Thursday, September 20, 2018

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Out of Sight by Matthew S. Cox @mscox_fiction @XpressoTours

Out of Sight
Matthew S. Cox
Publication date: August 13th 2018
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult

Most Citizens hold Outcasts in dim regard, but Sima never expected they’d throw her off the planet.

In 2411, overpopulation has spread a plaque of filthy, congested city to the corners of the Earth. Government has raised corruption to an art form, and no one hears the cries of those left to die in the dark passageways of civilization. Following the End of Nations, people cling to the only division left: social status.

Since running away from home four years ago, she’s managed to stay a step ahead of death―or worse. At sixteen, she’s getting too old to survive from begging, despite her best effort to pretend she’s younger. Worse, the sidewalks teem with little kids edging in on her turf, monopolizing Citizens’ charity with their wide, pleading eyes and genuine innocence.

A chance meeting with suspiciously nice cops leaves her more confused than ever. Between deadly gangs, unforgiving security forces, and a terrifying madam eager to exploit a girl her age, merely getting older is the biggest threat to her life. With no good choice to make, she risks the least of three evils.

Sima thought her life on Earth had been dangerous…

She hasn’t seen anything yet.

My Review:

In an apocalyptic future where war has destroyed the Earth children live on the streets begging for glints, money to trade for food. Out of Sight is about a sixteen year old girl, Sima who ran away from home four years ago because her mother’s boyfriend touching her in places he shouldn’t have.

At the age of sixteen, Sima is getting a little big for her begging to work any longer. Begging usually only works for smaller children as they are cute and innocent looking. Sima is running out of options to survive as she is getting older. She only has a few choices left to her to survive. The only options she has to look forward to, is to steal, work as a prostitute or join one of the many gangs on the street. Sima has been on her own for a long time and has managed to stay out of trouble with the police but her options are running out. What is she going to do?

Well she does have one option left to her. She can take the offer she got to leave Earth and go to another planet to help colonize it. She will get adopted and an education to boot. After giving it some thought Sima decides to take the offer to leave Earth.

Once she has left Earth the ship that she is on crashes and leaves Sima alone on what seems to be an uninhabited planet. Later Sima learns that she wasn’t the only one to survive the crash. Sima finds three other children that survived as well. Back on Earth Sima was not to fund of little children as they were taking glints from her. What is she going to do with these three little kids?

Out of Sight is one of those books that you don’t want to put down. It will grab you from the start and will keep you hanging on right up until the end. You will get so lost in it that you don’t even realize that you are reading anymore it is just a movie playing out in your head.

I highly recommend Out of Sight to anyone who loves a great adventure in a apocalyptic world. 

Author Bio:

Born in a little town known as South Amboy NJ in 1973, Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life. Somewhere between fifteen to eighteen of them spent developing the world in which Division Zero, Virtual Immortality, and The Awakened Series take place. He has several other projects in the works as well as a collaborative science fiction endeavor with author Tony Healey.

Hobbies and Interests:
Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, Gamemaster for two custom systems (Chronicles of Eldrinaath [Fantasy] and Divergent Fates [Sci Fi], and a fan of anime, British humour (<- deliberate), and intellectual science fiction that questions the nature of reality, life, and what happens after it. He is also fond of cats. Awards: Prophet of the Badlands (excerpt) – Honorable Mention – Writers of the Future. 



Giselle said...

Great review, Nancy! This sounds like a compelling and well written read!

klahaneridge said...

Really enjoyed your review, & this book looks like a great adventure! I'll have to check it out!