PLEASE WELCOME KASS TO BOOKHOUNDS YA !
1. What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?
I have a vivid memory of reading THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS by John Bellairs in second grade. It was the first time I felt transported by a book — my school library melted away, replaced by something magical and sinister.
2. What are you reading right now?
I just finished THE ENGAGEMENTS by J. Courtney Sullivan last night and absolutely loved it. It was so much fun reading about diamond advertising in the 50s.
3. How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockleshells , and pretty maids all in a row? I read this question as a SECRET GARDEN reference, which makes me very happy.
4. What is the last thing you Googled?
Oh god, I’m embarrassed to look. I often have to google things like “how to hardboil eggs” and “expiration date for peanut butter.” Let’s see . . . ooh! This time it’s much more fun: “trains from Edinburgh to Inverness.” I’m planning a trip to Scotland.
5. What makes you cringe?
I can’t STAND the sound of people filing their nails which, oddly, happens more often than you’d think on the NYC subway. Why can’t they wait to do that at home?!
It’s been 21 days since the hundred landed on Earth. They’re the only humans to set foot on the planet in centuries…or so they thought. Facing an unknown enemy, Wells attempts to keep the group together. Clarke strikes out for Mount Weather, in search of other Colonists, while Bellamy is determined to rescue his sister, no matter the cost. And back on the ship, Glass faces an unthinkable choice between the love of her life and life itself.
In this pulse-pounding sequel to Kass Morgan’s The 100, secrets are revealed, beliefs are challenged, and relationships are tested. And the hundred will struggle to survive the only way they can — together.
In the future, humans live in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth’s toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the long-abandoned planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources and a growing populace, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland… before it’s too late.Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents are being sent on a high-stakes mission to recolonize Earth. After a brutal crash landing, the teens arrive on a savagely beautiful planet they’ve only seen from space. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community. But they’re haunted by their past and uncertain about the future. To survive, they must learn to trust – and even love – again.
Kass Morgan has an unhealthy obsession with books that first manifested in third grade when she brought a copy of Mallory and the Dream Horse to her own birthday party. When she was ten, she moved from Brooklyn to Santa Monica, where kids thought she was strange for wearing so much black. Then she went back to the east coast for college, where kids thought she was strange for wearing so much pink.
Kass studied English and History at Brown University, reading gothic novels in the library where Edgar Allan Poe conducted secret love affairs, auditioning unsuccessfully for a number of plays, and learning important truths about walking on ice in high heels.
After college, Kass crossed the pond to pursue a Master’s degree in 19th century literature at Oxford, which was like attending Hogwarts, but with more costume parties. She returned to the states with a deep appreciation for clotted cream, a suitcase full of cocktail dresses, and a thesis on George Eliot that she has since misplaced.
Kass settled in New York to work in publishing. When she’s not editing novels for young bookworms to sneak into their own birthday parties, you can find her jostling for table space at Brooklyn coffee shops, asking strangers if she can pet their dogs, and e-mailing her middle school crush to thank him for introducing her to science fiction, which turns out to be very fun to write. The 100 is her first book for teens. Kass is currently working the sequel, which she’ll finish as soon as she can find a coffee shop that allows laptops on the weekend.
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