Monday, January 30, 2017

[Book Tour] Exo by Fonda Lee



Title: EXO
Author: Fonda Lee
Pub. Date: January 31, 2017
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 384
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook

It’s been a century of peace since Earth became a colony of an alien race with far reaches into the galaxy. Some die-hard extremists still oppose alien rule on Earth, but Donovan Reyes isn’t one of them. His dad holds the prestigious position of Prime Liaison in the collaborationist government, and Donovan’s high social standing along with his exocel (a remarkable alien technology fused to his body) guarantee him a bright future in the security forces. That is, until a routine patrol goes awry and Donovan’s abducted by the human revolutionary group Sapience, determined to end alien control.

When Sapience realizes whose son Donovan is, they think they’ve found the ultimate bargaining chip. But the Prime Liaison doesn’t negotiate with terrorists, not even for his own son. Left in the hands of terrorists who have more uses for him dead than alive, the fate of Earth rests on Donovan’s survival. Because if Sapience kills him, it could spark another intergalactic war. And Earth didn’t win the last one . . . 


Review:

An action packed sci-fi adventure, Exo is a exhilarating from start to end. This book captures violence, politics, and fighting. These kinds of books are unique in YA. I haven't found a sci-fi book with this much adventure and action packed goodness. I was on the edge of my set the whole time. One wrong move could, literally, start a war.

I love the world building. It is well thought out and very imaginative. The author creates a world where humans and aliens have a shaky relationship. One wrong move could lead to chaos. This book isn't about good vs bad. The lines are blurred and Donovan has to figure out what is right and what is wrong. The grey areas in this world make it hard to understand the truth of what's going on. 

I read Exo in nearly one sitting. That was how ensnared I was from this story!


Overall I would give Exo 4 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️





About Fonda:
Fonda Lee writes science fiction and fantasy for teens and adults. Her debut novel, Zeroboxer was an Andre Norton Award finalist, Jr. Library Guild Selection, ALA Top 10 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Oregon Book Award finalist, and Oregon Spirit Book Award winner. Her second novel, Exo, releases from Scholastic in February 2017.

Fonda wrote her first novel, about a dragon on a quest for a magic pendant, in fifth grade during the long bus ride to and from school each day. Many years later, she cast her high school classmates as characters in her second novel, a pulpy superhero saga co-written with a friend by passing a graphing calculator back and forth during biology class. Fortunately, both of these experiments are lost to the world forever.
Fonda is a former corporate strategist who has worked for or advised a number of Fortune 500 companies. She holds black belts in karate and kung fu, goes mad for smart action movies (think The Matrix, Inception, and Minority Report) and is an Eggs Benedict enthusiast. Born and raised in Calgary, Canada, she currently resides in Portland, Oregon.




Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of EXO, US Only.




Tour Schedule:


Week One:
1/23/2017- Tales of the Ravenous Reader- Interview
1/24/2017- Bibliobibuli YAReview
1/25/2017- Two Chicks on BooksExcerpt
1/26/2017- The Forest of Words and PagesReview
1/27/2017- Novel NoviceExcerpt

Week Two:
1/30/2017- Omg Books and More BooksReview
1/31/2017- Rich in ColorInterview
2/1/2017- NerdophilesReview
2/2/2017-Fantasy Book CriticGuest Post
2/3/2017- Such a Novel IdeaReview
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