February 14, 2015

Rebellion Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Hey everyone! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Rebellion by Stephanie Diaz! Today I'll be sharing my review of the book - and don't forget to enter the giveaway for chance to win your own copy!

Rebellion (Extraction #2)
Author: Stephanie Diaz
Genre: YA Science Fiction/Dystopia
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin


The uprising has begun.

It's been seven days since Clementine and Logan, along with their allies, retreated into hiding on the Surface. The rebels may have won one battle against Commander Charlie, but the fight is far from finished. He has vowed to find a way to win—no matter the cost. Do the rebels have what it takes to defeat him...and put an end to this war?

As Clementine and Logan enter a desperate race against time to defeat Commander Charlie—and attempt to weaken his power within his own ranks—they find themselves in a terrifying endgame that pits them against a brutal enemy, and each other. With every step, Clementine draws closer to losing Logan...and losing control of herself.

Continuing with the mesmerizing saga that started with Extraction, Stephanie Diaz blends science fiction, epic romance, and heart-stopping adventure to create a world that no reader will soon forget.

Rebellion is the action packed second book in a young adult dystopian series. The book picks up right where the first left off - the rebellion has officially begun. Logan and Clementine, along with their allies, have gone to the safety of the Surface after winning the first battle against Commander Charlie. The war is far from over, and the Commander has every intention of winning - no matter what the cost. When Clementine and Logan team up against the Commander and against time - they discover just exactly what they're up against. There will be secrets, lies, and anything else that could tear them apart. Is Clementine going to end up losing Logan as well as the war? Is she even strong even to control herself?

Just like the first book in the series, this story had me immediately hooked from the first lines. I felt like no time had passed since I finished the first novel, and it was incredibly easy for me to slip back into the world that the author created. The story continues to follow our heroine, Clementine, along with Logan - her other half and a major hottie. I was glad to see that both of the lead characters continued to grow throughout the story. Sometimes during a series, the characters or other parts of the books become stagnant and lose their appeal - I'm very happy to report that this definitely wasn't the case here. Clementine and Logan both have to grow as characters - as a couple, as a team, as well as on their own. I really enjoyed watching them overcome the many obstacles thrown into their paths and how they had to mature even more in every aspect of their lives. They're basically leading the rebel army against the Commander, so they have no room for petty worries, thoughts, or fears anymore. They must step up and lead the people who believe in the same principles as they do. The plot was intense and really fast paced. There was always something going on, and I was constantly on the edge of my seat, reading as fast as I could to see what was going to happen. The writing is exceptional with detailed descriptions of every aspect of the book - from the characters to the setting and the plot itself. There's loads of  vivid imagery, so it's easy for the reader to imagine themselves in that world alongside the characters during the story. I think that this book - and the series - will appeal to fans of several genres, due to the fact that the author wove together such a wide variety to create this enthralling series. There's action, adventure, science fiction, fantasy, dystopia, and romance - just to name some of the genres involved. Overall, I found this to be an exciting and addictive second book in a series that has me hooked. I can't wait until the next book is released to see what's going to happen next. Very highly recommended.

Twenty-two-year-old Stephanie Diaz wrote her debut novel, Extraction, while studying film at San Diego State University. When she isn't lost in books, she can be found singing, marveling at the night sky, or fan-girling over TV shows.

Visit her online at www.stephaniediazbooks.com. Follow her on twitter: @StephanieEDiaz. 

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Giveaway: (1) Hardcover copy of Rebellion - Open to US only!

*A huge thanks goes out to the awesome people at St. Martin's Griffin for providing the prize for my giveaway & for sending me a copy of the book for review!*


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