Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Branded Blog Tour + Giveaway




 BRANDED



Branded (Sinners, #1)
Branded
Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki
(Sinners #1)
Published: June 28th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Dystopian

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17402117-branded
Fifty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best.
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home.

Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain.

Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.

The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter.
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.
 







I was left SPEECHLESS after reading Branded! This book was unlike anything I have EVER read!! It was soooo amazing in soooo many different ways! 

*SIGH*  

This book was intense. I was on the edge of my seat the entire book! I think I bit off all my nails while reading this book! It was just that GOOD!!! I was reading so fast, I had to re-read it at times to understand what I just read! I just couldn't get it read fast enough!



I was SHOCKED that this was the authors first book! The writing was spectacular! The world-building was fresh and original, and romance swept me off my feet, and had me craving more! This was so much better then I've seen from a lot of first time writers. With this being the first book that both these wonderful authors have written, I can only imagined what's in store for their upcoming books!
  Branded is the Sickening truth of what our world could come to be if the wrong people come into power!  It was Scary, Disgusting, and Appalling, Yet Captivating, Addicting, and Fascinating. Truly Unlike anything I have ever read! AMAZING, TRULY AMAZING!!!!

THE PLOT:

The Commander came into power about 50 years ago and destroyed the world that these people once knew! He brainwashed and convinced citizens that the Seven Deadly Sins was the downfall of the world that failed them! He then created the Hole where all Sinners would go to pay for their Sins. Theirs No Judge, No Jury, No One to plead your case to if your accused! If you get accused by ANYONE, you go to the Hole, to DIE...


 The Hole is set-up like little neighborhoods with different sectors. Guards patrol these sectors and are even worse then the Sinners! Their power hungry, and live only to make the Sinners life miserable! They'll shoot you on sight if you even look at them the wrong way! Most Sinners are starving, living in filth, walking over dead bodies, with hardly any medical care. Depending on the Brand around your neck, determines how your treated! Your Sin determines what color your Brand is. Blue represents the Sin of Lust, and the worst you could possibly be Branded with! It defies you as a slut, a whore worth nothing more then a quickie!  It Brands you as a Premarital sex offender, or someone who sleeps around. Either way, your dirt, trash to be used and abused, then thrown away like the garbage in your trashcan! Most Sinners Branded Blue don't make it very long! And it just so happens that Lexi is Branded Blue...

Lexi is accused of having Premarital sex and taken to the Hole, to die! She is Branded with the color Blue around her neck for all to see! She has no family, no one to depend on, or fight for her. Her father was murdered a couple years ago. Her mother pushed her aside when she remarried. Leaving her into the vicious hands of her Step-father, for him to do as he pleases. Her brother just up an left after their father died. Abandoned her with no clue why! Then she get's accused and things get worse, Or so she thought...

She is left all but shattered when she is accused of a crime she didn't commit. She's captured and taken to the Hole to wait out the remainder of her years, If she even makes it that long! Lexi is luckily assigned a guard to keep her alive at all cost! She doesn't understand why she is granted a privilege no one else is, but she doesn't question it, for Cole, her guard is keeping her alive, and she is grateful!

Lexi is given a position as a nurses aid at the only hospital in the entire Hole. Its there that she finds hope. She befriends a dying child, and experiences love she thought was lost! Lexi opens up her heart to one of the only pure innocents left in the Hole. She not only saves this little girl, but this little girl saves her too. She shows Lexi how to unselfishly love again!  She is given a new beginning, and a spark of hope begins!

The Blue Brand around Lexi's neck targets her everywhere she goes. She's not safe anywhere! Even from the guards, especially from the guards! And they all want a piece. Like she's the last piece of steak on a plate! Its not enough that Cole watches her back as much as he can. Its not enough that Lexi tries everything possible to stay away from people and places that are trouble! Its not enough that she has other people watching her back! Eventually they will get to her! And when they do, they will take the only thing she has left! Her Innocents, then her life!

As Lexi and Cole fight each day for survival, they become even more drawn to each other. A connection begins as Cole realize that Lexi is innocent and was framed for a crime she didn't commit. Its only a matter of time before these feeling come to the surface. And when they do, their in trouble! Guard and Sinner relations is forbidden! If found having any sexual relations with a Sinner, both the Sinner and the Guard are put on stage for all to see, humiliated, then murdered "For Their Sin"! They can't risk it. But what do you do when your heart tells you yes, go for it, but your mind tells you no, stop, it can't be!!!


There's a rebellion in the midst of the Hole and they want a new beginning. They want back the life that the Commander stole from them and their fellow citizens, or should I say fellow Sinners! All starts to make sense to Lexi, and she understand why she's there and what her purpose is in the Hole! She is given the option to fight for what she believes in, or give up and let all be lost to Sinners! Lexi is tried of death, and cruelty! She's ready to stand up and fight for her beliefs. But the cost are high and will be paid with blood, a lot of blood! But that's the chance their willing to take!!!

Phewww....That was such a RIDE!!! When I went into this book I was NOT expecting what I got! I don't know what I was expecting but it wasn't this! I watched a broken shattered teenage girl, grow into a strong independent women, determined to take down the very thing that took it all away from her. No matter the cost, she was willing to pay it with her life! ! It was an incredible, heart-throbbing, adventure, to fight for what they believed in and to free the innocents and bring justices back to a world that is corrupted by the Seven deadly Sins! It was AMAZING! This book is worth soooo much more the 5 stars!! Branded brings a fresh, new twist to the Dystopia world that will ROCK readers to the very core!!

 
I just can't stress how much I love this book! Branded will DEFINITELY go into my TOP FIVE FAVORITE BOOKS OF ALL TIMES!!! If you haven't read Branded, then stop what your doing NOW and READ IT!!!! Trust me you won't be disappointed, I wasn't!!!!
5 Boned Hearts







 20 eBooks of Branded (mobi) Open Internationally
5 signed print copies and picture of Cole (US only




Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure
  



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10 comments:

  1. I can imagine this happening.There are some people today who would not only love to lead such a horrendous society, they would thrive on judging others. I hope there are always enough sensible people to keep such a vile form of government from becoming a reality.

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    1. This is a terrifying society! And their are tons of sick individuals who would love to conquer it! If the wrong people came into power, with years of abuse and plenty of sick followers backing them up, then I could see something like this happening! But I would think that we a as the people wouldn't stand for it and fight back! After all, I would HOPE that their is more sensible people then vile corrupt sick individuals! But now a days, who knows whats hiding next store?

      Thank you for dropping by and commenting. I really enjoyed chatting with you! :)

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  2. Very scary.. This sounds like a great read. Troubling and emotional, but with a hint of hope. Strong characterization and world-building. A forbidden romance. A child bringing life and hope back to someone who had lost it. A rebellion. Yeah, I can see myself loving this one. Thanks so much for the review, and the giveaway!

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  3. this book sounds intense! definitely sounds like a good read!

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  4. Being left speechless is a sign that the book was amazing! I love books that leave me speechless. Gotta check this out!

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  5. Got a ecopy of this for a long time now but I haven't got the right mood to read it, but Im jealous of what you feel after you read it. I might read it anytime next month. Thanks for the review!

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  6. Amazing review !!
    This has been waiting on my Kindle for months.
    Time to read it !
    <3

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  7. LOVE the concept of the book and it's so awesome that it was fast paced and hooked you from the beginning.

    Love that you loved the characters and the pace.

    Lovely review :)

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  8. thx u for the review...i will put on my TBR list..this is new author for me... :)

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  9. thx u for the review...i will put on my TBR list..this is new author for me... :)

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