Blog Tour: The Midnight Spell by Rhiannon Frater & Kody Boye
Dream casting a book is always hard since the characters in our minds look like themselves and not usually much like an actual actor. Only one character’s appearance was based on an actor from the very start. Kody and I definitely agreed that Adam had a Seth Green vibe.
Since this is a dream cast, we’re not going to pay much attention to the ages of the actors now. We just picked photos from a time period where they would have rocked as our motley little crew of friends.
Ellen Page as Christy
Rhiannon’s Thoughts: Christy shares Ellen’s dress sense and dark hair. Christy is about 15 lbs heavier, so her face is rounder, but Ellen makes a really good Christy. Also, Ellen would capture Christy’s insecurity and snark beautifully.
Rhiannon’s Thoughts: Seth Green during his Buffy the Vampire Slayer days would be awesome as Adam. He’d be able to play Adam’s sensitivity and playfulness while infusing him with much deeper emotions.
Kody’s Thoughts: Plus, Seth Green’s wicked side-eyes and dirty looks are perfect for Christy and his relationship.
Rhiannon’s Thoughts: Anthony caught my eye when he was on The Walking Dead in the first season. He has a cute boyishness to him that Drifter also has. I love Drifter’s loyalty and laid back personality and Anthony would do a great job portraying that.
Rhiannon’s Thoughts: I loved Britt as Cassie on Secret Circle. It would be fun seeing her not be the witch, but the kinda funky, cool best friend.
Rhiannon’s Thoughts: Landon has such an intense face! I love it. As Nathan, Oliva’s mysterious step-brother, he’d be perfection.
Rhiannon’s Thoughts: Tyler has Mark’s smoldering looks and magnetic gaze. How could any boy (or girl) ignore him? You’d instantly understand why all the girls are after him and why he catches Adam’s eye.
Kody Boye and Rhiannon Frater
Publication date: February 28, 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Best friends since kindergarten, Adam and Christy have always been the perpetual outsiders in their small town in Texas. The other kids call Adam gay and Christy a witch.On both counts the bullies are right.Their junior year in high school seems destined to be the same old same old until Christy decides to cast a love spell for Adam at the midnight hour. The next day an alluring and mysterious boy enrolls at school and sets hearts aflutter, including Adam’s. Meanwhile, Christy’s mad crush on the handsome football player Ian seems to be going nowhere fast and her witch puberty is making her life miserable.When a great evil arrives in town that threatens everything they hold dear, the best friends realize that finding a boyfriend is the least of their worries. Soon Adam and Christy will have to battle a force of darkness that has killed in their town before, and will again.
Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of over a dozen books, including the As the World Dies zombie trilogy (Tor), as well as independent works such as The Last Bastion of the Living (declared the #1 Zombie Release of 2012 by Explorations Fantasy Blog and the #1 Zombie Novel of the Decade by B&N Book Blog), and other horror novels. In 2014, her newest horror novel, The Mesmerized, will be released by Permuted Press. Dead Spots will be published in 2015 by Tor. She was born and raised a Texan and presently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and furry children (a.k.a pets). She loves scary movies, sci-fi and horror shows, playing video games, cooking, dyeing her hair weird colors, and shopping for Betsey Johnson purses and shoes.
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Born and raised in Southeastern Idaho, Kody Boye began his writing career with the publication of his story [A] Prom Queen’s Revenge at the age of fourteen. Published nearly three-dozen times before going independent at eighteen, Boye has authored numerous works—including the short story collection Amorous Things, the novella The Diary of Dakota Hammell, the zombie novel Sunrise and the epic fantasy series The Brotherhood Saga. He is represented by Hannah Brown Gordon of the Foundry Literary + Media Agency.
You can visit him online at kodyboye.com