Thursday, 22 July 2010

Character Connection + Interview Alert!

We all have characters we love. Let's spotlight these fantastic creations! Whether you want to be friends with them or you have a full-blown crush on them, you know you love them and want everyone else to love them too!

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My Character connection today is with Justine Jones from Mind Games by Carolyn Crane.

Mind Games heroine Justine Jones isn't your typical kick-ass type - she’s a hopeless hypochondriac whose life is run by fear.
She's lured into a restaurant, Mongolian Delites, by tortured mastermind Sterling Packard, who promises he can teach her to channel her fears. In exchange, she must join his team of disillusionists - vigilantes hired by crime victims to zing their anxieties into criminals, resulting in collapse and transformation.

Justine isn't interested in Packard's troupe until she gets a taste of the peace he can promise. Soon she enters the thrilling world of neurotic crime fighters who battle Midcity’s depraved and paranormal criminals.

Eventually, though, she starts wondering why Packard hasn’t set foot outside the Mongolian Delites restaurant for eight years. And about the true nature of the disillusionists.

I can't help loving Justine! She's flawed, she constantly doubts herself, she drives you crazy with her constant worries about her health, but all that just makes me want to hug her and kick those who make her life miserable. I couldn't even get mad at her when she made some wrong decisions in my opinion.

I'm eagerly awaiting Double Cross, the next book in this trilogy, to see if Justine will eventually get it and make the right decisions and while waiting for that book I decided to pester the mastermind behind the wonderful Mind Games with some questions, so tune in this saturday for an interview with Carolyn Crane!

ps: Locus Focus will be on Sunday this week.


Enbrethiliel said...


She and the other characters sound like psychological superheroes! And I can totally see how their neuroses would make the whole concept extra fun! =)

Alice Audrey said...

I don't know about Justine, but the premise sure sounds interesting.

IntrovertedJen said...

Justine sounds very relatable. I understand someone who's afraid more than someone without any fear who goes charging into things. The idea behind the book sounds interesting too!

Congratulations on your interview! You must be excited!

Sullivan McPig said...

I love Mind Games! It's a very original UF
And yes: I'm very excited about this interview!