Blog Tour+Review: Wanted by Bryan Davis

Hello, everyone!

I apologize for my infrequent posting schedule as of late. My life got extremely busy these last few weeks, but here I am today with a blog tour post!

I recently discovered how fun blog tours are and how great they are for authors to get the word out about new books. When one of my Goodreads friends informed me that Bryan Davis was doing a blog tour for his new book, I signed up to do a review (Bryan Davis is the author of Christian fantasy books like Starlighter and Dragons in our Midst). 

His newest book, Wanted: A Superhero to Save the World, is a middle-grade adventure story. Middle-grade means books written for an eight-to-twelve-years-old audience. So this book was definitely a bit of a change from my typical YA reads in terms of writing style and themes (and the lack of teenage drama). 😉 Think of it as a younger version of Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. 

 


-About the Book-

Eddie Hertz is smart, real smart. He has to be. What other twelve-year-old patrols the streets of Nirvana alone, hoping to foil the schemes of the evil Mephisto? Since Eddie is small for his age, he trusts in his Batman-style gadgets belt and acrobatic skills as well as lots of experience, like knowing how to swing across dark alleys without being seen.

Eddie has a dream, to become like Damocles, Nirvana’s great superhero. To make that dream come true, Eddie invented a device that is supposed to give him superpowers, but using it on himself is dangerous, maybe even fatal. He doesn’t have the nerve to try it.

When Mephisto unleashes an earthquake machine on the city, Eddie gets a surprising teammate — his quirky eight-year-old sister, Samantha, who comes up with an unexpected way to help Eddie in the frantic battle to prevent the biggest earthquake of all.

Since Damocles has lost his ability to help in physical form, Eddie and Samantha are the only hope for Nirvana and the world.

Available on Amazon


-About the Author-

Bryan Davis is the author of several bestselling series, including Dragons in Our Midst and the Reapers Trilogy, speculative fiction for youth and adults. Bryan and his wife, Susie, work together as an author/editor team to create his imaginative tales.


-My Review-

As I mentioned at the beginning of the post, most of what I read falls under the YA category–I didn’t read a whole lot of middle-grade books. So I wasn’t sure what to expect with Wanted: A Superhero to Save the World. By the time I finished, though, I decided this was a fun, light-hearted story that made for an enjoyable read.

I will admit that I am obviously not the target audience, so I did find the writing and themes to be a little simplistic. Some elements were extremely cheesy (much like in most superhero movies). In a way, though, the lack of drama and seriousness I usually find in books was refreshing. This was just an exciting, fun story with likable characters. Eddie and his sister, Sam, were an adorable duo of crime fighters and I loved how they stood up for each other.

I recommend this book for younger readers looking for a clever, exciting adventure story.

Thank you to Mr. Davis for providing me with a copy for review! 🙂


-The Other Bloggers-

Wednesday, September 20th

Tour Kickoff @ The Author’s Chair

Book Spotlight @ Backing Books

Book review and YOU WRITE: About Bryan Davis @ Zerina Blossom’s Books

Book Spotlight and Review @ The Spooky Bookshelf

Book Spotlight and Author Interview @ Scattered Scribblings

Book Review and Character Interview @ Light and Shadows

Thursday, September 21st

Book Spotlight and YOU WRITE: About Bryan Davis @ Red Lettering

Spotlight and Author Interview @ The Reader Addict

Spotlight and YOU WRITE: About Bryan Davis @ target verified

Book Review and Character Interview @ Hidden Doorways

Book Review @ Ashley Bogner (ME!)

Book Review @ The Page Dreamer

Friday, September 22nd

Book Spotlight and Character Interview @ Story of Fire

Book Review @ Inkwell

Book Spotlight and Character Interview @ Liv K. Fisher

Book Review @ writinganyone

Spotlight and YOU WRITE: About Superheroes @ Dreams and Dragons

Author Interview and YOU WRITE: About Bryan Davis @ March to a Different Drum

Book Spotlight @ Author Jaye L. Knight

Saturday, September 23rd

Author Interview @ Jessi L. Roberts, author

Book Spotlight and Character Interview @ Book Lovers Life

Book Review and Character Interview @ Verbosity Reviews

Book Spotlight, Author Interview and YOU WRITE: Superheroes @ Creature of Graphite

Character Interview @ Wanderer’s Pen

Book Spotlight and Author Interview @ Adventure Awaits


-The Giveaway-

The Giveaway Links:

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/a793459e2/

This second one is the grand prize giveaway, and my post number is 7. (Mr. Davis’ blog tour kickoff post explains this 😉 )

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/a793459e1/


Thanks for reading, everyone! Congrats to Mr. Davis on his latest release! My next post will be some updates for Reintegration #2! 🙂

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Blog Tour: Conqueror by Mandy Fender

I know I haven’t posted in a while, but the past couple weeks have been a little hectic as I started the new school semester. Getting back into a routine with school is always a bit tough after summer break, but now I’m hoping to resume my normal blog posting schedule.

Which brings me to today’s post….

Another blog tour post! Today, I’m here to inform you about the recent release of Mandy Fender’s book, Conqueror. Conqueror is the third book of the Defier series. I read the first book about a year ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. This series is a teen dystopian trilogy about standing up for your faith in Christ even in difficult times. And the covers are gorgeous, by the way. 

Congrats to Mandy Fender for her newest release!


About Conqueror

-A Christian Dystopian Series-

The Final Battle is on the Horizon . . .

Still heartbroken over the loss of her best friend, Sky, Lennox must face her own demons as she continues to fight against Ahab and the Regime. She now serves as a combat medic, desperately searching for survivors in war-torn America. But as the Regime grows stronger and begins to genetically enhance both humans and animals, she questions whether she and her fellow Sparrows are doing enough. After an encounter with a Prowler changes everything, she must choose between vengeance and faith in God because the next mission she goes on could be her last. Secrets will be revealed. Pasts will be forgiven. Defiers will be strengthened. When all hope seems lost, who will be left standing?


Purchase Information

-Amazon (available on KU): http://a.co/jf2aA7p

-Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36002413-conqueror


About the Author

Mandy Fender is an award-winning author, speaker, and blogger who hopes to glorify God and uplift others. She guest blogs for Broken, Beautiful, and Bold and has a monthly inspirational article in a local newspaper. Her writing has been featured in Devozine magazine for teens and Epifiction.

It is her aim to live and love like Christ and her writing is just another avenue to do that. She’s a new homeschool mom and serves in full time ministry with her husband in the great state of Texas. If you’d like more info on her work visit: mandyfender.com

Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Google Plus


Giveaway

LOOK AT THE PRETTY COVERS.

Oh, yeah. There’s a giveaway for the entire series. 🙂 How cool is that? 

Giveaway Link: http://giveawaytools2.com/giveaway.php?sk=80397075695


If you like dystopian novels, you should totally check out this series. I know I’ll definitely be reading the second and third books! 

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My Thoughts on the Insta-Love Epidemic

I’ve wanted to write this post for a while.

Entertainment impacts our thinking way more than we think it does (I wrote a whole post about it here). YA novels like The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Twilight (and countless others) have become big parts of our culture. For teens in particular, books like these have greatly shaped their thinking.

One of these areas is with what a romantic relationship should look like.

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3 Stories That Break the Mold

On my Goodreads account, I have a shelf (a “shelf” is a category you can organize books in) dedicated solely to books/series that I thought had a certain level of uniqueness to them. If you’ve read a lot like I have, you know that after a while most stories and characters start to feel, well…generic. Plot twists become predictable. All the protagonists of books in the same genre look and talk and act identical to each other. It’s rare to find a book that makes me go “Wow, I haven’t seen anything like that before”. But sometimes I do.

If you’re looking for something to read that stands out, here’s three books/series you can try:

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Top 3 Fictional Heroines

Female protagonists are all the rage these days.

I almost always write from a girl’s perspective; that’s just what comes naturally to me. I love reading a book or watching a movie where the protagonist is someone I can see as a role model. Unfortunately, it’s hard to find female characters who actually are role models.

So….*drumroll*….here are my top three fictional heroines!

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5 Novel Trends I’m Tired Of

As if this wasn’t totally obvious…I love books.

And I’ve read quite a few of them.

The more I’ve read, the more I’ve noticed trends that just drive me crazy! Some things were clever the first few times, but after a while I realize I’m seeing them everywhere. And some things I’ve always found irritating.

So here it is…

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Purposeful Pages: September 2016

Hello, everyone!

I know it’s been a long time since I lost posted anything here…and I apologize! My schedule has been pretty crazy since I started college, but I’m going to try to be more consistent in the future!

Last month I participated in Purposeful Pages, “a monthly link-up designed to unite bloggers on answering questions about life, blogging, the Bible, writing, and books”. The link up was created by two Christian teens who run the blogs Scattered Journal Pages and Furious Ever Afters.

Well, this month I decided to do the September round of questions! 🙂

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