1. If you could invite one author and one of their fictional characters to tea, who would you invite and what would you serve them?
Lexie:I'm thinking it would be the height of hilarity to have Tahereh Mafi and Warner drop by my place for a chat. We'd discuss fashion, because obviously. I know precious little about fashion, but all the more reason. We'd be snarky and sassy together, and I'd serve them black coffee and pomegranates. (Pomegranates, because they're delicious and they taste like spoilers. Find Tahereh on YouTube. You'll get it.)
Natalie: S.C. Stephens and Kellan Kyle are welcome any time for coffee. Because coffee. It's Kellan, what else would I serve him? Anyway, I'd probably just stare at Kellan, fangirl and ask S.C. questions. Did I mention stare at Kellan?
2. What book do you wish the author would write a prequel for?
Natalie: I'd love more from the Unearthly series. A prequel from any character and I will read it, I'm really not fussy!
3. Which two characters (NOT from the same book) do you think would make a good couple?
Lexie: Umbridge and Satan. They're cut from the same cloth.
I think they could bond over the fact that they've both had a rough time in life and are both hated by a very evil man. They can relate to each other.
4. If you ran into your favorite author on the subway and only could say one sentence to them, who is it and what would it be?
Natalie: "Colleen Hoover, PLEASE teach me. Teach me how you do it. I'm but a simple peasant with an idea"
5. What book made you a reader and why?
The Honest Bookclub: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Because it's Harry Potter (and the Philosopher's Stone).
Lexie: Okay, this is where I have to say Harry Potter, despite our joint response already stating it. The first proper book I remember reading was The Hobbit, but it was most definitely the Harry Potter series which made a reader out of me. Because... what the joint response said. Because it's everything.
Natalie: Pushing Harry Potter aside, because we'll all end up putting that, I will say The Hunger Games. When I was young, I literally only read Harry Potter. I'd re-read it and re-read it, commiting myself to this world and never wanting to leave. Once the movies were ending, I decided to actually read something else *gasp*. I was recommended The Hunger Games and that made me realise that there are so many more books out there with fantastic stories. I dipped my toe into the pool of YA and a book monster was created. Thanks, Suzanne Collins!
6. Incendio! Your bookshelf just caught on fire! Show us the one book you save.
Natalie: This is a hard one. I guess if my Kindle is safely in my bed (a lot of the books I have on my shelf are on there), it would probably be my signed copy of The Hunger Games. When the movie came out, I went to the London premiere. After waiting (no joke) 10 hours in the cold UK air, standing on my little feet and being pushed and shoved by other fans, I managed to get Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Toby Jones and Chris Hemsworth's autograph (he was there to support his brother. So sweet). I went there for Josh...*grumble* but I can't complain. He was the most popular, what can you do?
7. Which dystopian world would you want to live in if you had to choose one? Why?
Lexie: None, please? :) In all seriousness, it would probably be safest to live in the world of The Giver. Preferably if I could be The Receiver and therefore not brainwashed.
8. What is your most epic read of all time?
Natalie: I'm still buzzing from reading the Shatter Me series for the first time, so I would have to say that. I didn't expect much because I tend to dislike a lot of the big trends sometimes (typical), but I was completely blown away by this series. Everything about it was fantastic!