July 25, 2014

SS&D Surprise Party: 3 Questions with Susan Dennard

Rachel of Hello, Chelly and I have teamed up to bring you a full week of posts to celebrate the release of Strange & Ever After, the third and final book in Susan Dennard's amazing Something Strange and Deadly series. Come and join us in the celebration!

It breaks my heart a little that we've come to the end of this week's surprise party for Susan Dennard in honor of her Something Strange and Deadly series officially coming to an end with the release of the third book, Strange and Ever After this week. It's been so much fun to celebrate this amazing series, and we're so grateful to every single person who's joined us, whether it's by contributing to a post or just commenting and sharing the love. 

We're so honored to welcome the creator of Eleanor, Daniel, the Spirit Hunters & this amazing series - Susan Dennard onto our blogs today to answer a few interview questions. See three of her answers here, then go and visit Rachel's blog for more!
Of the three…Hmmm. I loved Philly because of the Centennial Exhibition. I loved Paris because of that uniquely romantic Parisian vibe (and the catacombs!). But I think Egypt was the most fun for me in terms of really getting to explore and use the environment for the story. I mean, come on! Who doesn’t love mummies and pyramids!

The verrrrry end (Chapter 20), during which Eleanor forays into the spirit realm. It’s an emotionally charged chapter, and I felt everything Eleanor felt. In a single chapter, she has to finally step into her own power and make the hardest choice so far. It was not an easy choice for her to make, and it was not easy for me to write.

I adore Oliver. I mean, the relationship he has with Eleanor is so complicated, confusing, and heartbreaking. Plus, he’s deeply filled with a sense of longing and self-loathing—there was a lot of story-tension to be mined there. So just as Oliver challenges Eleanor to grow, she in turn challenges him. Every scene I had with them together just poured out so easily.

ICYMI, don't forget to check out our posts from the past two days (and enter the giveaway!):
Rachel's Why I Love This Series + Giveaway
Alexa's Strange and Ever After review
Rachel's Strange and Ever After review
Alexa's To Susan, With Love post
Rachel's To Susan, With Love post
Alexa's What to Wear in Egypt post
Rachel's A Day in Egypt post

Thank you, again, to everyone who joined us & participated in the
Something Strange and Deadly Surprise Party!
We hope you had fun reading our posts!

And to Susan,
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for writing such an epic series.
You're such an inspiration, and just an awesome, amazing human being.
Much love <3


  1. I'm in love with this series. Persephone has always been a fascination
    of mine, along with Greek Mythology, so when I began to read this series
    I am sure that you can imagine that I was in a literature heaven. The
    best new take on Greek Mythology since I can remember, and I love it.
    This book just adds to the greatness of the series and I am sure that
    every one will feel the same way.
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  2. I have loved seeing this series as I read A Darkness Strange and Lovely! These are some awesome questions, and now I'm super excited to read about Egypt in the third book!

  3. I love the names Oliver and Eleanor together. Congrats to Susan on the conclusion of a great trilogy!


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