Guest Post (& Giveaway): Sarah Fine, author of Sanctum

Please welcome Sarah Fine to the blog today! Sarah is the author of Sanctum, the new young adult fantasy just out on Oct. 16th, and the first of the Guards of the Shadowlands series. In this post, she gives us her dream cast if Sanctum were to hit the big screen, and we’ve got a copy of Sanctum up for grabs for one lucky winner, so be sure to see the details at the bottom of the post!

Hypothetically speaking…the cast for Sanctum
-Sarah Fine

Lela: Naya Rivera would be a lovely Lela. And I can’t take credit for this pick—I have to give a shout out to the Bookittyblog for coming up with this one!

Nadia: Another Bookittyblog suggestion, but really, I couldn’t think of a better one. Evan Rachel Wood is a perfect Nadia.

Malachi: Ah, he’s really impossible. But Drew Roy would be a good start. Malachi’s the one I most struggle with! Okay, honestly, in my head he looks more like this …

…but really. This dude’s a model, not an actor (it’s Garrett Neff, if you’re wondering).

Ana: Zoe Saldana for Ana. She’s a little old to be Ana, really, but truly, she’s as close to ideal for the part as they get.

Raphael: Eddie Redmayne

Juri: Goran Visnjic for Juri … well, Juri is hard to cast for reasons you’ll understand if you read the book, but Goran would be a start, I suppose.

Sil: Hiroyuki Shimosawa

And finally, I want to show you a character who doesn’t actually appear in this book, but who is so clearly developed in my mind that I can’t help but share him with you. He’s the only character whose physical appearance actually IS based on a real-life actor!

Takeshi Kaneshiro as … well, himself. Sort of. Takeshi. *sigh*
Keep up with Sarah: Website | Twitter | Facebook

About Sanctum:
“My plan: Get into the city. Get Nadia. Find a way out. Simple.”

A week ago, seventeen-year-old Lela Santos’s best friend, Nadia, killed herself. Today, thanks to a farewell ritual gone awry, Lela is standing in paradise, looking upon a vast gated city in the distance – hell. No one willingly walks through the Suicide Gates, into a place smothered in darkness and infested with depraved creatures. But Lela isn’t just anyone – she’s determined to save her best friend’s soul, even if it means sacrificing her eternal afterlife.

As Lela struggles to find Nadia, she’s captured by the Guards, enormous, not-quite-human creatures that patrol the dark city’s endless streets. Their all-too human leader, Malachi, is unlike them in every way except one: his deadly efficiency. When he meets Lela, Malachi forms his own plan: get her out of the city, even if it means she must leave Nadia behind. Malachi knows something Lela doesn’t – the dark city isn’t the worst place Lela could end up, and he will stop at nothing to keep her from that fate.
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2. Giveaway is for 1 copy of Sanctum by Sarah Fine to 1 winner.
3. Giveaway is open to US and Canadian addresses only
4. Must include a valid email address with your entry (no need to leave it in the comments, just include it when you fill out the rafflecopter form)
5. You must enter on or before 11/2/12
6. Giveaway book courtesy of Amazon Children’s Publishing
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About the author:
Sarah Fine is a child psychologist and an author of young adult fiction.

Her debut YA novel SANCTUM (Guards of the Shadowlands, Book 1) will be released by Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books/Amazon Publishing on October 16th, 2012. Her YA sci-fi thriller SCAN (co-authored with Walter Jury), will be published in Fall 2013 by Putnam & Sons/Penguin.


  1. What a gorgeous cover. I’m looking forward to Sanctum!

  2. I have heard such great things about this novel! I am so
    excited to read it.

  3. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book. Sounds very good.

  4. Those look like some great picks. 😀 Can’t wait to read this book.

  5. I’m not entering the giveaway! I just wanted to pop in and say it looks like a really intriguing book.. and I picked up my ebook copy through Amazon. I can’t wait to start it! 🙂

  6. The dream cast is awesome! I can’t wait to read this.

  7. I like how the two main female characters look so completely different from each other. That would be very striking to see on the screen. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Sounds like something I would really enjoy – thanks!

  9. Nice post! Something to remember when I read the book! 🙂

  10. This book sounds pretty awesome! Definitely like the whole underworld type vibe. Looking forward to reading it!

  11. This sounds interesting, looking forward to reading it!

  12. Great pictures and it looks like a good story.

  13. Nice casting choices.

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