Deadlock by CE Clayton Book Tour

“There are those willing to fight for you, if you fight for yourself.”

The plan was always to go to Amardeep, just not like this.

Ellinor Rask always planned to head for the Ashling’s island in order to hunt down those who had killed her husband, but now she’s going for something she didn’t expect: help. With Ellinor’s magic still beyond her reach, the only ones capable of removing her magical shackle are the sentient androids Ellinor has vowed to destroy. If only she can tolerate the Ashlings long enough to aid them in return, of course.

But getting the attention of those who could help proves difficult, and more dangerous than anticipated. Knowing whom to trust becomes a frantic dance as Ellinor and her friends traverse the toxic island in disguise, going from fight-club dance arenas to drug labs all in their search for assistance. Ellinor discovers, however, that hiding a dreeocht who is becoming more unstable by the second is increasingly deadly.

If hiding was all Ellinor had to worry about, she might have a chance at survival. But something waits beneath the glitter of Amardeep that Ellinor and her friends are not expecting . . . something they may be unprepared to face.

Tour Schedule:

January 17 – Paige @popthebutterfly
January 18 – JP @mr.pink.ink

U-Day by Rapha Ram

Disclaimer: I received this e-book from the author. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: U-Day

Author: Rapha Ram

Book Series: Memory Full Book 1

Rating: 3/5

Recommended For…: science fiction, dystopian, big brother

Publication Date: December 17, 2021

Genre: Science Fiction Dystopian

Recommended Age: Can’t Recommend, DNFed

Explanation of CWs: Can’t Recommend, DNFed

Publisher: Indie Published

Pages: 402

Synopsis: In the midst of the 2040s, Livvy Blunt, a girl with an unquiet mind, lives in confinement. Her home is a monastery, a place of silence and meditation created to keep her mind free from the frivolous matters of the modern world.

The Monastery is a corporation with a clear goal: transform young Empty-heads into skilled Silver-hairs. The means to do that are controversial: uploads of skills to the brain. The more youngsters manage to keep their minds empty of gossip and avoid overthinking life, the more skills can be transferred.

Livvy has a hard time trying to keep her mind idle, but her sacrifice should pay off by the promise of a successful future as a Silver-hair, a professional any recruiter would fight to hire. But when time comes for her to choose her set of skills, she is denied every professional and fun skill she ever longed for.

People say she’s lucky for being selected to the Monasterial Upload Program, but she’s not so sure.

Review: I had to unfortunately DNF this book at 25%. I think the book’s premise is great and I’ll probably give it another shot in the future, but I couldn’t get into the book at all and it felt like a chore to read. The story was a bit weird for me in the beginning and it was just going a little too slow for me. I did like how the characters were being developed though and I’ll be sure to check this one out again at a later time.

Verdict: It was ok, just not for me. Maybe for you!