Sunday, April 14, 2013

Blog Tour | Terra by Gretchen Powell

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.... 
Terra (Terrestrials, #1)Terra
by Gretchen Powell
Paperback, 286 pages
Published December 12th 2012 by Hopewell Media

A broken and desolate Earth. A young girl struggling to survive. A lost boy with a powerful secret.

A discovery that will change everything.

In the distant wake of a plague that has decimated the Earth's population, humanity is split in two: The rich and powerful live in skycities that float overhead, while those who remain on the ground have gathered in settlements strewn across a dying planet. Eighteen-year-old Terra Rhodon is a terrestrial--a denizen of the barren groundworld--who makes her living as a scav. Long abandoned by her father, her caregivers gone, Terra supports herself and her younger brother, Mica, by scouring the earth for discarded scraps and metals to recycle for profit. One day, while on a routine scavenging run, she discovers something that shocks her home settlement of Genesis X-16. When the value of her discovery is revealed, Terra's world is turned upside down.

Terra suddenly finds herself asking questions no one will answer. Her search for the truth leads her to Adam--a beguiling skydweller unlike any she has ever met. But Adam has secrets and a quest of his own, and with him by her side, the world Terra thought she knew begins to unravel. Soon her discoveries unearth a terrifying conspiracy that has the potential to shatter everything--a revelation that will test the bonds of loyalty, family, and love.

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 My Thoughts:
Warning! This book may surprise and amaze you!
 Terra started out very much how I expected it to and that's where it all ends. Terra is a pretty awesome character. She's lost so many people and yet she's still a baddie. She's going to take care of her brother and get into a few scraps on the way. *chuckles* Oh the scrapes! I thought I knew what was going to happen with Terra but I had it so wrong! Just as Terra, I didn't suspect ANYTHING when it came to the love interest, Adam! I had the shocked, jaw drops to the floor, VERY audible gasp sort of reaction (those are always the greatest kind of reaction when reading a new book. Can't have it be too predictable can we?). Here I thought he was maybe a...ah I can't say! It'll narrow down what and who he is too much and it'll spoil it. Lets just say it'll surprise you. *smiles knowingly*
Although it was a tad bit slow for me at the beginning as soon as things pick up it gets VERY interesting. There are chases, discoveries, and most of all intrigue. Adam is an intrigue, the object she found is an intrigue, and oh did I mention Adam? Yes? Alright, lets say that the world may not revolve around him but he is a component for the world to change. If only he'd give in, of course. 
I love when books have me laughing! Here is one that had me giggling like a little girl and not for what you may think. Check it.
"Why don't we just assume from now on that I'm just generally freaked out all the times?"
And that's at the beginning before the biggest secret was exposed!
Also there was this one that I just loved.
"This doesn't seem like such a solid idea. What if the floor collapses?" 
"I've caught you every other time, haven't I?"
Read it! It's a great one! Sort of reminds of David Estes' Moon Dwellers but at the same time it doesn't. I don't know if that makes sense to you. Either way it's so good you HAVE to read it! I think you'll definitely enjoy all the intrigue and the Adam *cough cough* and of course Terra!
 I've Rated Terra:
gretchen-001Hello there! My name is Gretchen Powell. I am 24 years old, half-Chinese, and the owner of two adorable miniature schnauzers. I am an occasional drinker of classy wines, and I wrote a book.
By day, I work for a government contractor in our nation’s capital.
By night, I binge on episodes of Doctor Who and sleep fitfully.
Sometime in the mid-afternoon, I write another blog called Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen! about weight loss, food, fitness, and my life.
Some of my favorite things include polka dots, Harry Potter, pretty much any TV show that airs on Thursday nights (yep, I'm talking Vampire Diaries #notashamed), and playing the ukulele.
Stalk Gretchen: Website * Twitter * FacebookGoodreads

In Terra's world, resources are scarce and many people make their living as "scavs," hunting for scraps to turn in on Collection Day in exchange for credits. For this tour, YOU are a scav, and there are scraps all over the blogosphere for you to find! On each participating blog, there will be one of 9 possible questions. Answer the question to receive a keyword that will get you an extra entry in the awesome giveaway!

The best answer can be found in the excerpt at Passion and Life -

One lucky scav will win a Terra prize pack! Get a signed copy of Terra, along with three exclusive (and gorgeous!) bookmarks, as well as a delicate silver watch--just like Terra's!--all packed up inside a scav bag of your very own! US only.
An additional five (FIVE!) winners will get a digital copy of any format of their choice. International!
Open only to those who can legally enter. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced on Rafflecopter and Grand Finale posts as well as emailed and the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Burgandy Ice @ Colorimetry and Prism Book Tours and sponsored by Gretchen Powell. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


Terra on Tour!!
April 2013
Check out the Reviews of Terra!! And become a "scav" and track down all the answers to the Collections questions hidden in the excerpts. :-)  Plus, celebrate Gretchen's birthday by bringing something fun to the party!!
1 - April Fool's Day LAUNCH!
 - fuonlyknew Excerpt 2
 - Pause Time - Review
3 - Jessie's Book Place Excerpt 3
 - The Reading Diaries - Excerpt 4
4 - Mel's Shelves - Review
5 - Lovin' Los Libros - Review

7 - Christy's Cozy Corner - Review
 - Total Book Geek - Excerpt 5
8 - The Quiet Concert - Review
9 - LDS & Lovin' It - Review
10 - Jessabella Reads - Excerpt 6
11 - Gretchen's Birthday Party!!
 - Passion & Life - Excerpt 7

14 - Living a Goddess Life - Review
15 - Marked by Books - Excerpt 8
16 - Blood, Sweat and Books - Review
 - My Seryniti - Review
17 - Bookworm Lisa - Review
 - Mortality Bites - Excerpt 9
18 - Getting Your Read On - Review
 -The Broke Book Bank Interview 10

19 - Grand Finale Blast!!


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