Friday, July 16, 2021

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Becoming Brooklyn by Amanda Deich @AmandaDeich @XpressoTours

Becoming Brooklyn
Amanda Deich
Publication date: January 5th 2021
Genres: Contemporary, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Eighteen-year-old Brooklyn never knew her father. Rex Blackburn died in the 9/11 attacks four months before she was born.

And even though she never met him, she always dreamed about what he must have been like before he died. In her mind, he was a hero.

Little did she know.

After an attack at a 9/11 memorial gala, Brooklyn learns her father had been a member of an elite, anti-terrorism, military task force, made up of a very select group of people who had superhuman abilities. On the day the towers fell, he died using his power to save people.

The Army believes she inherited his gift, and Brooklyn is invited to train at West Point in order to hone her skills. Knowing deep down she is different than anyone else her age and wanting to learn more about a father she never knew, she readily agrees to become a cadet at the prestigious military academy.

She and five other 9/11 babies strengthen their superhuman abilities and spend weeks preparing themselves for their future in the army, fighting terrorists at home and abroad. And in the process of training, they identify with their deceased parents in a way they never knew they could.

Brooklyn knows she’ll go to war someday, but when terrorists find out about the group’s gifts, they don’t bother to wait.

They bring the war to West Point.

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My Review:

I really love the plot or storyline of Becoming Brooklyn. Becoming Brooklyn is about this one girl, Brooklyn, and five other babies who were born on or right after the 911 attacks in New York that are known as 911 babies.

Each of the 911 babies have superhuman strength or powers, all of their powers are different. They each had a parent who was serving in the military on that day and died during the attack.

On the memorial day of the 911 attack of the towers the gala is attacked again. Brooklyn and the other five 911 babies are recruited to attend an elite school so they can train with their powers and become stronger.

On this day Brooklyn learns a great deal about her father who died in the 911 attack on the towers. Brooklyn learns that he had special superhuman powers and that she has inherited those same power.

Becoming Brooklyn grabbed my attention from the first page and never let up until the last page was turned. I love that Becoming Brooklyn is based on past events and future events and that superhuman powers were thrown into the mix. The characters all seemed so real. The storyline was so well created making it seem as if it was real. You know like you are reading a true story and not a fiction story.

Becoming Brooklyn reminds me of that TV show on Freeform Motherland: Fort Salem. The comparison between the two is that the students are attending school to strengthen their powers so that they can fight in the upcoming war and save their country.

Becoming Brooklyn is filled with action from the very beginning and never lets up. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. I can’t wait to see where these characters take us next as I do believe they have more to say. I can’t wait to see how their powers develop in the future and how strong they may become. I can’t wait to see where this story leads next. I would like to see more of these characters but other characters in future books would be just as awesome as well.

Becoming Brooklyn is a great story and I would recommend it to anyone who is just looking for their next read especially if you are into characters with superhuman powers. One-click your copy of Becoming Brooklyn today!

Author Bio:

Amanda Deich is an author out of Littleton, CO. In her non-writer life, she is a teacher and coach to hundreds of kids, and she is a mama to two. If you meet her, she'll talk Jesus and identity like no one's business.

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Giselle said...

Thanks for hosting today! This sounds like an action packed thrill ride! :)