Friday, March 28, 2014

The Sowing By K. Makansi Blog Tour, Review + Giveaway



Welcome to my stop in the THE SOWING Blog Tour hosted by Giselle @ Xpresso Book Tours. Today we have my review of THE SOWING & great Tour-Wide Giveaway too!









THE SOWING 


 


The Sowing




https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17874904-cured?ac=1
The Famine may be over, but the Resistance has just begun.

When Remy Alexander is fifteen, her older sister is murdered in a cold-blooded classroom massacre. When the Okarian Sector hides the truth behind the attack, Remy's family goes underground to join the clandestine and growing Resistance movement. Now, three years later, Remy is beginning to find clues about why her sister was murdered. But at the same time, Valerian Orlean, the boy Remy once loved, is put in charge of hunting and destroying the Resistance. As Vale fights to protect his people and Remy seeks justice for her sister, the two are set on a collision course that could bring everyone together - or tear everything apart.

THE SOWING, the first book in The SEEDS Trilogy, is set in a post-apocalyptic world. In the wake of environmental destruction and a devastating population crash, the Okarian Sector was forced to fight to establish a civil society in a chaotic world. After the loss of seed biodiversity in the destruction of the Old World, genetic modification and artificial agricultural techniques are the Sector’s only choice. Science reigns supreme. The Okarian Agricultural Consortium, a corporation dedicated to perfecting these modified seeds and providing only the best food and medicine to its citizens, becomes the government’s most important arm. But even the purest gold is tarnished over time, and the Sector’s noble goals devolve into manipulation, control, and oppression.




THE SOWING was a fast-paced, action-packed dystopian book that had me on the edge of my seat! When it comes to dystopian books, I don't know what it is, but if it's well written and action-packed like this one was, I crave them and need more of their thrilling adventure! And THE SOWING was way better then I thought it would be, and I'm so glad that I gave it a shot!!

I was really surprised when I found out that this book was written by 3 different authors! A mother and 2 daughter team did a fantastic job at forming the same voice and rounding it out enough to make the reader think their reading one author! 3 brilliant ladies that I will for sure read again, and again!!!

THE PLOT...

After 15 year old Remy's older sister Tai is murdered in a classroom massacre, her and her family leave the The Okarian Sector and go underground to join the Resistance!

Fast forward 3 years: 

Remy, now 18 and living underground in the resistance, is ready for answers to why and who was behind her sisters murder. And she intends to get them!

Vale, the other POV is chancellors son, and is fighting to end the Resistance. But everything gets complicated when Remy, one of the members of the Resistance who he is suppose to be hunting down comes back into his life, and all his buried feelings come rushing back!

 Remy will fight for answers and justice for her sister, and Vale will fight for his people and what he believes in. But when Remy and Vale's world collide, it will test the boundaries of loyalties, honesty and just how far love will take a person!

I really enjoyed this first book in THE SEEDS Trilogy, and can't wait to dive back into Remy and Val's story!!

I received an ARC for reviewing purposes! All opinions express are my own, and are not influenced in any way!
 
4 Bone Hearts









 
K. MakansiK. Makansi is the pen name for the writing triumvirate consisting of Amira, Elena, and Kristina Makansi. Two sisters and their mother, the three women developed a passionate interest in science fiction as a way to write about issues of food sovereignty and food justice. Elena is pursuing a degree in environmental studies at Oberlin College in Ohio, and will graduate in May of 2014. Amira was a history student at the University of Chicago whose day job working in the cellar of a winery (and constantly being splattered with wine) keeps her busy when she’s not writing. And Kristy owns and operates Blank Slate Press, an independent publishing company based out of St. Louis, and is a partner at Treehouse Publishing Group, a company providing editorial and design services to aspiring authors. When not writing or reading, the three can be found having animated discussions around the dinner table, sharing a good bottle of wine, or taking long walks in the park eagerly plotting out their next book.






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18 comments:

  1. Wow! It seems that post apocalyptic stories are really popular! Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. They are! Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian books are VERY popular lately! I LOVE them! Their really my favorite genre!

      Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the giveaway! :)

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  2. I LOVE the sound of this book for sure! I have added it to my TBR list and will be checking this out ASAP! Thanks for the fabulous post and giveaway!

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    1. I glad it sounds like something you would like! I really enjoyed this book, and can't wait for the next one!

      Thanks for commenting and good luck in the giveaway! :)

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  3. I know right? 3 people writing a book blows my mind. No way could I ever do that I'm too picky and a perfectionist to work well with others on this matter haha. It's impressive though and it's been getting so many great reviews that they obviously work great together. It sounds so intense and well rounded. Glad you liked it, Alicia!

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    1. Ha, I feel the same! if I ever did become a writer, I could NEVER write with anyone else.

      I'm a fly solo type of gal when it comes to doing a job a certain way! I'm all open for suggestions, but when it comes down to it, I want the final say! ;P

      Thanks Giselle, for having me on the tour! It was a blast! :)

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  4. Great excerpt! Sounds like a great book! Looking forward to reading

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    1. I really enjoyed this book! I think any dystopian fan will enjoy it too!

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  5. Thank you so much for that wonderful review and for joining the tour <3

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    1. Your very welcome! I'm glad you liked my review! :)

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  6. This sounds good. I like the idea behind it, and just from reading the blurb, I NEED to know why Remy's sister was murdered. I will definitely have to check this one out. Thanks for the review!

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    1. Ooh, yes, why Remy sister is murdered! It was very interesting, and definitely worth the read to find out! I hope you like it as much as I did, if you decide to give it a try! :)

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  7. I liked your review. It was honest and informative. The only thing you might want to watch is your grammar mistakes. Most noticeable was you typed this twice. I liked it.

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    1. Ha, to be honest, I did proof read it, TWICE actually!! But I wrote this review late at night the night before the tour. So I was a little off, and tired.

      But grammar has never been my strong suit, so you may always find some grammar issues in my reviews. But I do try to catch them!

      Thank you for bring it to my attention. And I'm glad you liked my review at least! :)

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  8. SOUNDS SO COOL! Loved the review :D

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    1. I'm so glad you liked my review! It is really good! I hope you decide to give it a try! :)

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  9. I study genetics at school, so the concept of this post-apocalyptic world really appeals to me--definitely need to check this one out :)

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  10. Great review! Just put it on my (endless) TBR! :)

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