Today on my blog I have the Remnants blog tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, review, 5 Random Things, and a giveaway.
In the first book of the new futuristic dystopian series from author Lisa T. Bergren, the chosen remnants must work to redirect humanity’s course.
The year is 2095. Gifted teens known as Remnants have been chosen and trained to act as humanity’s last hope to rectify the horrors that are now part of everyday life.
The Community has trained these teens as warriors and assigned them Knights of the Last Order as protectors. Together, they are a force that will be difficult to bring down.
But the Sons of Sheol, of course, are determined to do just that. As the Remnants begin their mission to course-correct humanity by saving and protecting key individuals, their enemies move to stop them, placing the entire world in peril.
Bestselling author Lisa T. Bergren presents the first book in her new YA futuristic dystopian series—The Remnants Novels—fitting in with the current dystopian trend in the marketplace.
I really enjoyed this book. The characters and storyline are very unique.
In a futuristic and post-apocalyptic world there is a special group of teens who are born on the same day called Remnants who with their Knights are supposed to try and fix the damage that has been done to the world by bombs and a cancer that has killed many people. Along the way they are meeting more Remnants and Knights to assemble the team but they suffer hardships and are also being hunted by the Sons of Sheol.
The story starts off with Dri a Remnant and her Knight Ronan being called to start their journey something they have been training for since they were younger. Once they meet their elders there is another team there plus their boss. The group sets off to rescue the other members but they encounter hardships in their quest.
I really enjoyed this book. It’s not like anything I have ever read but it did remind me a little of Mad Max or Water World as some the things the characters go through which isn’t a bad thing as I enjoy both of those movies. But what I loved most was Dri she is a lot stronger than she even realizes and with her special gift of empathy she is a valuable member to her group. She handles feeling everyone’s feelings better than I could. I would be very overwhelmed and probably would want to make my gift go away somehow. My other favorite part is the relationship between Dri and Ronan. They are never to be in love with one another. That is not their destiny. They were born to save everyone but it still doesn’t stop them from having stronger feelings for one another.
The other characters add to the storyline just as much and I can’t wait for the next book so I can see what happens to all of them. 4/5 Bloody Fangs
Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 40 books, with more than 2.5 million copies sold. She recently finished a teen series called River of Time (WATERFALL, CASCADE, TORRENT, BOURNE & TRIBUTARY and soon will be done with the last installment, DELUGE). She’s also written the Grand Tour Series (GLAMOROUS ILLUSIONS, GRAVE CONSEQUENCES, GLITTERING PROMISES), and is now at work on the REMNANTS Series. REMNANTS: SEASON OF WONDER, releases in April 2014.
Lisa’s time is split between managing home base, writing, consulting and helping Tim with his business. Her husband Tim is a sculptor of ducks-out-of-fenceposts (RMRustic.com), graphic designer and musician. They have three kids–Olivia (19), Emma (16) and Jack (11).
All five of the Bergrens make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
5 Random Things:
1. I am PADI certified and once scuba-dived in the Red Sea, Egypt.
2. I’ve driven a combine.
3. I’m not a morning or night person. I’m a middle of the day person.
4. I used to write a travel blog, before the spammers ate it.
5. I wanted a natural, no-drugs childbirth when I had my first. On the second, I wanted everything they could give me.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Lisa for letting me review your book and say Thank You to Book Nerd Tours for letting me participate in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.