Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Extraction Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway

Title: Extraction
Series: Extraction #1
Author: Stephanie Diaz
Release Date: July 22, 2014
Publisher: St Martin's Griffin
Review Copy: From publisher in exchange of honest review
"Welcome to Extraction testing."
Clementine has spent her whole life preparing for her sixteenth birthday, when she’ll be tested for Extraction in the hopes of being sent from the planet Kiel’s toxic Surface to the much safer Core, where people live without fear or starvation. When she proves promising enough to be “Extracted,” she must leave without Logan, the boy she loves. Torn apart from her only sense of family, Clem promises to come back and save him from brutal Surface life.
What she finds initially in the Core is a utopia compared to the Surface—it’s free of hard labor, gun-wielding officials, and the moon's lethal acid. But life is anything but safe, and Clementine learns that the planet's leaders are planning to exterminate Surface dwellers—and that means Logan, too.
Trapped by the steel walls of the underground and the lies that keep her safe, Clementine must find a way to escape and rescue Logan and the rest of the planet. But the planet leaders don't want her running—they want her subdued.
With intense action scenes and a cast of unforgettable characters,Extraction is a page-turning, gripping read, sure to entertain lovers of Hunger Games and Ender's Game and leave them breathless for more.

Let me start off by saying that realizing if I was a character in this story, I'd already be dead, kind of has me scared. Stephanie, what evil is this?

I first learned about this book on twitter. I've followed Stephanie for some time and have been happy to watch the process of this book come to light. Yay books becoming real!

Yes, this book has similarities to current young adult dystopian book. But you know what? That's okay. Why, you may ask. Because look at the author! She is a young adult herself, therefore she knows what she likes and what the audience likes. I sure as hell did!

The beginning is a tad on the slow side. Clementine is still living on the surface and we're getting a look at how Kiel works. But then once she's in the Core, she becomes determined and daring. The speed of the story picks up quite a bit too. Also there's some romance, but luckily it's only just 1 guy. Phew!

The elements of the science fiction is what made this one more unique to its dystopian siblings. I've always enjoyed space and the stars and moon. I just hope it doesn't become deadly like it is in the book. Definitely can't wait to read Rebellion next year. Great debut from Stephanie!
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About the Author

Twenty-one-year-old Stephanie Diaz wrote her debut novel, Extraction, when she should've been making short films and listening to college lectures at San Diego State University. When she isn't lost in books, she can be found singing, marveling at the night sky, or fan-girling over TV shows.
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