Ignite The Shadows
by Ingrid Seymour
(Ignite The Shadows #1)
Published by: HarperVoyager
Publication date: April 23rd 2015
Genres: Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Sixteen-year-old Marci Guerrero is one of the best teen hackers in Seattle. However, she’d give up all her talents to know she isn’t crazy.
Marci feels possessed by what she perceives as shadowy spectres that take control of her body and make her do crazy things. While spying on the clandestine group known as IgNiTe, she’s confronted by the leader, James McCray. His presence stirs the spectres inside her brain into a maddening frenzy. Her symptoms and ability to control them don’t go unnoticed by James, who soon recruits her and shows her the awful truth.
Half of the world’s population is infected by sentient parasites. They bind themselves to the human brain and replace the pathways for all thoughts and actions. The creatures then morph their hosts into grotesque monsters with extraordinary strengths. Winged, clawed, fanged half-humans become living nightmares. Now Marci wishes she was crazy, because the truth is worse.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
That would be Blue Bell pistachio and almonds. I love its crunchiness.
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
I am a breakfast person. I have to eat it or I’m grumpy all day long. I can eat anything that is qualified as breakfast food, but drinking a cup of spiced chai latte is must J
Night owl, or early bird?
Can I say a sleepy bird. I want to go to bed early and wake up late. Hmm, I guess that’s a problem!
One food you would never eat?
I consider myself adventurous and would try anything once as long as it isn’t moving. So no moving food for me.
Skittles or M&Ms?
Definitely peanut M&M’s. I can almost convince myself that they’re good for me.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you "grew up"?
I had no idea. Nothing seemed as exciting as daydreaming. Those daydreams did include actress and singer, though. Funny enough, being an author never seemed an option.
You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
A vacation to New Zeland. I want to go there SO bad!
Print or Ebook?
I can enjoy both, but I do like the way my hardbacks look on the shelves.
What movie are you looking forward to this year?
Mokingjay Part II, please.
Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is....
Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I absolutely love that book.
What is next on your to read list?
Hmm, let me check . . . Half A King by Joe Abercrombie
Any other books in the works?
Yes! I have finished the sequel to Ignite the Shadows and have an idea for another YA Sci-Fi novel that is begging me to commit it to paper. I can’t wait.
Ingrid Seymour is the author of IGNITE THE SHADOWS (Harper Voyager, April 23rd, 2015). When she’s not writing books, she spends her time working as a software engineer, cooking exotic recipes, hanging out with her family and working out. She writes young adult and new adult fiction in a variety of genres, including Sci-Fi, urban fantasy, romance, paranormal and horror.
Her favorite outings involve a trip to the library or bookstore where she immediately gravitates toward the YA section. She’s an avid reader and fangirl of many amazing books. She is a dreamer and a fighter who believes perseverance and hard work can make dreams come true.
She lives in Birmingham, AL with her husband, two kids and a cat named Mimi.