Terraformer Tour – Review & Giveaway

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About the Book




Print Length: 348 pages
Publication Date: May 12, 2020
Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B084Z551M6


A new dystopian sci-fi YA series from the New York Times bestselling author Colleen Houck

Warning all Astronauts:
COLONY BOUNDARY WARNING!
PERMISSION TO ENTER ALIEN FOREST IS REQUIRED
NOTE: NO RESCUE ATTEMPTS WILL BE MADE

In the future, a terraforming ship lands on a perfectly green planet.
Two perfect young men, one a budding colony leader, the other an engineer, compete for the affection of one perfect young woman training as a botanist.
The only problem?
She’s not perfect.
Astra has a secret.
A big one.
And someone or some thing just maybe trying to kill her for it

   

Deadly toxins can be hidden inside the most beautiful flowers.

That’s what Astra Meador’s famous biophysicist mother taught her.

As her mother’s apprentice, Astra has developed skills in botany, chemistry, medicine, and, most importantly, in keeping secrets.

In fact keeping Astra’s secret was the reason her family decided to leave the Earth and join a terraforming mission to colonize a distant planet called Crillain IV. But when Astra wakes early from hypersleep, she discovers that her mother never made it onboard, her father died in transit and his body has been ejected from the ship, and she suspects that she’s not the only one awake.

When the ship finally lands and she’s reunited with her brother, Nash, Astra hopes to settle into a new life, especially when she meets the charming young engineer, Jax, and is recruited by the mission commander to train alongside his handsome son to be a future leader of the small colony.

Then Astra learns that she’s not the only one with a dark secret.

As both young men contend for her affection, Astra searches for answers, trying to determine who to trust. But with theft and murder occurring in the colony along with the sudden disappearance of her beloved brother, Astra can’t listen to the whisperings of her heart, especially when someone or something else on the planet is whispering to her mind even louder.

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Praise for Terraformer

“I was rooting for Astra and entranced by the seamlessly crafted world of TERRAFORMER! Colleen Houck gives you a chilling glimpse into what can happen when technology and nature collide.” —Kimberly Derting, author of award-winning young adult novels The Body Finder, The Pledge, and The Taking

“A richly imaginative page-turner!” —Melissa Landers, bestselling author of Blastaway, the Alienated trilogy and the Starlight duology

Review

I’ve always liked sci-fi that has at least romance or comedy, but now I’ve found a new theme to add to this list: eco-consciousness. But overall this is just a really enjoyable read. It reminds me why I love YA books and how I can just sit down and binge them in one go. This is just one of those books that are fun to read and make you feel good about reading.

I’ve always liked Houck’s style of writing, so I was immediately intrigued by this one when I saw this one. And I was glad that I wasn’t disappointed with Terraformer. I’m also glad that I got to dive back into sci-fi with an author I already knew I loved. Since sci-fi isn’t my favorite genre it takes a special kind of book for me to enjoy. This book is definitely heavy on the romance, but honestly I’m not complaining about that! I love a good romance based book amidst all of the others that I read.

While this book isn’t going to make you think about complex ideologies or necessarily be one you pick up to read over and over again, it will be one that will leave you saying it was a good book. But maybe that’s not even true, because I often find myself drawn back to books like this one.

About the Author

Photo Content from Colleen Houck

New York Times Bestselling author Colleen Houck is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, paranormal, science fiction, and romance. When she’s not busy writing, she likes to spend time chatting on the phone with one of her six siblings, watching plays, and shopping online. Colleen has lived in Arizona, Idaho, Utah, California, and North Carolina and is now permanently settled in Salem, Oregon with her husband and a huge assortment of plush tigers.

Tour Schedule


WEEK ONE – REVIEWS AND GUEST POSTS
JUNE 8th MONDAY JeanBookNerd PODCAST
JUNE 9th TUESDAY Movies, Shows, & Books GUEST POST
JUNE 10th WEDNESDAY Books Less Travelled REVIEW
JUNE 10th WEDNESDAY TTC Books and More GUEST POST
JUNE 11th THURSDAY A Court of Coffee and Books EXCERPT
JUNE 11th THURSDAY J.R.’s Book Reviews REVIEW
JUNE 12th FRIDAY Twirling Book Princess EXCERPT
JUNE 12th FRIDAY Gwendalyn’s Books REVIEW 


WEEK ONE – REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS
JUNE 15th MONDAY BookHounds YA REVIEW & INTERVIEW
JUNE 15th MONDAY Book Queen Reviews REVIEW
JUNE 16th TUESDAY Wishful Endings REVIEW & INTERVIEW

JUNE 16th TUESDAY Chrikaru Reads REVIEW
JUNE 17th WEDNESDAY Nay’s Pink Bookshelf REVIEW
JUNE 17th WEDNESDAY Author Kelly Riser REVIEW
JUNE 18th THURSDAY Ya It’s Lit REVIEW
JUNE 18th THURSDAY Book Briefs REVIEW
JUNE 19th FRIDAY Insane About Books REVIEW
JUNE 19th FRIDAY Port Jericho REVIEW

JUNE 19th FRIDAY Lisa Loves Literature REVIEW 

Giveaway

Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter
–  1 Winner will receive the TERRAFORMER Storytellers BOX.
– 1 Winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.


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