Debut- XVI ( Goodreads )
Author - Julia Karr ( Profile )
Release Date - 6th of Jan 2011
Genre - Dystopian
Nina Oberon's life is pretty normal, she hangs out with her best friend, Sandy, and their crew, goes to school, plays with her little sister, Dee. But Nina is 15. And like all girls she'll receive a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on her 16th birthday. XVI. Those three letters will be branded on her wrist, announcing to all the world, even the most predatory of men, that she is ready for sex. Considered easy prey by some, portrayed by the Media as sluts who ask for attacks, becoming a "sex-teen" is Nina's worst fear. That is, until right before her birthday, when Nina's mom is brutally attacked. With her dying breaths, she reveals to Nina a shocking truth about her past; one that destroys everything Nina thought she knew. Now, alone but for her sister, Nina must try to discover who she really is, all the while staying one step ahead of her mother's killer.
Character Interview with Nina Oberon
Interviewer: Hi, Nina. Thanks so much for agreeing to this interview.
Nina: Hi. You’re welcome. Our Sociology teacher said we’d get extra credit if we do this.
Interviewer: Good. Now, tell us a little about yourself. Maybe a little about your family, how old you are, where you live, things like that.
Nina: Sure. I’m fifteen. I live in Cementville with my mom and my little sister. My best friend, Sandy, lives in the mod next door. We take the express to Chicago as often as we can afford to. I used to live there and my two other best friends, Mike and Derek, still do. Also, Gran and Pops, my grandparents, live there.
Interviewer: What about your father? Where is he?
Nina: He’s dead. He died the night I was born.
Interviewer: Sad. Awful for a young girl to not have a father. Tell me about your friends. What do you do when you’re together?
Nina: Sandy loves to watch XVI Ways vids, all the time. But, I can usually talk her into going into Chicago. It’s lots more fun there. Well, except for the verts. Skivs! I hate verts. Unlike Mike, who thinks they’re funny. My friend Derek’s a musician, and so we usually end up in a music store, listening to the latest from Astro-Lite or Van Stacy. I am completely blotts about Van! Have you heard his latest – Galactic Rewind? Brills!
Interviewer: Guess I’ve missed that one. So, it sounds like you and your friends have normal teen activities. The purpose of this interview, besides getting you extra credit is to survey lifestyles and interest of low tiers. Exactly what tier are you?
Nina: Ummm... well, I guess I’m a tier two.
Interviewer: Ah. So that means you’ll be registering for FeLS, doesn’t it? Good. How close is your sixteenth?
Nina: A couple of month away. And, no, I’m not registering for FeLS. My mom doesn’t want me to. I’m going for my creative designation instead.
Interviewer: Interesting. At any rate, you must be excited about becoming a sex-teen. Have you decided who your first will be?
Nina: Excuse me. I’ve really got to get back to class.
*Interview note: Subject became agitated when asked about her tier and her upcoming status change to sex-teen. Not at all characteristic of the other sixteens I’ve spoken with. An anomaly, no doubt.
Julia has kindly offered all your dystopian (XVI) die hards ONE (1) Signed ARC + ONE (1) XVI inspired necklace!
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Great giveaway! ACtually, im one of those 'dystopian' die hards! To be honest i've never really heard of this one but it sounds great from what I read on goodreads! The interview with Nina also made me more interested about this concept of 'sex-teen' but either way i'll be sure to pick it up when it comes out!ReplyDelete
this is an intriguing read. thanks for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
oooh, I'm just a little ways into XVI, and this just makes me want to get back to it!ReplyDelete
great interview (and clever!)
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I have had my eye on this title for a while and cannot wait to read it. Thanks for the great two day interview and for the giveawayReplyDelete
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Interesting interview! I liked the conversational tone and the bits of action at the end. I'm not sure I understood it all but I'm hoping that will come with reading the novel. Thanks so much!ReplyDelete
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Jen @ I Read Banned Books
This is one of my MOST anticipated reads for 2011! Can't wait. Thanks for the interview and for the giveaway! Love dystopias!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chance to win this book, plus the cool interview with Julia. Really looking forward to this one!ReplyDelete
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Love this! It makes me even more excited for the book! Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
Happy Holidays! :)
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Brilliant character interview-- really makes you want more. I'm one of those dystopia die-hards. :) Love to win this one.ReplyDelete
Wow, it sounds really intriguing and unique. I can't wait until it's released!ReplyDelete
Great interview! Especially loved the end!ReplyDelete
Love, love character interviews--and this one was great and let me know about the book, too--thanks!ReplyDelete
Cool interview! I have had this book in my sights forever! cant wait to read itReplyDelete
I'm on a dystopian streak right now...Just read Delirium, Awaken and now Wither! I am sooooo excited for XVI! Thanks so much for this giveaway!ReplyDelete
I'm so excited for this book! Cool interview :) Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
Loving the sound more and more thanks for this fun intereview- I so love character interviews the best.ReplyDelete