Check out this Q&A with the author... The Queen's Assasin by Melissa de la Cruz (Interview & #Giveaway) @The_FFBC

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The Queen's Assassin
(Queen's Secret #1)
By Melissa de la Cruz
YA Fantasy
Hardcover & ebook, 384 Pages
February 4th 2020 by G. P. Putnam's Sons


Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Red Queen, this is the first novel in a sweeping YA fantasy-romance duet about a deadly assassin, his mysterious apprentice, and the country they are sworn to protect from #1 NYT bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz.

Caledon Holt is the Kingdom of Renovia's deadliest weapon. No one alive can best him in brawn or brains, which is why he's the Guild's most dangerous member and the Queen's one and only assassin. He's also bound to the Queen by an impossible vow--to find the missing Deian Scrolls, the fount of all magical history and knowledge, stolen years ago by a nefarious sect called the Aphrasians.

Shadow has been training all her life to follow in the footsteps of her mother and aunts--to become skilled enough to join the ranks of the Guild. Though magic has been forbidden since the Aphrasian uprising, Shadow has been learning to control her powers in secret, hoping that one day she'll become an assassin as feared and revered as Caledon Holt.

When a surprise attack brings Shadow and Cal together, they're forced to team up as assassin and apprentice to hunt down a new sinister threat to Renovia. But as Cal and Shadow grow closer, they'll uncover a shocking web of lies and secrets that may destroy everything they hold dear. With war on the horizon and true love at risk, they'll stop at nothing to protect each other and their kingdom in this stunning first novel in the Queen's Secret series.

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Author Interview

Would you tell us a little more about Shadow and Cal, the main characters from THE QUEEN'S ASSASSIN?

Cal is the most dangerous assassin in the kingdom and Shadow is a farm girl who wants to join the ranks of the assassins. Cal is tough but sweet on the inside (like a candy? Lol) and Shadow is headstrong and stubborn.

What one piece of advice would Shadow and Cal each give about working for the Guild?

Cal would say not to join it. Shadow would say to train as hard as you can.

If we were to go visit Renovia, what should we wear and what would our first impression be?

Renovia is pretty chill compared to its bordering kingdom of Montrice. You could wear whatever you want. You do you. They’d be OK with it. But if you’re going to Montrice, you should probably wear your finest clothes and your biggest jewels. And bring a tiny dog too. Ha!

What part or aspect of this story do you love the most?

My favorite is always the romantic parts. I also really like the end. That came to me first. I had to write the whole book to earn it when I already knew what the end scene would be.

What’s one of your hobbies or something we might not know about you?

I’m pretty open about my life but I never shy from any opportunity to tell people I was a child model and was on the cover of a teen magazine when I was 11 years old.

What book are you currently reading or what three books are on your tbr?

I just read Maggie Stiefvater’s Call Down the Hawk. I’m a huge huge fan of the Raven series and I was excited to see more of Ronan. More Adam in the sequel please. 🙂

About the Author

Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi-autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.

Her books for adults include the novel Cat’s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and the tongue-in-chic handbooks How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-inch heels and Faux-Pas.

She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and FoxNews.

Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. She majored in art history and English at Columbia University (and minored in nightclubs and shopping!).

She now divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter.

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