Welcome to Day 4 of The Necromancer’s Daughter’s Book Tour!
I hope you enjoy:
~ A lovely community of bloggers. My hosts are bloggers who are always willing to lend a hand, share a laugh, and build a friendship.
~ My favorite book from my host’s list, along with my review.
~ Something to make you smile.
~ Something short and different about The Necromancer’s Daughter (follow the link below).
~ Leave a comment on my hosts’ sites, and your name will be entered in an end-of-tour drawing for a $50 Amazon gift certificate. The more sites, the more entries!
Day 4, here we go!
Teri Polen’s Blog: Books and Such
Teri is an author of sci-fi and horror short stories and novels, and she recently released the second book in The Colony Series (The Insurgent), which I highly recommend. She’s also an avid book reviewer of indie books as well as books acquired through NetGalley. She leans toward sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, horror, thrillers, and mysteries, but her reviews certainly aren’t limited to those genres. She keeps my kindle on the chunky side.
I’ve caught her short stories in anthologies, and I’ve read all of her books. I wish she’d write them faster! Here’s my review of the first book in her The Colony duology:
Subject A36 (The Colony Series) by Teri Polen
My Review: I should never have read this book, because now I have to wait for the next one in the series, and that’s going to be torture! This read is sooo good.
Asher, the first-person protagonist, is a 17-year-old member of a resistance group fighting the Colony. The Colony steals attractive children (and adults) from outlying communities and kills them by stripping their DNA to serve the vanity of its citizens. Asher’s group is part of a larger network focused on freeing Colony captives before their DNA is harvested.
The plot moves along quickly and requires some suspension of belief as these teens have exceptional skills. There are twists and turns and secrets that I didn’t see coming and thoroughly enjoyed. This isn’t a story that gets bogged down with description. The science and technology are developed just enough to be believable.
The characters are beautifully crafted, and there’s none of the annoying teen angst and dumb choices that I find in many YA stories. These characters are in dangerous situations and maturity is a matter of survival. I enjoyed the authenticity. The somewhat heavy backstory in the beginning pays off as the characters develop and the events become more and more emotionally charged. Asher, his friend Noah, and lover Brynn make up the three main characters. I liked all three but was particularly enamored with Asher. I thoroughly believed his inner world, emotions, and choices. He’s a noble character, faced with tough decisions. I was hooked.
Then the book ended with a cliffhanger, and I had a literary heart attack. Highly recommended to YA and adult readers of sci-fi. Get ready for an intense adventure.