7.8.18

#BlogTour: THE RAGING ONES by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie // #Interview

Hello and welcome to my blog tour post for

THE RAGING ONES by Krista and Becca Ritchie!

Today I have an interview with the authors for you about weird things they had to research and their inspiration for the novel! But first, let's learn more about the book...


THE RAGING ONES

Authors: Krista and Becca Ritchie
Series: The Raging Ones #1
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: August 14, 2018

Summary:
From New York Times bestselling authors Krista and Becca Ritchie, comes The Raging Ones, an edge of your seat sci-fi romance with twists and turns that you will never see coming!

In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds. 

Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she’s never known. Like the entire world, she believes it’s impossible to dodge a deathday. 

Until the day she does. 

Court Icecastle knows wealth. He also knows pain. Spending five years in Vorkter Prison, a fortress of ice and suffering, he dreams of life beyond the people that haunt him and the world that imprisoned him. 

Mykal Kickfall fights for those he loves. The rugged Hinterlander shares a frustrating yet unbreakable connection with Court—which only grows more lawless and chaotic as their senses and emotions connect with Franny. 

With the threat of people learning they’ve dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive. But to do so, all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space. Against thousands of people far smarter, who’ll live longer, and never fear death the way that they do.
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Working with another author is hard, let alone with your twin! What was working together like and how did you address differing opinions on the work?

Krista & Becca Ritchie: We've been writing together since high school, so we've been able to really fine-tune our process. Being sisters seems like we'd bicker a ton, but we find our bond a huge strength. We understand each other's vision and welcome varying opinions and ideas. We always describe what we have as a mini "writer's room" where we constantly bounce thoughts off one another and try to improve our work.

When did you first get the idea for THE RAGING ONES? What was your inspiration for this book?

Krista & Becca Ritchie: Back in college, one of us (Krista) had this concept about a world where everyone knows the day they'll die, but three teens don't die on their deathday. We're huge fans of science fiction and fantasy, and we'd written several Young Adult novels that never saw the light of day. But we wanted to write a new story together with new characters, and I jumped on board once she agreed to add a fantasy element. While writing THE RAGING ONES, we were really inspired by character-driven stories with science fiction backdrops. From movies like Interstellar to television shows like The 100.

What is the weirdest thing you had to research for this novel?

Krista & Becca Ritchie: Since THE RAGING ONES takes place on a frozen planet, we had to keep jumping down an Animal Planet rabbit hole. We paid close attention to the animals that could exist. It's not too weird, but there were a lot of times we had to double-check each other and be like, "Cotton isn't a fabric here" and "You can't make them eat chicken. There are no chickens."
Krista & Becca Ritchie are New York Times Bestselling Authors and identical twins, one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek. With their shared passion for writing, they
combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Graduates from the University of Georgia in Biology and English & Journalism, the twin writing duo now lives in Atlanta. The Raging Ones is their first young adult novel.

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