Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Blog Tour + Review: Redemption by Kate L Mary @kmary0622 @agarcia6510


Titles: Redemption (Moonchild, #3)
Author: Kate L Mary
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Futuristic Steampunk
Publisher: Twisted Press
Editor: Lori Whitwam
Publication Date: May 16th, 2019

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR


Blurb:

From an award-winning author and master of world building comes the thrilling third book in the Moonchild series, featuring a future fueled by greed and corruption, where airships rule the skies and coal mines have been turned into prisons…

Nearly a year after Asher Kimura swooped into Athens and saved Scarlett and her friends, the group has settled into a routine that almost feels like a real life. But when an altercation on the street turns deadly, they’re forced to head out west to lay low until things have settled down.

After a lifetime in the polluted world the Luddites have created, Scarlett is looking forward to seeing the sun in all its splendor for the very first time. Too bad the heat, dust, and utter lawlessness of the west leave a lot to be desired. But she’s determined to enjoy both her time with Asher and the break from the constant threat of living in Columbus.

It doesn’t take long for the group to realize that corruption knows no borders. Drugs, slavery, and forced prostitution are only the tip of the iceberg when Asher comes face to face with the demons from his past, leaving Scarlett to wonder if he’ll make it out in one piece.

With new characters and a fresh setting, the past meets the future in the exciting third book in the Moonchild series. Readers rave about the “captivating setting, riveting plot, and heart-pounding action” in the Moonchild series, calling it a “much needed breath of fresh air in the world of YA fantasy.”

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My Review of Redemption (Moonchild #3)

After a night out on the town turns deadly the crew head out west to lay low for a while hiding from the enforcers. Out west there are no enforcers so there for no need to be looking over her shoulder all the time. But there may be a few things that could be just as dangerous like drugs. slavery and being forced into prostitution.

There is a deadly drug running amuck on the streets making slaves of anyone who tries it. Once you try it you are hooked for life you will do anything it takes to get more because without it you will die. The drug affects people in different ways some it will put them into coma like state while awake and others it makes their temperatures go up and they want to fight anyone in their eye sight.

Trouble seems to follow Scarlett where ever she goes and their little trip out west is no different. They just thought they were leaving all their troubles behind and were going to be on like a little mini vacation but they were wrong as men from their past show up with intentions of taking over the whole town and enlarging their business.

Lives are at stake; Scarlett and Asher have no intentions of letting their past catch up with them and start all over with someone else without trying to stop it in its tracks.

Scarlett and Asher are stilling hiding stuff from each other, stuff that is tearing them both up inside. Will they ever be able to put their past behind them? Can they face their past and do what is right to right all the wrongs? Can they forgive themselves for the things they have done? Will they ever be able to lay down their ghosts?

Redemptions is a very fast paced read that had be from the get go. It is filled with action and suspense from the first page that had me hooked right up until the end or has it let go even now? No I don’t think that the Moonchild series is going to let me go for a long time. I don’t think I will ever forget this world with the airships and the clothes as well as all the fighting and knife throwing. This is one series I would love to see on the big screen to see if how I saw it playing out in my head would be even close to the same. I would love to read more about these characters and their world. What trouble will follow them next? Where will they go?

I highly recommend Redemption and the whole Moonchild series to all fans of dystopia and science fiction fans.



My Review of Liberation (Moonchild #2):

In Liberation we get to see a little bit more into Scarlett’s past to learn more about the wrench that was thrown in her life that helped to make her the person she is today. She still has those walls thrown up around her heart and Asher is slowly tearing them down. But then something happens and she slams them back up.

They get a distress call from Paget and are only able to make out a few words with one of them being trapped. Paget took off one night after her and Asher had a big fight. They haven’t heard from her in a long time until she tried to reach to them asking for their help.

Their search for Paget takes them to her home land in the Hocking Hills. Where ever they go trouble seems to follow them putting their lives in danger leaving death and destruction in its wake. Will they find Paget before it is too late?

Liberation is just as good if not better than the first book Moonchild. The world building and the descriptions of said world just seem to get better and better. The characters seem to have grown more and are thinking more about others than their selves. Scarlett is a very mature person to be able to put her feelings aside and do what is right by going with them to look for Paget without complaining.

Liberation is filled with action from beginning to end with plenty of twists and turns to keep me glued to the page trying to figure out where the story was going to go next and wondering if they were ever going to find Paget and if they did would they make it in time? Once I picked up Liberation I couldn’t put it down it had me enthralled just like Moonchild. I just can’t’ seem to get enough of these characters and their world. I can’t wait to dive into the next book Redemption.

I highly recommend Liberation to all fans of dystopia and science fiction with plenty of action and excitement that will keep you guessing right up until the end. 




My Review of Moonchild (Moonchild #1):


Technology is lost to the world now and it is run off of coal. The coal mines have been set up as prisons. Anyone who breaks the rules is sent to the coal mines. It is just a way to get away with cheap or free labor. A lot of people would be needed to mine enough coal for the world.

Scarlett a young nineteen year old woman lived in foster homes and on the streets most of her life with no place to really call home until the day she is sent to prison. Scarlett has no plans of spending her life mining coal or being a prisoner so she escapes. Now she is on the run and hiding out from the enforcers.

Scarlett and her friends Rory, Dex and Turk are out scavenging for supplies when they run into enforcers. They soon find themselves in a battle with the enforcers trying to evade capture. If the enforcers capture them they will be sent back to the mines. Scarlett, Dex and Turk are rescued by coal smuggling pirates in an airship but poor Rory is captured by the enforcers.

Scarlett has every intention of saving her friend before she is sold at action to the highest bidder as a sex slave. She is going to need help finding Rory and enlists the help of their new friends the pirates. One of the pirates Asher is the one who informs Scarlett that the pretty girls are not sent to the mines but are sold as sex slaves. 

Scarlett is one tough cookie who has experienced so much in her young life. A wrench was thrown in her life which helped to make her the person that she is today. This wrench helped to make her a strong willed person who has probably built walls up around her heart to keep people out and make her seem as if she has no feelings.

Scarlett and Asher were attracted to each other from the first time they laid eyes on each other but Scarlett is keeping him at a distance not letting him in. I think Scarlett is afraid of getting hurt. Asher is going to have to try to slowly break through the walls that she has put up if he wants to be with her.

Scarlett is a very strong person who knows how to take care of herself and knows how to fight and is pretty good at it. I see her as someone who may have taught themselves how to fight with a lot of practice. I do wonder how she got all that experience. Was it from practicing or in training? Or did she learn to fight from having no choice? For instance did she learn to thrown a punch from training or did she get it from real life experience like on the job training so to speak?

Moonchild is a great read it is filled with lots of action from the first page. It kept me flipping the pages and racing through the streets with Scarlett, Dex, Asher and the rest of the crew trying to find Rory.

I love the world that was created for Moonchild and the characters all seemed so real with real life experiences and problems. Scarlett seems like someone I would want to be friends with.

I think that deep inside of most of us there is a little part of us that wants to be like Scarlett someone who can fight her own battles knowing that she can’t always depend on someone being there with her every single moment to keep her safe. I know I have and I guess that is why I love books with characters like Scarlett who are strong inside and out and can kick butt.  

Moonchild is an amazing read and I think that it has enthralled me so much so that it is going to stay with me for a long time to come. I just love the world of Moonchild and the characters. I can’t wait to dive into the next book Liberation to read more of this world and see what the characters are up to.

If you like post-apocalyptic and or steampunk novels then you are going to love Moonchild. 





Kate L. Mary is an award-winning author of Adult, New Adult, and Young Adult fiction, ranging from Post-apocalyptic tales of the undead to Speculative Fiction and Contemporary Romance! Her YA book, When We Were Human, was a 2015 Children's Moonbeam Book Awards Silver Medal winner for Young Adult Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fiction, and a 2016 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal winner for Young Adult Science Fiction. Her book, Outliers, was a Top 10 Finalist in the 2018 Author Academy Awards for Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fiction, and a First Place Winner in the 2018 Kindle Book Awards for Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fiction.

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