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Friday, April 5, 2013

Ixeos Blog Tour + Giveaway!

The McClellands are enjoying a lazy summer vacation at the beach when they are lured from our world into Ixeos, an alternate Earth. Finding themselves lost in a maze of tunnels under Paris and surrounded by strangers, they discover that they have been brought to Ixeos for one purpose:  to take the planet back from humanoid aliens who have claimed it. With the aid of the tunnels and a mysterious man named Landon, the teens travel the world seeking the key that will allow them to free Darian, the long-imprisoned rebel leader. But the aliens aren’t the only problem on Ixeos — the McClellands have to deal with brutal gangs, desperate junkies, and a world without power, where all the technology is owned by the aliens, and where most of the population has been killed or enslaved. The worst part? There’s no way home.

Author Jennings Wright
Born and raised in Florida, Jennings spent her early years reading anything she could get her hands on, when she wasn’t spending time in and on the water. She won a prize in the 6th grade for her science fiction stories.
Jennings attended the University of Tampa, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science, and almost enough credits for B.A.s in both English and History. She attended graduate school at the University of West Florida, studying Psychology. She spent time over the years doing various kinds of business writing, editing, and teaching writing, but mostly having and raising her family, homeschooling her children, owning and running a business with her husband, and starting a non-profit.
Thanks to a crazy idea called NaNoWriMo Jennings got back into creative writing in 2011 and hasn’t stopped since. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, also a business owner and writer, and two children, and travels extensively with her family, and her non-profit in Uganda.

My 2 cents
My rating: 4 stars

This was a very gripping read from start to finish!  We start off right in the middle of the action.  Clay, his younger sister Neahle, and their cousin, Marty, are kayaking on the beach and exploring sand dunes when they find a pipe they decide to explore.  They end up in an alternate universe, and another version of our planet Earth.  In this version, though, creepy and evil aliens who look a lot like us have taken over our planet and enslaved what is left of the human race.  The McClellands meet up with a group of rebels from our current universe whose mission is to take back the planet.  

The three kids are put to use right away.  This book was almost complete action from start to finish.  Also a lot of spying and intel gathering goes on.  The pipes they are in connect to the entire world, so they can travel anywhere very quickly.  Its a really cool concept, and combines sci-fi with a dystopian vibe.  Very clever!

My biggest complain is the big cliff hanger ending.  The story ends rather abruptly.  It made me itch for the next book!  The characters are very well done, and the events and effects of the rebels seem realistic, which is hard to do in a sci-fi theme!  I really enjoyed this one, and will be looking for the release of the next book!

And now, for the giveaway!  $25 gift card to Amazon!
Enter on the link below, and good luck!

Tour Schedule
March 20th
March 22nd
March 23rd
March 24th
March 25th
March 26th
March 27th
March 28th
March 29th
March 30th
March 31st
April 1st
April 2nd
April 3rd
April 4th
bookrevolution – Review
April 5th
3PsinaPod – Interview & Review
Lori’s Reading Corner – Guest Post

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