February 23, 2018

Blog Tour: Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda - Review +GIVEAWAY!

I'm very excited to be participating in the blog tour for Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.  

I loved Shutter by Alameda, so I was thrilled to read her latest book.  

About the book

Author: Courtney Alameda
Pub. Date: February 20, 2018
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 384
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Find it: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD, Goodreads

Set against a future of marauding space scavengers and deadly aliens who kill with sound, here is a frightening, fast-paced YA adventure from the author of the acclaimed horror novel, Shutter.

Tuck has been in stasis on the USS John Muir, a ship that houses Earth’s most valued artifacts—its natural resources. Parks and mountains are preserved in space.

Laura belongs to a shipraiding family, who are funded by a group used to getting what they want. And they want what’s on the Muir.

Tuck and Laura didn’t bargain on working together or battling mutant aliens who use sound to kill. But their plan is the only hope for their crews, their families, and themselves.

In space, nobody can hear you scream . . . but on the John Muir, the screams are the last thing you'll hear.

About the Author

A veteran bookseller and librarian, Courtney Alameda now spends her days writing thriller and horror novels. Her debut novel, SHUTTER, was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award and hailed as a "standout in the genre" by School Library Journal. Her forthcoming novels include the science fiction/horror mashup, PITCH DARK (Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends 2018), and SEVEN DEADLY SHADOWS, an urban fantasy set in Japan. (Co-authored with Valynne Maetani. HarperTeen 2018).

Courtney holds a degree in English literature with an emphasis in creative writing. She is represented by John M. Cusick of Folio Literary. A northern California native, she now resides in Utah with her husband, a legion of books, and a tiny five-pound cat with a giant personality.

Member HWA, SFWA, SCBWI; and SDCC Creative Professional.

I really enjoyed this book! I'm not usually one for science fiction type books, but this one was great.  Right from page one the story grabbed me, and so much kept happening that I couldn't stop reading.  I really loved Laura. I loved how smart she was and how unwilling she was to quit! She knew what she deserved - what her family deserved, and she wouldn't let it go. I would love to have her in m corner anytime.  I liked Tuck as well, but how much I like Laura overshadowed that. 

I need to talk about the world building.  It's got to be difficult to build a whole futuristic world.  Alameda did a great job.  I loved how the bits of our world were pulled into the future.  It was enough to help me understand everything.  I also liked the concept of the future and what happened to Earth.  I found it super interesting and well thought out.  

The plot was fast-paced and edge-of-your seat much of the time.  And when it wasn't that it was filled with mystery and suspense.  This came mainly because Laura and Tuck where never fully sure who they could trust.  That kept me not trusting everything as well.  I like that! 

Oh and I need to comment on the creature/mutated humans that Tuck and Laura encounter.  They were scary! I can't imagine have to survive them especially ones that kill with sound! How do you battle that?  Completely amazed at Alameda's ability to create them.

Over-all:  Great read that never slows down. 

Visit the other tour stops:

Week One:
2/19/2018- Here's to Happy EndingsReview
2/19/2018- Adventures of a Book JunkieInterview

2/20/2018- The Blonde BookwormReview
2/20/2018- BookHounds YaGuest Post

2/21/2018- A Gingerly ReviewReview
2/21/2018- Literary MeanderingsExcerpt

2/22/2018- Howling LibrariesReview
2/22/2018- YA Books CentralInterview

2/23/2018- The OWL Book Review BlogReview
2/23/2018- Pretty Deadly ReviewsReview

See the rest of the stops HERE!

Giveaway Details: 
3 winners will receive a signed finished copy of PITCH DARK & pin with a quote that’s important to the story.

US Only.

Ends on March 6th at Midnight EST!

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