Today on my blog I havr the Last Day On Mars blog tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, review, guest post, and giveaway.
It is Earth year 2213—but, of course, there is no Earth anymore. Not since it was burned to a cinder by the sun, which has mysteriously begun the process of going supernova. The human race has fled to Mars, but this was only a temporary solution while we prepare for a second trip: a one-hundred-fifty-year journey to a distant star, our best guess at where we might find a new home.
Liam Saunders-Chang is one of the last humans left on Mars. The son of two scientists who have been racing against time to create technology vital to humanity’s survival, Liam, along with his friend Phoebe, will be on the very last starliner to depart before Mars, like Earth before it, is destroyed.
Or so he thinks. Because before this day is over, Liam and Phoebe will make a series of profound discoveries about the nature of time and space, and find out that the human race is just one of many in our universe locked in a desperate struggle for survival.
I don't usually read sci-fi books but I have read previous books by Kevin and enjoyed them so I wanted to give this one a try. It's different but in a good and kept my attention all the way through. I really liked the different perspectives from the kids and adults in this book. I am really looking forward to reading the next book in this series. 4/5 Bloody Fangs
Praise for LAST DAY ON MARS
“Emerson’s writing explodes off the page in this irresistible space adventure, filled with startling plot twists, diabolical aliens, and (my favorite!) courageous young heroes faced with an impossible task.” --Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of The Unwanteds series
“Last Day on Mars is thrillingly ambitious and imaginative, a rousing space opera for any age, meticulously researched and relentlessly paced. A fantastic start to an epic new series.” --Soman Chainani, New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good and Evil
“This is perfect science fiction: a terrifying yet very cool vision of the future, lots of technological awesomeness, mind-bending alien mysteries, a mission to save the human race—and two funny, resourceful, very real kid heroes who I’d follow to the edges of the universe.” --Tui Sutherland, New York Times bestselling author of the Wings of Fire series
“A hugely enjoyable blend of adventure, humor, science, and kids trying to find their place when humanity itself doesn’t have one.” --Emma Trevayne, author of The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden
“Action-packed science-fiction adventure.” --Brightly.com
Author of the EXILE series, THE ATLANTEANS series, THE FELLOWSHIP FOR ALIEN DETECTION, the OLIVER NOCTURNE series and CARLOS IS GONNA GET IT. Musician in THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. Former K-8 science teacher, currently teaching with Richard Hugo House and Writers in the Schools. Originally from Cheshire, CT, now living in Seattle, by way of Boston.
· 10 Random Things about your college years
1. I ran track for a semester but quit so I could ski more.
2. We once drove six hours to Quebec and back in a single night and almost hit a moose.
3. We played a LOT of Sega Genesis, specifically NBA Jam.
4. I didn’t like my English classes, so I majored in Biology and Ecology.
5. I had a weekly radio show from 2-4am and played only jazz and world music, because those were the only two sections of the catalog that didn’t get looted for all the good music. I used to put on 15-minute long John Coltrane songs and nap.
6. I spent half of junior year in Kenya.
7. I sang in the baroque early music ensemble.
8. I played in a surf rock band that for like three months was the most popular band at school.
9. When I was crossing the podium at graduation, a member of that surf band shouted “Beachwear!” because for some reason I can’t remember, my nickname was Beachwear Ken. Like two people laughed.
10. I never took a creative writing class.
Check out this educator's guide created by Walden Press & Kevin that goes along with this book.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank you to Kevin for letting me review your book and say Thank you to Jean for letting me participate in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.