Thursday, February 21, 2019

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: A Soldier and a Liar by Caitlin Lochner @CaiLochner @XpressoTours

A Soldier and a Liar
Caitlin Lochner
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: February 19th 2019
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult

In a world on the brink of war, four superpowered teens must learn to work together for peace in Caitlin Lochner’s action-packed debut novel, A Soldier and A Liar.

Lai Cathwell is good at keeping secrets. As a Nyte, a supernaturally gifted teenager who is feared and shunned by the ungifted, this skill is essential to survival. Orchestrating her own imprisonment to escape military duty has only honed her ability to deceive others. But when rebels start attacking the city, Lai is dragged back into the fight with a new team of Nytes.

Thrown together with Jay, a self-conscious perfectionist consumed by the desire to be accepted; Al, a short-tempered fighter lying for the sake of revenge; and Erik, an amnesiac hell-bent on finding his memories and his place in the world, Lai realizes she’s facing an entirely different kind of challenge–one that might just be impossible. But if this team can’t learn to work together, the entire sector will be plunged into war.

My Review:

For the last two and a half years Lai has been pulling people together to form the Order, a group of people made up of Nytes, Nytes are people with special abilities who the Etiole want to get rid of. She has been doing all of this while doing time in prison.

The Etiole are afraid of the Nytes and want to get rid of them and will do whatever it takes to do just that. War is imminent between the two groups if they can’t figure out a way to end it before it even begins.

Lai was a military officer before going to prison so when an officer shows up at the prison asking her to return to service and join a special military team, at first she says no but after giving it a lot thought she thinks she was probably being a little hasty in making her decision and decides that she has done all she can from a prison cell and that may be it is time to go back to the military as she can find more info and more recruits in the military.

Lai joins forces with a special group of people that have their own special talents like Lai. Lai is trained with the other members of her group in hand to hand combat as well as with their unique abilities. Each member has their own reason for joining the team and no one trusts anyone not even their own selves. Each member of the team must learn to trust the other if they are going to help the Nytes.

A Soldier and a Liar is a great introduction into a new series with lots more story to tell hopefully in the future. There is action from beginning to end it is so intense that it will keep you flipping the pages to see what their mission will consist of. I can’t wait to see what Lai, Jae and all the other characters have for us in the next book.

A Soldier and a Liar reminded me of that TV show The Gifted and was just as amazing. I would recommend A Soldier and a Liar to anyone who likes science fiction, dystopian adventures with superheroes. 

Author Bio:

(Um, so, wow bios are hard.) I studied creative writing at the University of South Florida and used my BA in words to become an English teaching assistant in Tokyo. I’m in love with storytelling of any kind, but especially in the form of books, manga, and video games. If you ever want to talk nerdy, I am VERY down.



Giselle said...

Great review, Nancy! This sounds well written and entertaining throughout! :)

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