Happy Release Day!!!!
Welcome to the blog tour for Teri Polen’s upcoming release, Subject A36, the first book in a brand new series called The Colony!
Read on for an exclusive excerpt, my review and a chance to win a signed or digital copy of the book!
Subject A36 (The Colony #1)
Expected Publication Date: February 13th, 2020
Genre: YA Dystopian/ Sci-Fi
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
If genetic engineering could guarantee you and your family perfect health and unparalleled beauty, would you pay top dollar for it? Would you kill for it?
Residents of the Colony would. And do.
Only the Insurgents can stop them.
Asher Solomon is a premier operative with the Insurgents. He and his team have rescued countless hostages, saving them from painful deaths in Colony labs as desirable genetic traits are stripped from their bodies.
He’s also suffered more losses than anyone should have to.
Then Asher gets intel that might give his people the upper hand. The Colony is searching for Subject A36. If the Insurgents determine the subject’s identity first, they might be able to turn the tide of the war.
Asher and his team embark on their riskiest mission ever, and the stakes have never been higher. But even if he survives the physical dangers, the devastating secrets he uncovers might destroy him.
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“Asher!” Mom gripped the porch railing and called for me. Her voice cracked and was laced with tears. Dad vaulted over the porch railing, landed solidly on the grass, and frantically scanned our expansive yard.
My stomach clenched. Something was very wrong. “Over here!”
Dad’s gaze locked on mine. “Code Exodus! Now, Asher. Run!”
Was this another drill? We’d practiced twice a week, the times always unexpected, without fail for as long as I could remember. Drills were a regular part of our life, like eating, sleeping, and homework. Protocol was pounded into our brains. There could be no hesitation.
But this felt different. Dad’s expression was tight and urgent. Tears streamed down Mom’s face, and I knew. This was no drill. It was real this time. We’d been found. Code Tribe—we leave together. Code Exodus—we leave without our parents.
Code Exodus rules.
Grab the backpack.
Don’t stop for anything or anyone.
Run to the Wallaces.
When my sisters could no longer keep up, hide them and keep running
I won a physical copy of this book from the author for entering and winning the Name my character challenge and when I saw that R&R Book Tours was doing a blog tour I signed up for the tour because I was already going to be reading the book.
This is the second book I have read by this author and it’s the second time I have rated her books high. The first book I read The Gemini Connection got 4.5 stars and now I am giving this one 5 stars. It makes me want to go back and read her debut novel Sarah which I have already bought the ebook of and will hopefully get to sooner rather than later.
Ok now to the actual review of this book. You mostly get the perspective of Asher but there are several chapters that are from a couple other peoples perspectives as well. I struggled a little bit at first to figure out what was happening and why but that didn’t last long at all. I was immediately drawn in and fell for the characters. I basically read this entire book in one sitting which with it being less than 200 pages isn’t really that hard to do.
So I mentioned this was a short read. Usually when books are short I tend to not be able to get into them because there’s not enough time to tell a full story and they feel rushed etc. Well that was not the case with this book. I was instantly drawn in. The characters were fleshed out and I loved their connections with each other. There’s romance and friendship and families and found families and I literally teared up a couple times as well as laughed with the characters some too which considering what the characters go through it’s amazing they are still able to have a sense of humor.
I did predict one thing was going to happen but I didn’t know how that was going to happen and I was still shocked when it did finally happen. This book has some similarities to some other books I’ve read but at the same time is different. Even still I love this so much. I really became attached to these characters especially Asher and Brynn. I need to find out what happens and considering this book is just being released today it will be a while before I get the next book.
There was something that happened at the end that I literally asked myself how it was possible after reading it and there are some other questions I am hoping will get answered in the next book.
I don’t want to spoil anything so I am going to stop there. I definitely think you should read this authors books if you haven’t already.
About the Author
Teri Polen reads and watches horror, sci-fi, and fantasy. The Walking Dead, Harry Potter, and anything Marvel-related are likely to cause fangirl delirium. She lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband, sons, and black cat. Her first novel, Sarah, a YA horror/thriller, was a horror finalist in the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Giveaway: You can either win a signed copy of the book (US only) or a digital copy (International)! Click the link below to enter!
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