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Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Darkest Path Blog Tour


Today on my blog I have The Darkest Path tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, review, and giveaway.


I live in upstate New York with my wife and a small passel of animals. I used to write plays (I actually have an MFA in it, which is number 8 on US News and World Report's list of the top twenty most useless masters degrees) and now I write books for teens. I've written three, The Eleventh Plague, Magisterium and The Darkest Path.

A few random facts about me:
        I’m incredibly superstitious. I believe in baking as the ultimate stress reliever. I mean, sure, I write pretty good books but have you tasted my Triple Chocolate Espresso Cookies?
      I’m deeply obsessed with the work of Joss Whedon, Stephen King, Bryan K. Vaughn, Prince and Tom Waits.
        I started writing because of two women—Susan Cooper, author of the Dark Is Rising Series and Denise Stewart, my 7th grade English teacher.

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      USA TODAY bestselling author Jeff Hirsch once again creates a futuristic world with stunning, dramatic realism.

A civil war rages between the Glorious Path--a militant religion based on the teachings of a former US soldier--and what's left of the US government. Fifteen-year-old Callum Roe and his younger brother, James, were captured and forced to convert six years ago. Cal has been working in the Path's dog kennels, and is very close to becoming one of the Path's deadliest secret agents. Then Cal befriends a stray dog named Bear and kills a commander who wants to train him to be a vicious attack dog. This sends Cal and Bear on the run, and sets in motion a series of incredible events that will test Cal's loyalties and end in a fierce battle that the fate of the entire country rests on.

Review:
I haven’t had a lot of luck with Dystopian books but The Darkest Path is one that I enjoyed but also made me question if this could really happen.

This story centers around two brothers one who accepts and adapts to the Path’s way and religion where Callum the other brother has always wanted to escape. When he befriends a dog named Bear things take a turn and Callum with Bear must run to find freedom.

This is one of the first dystopian books that I didn’t have to put down and force myself to finish. I think what drew me into this world was the friendship between Callum and Bear. Unlike most books we don’t get a happy ending or an ending wrapped up with a nice bow. Jeff leaves us with unanswered questions and what if scenarios that had me thinking about this book days after I was done. 3/5 Bloody Fangs  








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Thank you for stopping by my blog today for The Darkest Path Tour. I would also like to say Thank You to Jeff for letting me review your book and say Thank You to Book Nerd Tours for letting me participate in this tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.
~Sabrina

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