Destroyer of Light Tour – Review & Giveaway

About the Book


ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08QGJ2G5C
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tor Books (October 12, 2021)
Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 12, 2021
Language ‏ : ‎ English
File size ‏ : ‎ 3854 KB

Having destroyed Earth, the alien conquerors resettle the remains of humanity on the planet of Eleusis. In the four habitable areas of the planet—Day, Dusk, Dawn, and Night—the haves and have nots, criminals and dissidents, and former alien conquerors irrevocably bind three stories:

*A violent warlord abducts a young girl from the agrarian outskirts of Dusk leaving her mother searching and grieving.
*Genetically modified twin brothers desperately search for the lost son of a human/alien couple in a criminal underground trafficking children for unknown purposes.
*A young woman with inhuman powers rises through the insurgent ranks of soldiers in the borderlands of Night.

Their stories, often containing disturbing physical and sexual violence, skate across years, building to a single confrontation when the fate of all—human and alien—balances upon a knife’s-edge.

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Praise for Destroyer of Light

A 2021 Kirkus Best of the Year Book
A 2021 Kirkus Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Book

“[A] dark, poetic tale of struggling human colonists and ambiguously motivated aliens on a distant planet. Brissett uses the alien setting to explore contemporary issues, including racism, the complexities of allyship, and the trauma experienced by child soldiers. The author’s updated take on a classic myth is both clever and entertaining…Richly developed and profound” —Kirkus, Starred Review

“Destroyer of Light is proof positive that we’re living in a new golden age of science fiction.” ―Charlie Jane Anders, Hugo Award-winning author

“Destroyer of Light grapples with themes of both the human and post-human experience in a way that is wholly original and seductively engaging. Brissett builds a richly layered and imaginative world that reflects much of our own―the good, the brutal, and the truly monstrous―while daring us to dream of something more. This is a tale not only of becoming and transformation, but about the choices we make that bring us to our destinations. In a time of new, meaningful, and thrilling science fiction, Destroyer of Light is a must read.” ―P. Djèlí Clark, Hugo Finalist and author of The Haunting of Tram Car 015

“A saga that combines many of sf’s most beloved tropes―a remnant of humanity struggling to survive on a far away world, aliens whose goals are dangerously unknowable, alien/human hybrids with unpredictable abilities, suspense, plot twists, and that good old sense of wonder. Hugely ambitious, impressively accomplished.” ―Karen Joy Fowler

“Destroyer of Light confirms Brissett as one of our finest and most ambitious novelists. A world-spanning epic that explores and explodes what it’s like to be both human and post-human. Gorgeously written and heartfelt, it’s quite simply one of the best books I’ve read in a very long time.” ―Elizabeth Hand, author of The Book of Lamps and Banners and Curious Toys

Review

Read that synopsis and tell me this doesn’t sound like an EPIC story, I dare you! And this is also just the type of story I personally need in a science fiction, so it’s safe to say my Persephone loving self enjoyed this! Plus the tie-ins to present issues really heightened the story and gave it such depth.

One thing I often find lacking in science fiction is world building, I feel like sci-fi focuses much more on throwing us into the story and it often lacks that fantasy-esque world building I love. BUT, this story didn’t do that and it’s probably one of the reasons I enjoyed it so much! There’s so many complexities to this story, the characters, and the world yet everything comes together so well.

This is one of those books that may be a bit difficult to read due to the nature of the story (and the way it relates to current issues), but it really is an amazing story that deserves a chance!

About the Author

Photo Credit: Bradley Lau

JENNIFER MARIE BRISSETT has been a software engineer, web developer, and the proprietor of Indigo Café & Books in Brooklyn. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast MFA Program. Her stories can be found in Lightspeed Magazine, Motherboard/VICE, Uncanny Magazine, and FIYAH Magazine amongst other publications. Her debut novel, Elysium (Aqueduct 2014) received the Philip K. Dick Award Special Citation and has been a finalist for the Locus Award for Best First Novel and the Tiptree Award.

Tour Schedule

WEEK ONE
DECEMBER 6th MONDAY JeanBookNerd INTERVIEW
DECEMBER 7th TUESDAY Kait Plus Books INTERVIEW
DECEMBER 8th WEDNESDAY Insane About Books EXCERPT
DECEMBER 8th WEDNESDAY #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog EXCERPT
DECEMBER 9th THURSDAY TTC Books and More GUEST POST
DECEMBER 10th FRIDAY BookHounds REVIEW & INTERVIEW

WEEK TWO
DECEMBER 13th MONDAY Ya It’s Lit REVIEW
DECEMBER 14th TUESDAY The Momma Spot REVIEW
DECEMBER 15th WEDNESDAY Casia’s Corner REVIEW
DECEMBER 16th THURSDAY Bri’s Book Nook REVIEW
DECEMBER 16th THURSDAY Crossroad Reviews REVIEW
DECEMBER 17th FRIDAY Movies, Shows, & Books REVIEW

Giveaway

– 3 Winners will receive a Copy of DESTROYER OF LIGHT by Jennifer Marie Brissett.
– 1 Winner will receive a 25 Amazon Gift Card.

Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter


*JBN is not responsible for Lost or Damaged Books in your Nerdy Mail Box*

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The Clearing Tour – Review & Giveaway

About the Book

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09BYX63QX
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vesuvian Books (August 10, 2021)
Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 10, 2021
Language ‏ : ‎ English 

When Hannah Green’s dog comes out of the woods carrying a sneaker that contains a partially decomposed foot, she thinks it’s the worst thing that could ever happen to her.

She is wrong.

Hannah and her best friend, Ashley, decide to play detective but find themselves in the middle of a decades-old mystery.


What is the strange old woman Mama Bayole hiding in her decrepit farmhouse? Why is the local librarian so determined to prevent them from researching town history? Who is following them around Hopedale, New Hampshire?

The girls make a shocking discovery about what has been happening in the woods behind Hannah’s house. As they get closer to the truth, things take a dangerous turn, and they play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that may end up costing them their lives.
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Praise for The Clearing

“Downright creepy. Tom Deady brings the scares in this gripping novel of horror and courage.” —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author

“Tom Deady excels in creating a history and mystery that is engaging and action-packed. The Clearing’s strong protagonists and their realistic concerns, beliefs, and choices creates a memorable and thoroughly engrossing read that is difficult to put down and impossible to predict—just the ticket for a superior horror novel and should ideally reach into adult reader circles, as well as mature teens.” —Midwest Book Review

“Deady shows an ability to switch from adult to young adult horror with the ease and confidence of a true wordsmith. The Clearing is a fast-paced supernatural tale, intelligent and sparkling with great characters, and more than a few chills. Superb.” —Dave Jeffery, author of Beatrice Beecham’s Cryptic Crypt and Ship of Shadows

Review

This book took me for a wonderfully twisted ride and kept me riveted to the pages. I find that I either really love stories like this one or I find myself quickly losing interest, so I was incredibly happy to find that this one fell into the former category. It’s that perfect blend of creepy, action, and mystery that just leaves you waiting to find out what comes next.

When I first read the synopsis I thought this story had the potential of being Stephen King kind of creepy/bizarre. And it did but with the authors own take on that and personal style of writing. Which I am incredibly glad for because we already have King so I wanted something new (you know?). And honestly this is just a really well written book that I think delivered on all of its promises.

So yeah, you should definitely give this book a go if you want some atmospheric but realistic creepy scenes. I can’t really say too much because I don’t want to give anything away, but I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed this one!

About the Author

Photo Content from Tom Deady

Tom Deady’s first novel, Haven, was published by Cemetery Dance in 2016 and won the Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. He has since published a novel entitled, Eternal Darkness, as well as several short stories and novellas, his most recent being Coleridge.

His novel, The Clearing, is book one in a horror trilogy and inspired by true events. (Vesuvian Books, 2021) Tom holds a master’s degree in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University, is an Active member of the Horror Writers Association, and a member of the New England Horror Writers. He resides in Massachusetts where he is working on his next novel.
WEEK ONE
OCTOBER 25th MONDAY JeanBookNerd INTERVIEW
OCTOBER 26th TUESDAY Movies, Shows, & Books GUEST POST
OCTOBER 27th WEDNESDAY TTC Books and More EXCERPT
OCTOBER 28th THURSDAY Twirling Book Princess EXCERPT
OCTOBER 29th FRIDAY BookHounds YA INTERVIEW

WEEK TWO
NOVEMBER 1st MONDAY Casia’s Corner REVIEW
NOVEMBER 2nd TUESDAY Insane About Books REVIEW
NOVEMBER 2nd TUESDAY Books and Zebras REVIEW
NOVEMBER 3rd WEDNESDAY My Fictional Oasis REVIEW
NOVEMBER 4th THURSDAY Two Points of Interest REVIEW
NOVEMBER 5th FRIDAY Ya It’s Lit REVIEW

Giveaway

–  Winner will receive a Copy of THE CLEARING by Tom Deady.
– Winner will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card
Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter


*JBN is not responsible for Lost or Damaged Books in your Nerdy Mail Box*