The Kiss

In which I finally back up my claim that I have designed Tristan to be kind of the worst.


The Marina Chronicle

We’re going back to Dovetail and I don’t know how I feel about it. The other healers are already talking about what we’re going to need to do when battle begins and I’m nervous about what it will be like.

I’m not nervous about the battle itself. I have complete faith in Lisette. She’s incredible and the more time we spend together, the more sure I am that she’s going to be a great Queen. And not just because it turns out that she may in fact be chosen by the gods to do it.

Since she’s come however, I have noticed that Tristan barely speaks to me. Athena is nicer to me than she’s been our entire lives though. And I really like Aaron. He’s funny, and he clearly cares about Annalise more than just about anyone.

Today, while I was taking a break from packing up the tent…

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2 thoughts on “The Kiss

  1. I love that he’s flawed. Oh my gosh it just feels real. This is just every “perfect guy” that was put on a pedestal and misses the attention. Love the way the characters are developing.


    • That’s it exactly! It’s hard because I’m writing from Marina’s perspective, but this triangle is a HUGE tangle of teenage feelings, and Tristan in particular is very conflicted, because both Marina and Annalise are awesome, but super different and he’s used to Marina sort of puppy dogging after him, so now that she’s not, well, he’s a dude and he would like her to again.

      Meanwhile, Marina and Annalise are trying to figure out what they are to each other, and they have these powers, AND there’s this big elephant in the room that they love the same boy.

      It’s super fun to write and I’m glad you’re enjoying it!


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