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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Terra Tour Stop

Today I am part of the Terra blog tour. Check out an excerpt, my review and a giveaway! Be sure to check out the rest of the tour stops.


A broken and desolate Earth. A young girl struggling to survive. A lost boy with a powerful secret.
A discovery that will change everything.
In the distant wake of a plague that has decimated the Earth's population, humanity is split in two: The rich and powerful live in skycities that float overhead, while those who remain on the ground have gathered in settlements strewn across a dying planet. Eighteen-year-old Terra Rhodon is a terrestrial--a denizen of the barren groundworld--who makes her living as a scav. Long abandoned by her father, her caregivers gone, Terra supports herself and her younger brother, Mica, by scouring the earth for discarded scraps and metals to recycle for profit. One day, while on a routine scavenging run, she discovers something that shocks her home settlement of Genesis X-16. When the value of her discovery is revealed, Terra's world is turned upside down.
Terra suddenly finds herself asking questions no one will answer. Her search for the truth leads her to Adam--a beguiling skydweller unlike any she has ever met. But Adam has secrets and a quest of his own, and with him by her side, the world Terra thought she knew begins to unravel. Soon her discoveries unearth a terrifying conspiracy that has the potential to shatter everything--a revelation that will test the bonds of loyalty, family, and love.
The first book in debut author Gretchen Powell's anticipated Terrestrials series, Terra catapults you through a story filled with blood-pumping action, intrigue, and surprising twists that will both wrench and warm your heart. As the hidden truths of this world unfold, new dangers that loom on the horizon are sure to leave you waiting breathlessly for the sequel.

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Gretchen Powell grew up in far-off places. She is 24 years old, half-Chinese, and the owner of two adorable miniature schnauzers. They wear many sweaters.

By day, she types and types (and types and types) for personal, professional, and cathartic purposes.
By night, she binges on episodes of Doctor Who and sleeps fitfully.

Sometime in the mid-afternoon, she writes a blog, called "Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen!" about food, fitness, and her life.

She loves words. And Harry Potter. And especially the words IN Harry Potter.

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The crunch of multiple footsteps sounds in my ears, and I know the unseen speaker is not alone. With achingly slow speed, I bend my knees to pick up my bag and pivot in the direction of the voice.

Three huge men stand about a yard in front of me, lined up in a row. All three of them sport shaved heads, making them almost indistinguishable from one another, save for their differing skin tones. Their long brown coats hang open, revealing bare chests covered with tattoos that creep from below their waistlines all the way up to their chins.


The man in the middle has a chain of thick golden links hanging around his throat. As I watch it bounce against his dark chest, I realize I’ve never actually seen raiders up close before. All that time spent thinking about Lee’s final moments, what his murderers had looked like. Turns out I had it pictured all wrong.

How did I not hear them coming? I always hear them coming.


This book was amazing, very futuristic and fun surprises.
I didn't take notes this time, I didn't know when to stop to write things down. I think I need to really pay attention to what I'm going to read before picking it up because I didn't know it was going to be like this. It was very entertaining, there aren't many main characters so you feel like you know them right away.

I think part of this story is very motivational. When you feel like you don't have anything left, never give up, be strong for what you still have, it doesn't matter how old you are. Even when you feel like everything around is going wrong and there's no one you can really count on for support. I really liked that part of the story, I think girls can connect with her. This is not the first time I've read of a female character but it was nice seeing another heroine, fighting for life even when men try to make you feel like you don't belong.

The main character is very realistic, she has doubts, what could she do by herself? Many heroines just go and try to save the world without thinking too much about it. I think there are many people, myself included, that would hesitate when it comes to a very important decision. It doesn't just include you, it involves everyone you know and care about. It's not an easy task and you'd doubt if you'd be able to save everyone, this is normal, we're not superheros.

This is book one in the series Terrestrials and you understand what's happening by the end but you don't know what will happen to the world. This definitely makes me want to read the next book, wondering what other surprises we'll uncover and if she'll be able to save them on her own.


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  1. Thanks for sharing the excerpt. This does sounds like it will be good. Great review.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

    1. Thanks for stopping by, it's really good. You should check it out.

  2. I really like the cover and how this one sounds! I'll have to check it out!

    1. I know, the cover was the first thing that caught my eye

  3. Glad to hear that it was realistic and that she actually thought abotu what she was doing.
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

    1. Yeah, they usually go and try to save them right away, I would be scared lol

  4. Well, sounds like it was an unexpected pleasure to read. :) Thank you for the new book.

    1. Lol another one? I hope you enjoy them as much as I did

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm happy to see you hosting this giveaway, as I'd already had Terra in my TBR list.


    1. I already read it and I still want the signed book and bookmark
      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. This looks great. I love books that really get you thinking and it seems like this one has you pondering what you have and not giving up hope. Great post! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

    1. I thought that's what books were for but not all of them leave you with something good or useful. This is a great message, especially for girls, there are a lot of men out there that think we're not like them. I guess it's also for guys

  7. Hi, there! Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my "Waiting On Wednesday" post! I really like the synopsis for this book. Very interesting, indeed! So I'm entering the giveaway. Who knows? I might just get lucky! Thanks for the giveaway, as well as the nice review!! :)

    1. You never know, but the giveaway is hosted by the author. It is a really cool book
      Thanks for stopping by

  8. So jealous you've read this! I've been wanting to read it but haven't had time to go pick it up. I'm glad you reviewed it. I'll definitely have to go get it now!

    1. You should have joined the tour then. It's really cool, I didn't know it would be that good lol


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