The Colony Blog Tour
Welcome to the first stop of the blog tour for The Colony by Katheen Groger. I had the chance to read and review this book thanks to Xpresson Book Tours. You will find my review below. Also a FABULOUS GIVEAWAY at the bottom of this page. Win five copies, book swag, and even a chance to win a kindle! Make sure to check out the rest of the tour. You can see the schedule by CLICKING on the banner above. Don’t miss out, there will be guest posts, interviews, and excerpts. Hope you enjoy!
The Colony by Kathleen Groger
(A Rasper Novel, #1)
Publication date: April 5th 2016
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Trust no one.
Never go out in the dark.
Always have a weapon.
Sixteen-year-old Val lives by these three rules etched on her arm. Her rules and her gun are the only things standing between her and assimilation by hordes of human-looking aliens she calls Raspers.
By day, Val gathers supplies. By night, she hides and wishes she could go back in time…before her family died…before the annihilation…before the Raspers began stalking her and demanding she join their collective.
But when the Raspers attack in broad daylight, the truth becomes startlingly clear.
A fellow survivor crashes into Val’s life. Adam’s full of charm and promises—like rumors of a safe haven—but there’s something wrong. He’s survived with no supplies, no weapons…no plans. Time is running out. With the formula for survival shifting around her, Val must decide how many rules she’s willing to break to escape the Colony.
This book was full of non-stop action once you get past the first 20% of the book. When I first started reading this I didn’t feel any connection to the characters and the writing just wasn’t pulling me in. GIVE THIS BOOK A CHANCE! All of a sudden this book gets so much better and you won’t be able to turn the pages fast enough! This book is proof of why I never give up reading a book if the beginning doesn’t grab me. If I had done that I would have missed out on a highly imaginative book. EVERYTHING gets better if you can just hang in there. The characters start to develop more, the book starts to envelop you, and it’s a ride you won’t want to get off of. The writing got so much better as well. Maybe it was just me, I don’t know….I just could NOT get into the beginning of this. It wouldn’t hold my attention. Then BAM! It was like everything came alive.
The Colony reminded me of a teen-aged alien version of The Walking Dead. If you enjoy that show, the graphic novels, or the books then I highly recommend that you read this book! As certain events occurred in this book I could imagine them happening in The Walking Dead. This is a perfect book to pick up when you are looking for something a little creepy. It even has some gore. For all you die-hard romantics, there is even a bit of romace in this book. This book was adventurous and fun. It kept me on the edge of my seat and I never knew what was going to happen next. Things just got crazier and crazier for the characters in this book. For the first book in a series that was chock-full of excitement. This is going to be a very promising series that I am really going to enjoy reading the rest of. It will be one of those books that you will want to stay up reading all night until you get to the last page.
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About the Author:
Kathleen wrote her first story in elementary school about a pegasus named Sir Lancelot. It had no plot or conflict, but it sparked a dream. After serving a fifteen-year sentence in retail management, the bulk in big box bookstores, she turned her love of reading into a full-time career writing dark and haunting characters and stories.
She lives by the mantra that a day is not complete without tea. Lots of tea. Kathleen lives in Ohio with her husband, two boys, and two attention-demanding dogs. When not writing or editing or revising, you can find her reading, cooking, spending time with her family, or photographing abandoned buildings.
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A Kindle Fire
5x print copies of The Colony
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