August 17, 2015

Lifeless Official Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway
Welcome to my stop on the Lifeless official blog tour! Today I'll be sharing my review of the book with you - and don't forget to enter the awesome giveaway! To follow the rest of the tour, click on the banner above.

Lifeless (Words Made Flesh #2)
Author: AdriAnne Strickland 
Genre: YA Science Fiction/Fantasy
Release Date: August 8, 2015
Publisher: Flux Books


When Tavin Barnes escaped Eden City with Khaya, the Word of Life, he became the most-wanted fugitive overnight. But he never expected his flight would end with the ultimate curse: becoming the next Word of Death. Now he's a prisoner inside the Athenaeum, where his new life under the Godspeakers' control has begun.

As the Word of Death, Tavin can kill with a touch, an ability he must learn to harness or risk hurting the people he cares for. But Ryse, the Godspeaker charged with Tavin's training, is pushing him to be as ruthless as she is. Her goal: make Tavin an elite assassin, whether he wants to be or not. His first target: the Chinese ambassador to Eden City ... and that's just the beginning.
Lifeless is the thrilling second book in a young adult science fiction fantasy series. It picks up where the first book left off, with Tavin still adjusting to his new life as the Word of Death. It comes with a lot of responsibilities and overwhelming power - he can now kill with a mere touch and a whisper of a word. He needs to continue to learn how to harness these powers before he hurts someone he loves. On top of adjusting to this new life, Tavin's being trained by Ryse, the Godspeaker who's in charge of his training, to be as cold and ruthless as possible. She wants to make him an unparalleled assassin - one that can complete the hardest of missions - starting with the Chinese ambassador to Eden City.

I was immediately sucked into the first book of this series and the same thing happened when I started this installment. I was pulled right back into the fascinating world the author created. I loved learning as much as I could about the history of the Words, Eden City, and everything that was connected to them. I wanted to know as much as I could about it all - and luckily the author gave me more fascinating information in this book. I found myself enthralled by everything that was happening in the plot and by each of the elements throughout the story. The plot continued to be wholly unique and original - it was unlike anything I've ever read before. I'd never even thought about these concepts before - people being the Words of Death or of Life, or any of the others. I seriously fell in love with these books because of the originality of the plot and the detailed histories and stories we learn of. Tavin was an awesome main character - I liked watching him grow into his new responsibilities and learn how to control his power. He matures a lot in this book and I loved watching him overcome obstacles and hard decisions he had to make. I think it made him a fuller, more rounded character, which only made the story better. The plot was awesome - to put it mildly. I keep repeating myself about how much I loved the story and all of its parts, but I don't know how else to describe it without fangirling all over the place. Again, all I can say is that this is one of the most enthralling, fascinating, and original series I've ever read. Although it's categorized as a science fiction/fantasy novel, it has definite cross over appeal and fans of all genres will appreciate and love these books. I honestly can't recommend this book - this series - highly enough. It blew any hopes or expectations I might have had out of the water - and then it just kept going until my mind was blown. Fans of any genre should read this series - it's one of a kind and doesn't conform to any traditional labels. Seriously - if you haven't read this series yet - DO IT. I honestly don't think you'll regret it, and you'll probably come to love it as much as I do.

AdriAnne Strickland was a bibliophile who wanted to be an author before she knew what either of those words meant. She shares a home base in Alaska with her husband, but has spent two cumulative years living abroad in Africa, Asia, and Europe. While writing occupies most of her time, she commercial fishes every summer in Bristol Bay, because she can't seem to stop. WORDLESS is her debut YA sci-fi/fantasy from Flux Books. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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  1. This series is new to me and I'm intrigued. I haven't read many sci-fi books too so this might be what I'm looking for. Nice review. Glad you enjoyed it.

  2. I think the word hate is the most powerful word.