I’ve already posted my review of Eve by Anna Carey (which you can read here) but now it’s time for the blog tour. And this week I’m hosting a wonderful character interview by none other than Eve herself. So sit back and enjoy (Oh and don’t forget to check out the giveaway at the end).
1. Since you wanted to be an artist, what kind of art would you have focused on?
Before I left School I was painting portraits and landscapes. I tried to render the way the clouds looked, the way the edge of the grass moved in the wind, how the light hit the surface of the lake. I wanted to capture the way Teacher Agnes’s face changed when she was sad. Pip even let me paint her once while she was reading on the lawn. Without cameras, it felt like the only way to stop time.
2. If you could have one book in your possession, what would it be and why?
We didn’t have a copy of the Bible in the School library. But so many books referenced it. Some of the Teachers kept it in their nightstands. I remember people cradling it in their arms during the plague. I’ve seen it in so many houses in the wild and in every old hotel and motel room. So much of life outside of School has been about surviving, but if I had time to study that one book, line by line, I would. What makes it so special? Why were so many religions based on it? Why do people talk about it more than any other book ever written?
3. Has there been anything you’ve discovered since leaving school that really shocked or terrified you?
[laughs] Hmmm…everything? I’m continually confused and fascinated by the world outside the School walls. Everything is new. I loved seeing a movie for the first time. I love how there are books in nearly every house in the wild—most of which I’ve never read before. I remember the first time someone showed me a computer. The Teachers had told us about the system that connected us all, how you could just write a note to someone and seconds later they would have it, no matter where in the world they were. I was expecting that machine to be massive—the size of a house. I’m still trying to wrap my head around that one…
4. You’ve gotten to spend time with Caleb, what is one of your favorite things about him?
He has this crescent shaped scar on the side of his cheek. It’s a tiny thing, barely noticeable, that he got when he was out hunting. He’d been riding through the woods, and a branch whipped his face. It just missed his eye, and left a little slice just beside it. It crinkles whenever he smiles or laughs. It might seem silly, but little things like that make me feel like I know him better than anyone else.
5. In spite of everything you’ve seen and experienced, do you still believe in love? In true love?
It’s the only thing I believe in. I can still feel my mother sometimes beside me, or conjure her face in those moments right before I go to sleep. I think about the little things Pip and Ruby did for me all those years at School, the cards they drew for me at Christmas, or the way they would talk to me whenever I was upset until I wasn’t. Every minute I spent with Caleb felt like something real. Those memories kept me afloat when I nothing else could. I don’t know if I believe in true love…isn’t it all true?
Thanks for the interview Eve! I hope you guys enjoyed it. Now for the giveaway.
UP FOR GRABS:
- A copy of Eve by Anna Carey
- Open to U.S. entries only
- Giveaway ends October 3rd at 11:59 CST
- Please fill out this FORM
Thank you to The Teen Book Scene and HarperTeen!