The Deck Of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman: Character Interview

Hello and welcome to my first character interview! I never quite knew what I thought about character interviews, since writing the responses always seemed so daunting to me; I would want to be sure it was exactly right. Though, Christine, who knows these characters better than anyone else, was kind enough to answer these questions herself! And who am I interviewing? None other than May Hawthorne, sister of Justin Hawthorne and reader of The Deck Of Omens.

It’s no secret that this duology holds a special place in my heart. Here’s all about the fantastic conclusion, The Deck Of Omens!


The teenagers of Four Paths must save their home. Though the Beast is seemingly subdued for now, a new threat looms in Four Paths: a corruption seeping from the Gray into the forest. And with the other Founders preoccupied by their tangled alliances and fraying relationships, only May Hawthorne seems to realize the danger. But saving the town she loves means seeking aid from the person her family despises most–her and Justin’s father. May’s father isn’t the only newcomer in town–Isaac Sullivan’s older brother has also returned, seeking forgiveness for the role he played in Isaac’s troubled past. But Isaac isn’t ready to let go of his family’s history, especially when that history might hold the key that he and Violet Saunders need to destroy the Gray and the monster within it. Harper Carlisle isn’t ready to forgive, either. Two devastating betrayals have left her isolated from her family and uncertain who to trust. As the corruption becomes impossible to ignore, Harper must learn to control her newfound powers in order to protect Four Paths. But the only people who can help her do that are the ones who have hurt her the most. With the veil between the Gray and the town growing ever thinner, all of the Founder descendants must put their grievances with one another aside to stop the corruption and kill the Beast once and for all. But maybe the monster they truly need to slay has never been the Beast…

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Now, let’s move on to the interview. I had so much fun coming up with these questions and the questions truly shine with May’s personality.

It’s no secret that you and Justin have a complicated relationship. Despite being family, would you take the option to be an only child?

No. Justin and I don’t always get along, but he’s my brother. That’s not something I would want to change.

You sense of style is very pink and very organized. Is there a specific reason for that? Why do you lean towards that type of fashion?

There’s a lot going on in my life that I can’t control, but I can control how I dress. And I’ve always loved pink–it has so much variance to it. There’s a shade for every way I could feel, and it looks great on me. So I might as well feel good about how I look, right?

What is your favorite part of reading the deck? Why do you love it so much?

Reading the cards feels like coming home. It’s what I’m supposed to be doing. It’s literally what I was meant for. And it’s a really important job. Which means I’m important, too.

If you were a normal girl, living a normal life, what’s a hobby you’d like to try out?

I like to think I’m pretty normal. But if I had more free time, I think I’d work on my Instagram more. There’s so much inspiration I get from my favorite lifestyle accounts–it would be cool to run one of my own.

What would your ideal life look like? Would it be one without the Gray, without the complicated family drama?

I wish the town was calmer. I wish Mom would listen to me more. And I wish Dad would come back. But I can’t do anything about that, now, can I?

I really fell in love with May during this book and I’m excited for more people to experience her POV!

And here is more about Christine, the wonderful author, and where to find her!

Christine Lynn Herman


Born in New York City but raised in Japan and Hong Kong, Christine Lynn Herman subscribes to the firm philosophy that home is where her books are. She returned to the United States for college, where she traded out a subtropical climate for harsh, snowy winters and an Honors English degree at the University of Rochester. Currently, Christine and her books reside in Brooklyn, along with her partner and their extremely spoiled cat.


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The Deck Of Omens is out NOW! You can now read the conclusion to this incredible duology or give it a try without fear of waiting for the second book. Hooray for amazing book!


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