Hi Guys! I hope you are having an excellent weekend!
Today I am super excited to be a part of The Wicker King blog tour! I really enjoyed the book, so you can check out my mini review. I also have a guest post from the author, K. Ancrum and an exclusive GIF extra from the cover shoot for the book cover. How awesome is that? Be sure to jump around to the other blogs on the tour to see more exclusive extras!The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
Published by Imprint on October 31, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Psychological Thriller
Source: Paperback ARC from Publisher
The Wicker King is a psychological young adult thriller that follows two friends struggling as one spirals into madness.
When August learns that his best friend, Jack, shows signs of degenerative hallucinatory disorder, he is determined to help Jack cope. Jack’s vivid and long-term visions take the form of an elaborate fantasy world layered over our own—a world ruled by the Wicker King. As Jack leads them on a quest to fulfill a dark prophecy in this alternate world, even August begins to question what is real or not.
August and Jack struggle to keep afloat as they teeter between fantasy and their own emotions. In the end, each must choose his own truth.
Today we have author K. Ancrum here to tell us 10 things we didn’t know about her. Thank you so much for being here Kayla! blue is Book Briefs commentary
- Even though I write YA, I actually prefer MG for my recreational reading. My current favorite is The Mysterious Benedict Society.
- I used to have an expansive personal library, but recently donated all of my books so that I could participate more actively in our public library system.
- I’ve always only written novels and long-form fiction, and I consider myself to be largely terrible at writing anything else.
- The first book I ever completed writing was a YA mob thriller about a teen assassin. I was 15. This sounds great!
- I read an absolutely monstrous amount of fan fiction. At least 300k daily. I have an academic interest in fan fiction and fandom culture and if you scour the internet you might find my undergrad thesis about fan fiction. I love fanfiction too! And an undergrad thesis centered on fandom culture and fanfiction sounds amazing! That kicks the butt out of my thesis!
- I have ADHD and largely performed poorly academically because of it. However, I consider ADHD to be more of a benefit than a hindrance when it comes to my creative process.
- I struggle with procrastination and tend to binge write to make up for it. I’m more likely to spend 12 hours working on something in one day right before it is due, than pace myself over several weeks or even months. Me too! me too…
- I’m very obsessed with: Arthurian Legend, Captain America, androids and robotics technology, and time travel theory. omg, can we be friends???
- I am Bisexual and non-binary. I have been out since I was 12 years old.
- I used to study fairy tales and local mythology and have read hundreds of fairy tales from all over the world.
Note: This is a mini review because I didn’t want to ruin anything from this story. I might post full thoughts later.*
The Wicker King is a young adult psychological thriller by author K. Ancrum. I was pretty much addicted to this story from the moment I read the summary. It starts out by saying, “The Wicker King is a psychological young adult thriller that follows two friends struggling as one spirals into madness.” Does this not sound beyond amazing?? I knew I wanted to dive into this book in the fall because I love a good thriller in the cooler months. I have to say The Wicker King did not disappoint. This book comes to life. The voices of the characters turned into real people for me. And the book itself was so dark and different than what I have been reading this year. I loved it.
The Wicker King is an experience. That is the best way I can describe it. Not only is the book awesomely diverse (Jack is bisexual), with awesome complex characters with rich, multifaceted personalities (including hallucinatory disorder) this book is so interesting. I couldn’t put it down. Fans of psychological thrillers do not want to miss The Wicker King. This book was such a worthwhile read for me.
And now…I am super excited to show you an exclusive extra from the photo cover shoot! I love this!!
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: