Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Book Tour, Review & Giveaway: Glimpse: The Dwellers

Hey guys! So here's to my actual stop. A review on Glimpse and a giveaway for a chance to win your own copy.


Title: Glimpse: The Dwellers
Author: 
ISBN13: 9780615685915

Goodreads Synopsis:

Orion Draper is not your typical Dweller. She is a non-conformist with an insatiable appetite for adventure. And trouble. So it is no surprise when she finds herself eavesdropping on a Constable meeting. One word that makes no sense, "Earth", sends Orion on a quest for answers. 

What is this "Earth"? And why has it never been mentioned before? Her search is soon over, but not without a heavy price to pay. Forced to leave behind the only home she has ever known, Orion fights for the chance to return. Every corner holds a new danger, and every shadow hides a secret. No one can be trusted, and no town is permanent. 

Will Orion ever return to Dandux? Or is she forever condemned to repeat this hell she now knows?


 I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*

Review:

I'll probably make a habit of this. The three first things that catch your attention once looking at a new book: The cover, the title and the blurb. The cover was really amazing, I was drawn to it. The title actually held a mysterious tone to it. And then, the blurb - goodreads synopsis - sounded really good. I am not always into science fiction books, but after watching a bit of Doctor Who, I'm starting to get that some science fiction books aren't so bad. So I read on. I realized halfway that it might not exactly be science-fiction, it's a bit confusing to explain the genre, maybe dystopian?

This book is about the "Sphere" a world where anger is not allowed, at all. So Orion, a girl who gets angry when people piss her off, is always sent to therapists and anger management sessions to no avail. Orion's curiosity gets the best of her when she hears the Constable talking about Earth, and she is curious as to what it is. She sneaks around to find an answer only to find herself and her best friend on Earth and being hunted. They're always on the run as the sphere hunters chase them around to kill them, there's no safe place to hide, and no one to trust. In one of her escapes she catches a glimpse of a very good-looking sphere hunter called Plath. He repeatedly catches up with her, and as he attempts to kill her he stops, not sure why. Orion doesn't know whether to trust him or not, that and, what the heck is going on? How can she go back home? And why is she being hunted in the first place? There's a lot of questions but no way of an answer... or at least, an answer she could trust.


The idea of Orion repeatedly claiming her anger was a 'disease', was amusing! I seriously laughed out loud at this part:

Ever since I was diagnosed as angry their parents have forbidden them to be around me.

I cannot imagine how life on said 'Earth' if anger was some sort of disease that people should fear. I found it as an enjoyable yet creative touch to the story. Very unique. I mean, you hear about rebellion being wrong, uniqueness, but anger?


 The protagonist obviously has overwhelming curiosity that was bound to put her in trouble. Well, in more trouble than she usually gets into.


To my knowledge, Dwellers and the Sphere we live in are the only things that exist. I know I promised Felix I would leave this alone, but I have to find out what they were talking about and what they are afraid of being exposed of.

The problem though, sometimes I think it's curiosity, which I guess is part of the character Orion is portraying, but other times, I just think she's plain stupid. Seriously stupid. The way she acted, and talked was not plausible at all to the extent that I just wanted to punch her. I mean, they're being hunted, yet when one asks the other to not go out to the club, the other would be like: why the hell not? I don't know, maybe because you're being hunted? Orion's immaturity and ridiculous actions are what messed up most of the story in my opinion, it could have been so much better!

Aside from the protagonist, the book was good. Sometimes it would be too slow and dragging out though, others it was quick and flowing. I enjoyed the creativity in the ideas of this story. I think the characters should have more background stories, but the book was too short to add much of that I guess. My favourite characters were Sage and Plath to be honest. Sage seemed perfectly plausible, and I liked her. She felt like a genuine person, terrified of being alone in a place she doesn't know, away from home and family. I related to her and all. Plath's character as well, he's a trained killer, yet at odd moments -even to himself - he'd be fighting that nature due to Orion. He doesn't know why, and sometimes he almost does kill her. It's very great seeing the two sides of him that struggle with one another, keeping Orion alive, which was against all he's trained for. He has depth and character and I loved him a lot.I especially loved the choice of names: Sage, Plath, Felix, and Orion. They're not so common and I am a big fan of unusual names!

Anyhow, a really interesting read! I enjoyed it immensely and can't wait to know what happens next!


Rating: 3.5/5
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4 comments:

  1. A very interesting and unique story and great review. This is definitely going on my TBR list. Thanks for offering the giveaway.
    Susan
    http://swblog.susangriscom.com

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  2. That was soooo good. Live your reviews. And me too, I hate characters who are too stupid to think.

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