Thursday, January 7, 2016

Ascendancy by Karri Thompson ~Review of Book 1 Mirror X~Blog Tour~Giveaway

Ascendancy by Karri Thompson Published by Entangled Teen Published on November 30th, 2015 Genre: YA Dystopian Entangled Teen: Amazon: 

I’ve been lied to, deceived, and manipulated once again. I shouldn’t be surprised, but in a way I am. You’d think I’d be treated with dignity, my every desire fulfilled by those who need me the most. But instead, they plan to control me, keep me hidden, and force me to be complacent while I give birth over and over again. Hell, I’m the one who’s supposed to save humanity, right? I’m the one with the power to re-populate this world of clones, my ancestors who were produced from harvested DNA. Michael. He loves me. At this point, he may be my only friend. There may be others. Tension is building in the regions. A secret sect is growing. A rebellion is imminent. My awakening into this future should have been my savior, my renaissance, my ally. But instead, it has become my plague. 

My review is of book one in this series titled Mirror X!
I'm not going to lie when I tell you that this particular genre is out of my normal tastes. I wanted to venture out and try something new. New I got. I'm not going to tell you I loved it but I did not hate it. I'd give it 3.5 Stars. 
Kudos to the author for her creativity though! She managed to bring something new to us instead of the same ole story lines that many authors seem to be doing lately. Karri Thompson has given you science, betrayal, love, and more! 
Cassie's been awaken after 1,000 years thanks to modern day science (well, future science to us) the world as she knows it has changed. She doesn't know who's friend or foe after more and more secrets are unveiled. These secrets kind of got me. I have no idea how so many of them stayed a secret for so long. Not little ones but HUGE ones. More and more unfold and you don't ever see them coming! I didn't know what to think. I wanted to reach in and strangle people for treating Cassie the way they did. Michael, her "doctor", was a sweet young man...note the word young..... whom tried to protect Cassie the best he can and struggled with things that were being done to her. Yet, he's also the one that hides the BIGGEST secrets of them all. But, after the death of someone Cassie cared strongly about, Michael was the only hope she had of getting out....................

Actually thinking about it now.... yeah, I'll probably read book two because I want to find out what happens next!!


   About the Author: 
  Karri Thompson, a native of San Diego, California, grew up hanging out at the beach, playing sports, and eventually attending San Diego State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in English and master’s degree in education. When she’s not nerding out at San Diego Comic-Con or watching Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings movies for the umpteenth time, she can be seen doing normal people stuff like teaching high-school English, cooking delicious meals for her family (she attributes all of her culinary skills to the Food Network), and attending her son’s football games. In her spare time, she writes young adult and new adult fiction, her biggest passion, and loves listening to hard rock music and going to concerts. She hopes to live long and prosper, and that you will, too. Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: authorkarrithompson   

  Read Below for an excerpt from the book: 
 Michael was the only good thing to come out of my awakening. I didn’t know how long we’d have together, but I realized I wanted to make every second with him count. Twisting to face him, I brought my right leg to the other side of his body and kissed him gently at first, and then a little harder as he brought his hands to my back, massaging his fingers against my shoulder blades. His lips moved to my neck, and he slid his hand through the hair at the base of my head. I lay against him, savoring his warm breath at my throat as his chest pressed against mine. “Duck!” Cradling my body, he scrambled to the floor, bringing me down with him. “What?” I whispered. “I saw something outside. A shadow. It looked like a person.” “Victoria! I need to get her.” Crawling on my hands and knees, I entered the living room and picked up my sleeping baby. “Behind the couch. Let’s go.” “Watch her,” I said, and rested her on the floor next to Michael. Drawing the laser pistol from my waist, I scooted to the edge of the couch where I could see the back door. “I locked it,” he whispered, “but any Security guard or SEC can open it.” The door slid open. I aimed my pistol, my arms and hands trembling.  
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1 comment:

  1. Great review! Thanks so much for joining the Ascendancy blog tour!!!