Happy Tuesday and welcome to my stop on the The Redpoint Crux blog tour!! I am so excited to be a part of this tour, and I’m even more excited for you to discover what Morgan would do if she spent the day with Megan! Plus, follow the rest of the tour and enter to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card!
The Redpoint Crux by Morgan Shamy
Published on June 9, 2020 by The Parliament House
Genres: YA, Mystery
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Fans of The Phantom of the Opera and Black Swan will enjoy this thrilling debut.
When Megan Van Helsburg gets kicked off the U.S.A. Climbing Team, she has no choice but to return home and leave her climbing career behind. With no coach, no money, and no prospects, she joins the corps de ballet determined to improve her strength and agility. But the ballet theater is in dire straits. Not only do a series of murders break loose, but the ballerinas are becoming deathly thin and brain-dead. As Megan investigates, she meets Bellamy, a tortured young man who lives beneath the depths of the theater. Megan falls hard and fast for Bellamy, who becomes her mentor, but something is off about him.
It isn't until the company announces they're doing Giselle for the fall performance that Megan realizes the parallels between the ghost story and the lives around her. Megan must find a way to not only save her climbing career, but balance her feelings for Bellamy, and stop the murders and dying girls before she, too, is numbered among the dead.
If you could trade lives with any YA character for a day, who would it be and why? What about a week? A month, year, or forever?
Actually, I would love to be Megan from my novel, The Redpoint Crux. Her strength and vulnerability is something I admire and would love to have. Her life has darkness and mystery I would love to be immersed in—climbing, ballet, a haunted theatre, a romance with a young man who lives beneath the depths of the theatre. It sounds like a dream!
What would you do if you spent the day with Megan? Where would you go to eat, hang out, relax, etc.?
I am a ballerina, so I understand that world very well. But I would love Megan to teach me how to climb. She’s a world-class rock climber, and I’d love to have that adventure in my life!
If Megan were to hang out with characters from other YA books, who would they be and why?
Well, my favorite character ever is James Alexander Malcom Mackenzie Fraser from the Outlander books, but I’m not sure how well they would mesh! Maybe they would go climbing together in the magical Scottish hills!
Do you have a favorite quote, scene, or moment from The Redpoint Crux?
I do. There is a scene where Bellamy is dancing with Megan on stage, in the haunting ballet, Giselle, and he is refusing to perform what the ballet tells him to perform. The quote is: “But…I’m supposed to be killing you,” she whispered. “Dancing you to your death.” And Bellamy responds by saying, “Well then, dance me to my death.” I love that moment SO much!