December 12, 2018

Stronger, Faster and More Beautiful Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Author: Arwen Elys Dayton 
Release Date: December 4, 2018  
Publisher: Delacorte Press 
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook 
Pages: 384 

Goodreads, Amazon, Audible, B&N, iBooks, TBD 

For fans of television shows Black Mirror and Westworld, this compelling, mind-bending novel is a twisted look into the future, exploring how far we will go to remake ourselves into the perfect human specimen and what it means to be human at all. 

Set in our world, spanning the near to distant futures, Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is a novel made up of six interconnected stories that ask how far we will go to remake ourselves into the perfect human specimens, and how hard that will push the definition of "human." 

This extraordinary work explores the amazing possibilities of genetic manipulation and life extension, as well as the ethical quandaries that will arise with these advances. The results range from the heavenly to the monstrous. Deeply thoughtful, poignant, horrifying, and action-packed, Arwen Elys Dayton's Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is groundbreaking in both form and substance. 


Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful will send shivers down your spine.Teen Vogue 

“Powerful, poignant, and action-packed, Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is an exciting sci-fi adventure firmly rooted in the realities of our present day that fans of Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series will love.Bustle 

“Part cautionary tale and part ode to the inventive human spirit, Dayton’s brilliant collection of stories is best described as a scientific Twilight Zone.Publishers Weekly, Starred  

“Compelling and terrifying, this volume is science fiction at its finest.”  
School Library Journal, Starred 

“This speculative, thought-provoking novel will take readers on a frightening, remarkable journey through humanity’s past, present, and possible future.” Booklist, Starred 

“Imaginative and incisive.” Kirkus Reviews, Starred  

“An alternately charming and horrifying exploration of what it means to be human and how far we’ll go in pursuit of personal and societal ‘perfection.’ Dayton’s newest is imagination at its best and most terrifying. I devoured this book. —Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken 

A work of unforgettable vision and imagination. This book is everything I love about science fiction.” 
—Jay Kristoff, New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Illuminae Files 

Haunting, challenging and provocative—this is an extraordinary book. I can’t stop thinking about it.” 
—Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Illuminae Files 

A deep and suddenly necessary exploration of the beautiful and terrible futures we face.  Every story leaves you desperate for more.”  —Hank Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing 

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is a remarkable book, visionary and very hard to put down. 
—Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Between the Stars 

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautifulfast-paced, tightly plotted, and engaging from the first page—puts a human face on the prosperity or catastrophe that is waiting just around the corner.” 
David Friedberg, founder of Climate Corporation 

“Arwen Elys Dayton explores the next era of humanity with astonishing heart. 
Peter H. Diamandis, MD, founder of XPRIZE and Singularity University and author of the New York Times bestsellers Abundance and Bold 
Stronger, Faster and More Beautiful is an exceptional collection of short stories that takes the reader into the future of humankind to see some of the possibilities that may be awaiting us. I don't normally like short stories, but I enjoyed this book a lot - mostly because of the way it was written. I liked how we go further into the future with each story, yet they are all interconnected. There are so many ideas and topics the book touches on that make the reader really think and even can be debated. Where would you stand in each of these stories? Would you agree with everything allowed to be done or would you be more of a 'naturalist'? How far should humankind be allowed to go when it comes to perfecting a species and changing it's very essence and DNA? So many other questions are brought about when reading this book and it really made me sit back and think after each story. The scary part is that these things aren't that far-fetched and I can see them actually happening. When that will happen is questionable and all the minute details aren't important either - but the major topics the book arouses are there and will remain stuck in my mind for a very long time after reading this novel. Highly recommended for fans of science fiction and those who like debatable topics, the future, and what possibilities can happen if we let them.
ARWEN ELYS DAYTON is the author of the Seeker series—Seeker, Traveler, and Disruptor and the e-novella The Young Dread—and the science-fiction thriller Resurrection. Arwen lives with her husband and their three children on the West Coast of the United States. You can visit her at and follow @arwenelysdayton on Twitter and Instagram. 

(3) winners will receive finished copies of STRONGER, FASTER, AND MORE BEAUTIFUL - US only. 


Tour Schedule: 
Week One: 
12/3/2018- Kait Plus Books- Review 
12/4/2018- Novel Novice- Excerpt 
12/5/2018- Rhythmicbooktrovert- Review 
12/6/2018- Sifa Elizabeth Writes- Review 
12/7/2018- The Pages In-Between- Review 
Week Two: 
12/10/2018- Dani Reviews Things- Review 
12/11/2018- Book-Keeping- Review 
12/12/2018- A Dream Within A Dream- Review 
12/13/2018- Here's to Happy Endings- Review 
12/14/2018- Rainy Day Reviews- Excerpt 
Week Three: 
12/17/2018- A Gingerly Review- Review 
12/18/2018- Always Me - Review 
12/19/2018- Sincerely Karen Jo Blog- Excerpt 
12/20/2018- Devouring Books- Review 
12/21/2018- BookHounds YA- Review 
Week Four: 
12/24/2018- My Books-My World- Excerpt 
12/25/2018- Books of Teacups- Review 
12/26/2018- Lifestyle of Me- Review 
12/27/2018- Wishful Endings- Excerpt 
12/28/2018- Eli to the nth- Review 
Week Five: 
12/31/2018- Oh Hey! Books.- Review 

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