Monday, July 21, 2014

Extraction by Stephanie Diaz Blog Tour: Dream Cast, Review + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop in the EXTRACTION Blog Tour hosted by Itching For Books Tours. Today on my stop we have a Dream Cast, my Review of EXTRACTION + an awesome Tour-Wide Giveaway!!



(Extraction #1)
Published: July 22nd, 2014
Genres: YA, Dystopian, Sci-f
"Welcome to Extraction testing."

Clementine has spent her whole life preparing for her sixteenth birthday, when she’ll be tested for Extraction in the hopes of being sent from the planet Kiel’s toxic Surface to the much safer Core, where people live without fear or starvation. When she proves Promising enough to be “Extracted,” she must leave without Logan, the boy she loves. Torn apart from her only sense of family, Clem promises to come back and save him from brutal Surface life.

What she finds initially in the Core is a utopia compared to the Surface—it’s free of hard labor, gun-wielding officials, and the moon's lethal acid. But life is anything but safe, and Clementine learns that the planet's leaders are planning to exterminate Surface dwellers—and that means Logan, too.

Trapped by the steel walls of the underground and the lies that keep her safe, Clementine must find a way to escape and rescue Logan and the rest of the planet. But the planet leaders don't want her running—they want her subdued.

With urgent writing, fluid dialogue, and a cast of unforgettable characters, Extraction is a page-turning, gripping read, sure to entertain lovers of Hunger Games and Ender's Game and leave them breathless for more.

Don't miss out on the 2nd book in the Extraction Series, REBELLION releasing February 10th, 2015 by St. Martin's Griffin

 Rebellion (Extraction, #2)

 Isn't it an AMAZING Cover?? I LOVE it probably even more then the first one Cover!!

EXTRACTION was an fantastic book that I really enjoyed! It was a great "Pick me up" kinda book! I felt myself slowly going into a reading slump before reading it, then as I progressed in the book I found myself wrapped up in this terrifying, yet addicting world in EXTRACTION and my reading slump was official over.

I was fascinated by this world and how it was setup. I've read plenty of dystopian novels, probably more dystopian then any other genre. But they're was something about EXTRACTION that made it feel different then your normal dystopian novel. It was plotted similar to your average dystopian, but at the same time, it felt different then anything I've ever read, and I loved that about EXTRACTION.


The planet of Kiel is toxic and has been killing millions for many years. But what little humans have survived live either on the Surface with the moons lethal acid, working themselves to the bloody bone, or live underground where it's much safer from the moons acid (Moonshine as they call it.) But not all the sectors underground are as good as they seem. The ones living in the Crust, Mantle, and Lower are also forced to work themselves sick. They've been deemed unworthy, only capable of working to support the Core. The Core being the brains that runs their new-found world on the planet of Keil. They are called The Developers, the scientists that created their undergrounds safe havens. They are the dictators, and they are vile and vicious, and wouldn't think twice about taking you out if they found it in their best interest. And all the ones living above them, are all doomed, for death!!
But their is one way out, if your lucky. On your 16th birthday you are given a test that will determine your promise score. For they only want the smart, the strong, and the obedient people in the Core, where life is easy compared to above. The ones living underground in the Core are the privileged, and were either born into an authority position, or were hand picked on their 16th birthday to enter the Core and contribute to the Cores survival. 

Clementine is one of the unlucky, she lives on the surface with the moons lethal acid. She has seen first hand what the acid can do to a person if given  minutes within it. Only reason she is still breathing is because The Developers have built a protective shield to help keep the acid from penetrating and entering their planet of Kiel. But that does not mean it does not leak through sometimes, because it does, and it can be deadly.

Clementine lives in the work camps working day and night to support the Core. She has waited sixteen long years for her opportunity to take the Extraction testing and get off the deadly surface. She has wanted nothing more, except one person, her boyfriend Logan. But if she's approved for Extraction, she will have to leave him behind, for good!

But as Clementine digs deeper into the Core and their plans, she realizes that all is not what it seems, and the clock is ticking if she doesn't do something to stop the evil plans the leaders have set in motion. Then all might be lost for the surface dwellers, and that means Logan too, and that is something she can not have.

Clementine will have to make some tough decisions along the way, some that will not only change the fate of her and Logan, but the fate of the rest of the population. And if she's not careful, all could be lost and everything she's been fighting for would of been for nothing!

EXTRACTION was an awesome dystopian that I devoured quickly. I've grown to care for these characters and the horrible situations they've endured, and the strength they were able to find when all seemed lost.

Overall, EXTRACTION was a freshly terrifying, yet fantastically additive dystopian, that will have you on the edge of your seat demanding more! EXTRACTION was everything I needed to get me out of my reading slump, and had more then enough action and adventure to keep me engaged. And before I knew it, EXTRACTION was over and I was needing more!! I am so excited for the next book, and the cover of REBELLION is sooo AMAZING!!!

NOTE: I received a physical ARC from St. Martin's Griffin for reviewing purposes! All opinions express are my own, and are not influenced in any way!
4 Bone Hearts

Clementine - Annalise Basso

Logan - Brenton Thwaites 


Beechy - Colton Haynes


Oliver - Asa Butterfield


Ariadne - Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning Eclipse Premiere (June 24, 2010)

Sandy - Rooney Mara

Sam- Shiloh Fernandez

Charlie - Christopher Walken


Stephanie  DiazStephanie Diaz is 21. She grew up in sunny San Diego, wishing for rain. She studied film production in college. When she isn't lost in other worlds, she can be found singing, marveling at the night sky, or fangirling over television shows.

Her work is represented by Alison Fargis of Stonesong. The first book in her debut YA sci-fi EXTRACTION trilogy will be published by St. Martin's Griffin, an imprint of Macmillan, in July 2014.

You can follow Stephanie on twitter: @StephanieEDiaz.

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  1. I'm loving the plot so far & the cover. The protagonist sounds strong. She's trying to save the boy instead of the opposite. Hope it's what I expect & even more. . . but low on the angst. Thanks & cool dream cast!

  2. The cover is super cool, and the plot is good and original. We need more books like this!

  3. Nice review and cast. Thanks for participating!

  4. It sounds like an original plot and I can't wait to meet these characters!

  5. I love the cover and the story idea! I have been wanting to read this book for many months, since I first heard of it. And the covers.. I thought I really liked Extraction, but Rebellion is even more amazing!

  6. I was lucky enough to win a copy of this one, and I can't wait to read it. It is very different from my normal reads. In fact, until I read These Broken Stars, otherworldly, sci-fi stories weren't on my repertoire very often. After that amazing story however, I have been interested in this type of story very much. It really does sound amazing. And the cover for book 2 is perfect!


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