About the Author:Adriana lives and writes in beautiful Charleston, SC. A huge fan of spooky stuff and shoes, she enjoys alternately hitting up the historic graveyards and outlet malls. World of Shell andBone is her first book.
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Which was your favorite scene to write? What scene was hardest to write and why?
Can I pick two favorite scenes? The one I had the most fun writing was probably the scene with Ceres’s birthday party. I loved writing it. I think I was smiling the entire time as I imagined all those kids getting dressed up for the first time in their lives and actually looking forward to an event like normal little kids should. I also had fun bringing out Vika’s softer, more girly side. :)
The one that touched me deeply the most was the scene where Vika and Shale finally “do it.”Not the mandated “it,” but when they do it because they fall for each other. I wrote that from my soul, and I really felt like I was in the moment.
The hardest scene to write was probably the one where Vika sees her mother for the last time. Without giving too much away, I was really sad for Vika and wanted to gather her into a hug. But it had to be done (said the evil writer).
World of Shell and Bone
By Adriana Ryan
In a world ravaged by a nuclear holocaust, Vika Cannon knows there are no guarantees: no guarantees of safety, no guarantees that your neighbor is not actually a spy for the government, and no guarantees you’ll be allowed to emigrate to a new life in Asia.New Amana is dying. Food and water are scarce, and people suffering from radiation-caused mutations—the Nukeheads—are the new class of homeless.Vika has just one purpose: to produce healthy progeny using a Husband assigned by the Match Clinic.Unhealthy children are carted away to Asylums to be experimented on, just as Vika’s little sister Ceres was, eight years ago. Parents incapable of producing healthy progeny are put to death in gas chambers.When she’s assigned a Husband shortly after her twentieth birthday, Vika expects him to be complacent and obedient. But Shale Underwood has a secret. He is a member of the Radicals, the terrorist group intent on overthrowing the government. And Shale has information about Ceres.As she learns more about the Rads’s plan, Vika finds herself drawn to Shale in ways she’d never imagined.When freedom calls in the way of a healthy pregnancy, will she betray her government and risk death for Shale and Ceres?