Welcome to the blog tour for the brilliant book Dark Days. A massive apology for this being posted late! Thank you to the girls at The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club and A Reading Nurse for organising this tour.
Now on with the fun 🙂
Author: Kate Ormand
Genre: science fiction, dystopia, romance
Audience: Young Adult
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Publication Date: 3rd June 2014
The future world has been divided into sectors–each the same as the other. Surrounded by thick steel fences, there is no way in and no way out. Yet a cyborg army penetrates each sector, picking off its citizens one by one, until no one is left. Behind the sectors’ thick walls, the citizens wait to die. Few will be chosen to survive what’s coming; the rest will be left behind to suffer. A new world has been created, and its rulers are incredibly selective on who will become a citizen. They want only those with important roles in society to help create a more perfect future.
Sixteen-year-old Sia lives in one of the sectors as part of a family that is far too ordinary to be picked to live. According to the digital clock that towers high above her sector, she has only fifteen days to live. Sia has seen the reports and knows a horrific death is in store for her, but she is determined to make the most of her final days. Sia refuses to mourn her short life, instead promising herself that she’ll stay strong, despite being suffocated by her depressed mother and her frightened best friend. Just when Sia feels more alone than ever, she meets Mace, a mysterious boy. There is something that draws Sia to him, despite his dangerousness, and together, they join a group of rebels and embark on an epic journey to destroy the new world and its machines, and to put an end to the slaughter of innocent people.
My Rating: 4/5 stars
Wow! If you like Divergent or the Hunger Games then you will enjoy reading this book. The author has done a fantastic job of creating a unique and interesting plot which draws the reader in. This book is jammed full of action and drama and leaves the reader on the edge of their seats. Kate Ormand allows her readers to easily connect with her characters as we get to experience each day they have left. Although the plot of this story was very original it’s events seemed unlikely. It may be fictional but fighting of cyborgs with few weapons seemed impossible which made me give this novel a slightly lower rating. Despite this I did enjoy the majority of this book.
Overall this was a great book which had its own spin on the dystopian genre. I would recommend readers give this novel a try because despite its faults it is worth the read.
If you like the sound of this book then you can find the buying links below.
Get to know the author:
KATE ORMAND is a YA writer represented by Isabel Atherton at Creative Authors Ltd. She lives in the UK with her family, her partner, and a cocker spaniel called Freddie. She recently graduated from university with a first class BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art Painting. It was during this course that Kate discovered her love of reading YA books, prompting her to try a new creative angle and experiment with writing. Kate is also a member of an online group of published writers and illustrators called Author Allsorts. And she writes children’s picture books under the name Kate Louise.
You can see more about Kate and her writing by visiting her website (www.kateormand.wordpress.com) or on Twitter (@kateormand).
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