Megan and Irys just weren’t saying what we intended them to say anymore. So, we fixed it.
Amanda (Giasson, Perspective series co-author) and I have always been proud of Love at First Plight. That said, language has changed a lot since that book was first published in 2015. It’s been a heck of a seven years for the evolution of words and expressions. To be honest, I couldn’t be happier about that. That said, because language is evolving as quickly as it is, the first volume in the Perspective book series stopped being what we wanted it to be.
Title:Love at First Plight
Authors: Amanda Giasson & Julie B. Campbell
Next book in series: Second Wind
First published: February 19, 2015
Formats: print, ebook
Format I read: ebook (second edition)
Love at First Plight is the first book of the young adult/new adult fantasy fiction series called Perspective. It’s set on another world called Qarradune, where there are at least a couple of countries we get to know – Kavylak and Syliza. Throughout the book, we follow the two main characters, Megan Wynters and Irys Godeleva. Megan’s an 18 year old from Earth who has absolutely no idea why or how she landed on Qarradune. Irys is the same age (I think) and was raised in extreme privilege in Syliza, which is a country that gave me the impression of being like a cooler and more mystical version of Victorian England. Syliza…
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We’ve all heard the expression “don’t judge a book by its cover”. It’s a wonderful phrase that is true in its literal and its figurative meanings. Still, as is the case with all great advice (which also includes: “don’t pick at it,” “just ignore him/her and he/she will go away,” and “don’t eat a whole pan of brownies for breakfast”), we tend to know how valuable it is, and yet still go ahead and do exactly the opposite of what it recommends.
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If you love it too much, does it actually take over your mind, for good?
I’m a proud, card-carrying weirdo, and I’m certainly a top contender for geek-of-the-year (for over thirty years, running), but when it comes to writing the Perspective book series with Amanda, I am taken to an entirely different oddity plane. I stop living here and I start living on an entirely different world that exists inside my head.
For nearly a year, Amanda and I have been pouring all of our “free” time into the rewriting of Love at First Plight, which then turned into hours, days, and weeks of editing (and editing, and editing).