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.
Usually I would either not read books in this genre or put it way down on my TBR list but once I started reading “The Registry” you had me captivated. Thank You:)
I agree, this series definitely sucks you in.
Oh! This a new-to-me series, and I really like the sound of it, thank for putting on my radar. Loved the interview 🙂 I got to look for book # 1.
It’s odd, because the reviews aren’t that great, but I really, really like this series.
Dalene K Rodman
I have the first book on my kindle, I just have not read it yet, I am looking forward to reading it, I like the dystopian genre a lot. Thank you for the spotlight and giveaway.
This is one of my fav dystopian series.
Thanks for the nice interview, it looks like a great book and I’m quite curious to learn more about it.
Happy you enjoyed the interview!
I’ve not had the pleasure of reading this series yet. Just added to my TBR!
Yay, hope you love it!
Brandi Breathes Books
So funny how characters can completely take over a story and be what you never initially planned.
Very true. I think that’s the best part about writing.
Exactly! Reading should be fun. I love how we went to “I know a lot about serial killers” to “I collect Care Bears” – That is priceless right there! Great interview 😀
LOL, she is great. I totally get this author!
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Awww, so sweet. I will take a look! Thanks.
I’ve watched this trilogy since the first book came out, and now that the final one is here, I think I’ll start them. Is the chick on the cover supposed to be the MC, though? That chick looks at least 30+. Maybe it’s just the make-up and her expressions.
LOL, yeah, the MC is very young, so the girl on the cover was an odd choice.
Carmel @ Rabid Reads
I find it interesting whenever an author says that their characters took on a life of their own, and ended up taking a story in a completely different direction. And, I love the idea of an evil Facebook; it’s not too far off from the truth IMO. Hehe Fun Q&A ladies!
Evil facebook is totally upon us already!!!
Thank you for taking the time to share with us. I picked up The Registry and am looking forward to starting the journey and this upcoming release has me getting excited to get on board. 🙂
I really, really hope you love it.
I read the first book in this series, THE REGISTRY, and REALLY enjoyed it! I own the second book but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. But with the final book already released, I think it’s high time I get back to this series!
Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂
The second book is just as good!!! Things are getting complicated, that’s for sure.
Dianne@ Tome Tender
An evil Facebook? Sounds too true to be fiction! I think I’ve found another series I NEED to read! Thank you for this post, great interview! (I like how you took turns anticipating those last questions;) !
hehe, happy you enjoyed the interview.
I love Shannon Stoker. She is amazing and fun. Love this series too! Can’t wait to read #3
I agree, she is a great writer.
Love this series! Read the first one and immediately got the second one. Can’t wait to read it too! Would love to win the newest addition. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
Great interview, I can’t wait to finally real The Alliance. I just started reading the series a couple weeks ago and have been super excited to be able to start the final book once things get a little less hectic class-wise. Thanks for giving us all a chance at a giveaway!
OMG, with how book 2 ended, I have been dying for this one. Good luck with classes.
I cannot wait to read this book. It sounds so exciting.
I agree, it sounds amazing.
Great interview. Thanks for sharing ladies!
Great interview! The book sounds really good.
Happy to hear it.
Thanks for the giveaway!!!