About the Book
Author: Kristen Young
Genre: Christian Science Fiction
Release Date: October 20, 2020
The Love Collective is everywhere.
It sees everything.
Be not afraid.
Apprentice Flick remembers everything,
Flick’s uncanny memory might get her there, too … even if it is the very thing that marks her as a freak. But frightening hallucinations start intruding into her days and threaten to bring down all she has worked so hard to accomplish. Why is she being hijacked by a stranger’s nightmare over and over again?
Moving to the Elite Academy could give Flick the future she’s always wanted. But her search for truth may lead to a danger she cannot escape.
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READ this book if you at all like YA or dystopian stories. Been looking for anything super riveting since, oh, maybe The Hunger Games? This. Is. It! Amazing writing, a gripping story, that leaves me just about begging for more. Tech, mystery, low key faith so you don't drive off your readers, adventure, action, being strong, self-worth, good, evil, I can't think of one thing missing from this book other than my need to know when the next book comes out. Please get an author page so I can follow you. This is one of my very favorite genres and this book is nothing short of fantastic.
5 Enormous Stars!
About the Author
Kristen Young is an Aussie children’s and youth worker who always has a notebook on hand to catch ideas for her fiction and non-fiction. She loves hanging out with her family, watching movies with subtitles, and chocolate.
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An interview with Kristen Young
Q: How long have you been writing?
I was the kid who used to create little booklets and puzzle magazines for the family. So writing is something that I’ve been doing for a long time. It wasn’t quite publication-worthy back then, but it was fun. I had to practice a little more before people outside my family wanted to see it.
Q: Where do you write?
Anywhere I have access to a laptop or a pen. I have a desk at home where most of the writing happens, but I usually carry a notebook in my bag in
Q: What is your writing Kryptonite?
Distractions. For me, writing preparation is a little like building a house of cards — that process of getting my thoughts in order and working out the story direction. Distractions are like the gust of wind that knocks the whole construction over. I usually wear
Q: Where’s your
I’m still looking for that wardrobe with a door to Narnia.
Q: What’s the first book that made you cry?
I’m not sure if I can share that without giving spoilers! But I’d have to say Charlotte’s Web. When I read that as a child, it had me wrecked for ages.
Q: Have you read anything that totally changed your idea of the way fiction could be written?
There are a couple of books that totally changed my view of fiction. The first was Margaret Atwood’s novel The Blind Assassin. I was totally captivated by the way she mixed newspaper articles and other media with the narrative sections. It was mind-blowing at the time.
Jasper Fforde’s series that started with The Eyre Affair was also pretty amazing. It took a whole pile of literary references and completely messed with them. It was enormous fun.
Q: So why set something in a world called the “Love Collective”?
I like words, and I’m fascinated by the way people often play with
Q: Your main character never forgets anything. Is she like you?
No way. I think Flick’s memory is a bit of wish
Q: What can we expect in the rest of the Collective Underground Trilogy?
I can’t tell you the whole story, that would ruin the fun. But in the first book, Flick’s world has started really small, and she’s going to broaden her horizons. She’ll get to explore more of this Love Collective. There also might be some more
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