Thursday, February 21, 2013

Blog Tour & Review: Terra (Gretchen Powell)

Abroken Earth. A young girl simply trying to survive. A lost boy with a powerful secret.
A discovery that will change everything.
In the distant wake of a plague that has decimated the Earth's population, humanity is split in two: The rich and powerful live in skycities that float overhead, while those who remain on the ground have gathered in settlements strewn across a dying planet. Eighteen-year-old Terra Rhodon is a terrestrial--a denizen of the barren groundworld--who makes her living as a scav. Long abandoned by her father, her caregivers gone, Terra supports herself and her younger brother, Mica, by scouring the earth for discarded scraps and metals to recycle for profit. One day, while on a routine scavenging run, she discovers something that shocks her home settlement of Genesis X-16. When the value of her discovery is revealed, Terra's world is turned upside down.
Terra suddenly finds herself asking questions no one will answer. Her search for the truth leads her to Adam--a beguiling skydweller unlike any she has ever met. But Adam has secrets and a quest of his own. With him by her side, the world Terra thought she knew begins to unravel. Soon her discoveries unearth a terrifying conspiracy that has the potential to shatter everything--a revelation that will test the bonds of loyalty, family, and love.
The first book in debut author Gretchen Powell's anticipated Terrestrials series, Terra catapults you through a story filled with blood-pumping action, intrigue, and surprising twists that will wrench and warm your heart. As the hidden truths of this world unfold, the new dangers looming on the horizon are sure to leave you waiting breathlessly for the sequel.

 (Mild language; recommended for ages 12+)


Release Date: 12 December 2012

Series / Stand Alone: Series

Genre: A Young Adult Dystopian Science Fiction Novel

So the cover is what immediately drew me into this book. What a gorgeous cover and yes I am one of those people that could possibly read a book just for the cover! (Or at least start a book)

I have seen a lot of people reference Hunger Games when reviewing this book but I did not get that feel at all. I felt more like a different version of Under The Never Sky. It felt alot more SCI-FI to me. The whole two worlds colliding and the mysterious boy meets girl issue.
I liked Terra at first but I have to say I wasn't crazy about the whole "scavenging" deal. I was more interested in what was going on with the people around it.

Adam was a very mysterious character but into the book we find out why....(I don't give spoilers)....

I liked the world building and the dystopian feel of the book. I love dystopians because you get to enter a whole new world and learn new things...Which makes it one of my favorite genres.

Overall I enjoyed the story line and my most favorite part was (of course) the last couple of chapters when everything ties together...A solid 3 1/2 stars.....So I am looking forward to reading the second one and discovering what happens next for Terra, Adam, and Mac......

Gretchen Powell grew up in far-off places. She is 24 years old, half-Chinese, and he owner of two adorable miniature schnauzers. They wear many sweaters.By day, she types and types (and types and types) for personal, professional, and cathartic purposes. She is a lover of books both young and adult, but her favorite genre combines those terms. By night, she binges on episodes of Doctor Who and sleeps fitfully. Sometime in the mid-afternoon, she writes another blog, called "Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen!" about food, fitness, and her life. By night, she binges on episodes of Doctor Who and sleeps fitfully. Sometime in the mid-afternoon, she writes another blog, called "Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen!" about food, fitness, and her life.

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A big THANK YOU to CBL Book Tours for hosting this book tour!! Thank you so much for allowing me to assist! 

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