Saturday, 7 April 2012

Blog Tour Stop: All These Things I've Done--Character interview

Today I have with me Anya from Gabrielle Zevins book All These Things I've Done. To read my 5/5 review, click here

Anya, thanks so much for being here today!
Where is here? When is today

How would you describe yourself in three words?
Retrospective, doomed, curly.  

In your society a lot of things have been banned, but if you could choose to ban one other thing, what would that be?
Boyfriend’s meddling fathers.

From reading All These Things I’ve Done it seems to me that Scarlet is a pretty good friend to you…do you think you might occasionally take advantage of that friendship?
Possibly, but she gets me back I think.

If you could have one wish granted, what would it be?
That my parents were still alive. 

How hard was it to fight your attraction to Win?
It would have been easy if he’d just left me alone

You’ve got one day off from your real life…what do you do?
“Real life”… what’s that? 

In All These Things I’ve Done you’re accused of poisoning your (ex) boyfriend with chocolate, but if you could actually poison someone and get away with it, would you do it and who would you poison?
Okay, so I didn’t poison Arsley but I honestly wouldn’t have minded if I had poisoned him. I probably wouldn’t poison someone – there are far more practical ways to kill someone.

Thanks for taking the time to be here Anya, I’ve really enjoyed interviewing you!
Ne za chto. (I’ve been working on my Russian. I hope this is ‘you’re welcome’…) To anyone reading this interview: it’d be best if you kept its contents to yourself. 


Sixteen year-old Anya becomes the head of a mafia family after her parents are both murdered by rival gangs. Although Anya is embrolied in the criminal world, she is determined to keep her brother and sister out of the mafia family, but her father's relatives aren't so keen to let them go. When Anya's violent ex-boyfriend is poisoned with contaminated chocolate – chocolate that is produced illegally by Anya's mafia family – she is arrested for attempted murder and sent to the notorious jail on Manhattan Island.

Eventually she is freed by the new D.A. in town, who believs she has been framed. But this D.A. is the father of Win, a boy at school to whom Anya feels irresistibly drawn, and her freedom comes with conditions. Win's father wants to be mayor, and he can't risk having his ambition jeopardised by rumours spreading that his son is seeing a member of a notorious crime family. Anya knows she risks the safety of her family by seeing Win again, but the feeling between them may be too strong to resist...


  1. Great interview! I love character interviews, and Anya seems like an awesome character! I can't wait to read this book!

  2. Argh! I really want to get to this book!

  3. Ha, Anya sounds like an awesome character! Can't wait to read this book :).

  4. Awesome interview, Cait! ♥ I haven't read this book yet but I've seen and heard of it before so I must definitely check this book out!

  5. Great interview!! I have been wanting to read this book for a while! It sounds really good. Anya sounds like a great character.

  6. Heh, love the interview! I like how matter of fact she is, "there are far more practical ways to kill someone." Remind me never to get on her bad side?


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