My friend and I are going to have a birthday celebration for this later today!
To answer your questions:
1. I've had so many favorite moments. I loved when Rollan first saw a walrus, (even though it stole the Crystal Polar Bear), when the Great Beasts went into the Evertree, and so much more. I also loved the cliffhangers at the end of every book, which is something special coming from me as usually, I scream at authors on other forums that I once and a while go on for leaving the biggest cliffhangers. (e.g. Percy Jackson, A Wrinkle In Time, etc.) That is what makes the entire series SO special to me.
2. My favorite ship, hmmm...... Meilin xRollan. YASSSSSS!!!
3. Goodness, well, let's see about that. I wish that Tarik hadn't died, that Shane hadn't died, that Uraza hadn't been taken by the Wyrm, that Rollan's mom hadn't been a Conqueror, and that Zerif didn't exist. Unfortunately, we don't always get what we want in life...
4. I can thank tennis for introducing me to SA. Sound random? That's because it is. One day, three years ago, I broke a string on my racket and went to get it fixed. As I was waiting, I pleaded with my mom to bring me to the HUGE Joseph-Beth across the street and she agreed. As I was looking through the books in the kids' section, I spotted a copy of Wild Born, the very last one, on the shelf, and recognized the name Brandon Mull from another story that I had recently read. It looked cool, so I picked it up, read the first chapter, and loved it so much that I was literally on my hands and knees, begging me to buy it, which she did after about an hour and a half. xD ~ I can be so good at begging sometimes, it is unbelieveable. Thank you, Lisa and Brandon, for coming up with something so insanely awesome that it blows my mind away.