Thursday, October 31, 2013

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: Colony East (Scott Cramer)

Colony East (Toucan Trilogy #2) by Scott Cramer
Genre:Young Adult Science Fiction/ Dystopian
Age: 12 +Published: Oct. 2013

ARC Provided by Author for Honest Review

In a terrifying world where an epidemic has killed off most of the world's adults, fifteen-year-old Abby struggles to keep her brother and sister safe.

When a new, deadly disease spreads among the survivors, Abby must make the dangerous journey to Colony East, an enclave of hidden scientists caring for a small group of children for reasons unknown.
Abby fears that time is running short for the victims, but she's soon to learn that time is running out for everyone outside Colony East.

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Scott Cramer has written feature articles for national magazines, covered school committee meetings for a local newspaper, published haiku and poetry, optioned a screenplay, and produced customer reference accounts for a big computer company. His pursuit of a good story has put him behind the stick of an F-18, flying a Navy Blue Angels’ fighter jet, and he has trekked through the Peruvian mountains in search of an ancient Quechua festival featuring a condor. He is the author of Night of the Purple Moon and Colony East. Scott and his wife have two daughters and reside outside Lowell, Massachusetts (birthplace of Jack Kerouac) in an empty nest/zoo/suburban farm/art studio with too many surfboards in the garage.

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Colony East is the sequel to the sci-fi thriller, Night of The Purple Moon. I reviewed Night of the Purple Moon last year and really enjoyed everything about the book. It had great characters, world-building, and plenty of sci-fi. I didn’t particularly like the cover of Night of The Purple Moon but Colony East’s cover is phenomenal! It portrays exactly the type of world the reader is headed into.

This book picks up right where Night of The Purple Moon left off so you are immediately thrown back into the life of these teenagers and their fight to survive. The remaining survivors thought they had discovered the cure to the space germs and could not begin their new life but they were wrong.

I loved the action that Scott Cramer places into the story. It keeps you flipping pages wanting to know what is happening next! He builds the relationships between the characters that make you truly feel for them and fighting for them to make it.
I love survival stories because you truly fall in love with the characters and when something drastic happens it literally hurts you. I love a book that makes you FEEL the story and this story is exactly that.

“Before the night of the purple moon, he might have been a good basketball player, popular, with lots of friends. Through no fault of his own, the epidemic had changed the course of his life.”

Abby, of course, is my favorite, and the fact that she has to grow up so quick in order to take care of everyone else just makes her phenomenal. I love how Cramer describes this transition and writes it into the story effortlessly.

Touk, how can I even say how much I love this little one’s character. Toucan is who keeps this “family” together. Touk is the key to all of their survival.

The ending of the book was again as good as The Night of The Purple Moon and ended in a cliff hanger that makes the reader itching to get their hands on the next installment…I definitely will read the conclusion and recommend it to anyone who enjoys a great young adult sci-fi book. 

Night of the Purple Moon (Toucan Trilogy #1)

Night of the Purple Moon (Toucan, #1)
Abby Leigh is looking forward to watching the moon turn purple, unaware that deadly bacteria from a passing comet will soon kill off older teens and adults. The lightning-fast epidemic sweeps across the planet when the germs attack the hormones produced during puberty.
On a small island off the coast of Maine, Abby must help her brother and baby sister survive in this new world, but all the while she has a ticking time bomb inside of her -- adolescence.Night of the Purple Moon is FREE on Amazon & for Nook.

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  1. I agree, the cover of Colony East is GREAT! I'm glad you enjoyed this one too! Thanks so much for the review and for hosting a tour stop!

  2. Loved both books! I am looking forward to the next book in the trilogy.