Title: Pieces of Revenge
Author: Valia Lind
Genre: YA, Thriller
A weapon. A broken life. A humanity lost.
That is all Anastasia knows, that is all that she is. As an eleven-year-old, she witnessed her family’s brutal murder and she’s been on the run ever since. She’s spent her life training and planning for the day when she can take her revenge.
Kallos Enterprises is a well respected corporation, set on improving the genetic structure of an individual. Or so they say. Anastasia knows, first hand, what kind of monsters lurk behind the pretty walls of those skyscrapers. Armed with combat skills and a beyond perfect memory, she heads to Chicago to uncover the answers to questions that plagued her for years.
After arriving in the city, she meets Logan, a boy from her past who changes all the rules. She doesn’t remember him, but he remembers her. His position at Kallos Enterprises is useful, his presence is unnerving, and he makes her question everything she knows about herself to be true. If her perfect memory can’t remember Logan, what else about her past is wrong?
Time is running out. Anastasia has nowhere to turn, but to trust the one person who’s a memory she should have, but doesn’t. With a madman threatening their every step, Anastasia and Logan must uncover the truths behind Kallos experiments and hope that the answers they find won’t destroy the world forever.
While writing Pieces of Revenge I went through phases of music. The one song that started the whole book was, of course, Clarity by Zedd. But there were a few other things that I listened to, trying to keep my mind in tune with the story. A lot of these have something to do with the characters themselves. I feel like Tasia or Logan can be the ones singing these words to anyone who’ll listen. Here are just a few:
- Dark Side – Kelly Clarkson
- Demons – Imagine Dragons
- Heart Attack – Demi Lovato
- I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift
- Love Somebody – Maroon 5
- Now – Paramore
- Roar – Katy Perry
I listened to a lot of soundtracks as well. My favorites are definitely the Pirate of the Caribbean soundtracks and Wicked. I can always listen to those.
What are some of your favorite songs?
Author. Photographer. Artist. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Valia Lind always had a love for the written word. She wrote her first full book on the bathroom floor of her dormitory, while procrastinating to study for her college classes. Upon graduation, she has moved her writing to more respectable places, and have found her voice in Young Adult fiction. Falling by Design is her debut young adult novel. You can visit her online at http://www.valialind.blogspot.com or follow her on twitter, where she spends way too much time, @ValiaLind.