Monday, April 17, 2017

Blog Tour : True Born Trilogy by L.E. Sterling

Book Blurb:

Welcome to Dominion City. After the great Plague descended, the world population was decimated…and their genetics damaged beyond repair.

The Lasters wait hopelessly for their genes to self-destruct. The Splicers pay for expensive treatments that might prolong their life. The plague-resistant True Borns are as mysterious as they are feared…

And then there’s Lucy Fox and her identical twin sister, Margot. After endless tests, no one wants to reveal what they are.

When Margot disappears, a desperate Lucy has no choice but to put her faith in the True Borns, led by the charismatic Nolan Storm and the beautiful but deadly Jared Price. As Lucy and the True Borns set out to rescue her sister, they stumble upon a vast conspiracy stretching from Dominion’s street preachers to shady Russian tycoons. But why target the Fox sisters?

As they say in Dominion, it’s in the blood.

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My Review:

5 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Dystopian, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural, Teen, Werewolves, Witches--

Margot and Lucy are twins, but their personalities could not be more different. Margot is the charming, fun sought after twin, where as Lucy is the rule follower who always tries to take care of her twin and live up to her parents's high expectations. As their 18th birthday comes closer, the girls go into their testing to determine what group they fit into: Splicers, Lasters...or True Borns. When a new security team is hired by her father, Lucy knows something is wrong. And through her bond with her sister, she knows her sister is in danger, and Lucy will do almost anything to save her sister.

I went into this book with no expectations and I can honestly say that I had no real idea what I was getting into. I had owned a copy of the book for about 6 months but it was on my back-list of things to read, but when I saw the second book was coming out I was interested in reading both books together (I don't have patience and hate waiting for books in a series because I always seem to forget important details...don't get me started on the fact I have to wait for a 3rd book here!) I absolutely loved this book! I have read TONS of dystopian novels and honestly they have just started to blend together over time, the same ideas and plot reused until I just don't care anymore. Well, this was unlike anything I have ever read before. There was mystery, action, danger, supernatural, romance, lies and truths all mixed together. The world building the author did is some of the best, most complicated and detailed that I have experienced in a long time. I blew through his book in one sitting, not able to get enough to get enough of the plot as well as the characters and the strange details and mysteries that kept popping up.

Jared. Sigh Jared. So no, this was not a romance in the traditional sense, but there were some intense stolen pages between Lucy and a certain stubborn, attractive and protective True Born that made me want to swoon. There were so many moments where I just wanted to yell at both characters to just shut up and kiss! Argh, I hope I can see their relationship progress in the next book because hands down they were my favorite part of this amazing book.

Lucy was an interesting character, appearing meek, haughty and bland when the book began  but by the end she had morphed into a better version (in my opinion-I found Margot to be overrated even though she seemed to be everyone's favorite) of what her sister had appeared to be at the start. Where as Margot seemed to wither and give up, Lucy grew into herself and had a backbone made of steel. I rooted for her to be her own person, be honest to herself, and to figure out the mystery surrounding her origins. I really enjoyed her as a character and I hope to see even more personal growth to come because her battle is just starting.

I am a total fan-girl now over this book. I was completely caught off guard by how much I enjoyed this book and desperately need to know more. I loved how the cover image makes sense as the details of the story were revealed and it makes me curious as to how the second book ties in and what message the third will have (once revealed!). I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves dystopian, mystery and supernatural/sci-fi, or really anyone looking for something new and great.


Author Bio:

I was a voracious devotee of sci-fi and fantasy novels all through my childhood, so I suppose it doesn’t come as much of a shock that I’ve returned to the genre with a vengeance. For a while I turned my back on the genre in favour of ‘high-brow’ literary texts. Ironically, it was my doctoral degree that saw me circling back. There’s something about the way postmodern literature plays with the arcane that had me utterly fascinated, and it wasn’t long until I fell headlong back into my old ways and haven’t looked back since. My first novel, which isn’t in the Urban Fantasy or Fantasy genres, isn’t high literature, mind you, even if it tangles with some serious statements about politics and the way our western world runs. My editor described it as something between Charles Dickens and The Catcher in the Rye: Serious Fun, in other words. My second novel, Pluto’s Gate, is where I’ve come home to myself: it’s a contemporary retelling of the Demeter-Persephone-Pluto story from Greek mythology. Folded into the mix is a Shaman-in-training, a magical book, Underworld Gods, a world covered in ice, a three-headed dog, and one lousy ex-boyfriend. But I’ll tell you this much: I believe in the power of words and stories to transform our inner worlds. Whether the characters be vampires or vagabonds, a good narrative sucker punches so-called reality anyhow.

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