August 7, 2019

T-Minus Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway


Author: Shannon Greenland

Genre: YA Thriller
Publication Date: August 6, 2019

Publisher: Entangled Teen


A terror with no answer needs a girl with no limits.

I am the daughter of the first female POTUS, and today is about to become the longest day of my life…

24 hours—that’s how much time I have to save my mother before terrorists assassinate her. But now my father and brother are missing, too. This goes deeper than anyone thinks. Only someone on the inside would know how to pull this off—how to make the entire First Family disappear.

I can’t trust anyone, so it’s up to me to uncover the conspiracy and stop these madmen. Because little do they know, they picked the wrong person to terrorize.

My name is Sophie Washington, and I will not be a victim. No one, I repeat no one, is taking me or my family down. But the clock is ticking…

T-Minus is an exciting new young adult thriller that will have readers on the edge of their seats the whole time. To me, this wasn't a wholly unique concept or plot line, but the author put her own touches into the story to make it stand apart from others out there. I'm a huge fan of this genre, so I was definitely excited to read this one. I was hoping for suspense, excitement, and some twists - and that was exactly what I got.

I really liked the main character, Sophie. She's the teenage daughter of the first female president and she's one tough cookie. She's part of a CIA program that trains teens in tactical skills, weapons, fighting, and lots more. So she's basically badass and not someone you want to mess with. She has her flaws which make her more realistic and easy to connect with. She loves her family and is wholly devoted to them. When things start to happen and her family is put in danger, she takes action and goes on the offensive. She's smart, determined, skilled, and strong. The author used the first person point of view to tell the story - from Sophie's perspective. I'm so happy that she used this writing style because it's my favorite and lets the reader develop a deeper more personal relationship with the narrator. That was definitely the case with Sophie and this story. I loved getting to know her throughout the story, to see her strengths and weaknesses, and to witness her relationships with the people in her life. It was fascinating and added a new depth to the book that wouldn't have been possible with any other writing style. 

Overall, this was a good book with an interesting plot and solid characters. I also really liked how you could feel the tension amping up as the story goes on and time is running out. It made things a lot more exciting for me and was a definite plus. I'd recommend this novel for fans of YA, thrillers, mysteries, contemporary, and suspense.
Things you should know about me: I write novels! Some have won awards. Others have been bestsellers. Under Shannon Greenland (my real name) you’ll find spies, adventure, and romantic suspense. Under S. E. Green (my pen) you’ll find dark and gritty fiction about serial killers, cults, secret societies that do bad things, and whatever else my twisted brain deems to dream up. I’m on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. I also have a website and a very non-annoying newsletter where you can keep up to date with new releases, free stuff, and my mild ramblings about my travels. I have a very old and grouchy dog. But I love him. My humor runs dark and so don’t be offended by something off I might say. I mean no harm. I live in a small Florida beach town, but I’m most often found exploring the world. I eat entirely too many chips. I also love math!


1 comment:

  1. Great review, Steph! This sounds like a fun, exciting read! :)