CAITLIN LYNAGH was
born in Cardiff and graduated from Keele University with a BSc in Biology and
Geology in 2013. Since graduating, Caitlin has been writing for two years and
recently won a Young Writer’s Grant. In her spare time, she runs a book review
enjoys travelling and has recently spent six weeks in the Amazon rainforest.
I wanted to write
a book that was personal to me and not just another paranormal romance.
thoughts and observations about life from the eyes of a young person trying to
understand humanity and their role in a regimental society like ours.
I want to
challenge the idea that we should grow up thinking that we should be part of
the system. At the moment the system punishes free thinking and as a result we
are left with this confused culture of opinion, where people want to be heard
but aren’t able to be open-minded enough to consider if their opinion has
substance – or is even moral. As a result we abandon the things that once made
us happy. We dismiss our dreams like discarded pennies and that’s all they end
up meaning to us. Only those who are true to their dreams end up happy with
whichever level of success they find.
It takes time for
Kyle Hunter to recognise what he gains as a result of his loss, and the
tenderness of his relationship with Alice – faced with her own mortality –
allows him to understand the value of life and real love.