Composite Creatures Tour – Review

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About the Book

In a society where self-preservation is as much an art as a science, Norah and Arthur are learning how to co-exist in their new little world. Though they hardly know each other, everything seems to be going perfectly—from the home they’re building together to the ring on Norah’s finger.

But survival in this world is a tricky thing, the air is thicker every day and illness creeps fast through the body. And the earth is becoming increasingly hostile to live in. Fortunately, Easton Grove is here for that in the form of a perfect little bundle to take home and harvest. You can live for as long as you keep it—or her—close.

Review

This book is just so interesting and wild and such a good read! Plus that cover should be enough to intrigue you. I really am a sucker for a good cover and will willingly admit that that is what first drew me to this one. And I’m glad I listened to that because it’s also a really great story.

So, surprise surprise, this is another book that I don’t really want to get much into. It’s just something that you have to let unfold around you as you read it. But just be prepared for an extremely ephemeral and haunting read. It’s one of those books that is just so well written that you could see the events actually unfolding.

This book is both an excellent read as well as one that will make you take a moment to think once you’re done. And that moment might turn into something longer because it’s really one of those stories that will stick with you long after. So this is definitely one that I recommend you pick up!

About the Author

Author. Poet. Novelist. Occasional librettist. Sporadic puppeteer.

Caroline Hardaker lives in the north east of England and writes quite a lot of things. She earned her BA (English Literature) and MA (Cultural and Heritage Studies) from Newcastle University, and her main problem is limiting herself to one idea at once, or maybe two ideas, or three…

Caroline’s debut poetry collection, Bone Ovation, was published by Valley Press in 2017, and her first full length collection, Little Quakes Every Day, was published by Valley Press in November 2020. 

Caroline’s debut novel, Composite Creatures, will be published by Angry Robot in April 2021. It’s available to pre-order now (please do take a look!)

Caroline’s poetry has been published worldwide, most recently in Magma, The Interpreter’s House, The Emma Press, Neon Magazine, Shoreline of Infinity, Eyewear Publishing’s Best New British and Irish Poets, and Contemporary British Poetry from Platypus Press. This blog was set up in late 2015 and you can see some of her publication credits since then via the Poems and Stories section.

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*

Down World Tour – Review

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About the Book

As the site of a former military base, there have always been rumors that East Township High School was the site of experiments with space and time. For years, students have whispered in the hallways of a doorway created within the school, one that can access multiple timelines and realities, a place known as the Down World.

As the new kid in school and still reeling from the unexplained death of her brother Robbie, Marina O’Connell is only interested in one thing: leaving the past behind. But a chance encounter with handsome Brady Picelli changes everything. He will lead Marina to a startling discovery. The Down World is real and the past, present, and future are falling out of balance.

Brady is determined to help Marina discover what really happened to her brother. However, what is taken from one world, must be repaid by another. And Marina is about to discover that even a realm of infinite possibilities has rules that must be obeyed.

Review

This book was right up my alley! You know, that very niche alley that everyone has. And I am glad to say that it didn’t disappoint! I was so invested in the story throughout and I just thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this one. Plus it’s just so bizarre, which I of course love an appreciate.

This is just one of those books that you’re going to find difficult to put down. Now, I can’t get into it too much cause spoilers would be a no-no but this world is so complex. And as more and more unfolds you’re going to be lured even further into the book. Plus there is a dark undercurrent throughout the story that creates a… purpose?… to the plot.

Down World really blew me away and provided me with something that felt fresh. Which I really needed right now because I’ve been *mildly* slumping for what feels like forever lately.

About the Author

Rebecca Phelps is an actress, screenwriter, novelist, and mom based in Los Angeles. She is the co-creator of the website novel2screen.net, which analyzes film and television adapted from other material. Down World, the recipient of a Watty Award for Best Young Adult Fiction, is her first novel. To hear more about the Down World trilogy, follow Rebecca on Instagram @geminirosey, or on Twitter @DownWorldNovel. Happy reading!

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*

Unchosen Tour – Review, Favorite Quotes, & Giveaway

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About the Book

Book Title: Unchosen
Author: Katharyn Blair
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: January 26, 2021
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic

Leave her alone. You’ve already destroyed this world. Leave this girl alone.

— Katharyn Blair

Katharyn Blair crafts a fiercely feminist fantasy with a horrifying curse, swoon-worthy sea captains, and the power of one girl to choose her own fate in this contemporary standalone adventure that’s perfect for fans of The Fifth Wave and Seafire, and for anyone who has ever felt unchosen.

“Such heart. Bravery. Guts.”

— Katharyn Blair

For Charlotte Holloway, the world ended twice.

The first was when her childhood crush, Dean, fell in love—with her older sister.

The second was when the Crimson, a curse spread through eye contact, turned the majority of humanity into flesh-eating monsters.

Neither end of the world changed Charlotte. She’s still in the shadows of her siblings. Her popular older sister, Harlow, now commands forces of survivors. And her talented younger sister, Vanessa, is the Chosen One—who, legend has it, can end the curse.

When their settlement is raided by those seeking the Chosen One, Charlotte makes a reckless decision to save Vanessa: she takes her place as prisoner.

The word spreads across the seven seas—the Chosen One has been found.

But when Dean’s life is threatened and a resistance looms on the horizon, the lie keeping Charlotte alive begins to unravel. She’ll have to break free, forge new bonds, and choose her own destiny if she has any hope of saving her sisters, her love, and maybe even the world.

Because sometimes the end is just a new beginning.

“He cursed the world. He wanted the world to suffer for my rejection of him.”

— Katharyn Blair

Review

Angst. Angst. Angst. Angst. Angst. Remember when YA books used to be pure angst? Yeah, I do. And if you can’t tell I kind of miss it. But this book took that angst and all of those old YA tropes I still love oh so much and made them fresh and new and revitalized the genre in a way I haven’t seen yet. So yeah, I kind of enjoyed this one. OH! And there are (kind of) ZOMBIES!

“Did she figure out I’ve been lying? Or is it finally time?”

— Katharyn Blair

Where do I even start with this review though? The characters? Yeah, I really liked them. The plot? Well, like I already said, I really liked that. The fantasy/sci-fi/dystopian elements? Yeah, those were perfect. So, basically, this was probably my favorite read of the year so far. There were just so many things that screamed “me” in this one and it just kept delivering throughout the entire book.

“And it’s easier to be mad at him than to be anythign else, so.”

— Katharyn Blair

Everything in this book just works so well together and fit so perfectly into this absolutely amazing plot. And it has those classic/older YA elements that I truly do miss (don’t get me wrong, I’m obviously still a fan of the genre) and made them fresh and modern. So there’s just so much to love about this book that you’re going to just need to read it and find out all of the amazing stuff throughout it.

About the Author

I live in LA, drink way too much coffee, and write all day long — because I’m crazy blessed to do what I’ve been doing for fun since I was a kid hiding in my garage loft writing terrible, terrible vampire stories. Glitter enthusiast. Bethyl shipper. Pluviophile. Ask me about my Dean Winchester obsession. John 1:5.

I’m wife to Ross and mom to Aryn, Liam, and River Grace. Also, mom to Cricket (a dog, not an insect), Maximus Dogimus Meridius (a ferocious cuddlebug) Maggie Rhee (cat, not the bad ass from The Walking Dead), and Kovacs (no parenthetical needed for him).

Tour Schedule

January 25

Turn the Page Tours – Welcome Post
We Write at Dawn – Book Review
Baltimore Bibliophile – Book Review
Ya It’s Lit – Book Review, Favorite Quotes

January 26

The Broke Book Blog – Book Review
literary delirium – Book Review, Mood Board
Books Are Magic Too – Book Review
The Book View – Book Review

January 27

Book-Keeping – Book Review
Meli’s Book Reviews – Book Review
The Bookish Raven – Book Review, Survival Checklist
being.myshelf – Author Interview

January 28

Pages in Waves – Book Review, Favorite Things About Unchosen
Reading Stewardess – Book Review, Survival Checklist
A Bella Fairy Tale – Book Review
Leann Reads Books – Book Review, Author Interview
A Bronx Latina Reads – Book Review

January 29

What Irin Reads – Book Review
She Reads Again – Book Review, Favorite Quotes
Pastel Daydreams – Book Review, Favorite Quotes
Kait Plus Books – Guest Post

January 30

Pop Reads Reviews – Book Review
Whimsical Blessings – Author Interview
Bound by the Book – Book Review, Favorite Things About Unchosen
PoptheButterfly Reads – Book Review

January 31

Bookishly Kenia – Book Review
Jena Brown Writes – Book Review, Survival Checklist
A Pigeon Reads – Book Review
Tirebookreviews – Book Review, Favorite Quotes

Bookstagram Tour Schedule

January 25

Turn the Page Tours – Blogger’s Choice
We.write.at.dawn – Blogger’s Choice
Bmorebiblio – Blogger’s Choice
Ya.its.lit – Blogger’s Choice
Annielikestoreadandwatchtv – Book Review

January 26

Thebrokebookblog – Blogger’s Choice
Booksaremagictoo – Blogger’s Choice
Drink.Read.Repeat – Blogger’s Choice
Thebookviewblog – Blogger’s Choice
Ashbetweenpages – Book Review
Simplebeccamee – Book Review

January 27

Hollymbryan – Blogger’s Choice
Melisbookreviews – Blogger’s Choice
The_bookish_raven – Blogger’s Choice
Being.myshelf – Blogger’s Choice
Reading_with_Nicole – Book Review

January 28

Shereadsagain – Blogger’s Choice
Sirenareader – Blogger’s Choice
Skygoddess1 – Blogger’s Choice
Leannreadsbooks – Blogger’s Choice
Lyon.brit.andthebookshelf – Book Review
Books_and_dice – Book Review

January 29

Joanna.Zoe – Book Review
Kaitplusbooks – Blogger’s Choice
Featherboundbooks – Book Review
The.magicalpages – Book Review
Pillowreader – Book Review
The.book.nerd.fox – Book Review

January 30

_Popreads_ – Blogger’s Choice
Whimsicalblessingsblog – Blogger’s Choice
Bound.by.the.book – Blogger’s Choice
Belvaandthebooks – Book Review
Popthebutterfly – Blogger’s Choice
Coffee.bibliophile.mama – Book Review

January 31

Booknerd65 – Book Review
Lazyfeline89 – Book Review
Bookishly_Kenia – Blogger’s Choice
The.b00kreader – Book Review
Jenabrownwrites – Blogger’s Choice
Lady_logomancer – Blogger’s Choice
Rampant_reading – Book Review, Book/Character Art

Giveaway

USA only. There will be 2 winners.
Giveaway starts: Monday, January 25, 2021
Giveaway ends: Monday, February 1, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. CST

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The Tinderbox: Soldier of Indira Review

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About the Book

From the imagination of actor Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba, Prodigal Son) comes an epic and unforgettable Science Fiction Fantasy tale.

Two worlds at war will bring them together… or tear them apart…

Everson didn’t want to be a soldier. His parents forced him to serve, as all good Indiran men should. The only problem? His first battle against their mortal enemies goes horribly wrong and he winds up stranded on the enemy planet.

Now, Everson has to survive in this strange new land where everyone is out to get him. Not to mention, the planet Mano is covered in unforgiving desert. And he’s the target of traitors who want to use him in a dastardly plot to overthrow their mad king, Xander the Firm, by having him retrieve a piece of mysterious and powerful ancient technology known as the Tinderbox.

But everything changes during a chance encounter with the king’s daughter, Allegra. Despite her station, she’s in as grave of danger from her own people as Everson is. And though their peoples have been at odds for centuries, an unlikely spark forms between them.

As their worlds come crashing down around them, their forbidden love might be the only chance to end this war forever. Or, it might just be the doom of everyone…

Imagine the intrigue of Game of Thrones mixed with the star-crossed romance of Romeo and Juliet… but in space! Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tale of the same name, Soldier of Indira is perfect for fans of Dune, Aurora Rising, and Stardust.

Review

Have I mentioned that I love fantasy and sci-fi mixed together into one book? Because I do. And I just knew that I would love this book because of that. But even outside of that I just really loved this story! It was a fun read and it was just so well written! Plus who wouldn’t be excited to see what Lou Diamond Phillips comes up with?

There were so many different elements to praise about this story, but the world building in this book is of course my favorite aspect. I can’t help but love some good world building! There’s just so much detail about all aspects of life in this world and it really helps transport you to the setting of the story. But even outside of this there is that ephemeral quality to the book as you go through this riveting story.

This is a great book that has a little bit of something for everyone. It’s the perfect blend of sci-fi and fantasy mixed with excellent storytelling. And it’s even got the fairy tale elements for those who love retellings! It’s a book you can sit and relax with as you explore new worlds.

About the Author

Louis Diamond Phillips is a Filipino American actor and film director. His breakthrough came when he starred as Ritchie Valens in the biographical drama film La Bamba (1987). For the Academy Award-nominated Stand and Deliver (1988), Phillips was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and won an Independent Spirit Award. He made his Broadway debut with the 1996 revival of The King and I, earning a Tony Award nomination for his portrayal of King Mongkut of Siam. Phillips’ other notable films include Young Guns (1988), Young Guns II (1990), Courage Under Fire (1996), The Big Hit (1998), Brokedown Palace (1999), Che (2008), and The 33 (2015). In the television series Longmire, he played a main character named Henry Standing Bear.

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*

The Burning Son Tour – Review, Author Interview, & Character Interview

Author: TH Leatherman

Narrator: Russell Archey

Length: 7 hours 59 minutes

Series: The Burning Son, Book 1

Publisher: Fivefold Publishing LLC

Released: Aug. 12, 2020

Genre: Science Fiction; Space Opera

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The Rush’s Edge Review

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About the Book

With the help of his commanding officer, a genetically engineered ex-soldier fights back against the government that created him and others like him to be expendable slaves.

Halvor Cullen, a genetically-engineered and technology implanted ex-solider, doesn’t see himself as a hero. After getting out of the service, all he’s interested in is chasing the adrenaline rush that his body was designed to crave. Hal knows he won’t live long anyway; vat soldiers like him are designed to die early or will burnt out from relentlessly seeking the rush. His best friend and former CO, Tyce, is determined not to let that happen and distracts him by work salvaging crashed ships in the Edge. But after a new crewmember—hacker-turned-tecker, Vivi—joins their band of misfits, they find a sphere that downloads an alien presence into their ship…

Review

It’s space time! And what The Rush’s Edge does that I feel a lot of other sci-fi books is that it actually has A LOT of character development! And I feel like that’s where I always struggle to become invested with sci-fi books since they’re often all action and not much else. But this one actually gave me some depth and I loved having the chance to learn all about this misfit gang!

And I mean, how much of a space opera would it be if our story didn’t revolve around a ragtag gang of misfits going against the grain. And while we got a lot of character development like I mentioned, there was still PLENTY of action! It was that harmonious blend between the two that made this such an interesting read. And while this book was set in space there were still those social issues present that we deal with and see on a regular basis. And seeing this team struggle with having everything they thought they knew turned on its head gave such an interesting plot!

You can tell that Smith has a lot of knowledge and love for science fiction because all of that went into this book. And I think that’s why I found this one so enjoyable, I could see how much thought and effort went into weaving this expertly crafter story. And I really look forward to seeing where Smith goes from here!

About the Author

Ginger Smith has worked as a record store employee, freelance writer, bookstore assistant manager and high school teacher of English. In the past, she has played in many tabletop RPG groups and even run several of her own. She collects vintage toys, sci-fi novels and comic books, as well as mid-century furniture. She currently lives in the southern USA with her husband and two cats, spending her free time writing and watching classic film noir and sci-fi movies.

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*

Dark Tour – Review, Audio Excerpt, & Author Interview

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Author: Paul L. Arvidson

Narrator: Benjamin Fife

Length: 9 hours 2 minutes

Series: The Dark Trilogy, Book 1

Publisher: Mr. PL Arvidson

Released: Sep. 14, 2020

Genre: Science Fiction

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The Sensation Review

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About the Book

Last time she investigated the saints of the Solme Complex. This time it’s the sinners of the Sensation… Presenting the second Salvi Brentt novel from award-winning author, Amanda Bridgeman.

A series of brutal murders has the homicide division of San Francisco’s Hub 9 working overtime. But as the bodies mount, they begin to question whether the attacks are random or somehow connected.

When one of their own falls victim, Detective Salvi Brentt and the Hub 9 homicide team join forces with the narcotics and cyber divisions to track down those responsible. They soon discover a volatile new drug-tech experience, involving black market neural implants, has hit the streets, causing the epidemic of violence and missing persons.

With the clock ticking and the bodies piling up, Salvi must go deep undercover in the seedy Sensation club scene to found out who is behind it. But in the secretive playgrounds of the rich and powerful, some will stop at nothing to protect their empire…

Review

I’m backkk with book two and I’m seriously obsessed with this cover! Just like with the first book (you can read my review on my blog!) I was instantly engaged and involved in the story. And it doesn’t fail to live up to the first book in the series, The Sensation definitely stands on it’s own as another outstanding part of this series.

This second installment in the series continues to expand on our knowledge of the world and introduces us to new and old characters. And while there are the familiar aspects in this book, there is still plenty of new things to draw our attention. But I can’t talk about it too much because I don’t want to give anything away!

I find that oftentimes the second book in a series falls into the “sophomore slump.” But The Sensation definitely didn’t fall into that trap and really stands out! I loved being able to go further into this world and get a deeper understanding of all of the horror in the series.

About the Author

Amanda is a Tin Duck Award winner, an Aurealis and Ditmar Awards finalist and author of several science fiction novels. Her works include the best-selling military SF/space opera AURORA series (previously published by Momentum Books/Pan Macmillan Australia), alien contact drama THE TIME OF THE STRIPES, and sci-fi crime thriller THE SUBJUGATE (published by Angry Robot Books, UK) which has been optioned for TV by an Oscar and Golden Globe nominated production company.

Born in the seaside/country town of Geraldton, Western Australia, she moved to Perth (Western Australia) to study film & television/creative writing at Murdoch University, earning her a BA in Communication Studies. Perth has been her home ever since, aside from a nineteen-month stint in London (England) where she dabbled in Film & TV ‘Extra’ work.

She was a finalist in the Universal AU/Screenwest Pitch competition (2019) and a finalist in the AACTA Regional Landscapes Pitch in partnership with Screenworks Pitch (2020).

She is a versatile writer who enjoys working across different genres and creative formats, be it novels, screenplays, short stories, etc, and creating both original and tie-in work.

She has a short story in the WARHAMMER 40K universe coming mid 2020 through Black Library (UK).

Her new novel PANDEMIC: PATIENT ZERO will be the first novel set in the award-winning Pandemic tabletop board game universe, and will be released worldwide in September 2020 through Aconyte Books (UK).

The sequel to her hit The Subjugate, called THE SENSATION will be released worldwide in October 2020 through Angry Robot Books (UK).

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*

The Subjugate Review

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About the Book

In a small religious community rocked by a spree of shocking murders, Detectives Salvi Brentt and Mitch Grenville find themselves surrounded by suspects. The Children of Christ have a tight grip on their people, and the Solme Complex neurally edit violent criminals – Subjugates – into placid servants called Serenes. In a town where purity and sin, temptation and repression live side by side, everyone has a motive. But as the bodies mount up, the frustrated detectives begin to crack under the pressure: their demons are coming to light, and who knows where that blurred line between man and monster truly lies.

Review

This book is just so incredibly amazing! It’s one of those combinations where if done incorrectly it wouldn’t work at all. BUT, it was done better than correctly and just: wow. I think what made this book for me is that while it is sci-fi, it is very easy to see that this could be a plausible downfall to society. Plus I’m a sucker for crime novels and it’s been far too long since I’ve read one. So this was a perfect blend of genres for me!

I have a weird interest in cults, and this story just screams cult-y. So you know I was hooked right from the start. And this society was just so interesting to learn about! I don’t want to give anything away, but it’s wild and scarily plausible. It’s got new things we would expect to see in the future, yet as we see even today, the people believe that a simpler (and more restrictive) way of life may be better. There are so many nuances that seem to have been pulled from some of our more “closed off” communities.

Outside of the strange individuals we meet in this story, we also get an intense murder mystery. But that’s all I’m going to say on that because you just need to read it. And for those of you who may not explore the sci-fi genre all too often this might be the perfect fit! There are some sci-fi elements, but there is also so much more to this story!

About the Author

Amanda is a Tin Duck Award winner, an Aurealis and Ditmar Awards finalist and author of several science fiction novels. Her works include the best-selling military SF/space opera AURORA series (previously published by Momentum Books/Pan Macmillan Australia), alien contact drama THE TIME OF THE STRIPES, and sci-fi crime thriller THE SUBJUGATE (published by Angry Robot Books, UK) which has been optioned for TV by an Oscar and Golden Globe nominated production company.

Born in the seaside/country town of Geraldton, Western Australia, she moved to Perth (Western Australia) to study film & television/creative writing at Murdoch University, earning her a BA in Communication Studies. Perth has been her home ever since, aside from a nineteen-month stint in London (England) where she dabbled in Film & TV ‘Extra’ work.

She was a finalist in the Universal AU/Screenwest Pitch competition (2019) and a finalist in the AACTA Regional Landscapes Pitch in partnership with Screenworks Pitch (2020).

She is a versatile writer who enjoys working across different genres and creative formats, be it novels, screenplays, short stories, etc, and creating both original and tie-in work.

She has a short story in the WARHAMMER 40K universe coming mid 2020 through Black Library (UK).

Her new novel PANDEMIC: PATIENT ZERO will be the first novel set in the award-winning Pandemic tabletop board game universe, and will be released worldwide in September 2020 through Aconyte Books (UK).

The sequel to her hit The Subjugate, called THE SENSATION will be released worldwide in October 2020 through Angry Robot Books (UK).

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*

Devastation Class Tour – Review & Giveaway

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About the Book

An annihilation force of invading aliens. Human civilization on the brink of extinction. Earth’s only hope – seven cadets and the legendary starship they were never meant to command. No matter the cost, they will stop at nothing to survive. No matter the odds, they will fight to save their future.

The distant future. Earth’s Alliance forces have emerged victorious from a brutal nine-year war with the mysterious Kastazi – a vicious, highly advanced alien race. In the dawn of a new peace, the Alliance Devastation Class starship California embarks on a mission of science and learning with a skeleton crew of seasoned officers, civilian students, and inexperienced military cadets in tow.

For JD Marshall and Viv Nixon, gifted cadets and best friends, the mission holds special meaning: It offers an opportunity to prove themselves and begin to escape the long shadows of their legendary war hero parents.

Suddenly ambushed by a second wave of invading Kastazi forces, JD and Viv make the impossible decision to spearhead a mutiny to save the California and everyone on it. In command and quickly out of options, they are forced to activate the ship’s prototype Blink Reactor – an experimental technology they expect to send them to the safe, distant reaches of space. When their escape transports them to a reality they don’t recognize and reveals unimaginably terrifying secrets, they must fight their way home to save not just everyone they love but also humanity itself. Standing in their way are an insurmountable enemy, saboteurs from within, a mystery eons in the making, and the fabric of time and space itself.

Review

Aliens, space, and adventure. What more could you want?! This book has all of the twists and turns that you would expect from an enthralling scifi, plus it reminds me of a Star Trek but YA (where my trekkies at?!). But this is definitely a unique story on it’s own that will take you light years away from the mess we’re living in!

I absolutely LOVED the characters in this one! I think the sign of a great scifi read for me is when I absolutely adore the characters. There’s just something about a rag tag team of people going on an adventure (insert gif of Bilbo Baggins, but not really cause I’m lazy). AND THE PLOT! This book starts right off the bat crazy and just keeps going from there. These two combined make for such an interesting book and start to what I hope will be a wonderful series.

This is one of those fun and quirky reads that you can just take some time with and enjoy. While scifi isn’t always my first choice genre it is something I’m trying to change. BUT, I ALWAYS enjoy a book set in space with some alien craziness.

About the Authors

Glen Zipper is a former an Assistant Prosecutor in Hudson County, New Jersey, and DEVASTATION CLASS is his debut novel written with Elaine Mongeon.

In addition to co-authoring DEVASTATION CLASS, Glen produced the Academy Award® winning documentary UNDEFEATED, Executive Produces the Netflix Original documentary series DOGS which will enter Season 2 in 2021, and Executive Produces the acclaimed Cinemax comedy/documentary series TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS directed by Mike Judge (Silicon Valley, Beavis and Butthead, King of the Hill, Idiocracy).

Glen most recently Developed and Executive Produced CHALLENGER: THE FINAL FLIGHT, produced in collaboration with Bad Robot — premiering on Netflix in September of 2020.

In 2020 he also produced SHOWBIZ KIDS for HBO, directed by Alex Winter (Bill and Ted Face The Music), and won an Emmy for Executive Producing the HBO two-part documentary feature WHAT’S MY NAME: MUHAMMAD ALI, directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer).

Award-winning filmmaker Elaine Mongeon wrote and directed the short films Good Morning for Warner Bros. Pictures and Swiped to Death for Hulu and the Sundance Institute. She also served as an associate producer on Magic Mike XXL. Elaine has a love for the outdoors and has been known to spend her time traversing glaciers in Canada and precision motorcycle riding. Originally from New England, she currently resides in Los Angeles.

Tour Schedule

Tuesday, September 8th: @fearyourex
Wednesday, September 9th: Teachers Who Read
Thursday, September 10th: @thebookhowl
Monday, September 14th: @the_readers_nook
Wednesday, September 16th: @timeladyreads
Thursday, September 17th: @thecityofdarkclockwork
Friday, September 18th: @thereadingroom444
Monday, September 21st: @createexploreread
Wednesday, September 23rd: Shelf-rated and @shelfrated
Friday, September 25th: @livi_lou_reads
Monday, September 28th: Write Read Life
Friday, October 2nd: YA It’s Lit and @ya.its.lit
Monday, October 5th: Bookworm for Kids

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🍁 b o o k t o u r & g i v e a w a y 🍁 An annihilation force of invading aliens. Human civilization on the brink of extinction. Earth’s only hope – seven cadets and the legendary starship they were never meant to command. No matter the cost, they will stop at nothing to survive. No matter the odds, they will fight to save their future. 🍁 Aliens, space, and adventure. What more could you want?! This book has all of the twists and turns that you would expect from an enthralling scifi, plus it reminds me of a Star Trek but YA (where my trekkies at?!). But this is definitely a unique story on it's own that will take you light years away from the mess we're living in! (Full review on my blog, link in bio!) 🍁 GIVEAWAY Win a copy of Devastation Class 🍁 TO ENTER: -Must be following ME (@ya.it’s.lit),  -Like, comment, and tag 1 bookish friend!
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