In my YA fantasy debut THE DISAPPEARANCES, sixteen-year-old Aila Quinn is sent to live in a mysterious town called Sterling after the death of her mother during WWII. In Sterling, the experiences that weave life together--scents of flowers and food, reflections from mirrors and lakes, even the ability to dream--vanish every seven years. THE DISAPPEARANCES hits shelves on July 4, and in the weeks leading up to publication I’ve asked some of my author friends to weigh in on the elements they’d miss most if they lived in the story.
Disappearance Post 3: Dreams
If you could enter any fictional world in your dreams, which one would it be?
I just recently finished reading Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi and would love to visit the magical land of Ferenwood in that book. – Tanaz Bhathena, A GIRL LIKE THAT
Robin McKinley's Damar was one of the first fictional worlds I fell in love with, so I'd have to start there. (But I have a long list . . . ) – Rosalyn Eves, BLOOD ROSE REBELLION
In my dreams, I would enter a world where the TARDIS shows up in my backyard and its door swings open and as I walk inside, I realise that I am the Doctor. And then I go pick up a friend as my companion and we go off to explore the universe. – Anna Priemaza, KAT AND MEG CONQUER THE WORLD
I'd say yes to sailing away with an enchanted invitation in my hand to the twilight-tinged island in Stephanie Garber's CARAVAL. – Tara Goedjen, THE BREATHLESS
The fantastical world Stephanie Garber created in Caraval. Change the color of my dress with my mood? Yes, please! – Jessica Taylor, A MAP FOR WRECKED GIRLS
I'm sure everyone would say this, but Hogwarts. I just can't turn down that chance if it ever comes. – Dave Connis, THE TEMPTATION OF ADAM and SUGGESTED READING
It might be cliché, but I’d have to say Hogwarts. So much magic to explore! - Breeana Shields, POISON’S KISS and POISON’S CAGE
Maybe Neverland. And Hogwarts seems like too much fun to pass up. – Leah Henderson, ONE SHADOW ON THE WALL
I tried to come up with something super original, but the fact of the matter is this: I want to attend Hogwarts. If I have to do it in my dreams because my real-life my letter got lost (which I’m sure is exactly what happened), then I will do it in my dreams. – Tracey Neithercott, GRAY WOLF ISLAND
It's hard to beat the magical world of Harry Potter, but Naboo and Narnia tie for a close second. – Misa Sugiura, IT’S NOT LIKE IT’S A SECRET
Westeros from Game of Thrones. (Though I’d probably regret this once I was there and my life was in constant danger.) – Chelsea Sedoti, THE HUNDRED LIES OF LIZZIE LOVETT and AS YOU WISH
Definitely The Night Circus. – Nic Stone, DEAR MARTIN
Tortall, from the Alanna books. – Sonia Belasco, SPEAK OF ME AS I AM
I'd love to visit the Graceling Realm in my dreams, but only after BITTERBLUE takes place, please! The trilogy's different Graces fascinate me, and Kristin Cashore has created such a lush and beautiful world. – Katy Upperman, KISSING MAX HOLDEN
Mine would be Stars Hollow or this lantern scene from Tangled, because if I could, I would set up camp and live in it.
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