Tuesday, 5 May 2015

BOOK BLITZ - Suspected by Rori Shay ***GIVEAWAY***

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Welcome to my stop for the book blitz of Suspected (#2) by Rori Shay. 


This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 20 April till 3 May, you can view the complete blitz schedule on the website of Lola's Blog Tours. 


So far this series contains 2 books: Elected (The Elected series #1) and Suspected (The Elected series #2). 


The Elected series is about the environment and environmental change and what can happen after climate change. It's about a girl pretending to be a boy for the good of her country. 

Fans of Mulan will love this series!

Read my reviews of both books below and enter the giveaway!



Suspected (The Elected series #2)

By Rori Shay

Genre: Dystopia
Age category: Young Adult

Blurb:
East Country upheld the laws. Mid destroyed them.

In the year 2185 Earth is rebuilding after a global eco-crisis. Countries maintaVin complete isolation so there is no warfare over scarce resources. One Elected family is chosen to lead each country for 100 years to ensure stability. Women aren't allowed to take office and must reproduce at all costs. Technology use of any kind is banned to preserve what's left of the environment.

And yet, I'm my country's Elected. I've just sanctioned technology use to ready us for war. I'm about to cross the border to spy on our neighbor. And...I'm a girl. Shhhhhh.....
You can find Suspected on Goodreads

You can buy Suspected here:
- Amazon
- Kobo


First book in the series:



Elected (The Elected series #1)

By Rori Shay
Genre: Dystopia
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: April 8, 2014

Blurb:
It's the year 2185, and in two weeks, Aloy will turn eighteen and take her father's place as president of the country. But to do so, she must masquerade as a boy to avoid violating the Eco-Accords, four treaties designed to bring the world back from the brink of environmental extinction. Aloy hopes to govern like her father, but she is inheriting a different country. The long concealed Technology Faction is stepping out of the shadows, and as turmoil grows within her country, cryptic threats also arrive from beyond their borders.

As she struggles to lead, Aloy maintains her cover by marrying a woman, meanwhile battling feelings for the boy who knows her secret, the boy who is somehow connected to her country's recent upheaval. When assassination attempts add to the turmoil, Aloy doesn't know whom to trust. She understood leadership required sacrifice. She just didn't realize the sacrifice might be her life.
You can find Elected on Goodreads

You can buy Elected here:
- Amazon
- Kobo


So I have a double review for you today as I read Elected and Suspected back to back, let's start with Elected!

ELECTED

So where do I start with this one?

Well to summarise it is a 22nd century dystopian set in the States, the country has fallen, people had become to reliant on technology and they world that they lived in just came apart at the seams.  

The US has been split in to three, East, Mid and West country, the all follow the accords, rules that are in place to make sure they survive and thrive, our story is set in the East country.

Aloy is about to turn 18 and she will take the place of her father as the Elected, the ruler of the East country, there is however one small problem.....

Aloy the girl does not exist, Aloy the boy is who the people know, following the disappearance of her brother it is up to her to keep their family in power, a female cannot rule and from a young age she has been learning to appear as a boy with only a few trusted people in on her secret.

As she takes her place in the seat of power, she completes her masquerade by marrying Vienne and becoming a "man" in the eyes of her people.

Being in charge is a struggle, one of the accords is that technology is illegal but a faction has risen up wanting to reintroduce technology for the better, are this sinister faction behind the attempts on her life?

She has few she can trust but one of main friends is Griffin who has learned of her secret but he confuses her, she finds herself falling for him but despite everything she also feels loyalty to her wife.  
Can Aloy keep her sex a secret and can she keep the peace when the country outside their borders comes calling?

Elected is a really good read, it definitely is something a bit different in the well stocked dystopian reads cupboard!  Aloy does seem to be a natural reader but I did wonder how she managed to keep her secret so well, she must have appeared very well shaven at all times!

The story however flows really well, it has a great world built around it and it lines us up for the next book Suspected!

Thank you to Lola's Blog tour for supplying me with a copy in exchange for an honest review



SUSPECTED

Now I am writing this hoping you have already Elected, if not go and do it now!

So this kicks off right where Elected finished, Aloy and Griffin making their way in to the Mid country to infiltrate and find out what exactly they are up to.

On arrival in the main city they receive the biggest shock.  Electricity and large strange buildings made of glass towering in to the sky, these are all alien to them but they manage to accepted in to the mid as refugees from the West country which has been ravaged by earthquakes and other natural disasters.

Straight away they are put to work, everybody in this country has a purpose but the people appear a little strange, they love working, they all live alone in the high rise buildings and have strict timetables to adhere to.

Aloy and Griffin wonder where the children are but first they need to find out what the Mid has planned.  Aloy is working as a historian and works directly with Calix the new Elected.  He has some crazy ideas but she earns his trust whilst keeping an ear to the ground to see what is planned.

Calix believes that the technology free East has been using tech against them which Aloy knows is untrue but Calix believes this to be the case and shows Aloy his shiny new toy, a nuclear warhead.

Can Aloy keep her country safe?  Can she keep herself safe too?

Now I have left out some bits of the plot which I deem SPOILERS! but I hope this is enough to give you a taste of Suspected, I enjoyed it more than Elected truth be told, I think it was that going over the wall moment where they discover that the Mid country has been living with all the things they have gone without, it was enjoyable learning about this strange new country and its inhabitants.

Suspected is a great read with plenty of twists and turns to keep you engaged with the story.

Thank you to Lola's Blog tour for supplying me with a copy in exchange for an honest review



 Rori Shay

About the Author: Rori Shay is a strategic management consultant living in the Seattle area with her family, black lab, and cat. In the writing world, Rori is primarily know for her science fiction trilogy, The Elected Series. She enjoys running, reading, snow-shoeing, pumpkin-picking, and right now√Ę€¦writing the third ELECTED novel! Rori is also a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

You can find and contact Rori here:


There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Suspected. This giveaway is US and Canada only. These are the prizes you can win:
- a kindle ereader and a signed copy of Elected by Rori Shay

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4 comments

  1. Thank you very much for showcasing both books. I'm so glad you liked them!!!

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  2. Thanks so much for helping to host Suspected's release!

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