Aurora is the feisty red-head from the Secrets of Aurora series, and today she’s going to answer some of the questions you have for her. She’s walked kilometres, faced death and loss, and has hit her head more times than anyone can count. So here she is, Aurora Adams…
LJ: Let’s kick it off with a simple question. Marry, kill, kiss: Fletcher, Braven, and Lark?
Aurora: I guess I’ll say marry Fletch, but don’t tell him I said that he’d never let it go. I’d kiss Lark on the cheek because he’s like a second father to me. And that leaves Braven to be killed. Of course I don’t want him to be dead, but there are times he I’d like to strangle him. I think the other’s would agree.
LJ: If you were a cereal, what would you be and why?
Aurora: Where did you come up with these questions? I would probably be something like cocoa pops. I’m pretty quiet and chilled out in the box (on Utopia) but add milk to me (hurt my family or friends) and I go crazy (do everything possible to make you pay).
LJ: How do you get such pretty hair in a dystopian future?
Aurora: Pretty? Most of the time my hair looks like a hot mess. If I could go back and pack anything before I left Utopia it would’ve been shampoo and a hair brush. I would look and smell much better. I was just fortunate the rest of my friends smelt and looked as bad as I did and that I had a hair tie to tie it back.
LJ: If you had one wish what would you wish for?
Aurora: I’d wish I could reveal the truth without anyone else being hurt. I’m not sure if I can handle watching anyone else I care about be injured or die.
LJ: If you could be reading a book right now what would it be?
Aurora: I’d re-read the book Domino gave me when I was staying in her home, Teenage Mage. It was the first time I’d ever held a physical book in my hand after reading so many on my tablet and it meant so much that she offered for me to read it.
LJ: When you’re not evading the Elite guard or trying to get to your next destination what do you like to do in your spare time?
Aurora: What’s spare time? I feel like my new hobby is walking. But on Utopia I always enjoyed running, and reading books on my tablet. I liked to keep to myself most of the time unless Fletcher wanted to hang out.
LJ: Do you ever miss your life on Utopia?
Aurora: No. I wish I could say I did, and there are times I wish I had a roof over my head and a full belly. But I’ve learnt more about myself and made life long friends since I left and I wouldn’t give any of it up even if it’s hard sometimes.
LJ: How do you find the strength, determination and resilience to push on when so many would just give up?
Aurora: I don’t feel like there’s any other choice. The people of the floating cities will never know the truth about why the world went crazy like it did, they’ll never know the control the Elite guard has over them unless we reveal the truth. Discovering my life was full of so many secrets hasn’t been easy but I believe every truth I’ve discovered has helped me grow into the person I am today. The truth helped me see who I really am.
Want to learn more about Aurora and the dystopian world of Secrets of Aurora? Buy book one of the series, Utopia HERE!