Mars Girls – Mary Turzillo Blog Tour; guest post & giveaway!

Hello world! Today I have something new and exciting for you on my blog. My first ever feature on a blog tour, featuring a giveaway for an eArc of the book!
Today you will get to read a guest post by the author herself, Mary Turzillo.

Goodreads Synopsis

MarsGirlsCover_776xNanoannie is bored. She wants to go to clubs, wear the latest Earth fashions, and dance with nuke guys. But her life is not exciting. She lives on her family’s Pharm with her parents, little sister, and a holo-cat named Fuzzbutt. The closest she gets to clubs are on the Marsnet. And her parents are pressuring her to sign her contract over to Utopia Limited Corp before she’s even had a chance to live a litte. When Kapera—a friend from online school—shows up at her Pharm asking for help, Nanoannie is quick to jump in the roer and take off. Finally an adventure!

What Nanoannie and Kapera find at the Smythe’s Pharm is more than the girls bargained for. The hab has been trashed and there are dead bodies buried in the backyard! If that wasn’t bad enough, the girls crash the rover and Kapera gets kidnapped by Facers who claim her parents are murderers! Between Renegade Nuns, Facers, and corp geeks, Nanoannie and Kapera don’t know who to trust or where to go. Kapera only wants to find her parents so they can get to Earth Orbitals and she can be treated for her leukemia. Nanoannie wants to help her friend and experience a little bit of Mars before selling her contract to the first corp that offers to buy it.

Life isn’t easy when you’re just a couple of Mars Girls.

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Most wanted; the next three months

There’s always a book being released somewhere. And for the next three months, there are some excellent books coming our way. Some of them I’ve been anticipated since last year, some of them having come onto my radar only recently.
Sadly, here in England, we tend to get some books later than other, in case you’re wondering why the release date is different to the one you may know!

So, here are five of my most wanted releases coming our way in the next three months.

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T5W #11: Top SFF on your TBR.

My genre, my life. I’m so excited for this topic and I live in Sci-Fi and Fantasy for most of my reading. So narrowing this list down to five was quite the challenge, but it was super to fun to do! Today, we’re talking about the top 5 Sci-Fi/Fantasy books on your to-be-read list, as part of the Booktube SFF Awards.

This week’s Top 5 Wednesday is in collaboration with the BookTubeSFF Awards. And, as always, Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group now run by Samantha at Thoughts On Tomes. Where you are given a topic to post about every Wednesday; simple. You can find the link to the Goodreads group here.

Hey ho, let’s go!

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T5W #7: favourite Science Fiction and Fantasy books

This week’s theme is probably my favourite theme yet, Science Fiction and Fantasy is the genre I delve into most so for once there were so many choices for me! I was busy narrowing down options rather than rattling my brain to think of some.

This week’s Top 5 Wednesday is in collaboration with the BookTubeSFF Awards. And, as always, Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group now run by Samantha at Thoughts On Tomes. Where you are given a topic to post about every Wednesday; simple. You can find the link to the Goodreads group here.

So, let’s get down to business!

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A review: Red Rising – Pierce Brown

A popular, well-received trilogy that’s been recommended to me over and over and over again! Most notably (in my world), one of my best friends recommended it to me, citing the name Sevro on repeat. Then, one of my managers at work recommended it to me too, also mentioning in his rave review; the name Sevro.
Not meaning much to me upon picking up the novel or those that have never heard of and therefore know nothing of this book, I’m sure fans of the book are probably nodding to themselves that this makes perfect sense.

So, as I found the first in this series in one of my many local charity shops many months back, it was time to dig it out of the ever-growing TBR pile and bump it up to my actual next-to-read book.

Goodreads Synopsis
rrDarrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations.
Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.
Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilisation against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies… even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

This is a spoiler free review so do not worry!

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A review: The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet – Becky Chambers

I honestly hadn’t heard much about this book going into it. A little bit of my need for this book came from my adoration of the cover, wanted to delve more into pure science-fiction, and I had at least, read one or two positive things in my roaming of the internet and your blogs.

Thankfully, my lovely boyfriend bought this off my Amazon wishlist for my birthday and I was so eager to get started on it, it was easily one of the books that pulled me out of my reading slump.

I must say, this easily catapulted itself into one of my favourite reads of 2016. It was such a wonderful book. I must admit, I always get a little bit skeptic when it comes to pure science-fiction, I tend to just see a bit of Star Wars in everything and then I get bored of it, (not to say I don’t like Star Wars, it just feels overloaded on me these days). But, I needed not worry. This book was pure, unadulterated character driven amazingness. That is not a real word but I’m using it – amazingness!

A Long Way To A Small Angry Planets follows the crew members of the Wayfarer. How they cope on their longest job yet as the cross the vast expanse of the galaxy.

This review will contain zero spoilers!

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A Review: Illuminae – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Illuminae is the 2015 co-authored adventure from the minds of Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – and it is out of the world (literally, sorry!) good.
Honestly, I went into this with two minds – it was so incredibly hyped up everywhere I looked and if you’ve read it you’ll know; it is not your regular book.

Illuminae follows the story of two, seventeen year olds; Kady Grant and Ezra Mason – however as I stated already, this isn’t your usual book. The story is told via message excerpts and a various compilation of documents and records. It seems a tad strange to unravel the story this way at first, but it is an absolute thrill ride once you get to grips with it.

This review is spoiler free!

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