The Burning Star by Jessie Lane and Crystal Leo Character Interview/ Free Book

The Burning Star
Title: The Burning Star
Author(s): Jessie Lane, Crystal Leo
Source: Review Copy


 She'll have to believe the unbelievable to survive.

 The doctors have told Kay that she will die before she reaches her eighteenth birthday. Her mother’s determination to save her life leads them to a move outside of Asheville, NC to a new set of cancer specialists in the hopes to help her. But it’s not what Kay and her Mom find in the doctor’s offices in 
Asheville that lead them on the journey to save her before time runs out. It’s what Kay finds in the woods outside of Asheville, and an inhumanly gorgeous guy named Ryan, instead.

 Myths and fairy tales come to life before Kay’s eyes, bringing her closer to the ultimate cure if she can stay alive long enough to get there. And if the cancer doesn’t kill her before she finds the cure the secrets her mother has hidden from her may be the beginning of the end.
Can she reach her destiny before tragedy strikes?


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I am happy to announce that Kay will be chatting here at Curse of the Bibliophile today(: 

Hi Kay!

*waves awkwardly* Hi Katie! Thanks for inviting me over today.

So how is everything going in your new home?

Well, it started out with the usual unpacking, but it quickly escalated into insanity after a fight with my mom, and the walk in the woods I took to get away from her. Now apparently I'm leaving the house I just moved into a few days ago, to take this ridiculous trip with these crazy guys, just to prove their fantastic ideas wrong. After I do that, I'm getting a phone book to look up the nearest mental hospital. These two obviously need to stay there for a while, which is a shame because they're so cute. *picks at the lint on her pants before looking up* That was too much wasn't it? Sorry sometimes I babble. *gives a wobbly smile* 
What’s your happiest childhood memory?

The happiest memory I have is of the sleep over my mom arranged at one of the museums she worked at. It was one of those massive buildings that showcases a little bit of everything. Fossils, art, and even one of those re-enactment builds of some of the important parts of history. So she set us up a couple of cots, and then in the middle of the night we wandered the museum with flashlights looking at all of the exhibits in the dark. I tripped over one of the smaller dinosaur's reassembled skeletons, and nearly peed my pants, but it was totally worth it to see my mom laugh that hard.
What’s your most frightening childhood memory?

Yeah... let's talk about the dinosaur again. Besides that, everything in life has been pretty easy going, until the doctors told us about the cancer.

 What’s your strongest opinion?

My new motto is to be yourself. Whoever you are, just let it shine out for people to see. It doesn't matter what everyone else thinks, it only matters if you love yourself. If you honor that, then you want hesitate to live your life to it's fullest, enjoying all of the things it has to offer.

Favorite Book?

Have you read Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series? It has faeries in it. Isn't that crazy? It's kind of awesome too.

 Do you say what’s on your mind?

Before they told me I had cancer? No. I was your typical quiet, awkward wallflower. After I found out that my life was a lot more finite than I could have ever guess? Well, let's just say that I'm starting to see the value in living each day to it's fullest. So if that involves telling someone what I think, then yeah, I'm going to tell them. The phrase, "life's too short", is just so true.

Coffee, Hot Chocolate, or Tea?

Well I'm not human in the morning until I have coffee, but hot chocolate on a cold day is awesome.

What is your most prized mundane possession? Why do you value it so much?

That's a tie. My drawing pad and my mp3 player. Music and drawing are essential to me expressing myself.  Sketching away at what I think the alien sounding birds outside my bedroom window look like, while listening to Mayday Parade is the perfect day for me.

Who was your idol when you were growing up? Who did you first fantasize about in your life?

I've always idolized my mom growing up. She's gorgeous, independent and totally confident. But I didn't fantasize about being her. No I fantasized about all of the cool places that I read about in books. The adventures the characters would take. The things they would do. I've always wanted to go on an adventure like that.

What annoys you more than anything else?

Annoying, pushy boys named Ryan and Nick that act their shoe size instead of their age. Oh! And constant interruptions that keep me from my first kiss.  

Thank you so much for visiting today!!