Thursday, November 10, 2016

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Carmine by Alan Janney @alanjanney @yaboundtourspr

Alan Janney
Genre: YA Dystopian/Adventure/Romance
Sparkle Press


She wakes as society crumbles
She wakes up with no memory
She wakes up a queen

The girl once known as Katie Lopez wakes up in an abandoned Wal-Mart with no memory, possessing only the vague sense that something has happened.  Where is her family?  Where is her boyfriend?  She has a faint recollection of him, a ghost of a memory.  The world, she discovers, is staggering from the weight of rampaging mutants, victims of a bizarre surgery gone wrong.  Once intended to bring about a utopia, now the victims threaten societal meltdown.  Much to her surprise, the girl with no memory discovers she is their queen.

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Here we have a young woman who awakens in an abandoned Wal-Mart with no recollection of who she is. She has a feint feeling that she has a boyfriend but she doesn’t know who he is or where he is. She has also wonders where her family is. After wakening she starts to explore Wal-Mart and decides she needs to do a little “shopping” while she is there before she sets out on her journey. While she is shopping she sees other people there doing a little shopping of their own. It doesn’t take her long to realize that these people are watching her and begin to follow her.

She wonders why all these people have decides to follow her but she decides to keep quiet about it for the time being. She soon learns that they consider her their queen. She tries telling them that she is not a queen but they don’t listen. But with Carmine being the person she is with a big soft heart and someone who has always liked taking care of people and being like a mother to them just lets it go. Besides these people just need someone take charge and tell them what to do. So she does what she does best and that is to help people. So she becomes their leader and helps them to build up a new society and a new L.A.

While Carmine has a big heart and lots of people following her she still has a few enemies out in the world who what nothing more than to destroy her and take over their new home. But Carmine won’t back down to anyone. She may have a soft heart but she is very strong and becoming stronger everyday with the virus running through her body. Although she is strong her enemies are stronger.

She does have a few people out there that are like her or born with the infection who is on her side and wants to help her fight her enemies but Carmine does not trust easily and has no intentions of accepting help from anyone. She can fight her own battles. War is coming. Can Carmine fight her own battles or will she end up needing help from her new friends?

I liked the world that the author has created for Carmine and her new family. I like all the character well most of them anyways but I would like to know more about Carmine and her life before. I would also like to know more about the “Outlaw” who he is and what is his story? And what about Kayla and her life/story. I would also like to see more of Kayla and a certain someone get to spend more time together. I can’t wait to see what the author has instore for Carmine, the Outlaw, Kayla and all the rest of the characters. Where will they go next? 

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Kimberly @ Turning the Pages said...

This one seems like a really interesting read, and it seems like you really enjoyed it so on the TBR list it goes. Great review.
-Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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