It’s Saturday!! Hope you are all having a good weekend so far. If you remember back to my review of Ryan Mark’s Tremor, you will remember how much I loved this book and I couldn’t put it down (Took me a day to finish it, haha!). So you can imagine how thrilled I was to not only find out that the next instalment, Fracture, was being released but that I would have the chance to put questions to one of my favourite characters.
First of all, let me tell you a little about Ryan Mark himself. He lives in Cumbria, on the outskirts of the Lake District (which is a gorgeous part of the world). Ryan is the author of The Tremor Cycle, a Dystopian Cycle that is set in a world devastated by war. The first instalment, Tremor, was published in 2014 and the next, Fracture, in 2015. Ryan has worked within the education sector for several years. In his most recent position he has worked with pre-school children before they make their first big leap and begin primary school.
Tremor Synopsis (provided by Ryan Mark)
Tremor is definitely one of the books that you can’t put down until you’ve read the very last page! That’s the effect it had on me and caused me to finish it literally in a matter of hours. My full review can be found here: Ryan Mark’s Tremor.
You have no idea how excited I am that Fracture has been released because I can honestly not wait to find out what happens next. As I have not read Fracture yet, Ryan provided me with a brief synopsis:
Whenever I read a book there is always a character I’m drawn to and when I read Tremor, that character was definitely Ori. Whilst I was in awe of his strength and determination, I also wanted to take on the big sister role and reassure him that everything was going to be okay (there are so many twists and turns though that I didn’t know if everything was going to be okay!). I’ve always wanted to interview a fictional character and I was eager to find out the answers to my questions from Ori..
grandfather must have been really difficult. Can you describe was a typical day
was like and how you coped?
can’t really remember much, but I remember helping Grandad a lot, and I enjoyed
it. I learnt a lot from him, mainly gardening and how to grow food, which is
really important because we all need to eat, don’t we! I didn’t really go to
school back then though… Althea didn’t like me out in Kentvale by myself, said
it was too dangerous and I don’t blame her. Grandad taught me loads anyway, so
don’t think I could’ve learnt much in a school back then. Things are much
better now though, I mean I do miss things… I miss my parents.
really important to you as he didn’t have a proper burial. Did you ever get
round to having that toast?
of, we had a little memorial celebration in a place called the White Hart
Tavern when we were in Haven’s Hollow, celebrated the memory of lots of people
we’d lost, not just Grandad.
to your mother and father before you discovered the truth?
was told that the farm they’d been working on had been hit by bandits. It was
happening all over the place and often, so I believed it.
different people on your journey. Who had the most influence on you and why?
of course! I mean, I’ve known him for ages and he’s like a brother to me. I
learn things off him all the time. But if you mean new people, then I’d
probably say Igraine, she’s like a mother figure and teaches me all sorts!
desperate of situations. How do you do so?
just do it, I always try and think of a positive that’s bigger than the
negatives in hard situations. Like if you’re thirsty, just try and think about
it raining soon, something like that.
some people, anyway.
All the links for Ryan Mark are below, along with the Amazon/Book Depository links for both Tremor & Fracture:
As always, I would love to know your thoughts in the comments below (or you can tweet me @thingsarahloves). Have you read Tremor? Have you been eagerly awaiting Fracture? Are these now on your Christmas wish list? What books have you been loving recently?
Ryan was kind enough to send me copies of these books for review. Nevertheless, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Photos in this post were provided by Ryan Mark.