Title: State of Destruction
Author: Summer Lane
Series: Collapse #7
Genre: Dystopia, New Adult
Release Date: January 29, 2016Summary:
The destruction of California is at hand.
Cassidy Hart and Chris Young have survived a dangerous mission into the heart of Sky City, a secret Omega base hidden deep in the mountains, but their vengeance has come with a price. The dark, ominous cloud of nuclear war threatens to destroy everything they love, and they are forced to make one final stand against Omega’s western invasion force.
Cassidy and her friends retreat to Alcatraz Island, regrouping with their lethal strike team, the Angels of Death. Their mission: infiltrate the most important Omega base on the west coast, and assassinate everyone they find there, including a new and dangerous enemy, the ruthless Omega leader Veronica Klaus.
The clock is ticking.
Ashes rain from the sky. Cassidy Hart must make a choice.
What is more important? Victory, love or revenge?
Omega is the enemy’s name.
Survival of the fittest is their game.
Cassidy Hart will not stop until she has saved California…but will she be too late?
Who is your favorite character (protagonist) of The Collapse Series?
Other than Cassidy Hart, I think my favorite character to write about is Uriah True. I have so many surprises in store for the readers when it comes to Uriah, and I am amazed at his character development. He began as a flash-in-the-pan side character in State of Rebellion, and from there he just continued to grow. Now he’s an important main player. I like that he’s dark and mysterious. He’s got a chip on his shoulder, and he’s a deadly fighter. He’s simply fun to write.
Who is your favorite villain in The Collapse Series?
My favorite bad-guy is most definitely Veronica Klaus, who finally gets to emerge onto the scene in State of Destruction. I can’t reveal too much about her without giving things away, but I will say that she is a complex and unique villain who has challenged me in every way – and will continue to do so until the conclusion of the series.
If you could kill off any character right now, who would it be?
I know exactly who it would be, but I can’t say. I’d probably give something away!
Everyone seems to ship the romance of Cassidy Hart and Chris Young, but some underdogs are quietly rooting for Cassidy and Uriah to end up together. What team are you on?
Personally, I feel like both men bring out qualities in Cassidy that are quite interesting. Who she will end up with will depend on the direction her character takes in the final three installments of the series. Everything depends on Cassidy. I know what the end game is, but I’m keeping that secret to myself for the time being.
I don’t believe in writing about love triangles where one man is vying for the attention of a helpless female. Cassidy Hart is a strong, kickass character who is struggling (like we all have, at some point) to sort out her feelings and her relationships amidst the backdrop of a brutal war.
Summer Lane is the #1 Bestselling author of The Collapse Series and the compelling tie-in novella books of The Zero Trilogy, as well as the upcoming Bravo Saga (releasing March 2016). She is also the author of Collapse: The Illustrated Guide, a #1 Bestselling graphic companion to her phenomenal original series.
She is the owner of WB Publishing and Writing Belle, an online magazine. Summer is also an accomplished journalist and creative writing teacher.
Summer lives in the Central Valley of California, where she spends her days writing, teaching, and writing some more. When she is not writing, she enjoys leisurely visits with friends at coffee shops, movie dates, reading and spending the day at the beach or mountains.
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