Sunday, March 24, 2013

Blog Tour: Terra (Terrestrials #1) by Gretchen Powell

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Welcome to my stop on the Terra Blog Tour

Short Blurb:

In the distant wake of a plague that has decimated the Earth's population, humanity is split in two. The rich and powerful live in skycities that float overhead, while those who remain on the ground have gathered in settlements strewn across a dying planet. Eighteen-year-old Terra Rhodon makes her living as a scav, scouring the earth for discarded scraps and metals to recycle for profit. While on a routine scavenging run, she discovers something that shocks her home settlement of Genesis X-16. Terra suddenly finds herself asking questions no one will answer. Her search for the truth ultimately leads her to Adam - a beguiling boy with a secret that has the power to change humanity's existence forever.

Genre: YA Dystopian

Longer Blurb:

A broken and desolate Earth. A young girl struggling to survive. A lost boy with a powerful secret.

A discovery that will change everything.

In the distant wake of a plague that has decimated the Earth's population, humanity is split in two: The rich and powerful live in skycities that float overhead, while those who remain on the ground have gathered in settlements strewn across a dying planet. Eighteen-year-old Terra Rhodon is a terrestrial- -a denizen of the barren groundworld--who makes her living as a scav. Long abandoned by her father, her caregivers gone, Terra supports herself and her younger brother, Mica, by scouring the earth for\ discarded scraps and metals to recycle for profit. One day, while on a routine scavenging run, she discovers something that shocks her home settlement of Genesis X-16. When the value of her discovery is revealed, Terra's world is turned upside down.

Terra suddenly finds herself asking questions no one will answer. Her search for the truth leads her to Adam--a beguiling skydweller unlike any she has ever met. But Adam has secrets and a quest of his own, and with him by her side, the world Terra thought she knew begins to unravel. Soon her discoveries

unearth a terrifying conspiracy that has the potential to shatter everything--a revelation that will test the bonds of loyalty, family, and love.

The first book in debut author Gretchen Powell's anticipated Terrestrials series, Terra catapults you through a story filled with blood-pumping action, intrigue, and surprising twists that will both wrench and warm your heart. As the hidden truths of this world unfold, new dangers that loom on the horizon are sure to leave you waiting breathlessly for the sequel.


Cindy's Review: So aside from that long summary for the book, Terra is about a girl named Terra who takes care of her younger brother. Her parents died when she was young and she's a scavenger who looks for random metal around the earth to turn in. The metals she turn in are credits for food. One day, Terra picks up a weird machine thing that gave her like 3,000 credits. That's considered a lot since she only gets like 175 credits per week. 

Finding that machine led her to finding Adam. Adam, another hot and sexy guy. LOL. Anyways, Terra soon learns how her world really runs. And who are really the leaders that rule over the people. In this novel, there are skydwellers, who are basically rich people who can afford fresh air, awesome houses, school. And everything rich people can afford including food. 

One cool thing about this book is that rain apparently is contaminated and can burn someone's skin. I find that really cool even though it's scary. LOL. Don't they have umbrellas? I guess not, since whenever it rains, they have to duck inside a house or something. 

I like science fiction books with romance, so I guess this book really suited me. ;D Haha. Well, science fiction romance basically equals dystopian. ;D So those who love science fiction, young adult, romance, fantasy, and dystopian, this is your book! 

Author Bio: 
Author Pic Ebook.jpgHalf-Chinese and the daughter of a US diplomat, Gretchen Powell spent her childhood growing up in far-off places. She made it all the way to her mid-twenties whilst maintaining her deep-seated love for young adult novels, so she decided to write one of her own. Her creative process involves copious amounts of Sour Patch Kids and
sleeping fitfully. When she isn't writing young adult dystopian science fiction, Gretchen
also writes a successful healthy living blog, entitled Honey, I Shrunk the
Gretchen!

She lives in Northern Virginia with her two adorable miniature schnauzers. They wear many sweaters. Visit her website and writing blog at http://www.gretchenpowell.com.

Links: 
Gretchen's website: http://www.gretchenpowell.com

Terra on Amazon 
Terra on B&N
Terra on Kobo
Terra on iTunes
Terra on Goodreads

Giveaway~
There's two, one is a signed paperback copy of US only and some bookmarks.  
The second giveaway is an ebook of Terra for internationally.


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