required a sci fi setting. Everything spun out from that idea.

2) If you were in Amy's situation, having known Earth and all that was in it, what do you think you would miss the most about it? And hate the most about the spaceship?
There's a scene in the second book where Amy thinks about how much she misses driving in cars with the windows down. It's weird, but I think I might miss that the most. There's so much possibility on Earth. You *can* just get in a car and go. You can disappear into the world, you can explore all over. But on the spaceship, you're trapped. Earth is almost limitless--it truly would take a lifetime to discover everything it has to offer, and there would still be more. But on the ship, you can see it all in a few months.

3) Do you have a favourite character? Any that have similar traits?
My fave is probably Harley. I really like the way he turned out, and there's a lot about his backstory that I love. I put a little of myself in both Amy and Elder. Amy's fear at being alone and without her parents mirrors myself when I went to college--I didn't have a car or money, and my parents lived 200 miles away. And Elder very much wants to be good enough, and worries that he isn't and that's similar to my own attitude about writing.

4) If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
Time travel! I need it just to read all the books in my TBR stack!

5) If you could time travel back to any era, would you? Or would you go into the future?
I would love to see Medieval Europe--but only to visit. I'm very attached to clean hygiene and women's rights, so I don't want to stay there at all. I'd also love to visit Heian Era Japan, but again, only to visit. I'd love to see what the court life was like, and see the beautiful kimonos in real life.

6) If you could live in any fictional world, who's would it be and where?
I'd move to Hogwarts...perhaps during the Marauders' era. I don't want to fight Voldemort, I just want a wand :)

7) And finally, do you have any current projects going on? Any you can tell us a little about?
I do! I'm working on a fantasy right now, that was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.


Cats or dogs? Dogs
Pen or keyboard? Keyboard
Rain or Snow? Either
Contemporary or Dystopian? Dystopian
Print books or ebooks? Either

Thanks so much for letting me interview you!
Thank you!

Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo

PS: I'm super sorry but I don't have any more time to comment on all those fantastic blogs of yours! Ahhhh, I HATE studying so much! :(((


  1. Boo for study! ;)

    Great interview and great answers too :) I agree with Beth about going to Hogwarts - but honestly, I would love to fight Voldemort! :D

  2. Fabulous interview! and I'm with Beth on the dogs over cats thing...firstly because I love dogs, especially dachshunds...and secondly, because cats give me sneezing fits, lol.
    Loved Beth's recent sequel "A Million Suns". Thanks for featuring Beth today, Rachel.

  3. Ooh, fab interview! I need to read one of Beth's books soon, I'm missing out big time >.< Time-travel would be an awesome superpower, I never thought about having time to read my TBR pile... but I'd probably have to go back to The Big Bang to catch up ;)
    Sorry about studying, Rachel! :((( Don't worry about it, we understand :)

  4. Awesome interview!! And fabulous answers!!
    I wish I could live at Hogwarts too, without the threat of Voldemort!!
    And dogs are the best... cats give me the creeps!

  5. I'm so sad that I wasn't following your blog before, as I swear I was!

    Lovely interview! I haven't read the books but maybe I will now!


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