Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Virtual Book Tour: Irradiated by S.Elliot Brandis

Sci-Fi (Post Apocalyptic / Dystopian)

Date Published: May 12, 2014

A man thrust a baby into Jade’s hands. It trembled in her arms. The man had a message: escape from the tunnels and never return, her parents were already dead. Jade had a sister; she was irradiated.

Thirteen years later, her sister, Pearl, is coming of age. Rows of sucker-caps line her arms and hands. Her skin is coral pink. Each night, her dreams fill with visions of violence, depression, and fear.

On the surface, people have grown wild and dangerous. They scavenge, fight, and steal. Below, in the tunnels, they're controlled by a ruthless leader and an army of beings known only as Shadows. When both groups come searching for Pearl, sensing the power her dreams may hold, only Jade can stand in the way.

S. Elliot Brandis

S. Elliot Brandis is a Speculative Fiction writer from Brisbane, Australia. He writes about societies on the brink of collapse, and civilizations that have long since crumbled. His debut novel, Irradiated, is a dark tale about survival, love, and moral ambiguity.
When he’s not putting his characters through the wringer, he’s actually kind of a nice guy. He keeps literature on the same shelf as comic books, and mixes his beer with tobasco. He invites you to visit him at selliotbrandis.com.

Mailing list: http://eepurl.com/PsmMv

Short Excerpt:

A man stood before her, haggard and gaunt. He had a scraggly beard the colour of sand and bark, and wide, fluid eyes that sat askew, one too high and one too low. One arm was pinned to his body and the other dangled loosely. His expression was glazed and desperate.
When Pearl saw him she froze. Her stomach clenched and her body tightened, unable to decide whether to vomit or run.
You’re Pearl,” said the man in a gravelly voice. It was a statement not a question.
Pearl’s lips twitched when she tried to speak, but she was unable to. Her pink face drained .
I’ve come lookin’ for you,” he said. “I’ve seen you in my dreams.”

My Review:

I found this book to be very interesting and easy to read. The author was able to pull me into the world of Jade and Pearl, two sisters that are fighting to survive. One is a normal girl while the other is a little different. In this futuristic world, being different is definitely not a good thing. 

The characters are well written and realistic. Their emotions and actions are all believable and you find yourself caring for them from the beginning. The environment is described nicely and you are easily able to picture it clearly as you read.

I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a glimpse into a not so pretty future where some people have developed different characteristics than is considered normal. Good writing, great characters, and a unique story line make this a book that many will enjoy reading.

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