I am so excited to be part of the Flashfall blog tour! I loved this book so much and can’t wait to see everyone’s reactions. I will be posting a review, dream cast, and playlist, and be sure to stay tuned for a giveaway at the end of this post!
by Jenny Moyer
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Release Date: November 15th 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia
Orion is a Subpar, expected to mine the tunnels of Outpost Five, near the deadly flash curtain. For generations, her people have chased cirium—the only element that can shield humanity from the curtain’s radioactive particles. She and her caving partner, Dram work the most treacherous tunnel, fighting past flash bats and tunnel gulls, in hopes of mining enough cirium to earn their way into the protected city.
But when newcomers arrive at Outpost Five, Orion uncovers disturbing revelations that make her question everything she thought she knew about life on both sides of the cirium shield. As conditions at the outpost grow increasingly dangerous, it’s up to Orion to forge a way past the flashfall, beyond all boundaries, beyond the world as she knows it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jenny is the author of YA sci-fi/fantasy FLASHFALL, coming from Macmillan/Holt 11-15-16. She lives with her filmmaker husband and their three boys in Des Moines.
Find out more at http://www.jennymoyer.com and connect with Jenny on Twitter and Facebook.
When I first saw Flashfall, I was not expecting it to be as amazingly complex as it is. This is a story about mining and survival, something I have never read before. The main character in this book adds to the enjoyment as she is selfless, brave, and clever. The setting is truly awesome and actually so believable. I would consider this a definite must-read.
Flashfall has got to be one of the most unique books I’ve read this year. This story is all about mining, but for survival. The characters in this book must mine, hoping to earn 400 grams of cirium to earn their way to safety. There are so many scientific aspects and new technology used for mining that I found so interesting to read about. Sci fi is one of my favourite genres and this book is definitely a good pick for those who are interested in this genre.
Orion, the main character in Flashfall, is so strong and has amazing stamina. She is put in life-threatening situations every single day, but tries her hardest to ensure survival for to only herself, but her other teammates as well. One of my favourites of Orion’s traits is her ability to outsmart all of her enemies. Her well-formulated plans and wit make her very entertaining to read and add some humour to the book. A good character really affects my enjoyment of a novel and I am glad to be able to say that Orion really is an amazing protagonist.
The world of Flashfall is incredibly complex and well-written. The way that the caves and conditions of the Outposts are written makes them actually believable, which I know can be very difficult to pull off. Jenny Moyer has created a world so full of danger and mystery, that the reader can’t help but admire. If you are looking for a book that can actually transport you to another world, Flashfall is the read for you!
Flashfall is a survival story about mining and contains a clever and brave main character. The world is absolutely incredible and so believable. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone!
PRIZE: Win a signed hardcover of FLASHFALL by Jenny Moyer, a Flashfall t-shirt, exclusive patches from the book trailer, a pair of “Follow your dreams” socks, a carabiner and glow wristbands (US Only).