Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks on September 2, 2014
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult
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Mia Morrissey fled to Mexico to escape the government marrying her to someone she did not love. Now, she’s going risk everything so that the rest of America can be free.
Going undercover as part of a diplomatic mission, Mia returns to America. But life there is more dangerous than ever as the walls grow ever taller, and the forgotten country faces its most ruthless leader yet, Grant Marsden…a shadow from Mia’s past. With the help of Andrew, Carter, and other members of the subversive group Affinity, she embarks on a perilous journey to defeat Grant, bring down the government, and destroy the Registry once and for all.
When a terrible betrayal exposes the operation, Mia discovers that her enemies have used her—and so have her friends. Alone and frightened, she’s uncertain who to trust—or whether the mission is worth what she’s sacrificing.
With the fate of her friends and the future of her country on the line, Mia knows that her next step may be the last for her . . . and America.
Jennifer: With the series ending with The Alliance, what do you hope your readers will take away from The Registry Series?
Shannon: More than anything I hope they take away some enjoyment. Reading to me is all about having a fun/interesting/exciting break from reality. I really want readers to say they had fun reading my series.
Jennifer: Did anything (or anyone) surprise you while writing The Alliance?
Shannon: Several characters changed directions from where I last left them. I think that harder/more closed off ones show some vulnerability here and vice-versa. It is great to write these people the third time around because they are starting to come full circle.
Jennifer: How did you come up with the world in The Registry Series?
Shannon: Basically the idea for the series as a whole came from the concept of an evil facebook. As far as creating the landscape and politics of it all I tried to think about what a significantly depleted population of very scared people might do.
Jennifer: If you were going to come up with a theme song for The Alliance, what song would it be?
Shannon: Little Black Submarine by The Black Keys. This was sort of my jam when I was writing The Alliance.
Jennifer: Can you share three surprising facts about yourself?
Shannon: 1. I was a contestant on Four Weddings;
2. I know a lot about serial killers to the point some people find it creepy;
3. I collect Care Bears and their memorabilia.
Jennifer: Finish this sentence: I cannot write without…
Shannon: Quiet. When I am editing I can have music in the background, but for the first draft I need silence.
Jennifer: Who are your favorite authors?
Shannon: Thank you for having me! I hope that your readers check out (and enjoy) The Alliance!
Jennifer: I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to answer a few of my questions. Is there anything else you would like to mention before we part ways?
Shannon: This list is VERY long. Lately I’ve been on a big Lauren Oliver kick though, so I would have to say her. I really enjoy Joe Hill and Becca Fitzpatrick too. If we are talking about classics my favorite book of all time has to be A Farewell to Arms, but I don’t think I could list Hemmingway as my favorite.