I have another book to share with you all today! Ever wondered what it would be like to control wind, fire, earth, or water? Well, for these lucky (or not so lucky) teens, they know exactly what it’s like. I’ve got to say, the concept of this book is pretty awesome. It’s like X Men meets Avatar. Plus, I loved the drawings and pictures that accompanied the story! The plot and characters fell a little flat for me at times, but I still had such a fun time reading this book!
This book confused me a little. Not necessarily because of the plot, which was pretty clear, but because of how I felt about the story as a whole. Sometimes I would be reading and think “This is so cool! I want to read more.” And then other times I would be a little less impressed and cringe slightly at something the characters have done. By the end, I wasn’t sure if I could say I loved the book as a whole, or just really enjoyed parts of it. Which made rating it a little hard (I ended up rating it 4/5).
Ultimately, I decided I do like this book a lot. If you like science fiction-y, genetic manipulation, and young adult books, I’d say you should definitely check it out. I’m interested to see where the story goes from here!
If you want to check it out for yourself, or learn more, read on! First, here’s a synopsis:
P.C. and Kristin Cast, the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of the House of Night phenomenon, return to the scene with The Dysasters—the first action-packed novel in a new paranormal fantasy series.
Adoptive daughter of a gifted scientist, Foster Stewart doesn’t live a “normal” life, (not that she’d want to). But controlling cloud formations and seeing airwaves aren’t things most eighteen year olds can do.
Small town star quarterback and quintessential dreamy boy next door, Tate “Nighthawk” Taylor has never thought much about his extra abilities. Sure, his night vision comes in handy during games, but who wouldn’t want that extra edge?
From the moment Foster and Tate collide, their worlds spiral and a deadly tornado forces them to work together, fully awakening their not-so-natural ability – the power to control air.
As they each deal with the tragic loss of loved ones, they’re caught by another devastating blow – they are the first in a group of teens genetically manipulated before birth to bond with the elements, and worse… they’re being hunted.
Now, Foster and Tate must fight to control their abilities as they learn of their past, how they came to be, who’s following them, and what tomorrow will bring… more DYSASTERS?
And here are the links to buy/learn more:
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-dysasters-p-c-cast/1127202690?#/
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/P_C_Cast_The_Dysasters?id=dfQ4DwAAQBAJ
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Also, here’s a little bit about the lovely mother/daughter duo who wrote this book:
#1 New York Times & #1 USA Today bestselling author P.C. Cast was born in the Midwest, and, after her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. PC is a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, Booksellers’ Best, and many, many more. Ms. Cast is an experienced teacher and talented speaker who lives in Oregon near her fabulous daughter, her adorable pack of dogs, her crazy Maine Coon, and a bunch of horses.
Kristin Cast is a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling author who teams with her mother to write the wildly successful House of Night series. She has editorial credits, a thriving t-shirt line, and a passion for all things paranormal. When away from her writing desk, Kristin loves going on adventures with her friends, family, and significant other, playing with her dogs (Grace Kelly and Hobbs the Tiny Dragon), and is currently obsessed with her baby.
Remember how I mentioned a GIVEAWAY?! Well, if you’ve stuck with my post all this way, here is your reward: St. Martin’s Press is giving away 20 hardback copies of The Dysasters! Click on the link here to learn more.
Abbreviated Rules: No purchase necessary. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia or Canada (excluding Quebec) who are age 13 years of age or older. Entry period begins at 12:00 a.m. (ET) on Sunday, February 24, 2019 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Void where prohibited. For full Official Rules, visit https://read.macmillan.com/promo/thedysastersblogtoursweepstakes. Sponsored by St. Martin’s Press, 175 5th Ave 1001