Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Blog Tour + #Review + #Giveaway: Embattlement (The Undergrounders #2) by Norma Hinkens @normahinkens @yaboundtourspr

(The Undergrounders #2) 
Norma Hinkens
Genre: YA Dystopian/Sci-fi
Release Date: February 21st 2016

Summary from Goodreads:

Against all odds, Derry and a handful of survivors have escaped the malevolent Doctor Lyong’s clutches, but victory proves bittersweet. No one knows if Owen is dead or alive. The shaky plan to rescue him falls apart when the Council splits over rumors of Owen’s ties to the Craniopolis.

Forced to find new recruits Derry makes the treacherous journey to Shoshane City, home of the mysterious riders. Behind the imposing barricade the city’s leader, Jerome, is hiding secrets. Mutiny and sabotage is afoot and Derry finds herself caught up in a desperate struggle to save the city from being destroyed by The Ghost, a man who swears allegiance to no one. Time is running out to save Owen, and tensions are rising between Jakob and Sven, who may turn out to be a deadly distraction.

Will Derry emerge victorious from the showdown at the Craniopolis, or will the price of freedom mean sacrificing the man she loves?

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Immurement (The Undergrounders Book #1)

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My Review:

As we delve back into the lives of Derry, Sven, Trout and Jakob in Embattlement we pick up where Immurement left off. When we left them last time Derry had to leave her brother Owen behind at Craniopolis she thought he was not going to make it and so did he. He sacrificed himself to save Derry and everyone else. But now they are rumors going around that Owen may still be alive and as long as there is a chance that he is alive; Derry will do whatever it takes to save him and bring him home. Beside someone has to stop the Sweepers from extracting everyone and using them in their experiments.

Derry knows that she and the Undergrounders can’t go up against the Sweepers all by their selves. They will need help so the only choice she has is to team up with their enemies the rogues. So Derry sets out to find them and enlist their help. When she finds them she knows they need even more so they set out for Shoshane City to find more help.

Upon reaching Shoshane City with help of some riders Derry realizes right away that the leader of Shoshane City Jerome has a lot of secrets and she is determined to find out what they are if she is ever going to trust him. But can she ever trust anyone again. Will she discover what Jerome is hiding? Will she ever be able to trust him? Can she trust him long enough to save her brother? Does she really have a choice at this point?

On her quest to save her brother and anyone else at Craniopolis Derry and her friends run into more and more trouble. It seems to follow her around for some odd reason. She runs into some more bad people along the way but there is a mysterious person among the bad guys that has been helping people escape from all their attacks upon the Undergrounders. Who is this mysterious creature and why is he saving them? What is his purpose? What is in it for him or her in saving them?

I love the world that the author has created in Embattlement and all the character as well. Norma Hinkens has created a world full of characters that jumps out and fills you with warmth among lots of other feelings. I couldn’t get enough of it and when I wasn’t reading it I was definitely thinking about it. I can’t wait for book 3 Judgement. I can’t wait to find out what Derry has in plan for us next. What will she do? Has she really saved anyone as of yet? What does Judgement have in store for us? What is waiting on the horizon for Derry and all of her friends in Judgement?

If you haven’t read The Undergrounders then I highly recommend that you do it will blow you away. But I suggest that you check out the first book Immurement first and then go on to Embattlement so that you can understand more about what is going on.

About the Author:

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Travel junkie, former professional globetrotter, legend lover, idea wrangler. Norma Hinkens has lived, worked and visited her way across continents, soaking up stories along the way. Her writing is influenced by the resilient characters she met along the way; everyone has a story!

Norma grew up among vibrant storytelling traditions in her native Ireland. She's a legend-loving author who takes a fiendish delight in pushing reluctant characters over cliffs to find out what they’re made of. Epic odds, seemingly impossible missions, pasts that haunt, intrigue and misadventure. She’s happiest when wrangling provocative big picture ideas that are never black and white when you turn them inside out. It’s all about the tension in the journey.

She currently resides in California with her husband, three children and Chihuahua extraordinaire. She is the author of the YA post-apocalyptic Undergrounders Series: Immurement, Embattlement and Adjudgement.

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