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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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: Ready Player One – Ernest Cline.

I initially bought this book for my boyfriend for his birthday in 2015. He read some of it and lost interest (he’s not the biggest reader but it was a book primarily around video games and it had peaked his interest) and it remained on the bookshelf ever since. The other day whilst in between books, it somehow caught my eye and my decision had been made. This was going to be my next read.

Ready Player One follows Wade, or rather Parzival as he navigates through life, primarily the one he leads in OASIS. The world’s most immersive gaming experience. As he hunts for the elusive prize that will change his life forever.

This review will be spoiler-free!

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2017; the year ahead.

As is the way of challenging yourself, this year I plan on reading more books than in 2016. I plan on blogging regularly and hopefully have a scheduled pattern that I will – fingers crossed – actually stick to. As someone who missed the entire month of December in the blogging community, I’m going to be setting realistic goals so I don’t burnout again.

And, as is the way of my blog, I’ll be sharing a few personal goals also – I like the addition of personal postings on blogs. It gives the reader a little insight to the blogger and I feel like it’s a nice little touch. It makes the content you’re reading a tad more personable.

So, let’s get on with it!

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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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