Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Blog Tour: Clan

Today I'm proud to be a part of the 'Clan book tour', hosted by YA Bound. You can view the rest of the tour spots by clicking on the banner above. 

Clans are Unity.
No variation. No deviation.

On Clades, to be a Clan is to be an exact copy. 

A perfect society cloning themselves to survive, even as the zombielike Frags threaten to overrun them on an unforgiving planet. 

Clan 1672 (privately known as Twain) was never supposed to survive the Incubation Tank. 

But he did. Illegally. 
He is different from the other Clans. 

A secret that could destroy him.

Kirkus Reviews: "In this fast-paced novel, Lovejoy uses economical prose while developing the story’s characters and setting in detail. She also meets the challenge of creating memorable characters in a world of identical people...(Read more here!)

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eBook (not illustrated) is 99 cents and the paperback (illustrated) is under $8.99 until 12/26.

The CLAN eBook will be free on 12/19 Thursday and 12/20 Friday.  The author will very much appreciate if you could share this one your post and give a twitter/facebook shoutout.  The following is twitter length friendly if you would like to copy/paste:

My Review
To be a Clan is to be an exact copy, a clone. Twain (1672) is not. He wasn't even meant to survive the incubation, but his sponsor saved him and kept him hidden away, only allowing Twain to look out into a world that will never accept him because he is different, and different is not allowed. When the Frag virus (the reason the cloning began in the first place) becomes a danger to the Clans once more, Twain has to fight for survival and risk execution for being different.

When I first picked up Clan I didn't know much about the story, and Realm Lovejoy really did surprise me (in a good way). Clan is a story that threw in plenty of twists and turns as it powered on through the many challenges Twain had to face. The one thing I felt though was that the beginning was a bit slow to get into the story, but once the action began it was a roller coaster of thrills and twists, even throwing an ending in that I didn't see coming (but I won't give anything away here).

Throw in a character that's bullied and tormented for being himself, and toss in a couple of friends (one a very unexpected ally and one with a really quirky personality that make the story interesting) and see what sorts of trouble and problems the character can get into and find solutions to. Twain is a well thought of character, and in this story he would have to be. For a character who is vastly different from everyone around him, he needs to be able to learn and grow in order to progress the story, as well as be sympathetic. 

Realm Lovejoy has created a strong sci-fi that is packed with plenty of action and a satisfying ending (this being a stand-alone means you don't have to wait until the next story is released to find out the ending, another bonus). I would recommend this story to anyone who loves a good sci-fi story.

About the Author
Realm Lovejoy

Realm Lovejoy is a writer and an artist. She was raised in Washington State and the alps of Nagano, Japan. Her father is a Japanese ex-monk and her mother an English teacher from Rhode Island. Her art is influenced by both the East and the West.
Realm aspires to tell stories through her writing and art.
She is agented by Jessica Regel.

Her upcoming YA sci-fi novel is titled CLAN, due 2013.

Author Links:

1 Signed Paperback + CLAN Button + Signed Illustration from Paperback (US only)
6 Paperbacks (US only) 
10 eBooks (international shipping)


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