Thursday, January 8, 2015

Parched by Georgia Clark Blog Tour {Review + Giveaway}

A themed tour with Prism Book Tours.

by Georgia Clark
YA Romantic Sci-Fi
Hardcover, 312 Pages
March 14th 2014 by Holiday House

Robots, renewable resources, and romance get tangled together in this thrilling futuristic adventure novel about a utopian city struggling to keep its peace.

"Bold futurist adventure with unusual romance, riveting action and ominous ecological red flags." —Kirkus Reviews

Amazon - Barnes and Noble - Indie Bound

My Review

It’s been a year since Tess’s mom died. A year since she escaped Eden to live in the Badlands. That all changes when Ling finds her. Now Tess has to make a decision that could help save lives and just might take hers.  She can join Kudzu or stay in the Badlands to die. She knows the path she chooses will change her forever. What she doesn’t expect is the friendships she makes and actually finding a guy that she likes talking to.

Your every move is watched and there is hardly anyone that you can trust. It’ll be a peace of cake destroying the artificial intelligence before anyone finds out. Right?   

This book was intense. There was always something happening and I felt that if I blinked I was going to miss something. Parched was action-packed and had me biting my nails. I usually don’t go for the science fiction books and robots and all that but parched interested me. Maybe it was the water drought that brought me in but I’m glad I got the chance to read this book. It was very interesting and I really enjoyed the robotic aspects of the book, which is a first.  Terms were being thrown at you but Tess knew how to distribute the information for us to understand. Could I tell you the names of some of the stuff she mentioned? Probably not but I knew what was what and how everything worked. There are different types of bots in the book. You have the substitutes that do things for you like getting you a bottle of water. Then there are the Quickies that basically round up anyone trying to get into Eden and detain them. Razors are the nasty ones, they can kill you. I feel like I am missing one…or two.

So there are five parts to parched and each part gets better and better. There are so many things they didn’t know until the very end and it just blew my mind when we found out. I mean it was one thing after another I just wanted to say stop but I couldn’t stop reading. I was like there is no way they can deal with this or how is Tess even functioning right now.

Overall: Parched was dynamic, mind boggling, and just outright good. It is definitely worth the read.

Tess is a very outspoken person and voices her opinions whether you want to hear them or not. Before the Badlands this wasn’t the case. She was living the life and was care free. The Badlands changed her and I think it was for the better because she now knows how they feel and she wants to help them. She gets hit with a lot in the book and it surprising how resilient she is. You have to admire her about that, most would have crumbled.

I also don’t think this book would have been the same without Ling. She is a major player in this game and she keeps everyone together. None of this would have happened without her and I want to give her that credit. Ling is someone that I would want as a friend. She is brilliant, trustworthy, and she is pretty bada**.

Hunter was a bit of a mystery to me at first. He started growing on me with his awkawardness because I’m an awkward person myself. He is basically a genius and I want him to do my homework. Annnnd based on his description he sounds pretty yummy.

There are so many more characters that I want to talk about but I’ll stop it at three. Loved all the characters and I hope there is going to be anther book. The way the book ended I hope there is going to be another one. *sobs* I need to know.

4 STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Georgia Clark is an Australian writer and performer based in Brooklyn. She is the author of the young adult novels SHE’S WITH THE BAND (Allen & Unwin) and sci-fi/romance PARCHED (Holiday House). Widely published online and in print. Won some awards/grants/residencies. Has a play on at the NY Fringe festival. Pretty keen on cheese plates. 

Georgia is gearing up to teach a short, online writing class about writing sci-fi through a Lit Reactor course. Want to go check it out and join? Go HERE! Begins January 14th.

Tour-Wide Giveaway

$20 Amazon Gift Card (INT)
Signed copy of Parched (US only)
Ends January 25th

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds awesome! I haven't had a book that has captured my attention so much in a while; applying the review to myself. Hopefully I'll find it so! Plus the whole world aspect is really cool.
    Mary G Loki


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