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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

BURN by Walter Jury & Sarah Fine | Blog Tour: Author Guest Post | Enter to Win!

Hello and welcome to today's BURN blog tour. Today I'm thrilled to have co-author Sarah Fine on the blog to share with us her list of ten YA sci-fi novels she'd recommend to readers. Before Sarah shares her post, here's a little bit BURN, which is out TODAY!


By: Walter Jury & Sarah Fine
Published by: Putnam
Released on: May 12th, 2015
Series: Scan #2
Purchase from: Penguin/Random HouseAmazon | B&N | Book Depository | IndieBound
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"Car chases, explosions and action galoreawesome."—Kirkus Reviews on Scan

At the cliffhanger ending of Scan, Tate loses the very thing he was fighting to protect, what his father had called the key to human survival. Tate doesn't have much time to worry about it because he needs to get away, to ensure he and Christina are safe. His father left him one last thing that can do just that—a safehouse, which turns out to be a clue to what's really threatening the planet. As Tate follows the clues his father left behind, he starts to uncover the truth, realizing he's up against an enemy he's only beginning to understand.

A riveting, fast-paced "we are not alone" adventure, Burn thrills to the very end.

My top ten YA sci-fi novels, in no particular order:
1) These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
I absolutely adored this book, which gave me a satisfying “what the heck is going on here?!?” mystery, plausible sci-fi action, plus an absolutely compelling romance. 
2) Control by Lydia Kang
Smart is the first word I’d use to describe this book—but the words slick, macabre, and adorkable would work, too, and all at the same time! Teens with genetic mutations, a fabulously ghoulish twist on the tattooed bad boy romantic interest, and futuristic tech that’s way out there and yet totally believable.
3) Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cyborg Cinderella? Yes, please. Except Cinder is so much more than that. Incredible world-building, aching romantic tension, and absolutely compelling characters make this one an easy choice.
4) Divergent by Veronica Roth
Yes, it’s dystopian, but this novel has some fun sci-fi elements to it, in the form of those simulations. I was obsessed with The Matrix when it came out (saw it in the theater three times in three days), and Divergent definitely has some of that magic, not to mention … Four. Four. Four. Four.
5) The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Marvelously terrifying and unforgiving twist on alien invasion, one that makes you really ponder what you might do if you were caught in this situation, and you couldn’t trust ANYONE. Not exactly light, breezy reading, but it’s certainly worthwhile.
6) Altered by Jennifer Rush
Pure, unadulterated fun. Also, not just one cute boy. Four of them. Altered is one of those books that I read cover to cover in one sitting, because the pacing, suspense, and action were just that good.
7) Avalon by Mindee Arnett
This book was billed as reminiscent of Joss Whedon’s Firefly, a show I really loved, and Avalon doesn’t disappoint! This is another book where the pacing is superb—and the plot was completely unpredictable, full of twists that keep you turning pages.
8) All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Time travel is so hard to do well (and I have two time travel books on my list!), but All Our Yesterdays pulls it off. It kept me guessing and tugged at my heartstrings. Although the romance aspect of this book is great, so is the theme of loving and cherishing yourself, which is explored in a lovely way in this novel.
9) Timebound by Rysa Walker
As a total fan of Erik Larson’s “Devil in the White City,” about the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and the terrifyingly prolific serial killer who made the place his playground (this is nonfiction, people), I can’t even tell you how much I love Timebound, which is like Larson’s book crossed with Back to the Future. I mean that in the best possible way.
10) A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
Okay, it’s been decades since I read this book, but I remember it as absolutely epic … and somewhat difficult to wrap my head around. This is a novel I’m just starting to read with my son, though, and it’s a great feeling to dive into this mind-bending universe yet again!

 Sarah Fine is the author of several books for teens, including Of Metal and Wishes and its sequel, Of Dreams and Rust, and the Guards of the Shadowlands YA urban fantasy series. She is also the co-author (with Walter Jury) of two YA sci-fi thrillers: Scan and its sequel Burn. Sarah is also the author of the adult urban fantasy series, Servants of Fate, with the third book in the series, Fated, releasing September 2015. When Sarah’s not writing, she’s psychologizing. Sometimes she does both at the same time. The results are unpredictable.


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Follow the Tour
May 11 - Lili's Reflections - Interview
May 12 - Mundie Moms - Top Ten Sci-Fi Novels
May 13 - Love at First Page - BURN excerpt
May 14 - Oops! I Read a Book Again - Interview
May 15 - The Eater of Books - Why in 5

1 comment:

  1. I would love to read Scan and Burn. Without Walking Dead on I need some action and adventure.