November 13, 2016

Flashfall Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Author: Jenny Moyer
Genre: YA Science Fiction/Dystopia
Release Date: November 15, 2016
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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Orion is a Subpar, expected to mine the tunnels of Outpost Five, near the deadly flash curtain. For generations, her people have chased cirium—the only element that can shield humanity from the curtain’s radioactive particles. She and her caving partner, Dram work the most treacherous tunnel, fighting past flash bats and tunnel gulls, in hopes of mining enough cirium to earn their way into the protected city.

But when newcomers arrive at Outpost Five, Orion uncovers disturbing revelations that make her question everything she thought she knew about life on both sides of the cirium shield. As conditions at the outpost grow increasingly dangerous, it’s up to Orion to forge a way past the flashfall, beyond all boundaries, beyond the world as she knows it.
Flashfall is a thrilling young adult science fiction novel that will leave readers begging for more. I'm not sure if this is going to be turned into a series or not, but I would absolutely LOVE for that to happen! The author left an open ending to the book that leaves plenty of room for more books to follow - not to mention all of the cool paths the story can explore, if given the chance. I really liked Orion and Dram - as individuals, as mining partners, and then watching their friendship blossom. I'd love to get to know both of them more personally, which I think would also be a great addition to the story. Orion is a fantastic main character for the book. She's strong (in more ways than one), fierce, brave, determined, down to earth, and smart. The story is told from her perspective, so we really get to know her on a personal level - which is my favorite writing style for that very reason. Orion is a very rounded character with realistic flaws and traits that make it easy to identify with her right from the beginning of the book, and then to continue to cheer her on until the ending. I'd love the chance to learn more about her - her life, family, friendships, hopes, etc.

I thought the setting was a wonderful choice for the book. It definitely gives the story an immediate science fiction feel along with a nice mix of dystopia thrown in. Being miners and living underground made Orion's quest to the surface all the more exciting and interesting. I really liked learning about their society, history, backgrounds, and everything else the author chose to share with us. Again, I think this could really be expanded on if it gets turned into a series. I was immediately sucked into the world the author created for Orion and I didn't stop reading until I had completely finished the entire book. There was a great sense of adventure and excitement, to the point where I didn't want to stop reading because I was so caught up in what was happening. I definitely recommend this book to fans of science fiction and dystopias, and I'll be checking back with the author often in the hopes this will be the start to a fantastic new series.
Jenny is the author of YA sci-fi/fantasy FLASHFALL, coming from Macmillan/Holt 11-15-16. She lives with her filmmaker husband and their three boys in Des Moines. 

Find out more at and connect with Jenny on Twitter and Facebook.

Win a signed hardcover of FLASHFALL by Jenny Moyer, a Flashfall t-shirt, exclusive patches from the book trailer, a pair of “Follow your dreams” socks, a carabiner and glow wristbands (US Only) 



  1. I have this on my wish list. Sounds just like my kind of story and that cover is amazing! It would be a spectacular movie!

  2. Flashfall has been on my wishlist since I read the blurb!