Saturday, 22 November 2014


Title: The Union
Series: The Union
Author: T. H. Hernandez
Publication Date: 18th November 2014

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After global warming and a second civil war devastated the former United States, two different societies rose from the ashes – the Union, a towering high-tech utopia, hugging the perimeter of the continent, and the devastated, untamed midsection known as the Ruins.

Seventeen-year-old Evan Taylor has an easy, privileged life in the Union. What she doesn’t have is any idea what to do with the rest of her life. She only knows she wants to do something meaningful, to make a difference in the lives of others.

When she’s kidnapped and taken into the Ruins as a pawn in a dispute involving her boyfriend, Bryce, her ideal world is turned upside down. What she learns while in the Ruins shakes her faith in everything she’s ever known, from Bryce, to her family, and even the Union itself.

Now Evan must choose whether to stay with Cyrus, the sexy, resourceful survivor who believes she’s in the Ruins for a reason, or return to the only life she’s ever known. But when she stumbles upon a dangerous plot that threatens both worlds, her decision could tear her apart.



When not visiting the imaginary worlds inside my head, I live in San Diego, California, with one husband, three children, two cats, and one dog. In addition to my day job as a technical writer and editor, I write young adult fiction and blog about books, movies about books, and anything else that moves me. I particularly love the young adult genre with the intensity of teen emotions and the way they're still figuring out life.

When I'm not writing, you can find me with my nose in a book, hanging out with family and friends, hiking, or knitting. I'm obsessed with pumpkin spice lattes, social media, binge watching TV shows on Netflix, microbrewed beers, bad lip reading videos, and the San Diego Chargers.
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Coming up with the perfect actors to cast in the roles of my characters was hard. Really hard. Because these characters are so real and alive to me, it was difficult to find someone to become them. But if The Union were ever to be made into a movie, these are the actors I’d love to see portray my imaginary friends.

Evan Taylor
She was the toughest by far to cast. Evan’s signature is her crazy red hair, but I didn’t want that to limit my choices. Instead, I chose an actress that I think has Evan’s spunk, and embodies all of her physical characteristics with the exception of her hair. Since hair is one of the easiest things to fix, I’d want Sofia Vassilieva as Evan Taylor. 

Bryce Vaughn
 Bryce was easy. Jacob Artist with a pair of gray contacts is Bryce. 
Always has been, always will be.

Lisa Kendall 
Lisa is the quintessential girl next door, so casting her was easy as well. 
I’d love for a blonde Alyson Stoner to play bubbly, fun-loving Lisa.

Colin Jennings
 Brenton Thwaites is exactly as I imagine Colin to be. 
I wonder if he can also sing and play the guitar.

 The minute I saw Austin Butler on Switched at Birth, 
I knew if I ever got to cast The Union, he would make the perfect Jack.

 Cyrus is the single most important role aside from Evan, so he had to be perfect. 
And I knew I needed my Cyrus before I could find Lucien. 
When I stumbled upon Spanish actor, Maxi Iglesias, I knew he was it.

Once I had Cyrus, I needed to find his dark-eyed brother and
 that led me to the very yummy Juan Pablo Di Pace.

 Only one person can pull off Draya’s coolness and 
carefully guarded warmth and that’s Maiara Walsh.

Sonia is beautiful and tough. 
The minute I saw Candice Patton on The Flash, I knew she could be Sonia.

Marcus is happy. All the time. Corbin Bleu and his giant smile can pull off Marcus. 
And the fact that he’s adorable doesn’t hurt.

I would love for Chloe Grace Moretz to play the complex and haunted Ally. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me and my book on your blog today!