Poet Anderson…Of Nightmares Blog Tour and Giveaway

Hello everyone! Today, I am here to share with you a very exciting new release.

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Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares

Poet Anderson…Of Nightmares by Tom Delonge and Suzanne Young

Published October 6 2015

From the critically acclaimed transmedia project Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, comes one of the most anticipated collaborations in YA literature this year: a thrilling, edge of your seat story written by award-winning musician, producer and director Tom DeLonge and New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young.

Poet Anderson…Of Nightmares follows the epic journey of two orphan brothers, Jonas and Alan, who are Lucid Dreamers. After a tragic car accident lands Alan in a coma, Jonas sets out into the Dream World in an attempt to find his brother and wake him up. What he discovers instead is an entire shared consciousness where fear comes to life as a snarling beast called a Night Terror, and a creature named REM is bent on destruction and misery, devouring the souls of the strongest dreamers to get closer to the Waking World. With the help of a Dream Walker—a guardian of the dreamscape, Jonas must face his fears, save his brother, and become who he was always meant to be: Poet Anderson.

Links: Goodreads, To the Stars, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository, Indiebound 

There are also two really cool book trailers for this novel:

Aren’t those awesome?

About the authors:

tomTom DeLonge is an award-winning American musician, producer and director best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the platinum selling rock bands Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves. His home is San Diego, where he focuses on creating entertainment properties that bridge music, narrative and film through his multimedia company To The Stars. For the full experience of Tom’s work, visit www.tothestars.media. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

suzanneSuzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series. Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She is a novelist and an English teacher, but not always in that order. Suzanne is the author of THE PROGRAM, THE TREATMENT, THE REMEDY, and HOTEL RUBY. You can follow her blog, Twitter, and Instagram.

It’s giveaway time!

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This giveaway is also international and ends December 23 2015.

I’ll be posting my review for this book very soon as well! Make sure to enter the giveaway and check out this beautiful book!

 

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The Program by Suzanne Young Review

The Program (The Program, #1)

The Program by Suzanne Young (The Program #1)

Published Simon Pulse 2013

Genre: Young Adult Dystopia

Format: Kindle ebook

b38bc-coollogo_com-221351400In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.

Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.

Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in. And The Program is coming for them.

029c6-coollogo_com-9181998This was one of those amazing books that only comes around once in a while that pulls me in from the first line and doesn’t let me go until the last page. And even then, I haven’t really been let go because I need the sequel. Thankfully, the sequel for this book is already out.

I LOVED THIS BOOK.

I have always been a fan of dystopia, even though the market got saturated with them a while ago. However, I will still try them and see if I can find a hidden gem I missed years ago. This is one of them.

First, the world. It’s not too far in the future, but suicide has gotten so bad that nearly 1 in 3 teens are committing suicide. The US comes up with the Program in order to combat all these deaths, but it’s a problematic situation. When they return from the Program, all their memories are gone and they are never the person they were before. I found this world to be very realistic in a scary way, exactly what dystopians are supposed to be. Mental problems are tied to personality in the brain (or at least, that’s what I’ve heard) and some of our worst memories transform who we are. This book pulled up a major moral issue and I still have no idea what I would do. But I love the point that the Program made. (Also, don’t worry – it’s not turning suicide into a ‘disease.’ The problem they have is that people feel so saddened by these deaths that they themselves become depressed and it is a never ending cycle.)

Sloane is a great main character. She’s not a Mary Sue and she doesn’t get everything right. Sloane makes lots of bad decisions, but also some good ones. Her conflicts felt real and I connected with her on an emotional level. I also loved her relationship with her friends, but especially her boyfriend, James. I liked seeing a couple that started before the book began and how that affected everything.

The writing is the main thing I have to commend. I love how Young wove together flashbacks and the present. She covered harsh issues and dark scenes. The characters were great and fleshed out. The action was fast paced, but also not too fast that I didn’t know what was happening.

Overall, I loved this book. It’s one of my favorite dystopians and I’ll be reading the sequel very soon.

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