What better way to relaunch the Confessions of a YA Junkie feature than with one of our dear Casting Call Fridays friends, Brittany from The Book Addict’s Guide. The youngest of our crew, Brittany is a smart, funny, talented reader and writer with impeccable taste in young adult lit, and in literary crushes too! We hope you’ll find her as delightful as we do, and don’t forget to check out her prolific site, which just celebrated its six month blogaversary!
Name, if you’re out about your addiction: Brittany (The Book Addict’s Guide)
What you do: I work for a cheese company (yes, that’s a true story), but only the paperwork side so it’s not that interesting!
How long have you been reading YA: Mostly since I read The Hunger Games in the summer of 2011. After that I picked up Delirium and I was hooked.
Who are some of your “must-read-everything-they-write” authors: Gayle Forman, Meg Cabot (although strangely enough, I haven’t gotten to her YA stuff yet….), Lauren, J.K. Rowling. Non-YA: Janet Evanovich, Lisa Lutz
Favorite fictional boyfriends: Etienne St Clair (“Anna and the French Kiss”), Kaidan Rowe (“Sweet Evil”), Dimitri (“Vampire Academy”)
Favorite kick-ass heroine?: Katsa (“Graceling”), Ismae (“Grave Mercy”), Ember (“Rift”), Tris (“Divergent”), Alina (“Shadow and Bone”)
What’s the last YA book that blew you away and why? “Tiger Lily” by Jodi Lynn Anderson. It was SO moving, heart-breaking, pleasantly political in ways (which I usually hate), magical… It just seemed to encompass everything in such beautiful writing.
Which YA books will you forever keep on your bookshelves: The “Harry Potter” series, my signed copies of “Divergent” & “Insurgent,” “Delirium” & “Pandemonium,” and yes, the “Twilight” series
If you could force Hollywood to adapt one YA book into a movie, which would it be? Oh that’s a really tough one. I would love to see how they’d adapt “Delirium.” And “Anna and the French Kiss” would be an adorable romantic comedy.
What’s at the top of your TBR pile? All of the library books I have checked out (lots of Halloween themed ones): “Born Wicked,” “Anna Dressed in Blood,” “Ten,” “The Ask and the Answer,” “Blood Promise” – And then my copy of “Something Strange and Deadly” as another “Halloween Read”
Which literary YA couple’s love story do you think is the most swoon-worthy? See my list of favorite fictional boyfriends! “Delirium” was the first book I really swooned over! I adored Anna & Etienne from “Anna and the French Kiss” and Anna & Kaidan from “Sweet Evil” (I guess Annas make good characters?)