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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Blog Tour: Cresent by Homer Hickham

 Welcome to my stop on the Crescent blog tour 
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Crater (Helium-3, #1)Blurb:


It's the 22nd Century. A tough, pioneering people mine the moon for Helium-3 to produce energy for a desperate, war-torn Earth.

Sixteen-year-old Crater Trueblood loves his job as a Helium-3 miner. But when he saves a fellow miner, his life changes forever. Impressed by his heroism, the owner of the mine orders Crater to undertake a dangerous mission. Crater doubts himself, but has no choice. He must go.

With the help of Maria, the mine owner's frustrating but gorgeous granddaughter, and his gillie--a sentient and sometimes insubordinate clump of slime mold cells--Crater must fight both human and subhuman enemies. He'll battle his way across a thousand miles of deadly lunar terrain and face genetically altered super warriors in his quest to recover an astonishing object that will alter the lives of everyone on the moon.

Cindy's Review: I read super little of this book, only the first few chapters. From that, I can tell that Crater is a pretty straight up guy, who does what he thinks is right. But he can also be easily betrayed, like Pedro. He had always though Pedro was his brother, but what he doesn't realize is what he thinks of someone might not be how the other person thinks of him.

The first few chapter doesn't really give much, but I kind of got the setting and the feeling of how things go. Although the blurb has already talked about, I'll describe the setting anyways, just to make my review longer. LOL.  Basically, this book takes place in the future, science fiction, as you might already can tell from the title. The book takes place on the moon, where criminals from Earth are banished to mine for the precious Helium-3 I learned that Helium is only on the outer layers of Earth. Hmmm. And we're running out of Helium.  Okay. Yep. I really can't get anything out of a few chapters....

So Crater is the main character of the book, therefore that's why it's the title of this book. Okay. What I'm saying is really stupid. I should just wait till after I finish reading the books first.

Crescent (Helium-3, #2)Blurb:

They said she wasn’t human. They were wrong.
A seemingly endless war against the insurgent Crowhoppers keeps the people of Moontown fighting when they’d rather be mining valuable Helium-3. Crater Trueblood’s valiant efforts against the genetically-manipulated beings weighs heavily on his mind. What is he really fighting for?
In the midst of a deadly battle, Crater captures an enemy Crowhopper. But this one he refuses to kill. “It” is genetically more human than not and its gender seems to be female. She calls herself Crescent.
Crater takes her to Moontown as a prisoner of war, but treats her kindly. However, at the hands of Moontown residents Crescent experiences prejudice and even cruelty.
Soon Crescent is imprisoned for a murder she didn’t commit. Crater comes to her aid, and the two become fugitives, escaping into the vast expanse of hostile terrain called “the big suck.” For Crater, it turns out the cause most worth fighting for may be right by his side.

This post was supposed to be a review post, but I really couldn't read the books in time for this post. So I made it a promo post instead. I'm so sorry. It's just that the end of the school activities are really overwhelming. And I didn't have time to read Crescent in two days. I received Crescent like two days before my tour. It wasn't anyone's fault but the book wasn't out yet before then and mail is just slow in general. Plus,my school literally stuffed everything on the last week of school like the Awards Night, Promotion Party, Promotion Ceremony, Great America  etc. I also have those extracurricular activities like Eureka! and volunteering, and this blog. So I'm sorry this wasn't that high on my list. 

I would definitely read the books later (perhaps after school is over, which is like in like 5 days, thank goodness) and review them here on my blog. So stay tuned! And I'll also most likely cross-post to Goodreads. Thanks!

Author Bio:
homer.jpgHomer Hickam is the author of many best-selling books with his best known the acclaimed memoir Rocket Boys: A Memoir which was made into the award-winning film October Sky where he was portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal.
Born and raised in the small mining town of Coalwood, West Virginia, Homer is a graduate of Virginia Tech, a Vietnam veteran, a scuba instructor, a paleontologist, and a former NASA engineer. He has won many literary awards including the Clarence Cason Journalism Award from the University of Alabama and an honorary doctorate in Literature from Marshall University.
Homer is on Facebook at and maintains an extensive website at
Homer and his wife Linda and their five cats share their time between homes in  Huntsville, Alabama and St. John of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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