Forever People: Blog Tour and Review!

Hello people! While I am trying to understand what I want to do with my blog (if you missed the big lame post in which I complain a lot and ask for help, you can find it here!) I am trying to do the good little blogger and today I take part in a great blog tour hosted by R&R Book Tours about a sci-fi novel… and yep, you read it well, sci-fi! Are you ready??

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hd5bqprForever People
Publication Date: March 28th, 2019
Genre: Sci-Fi/ Cyberpunk
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Synopsis:

Welcome to Zeta City, where the whole world goes to die. Here, the Node System uploads the minds of the dying so they can spend eternity in a digital Promised Land. But, this cyber heaven is causing hell on earth for the living because the System forces them to earn Points to buy data in the afterlife.
Camille is a salty mercenary out to hoard as many Points as possible by exploiting the dying with illegal technology. She’s on the hunt for Toy, a rebel leader who uploaded lethal technology to her own brain in an attempt to wipe out everyone’s Node Points.
Camille goes to increasingly dangerous lengths in pursuit of Toy. She soon finds that the Node is full of warm reunions with loved ones and otherworldly creations. It’s also full of lies.

Goodreads Link here

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Author Bio

I’m an author and an English and Communications professor from Rochester, NY. I’m an insatiable reader and a dedicated writer. I’ve spent many years honing my skills and I now enjoy helping others find and explore their own voices. I write fantasy and science fiction and I aim to captivate and inspire. I’ve written two published novels: a modern mythology titled Honey, which came out in 2013 and Forever People, a cyberpunk science fiction slated to come out in the spring of 2019. I also regularly contribute poetry and short stories to literary magazines.

Links:

Website: http://www.alisonlyke.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlisonLyke

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alisonlykewriting/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7143718.Alison_Lyke

Purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/Forever-People-Alison-Lyke/dp/1684332400

Giveaway: Digital copy of book

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Review:

I promise I’ll try to be short, since this is a long post and all, so I won’t waste time and go to the important things right away! First of all: the idea and the world-building are pretty good. I liked the world that the author creates, the Node System is a great idea, with a lot of potentials and I loved that the author shows us quite a good chunk of it. I think that even if the world per se is not one of my favorites, I’d love to visit the Node and spent some time there. It’s also quite interesting because it makes you think, and when a book makes you think I am happy. It could be a good book, a bad book, or maybe a mediocre one, it’s not important, at least it accomplished something making you think and reflect and that’s a big plus in my book.
Also, we have some intriguing characters. The MC is original or, to be more precise, what is original about her is her job. Not the best ever, okay, but I enjoyed a lot the parts in which we can see Camille at works. Maybe mercenary is not the word I would have chosen for her, or at least it’s not the best we can use, but I liked the work she did and I am glad that the author gives us pieces and bites of it. The secondary characters aren’t bad, either, but I would have liked for them to be more complex, they’re not plain but they are almost bidimensional and I was hoping for something more.
All in all, I enjoyed the reading, I enjoyed the ideas of the author and I liked her writing, too. But I am not too happy about the plot and the ending. They are quite… plain? It’s not that they are boring, I wasn’t bored while I was reading but it’s just that it seems to me like there is no real objective behind it all. An enjoyable reading, with some food for thoughts, fast-paced and with a great setting but… it could have been a lot more.

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Find out more and check out the Blog Tour Schedule!

April 22nd

Reads & Reels (Excerpt) https://readsandreels.com/

Sophril Reads (Excerpt) http://sophrilreads.wordpress.com

Yearwood La Novella (Excerpt) http://yearwooddailybookreview.wordpress.com

Stacy is Reading (Review) https://stacyisreading.blogspot.com/?m=0

The Caffeinated Reader (Review) https://www.thecaffeinatedreader.com

April 23rd

Audio Killed the Bookmark (Excerpt) http://audiokilledthebookmark.wordpress.com

Susy’s Cozy World (Review) https://susyscozyworld.wordpress.com/

The Bookworm Drinketh (Review) http://thebookwormdrinketh.wordpress.com/

April 24th

Ity Reads Books (Excerpt) http://www.ityreadsbooks.home.blog

J Bronder Reviews (Excerpt) https://jbronderbookreviews.com/

The Magic of Wor(l)ds (Excerpt) http://themagicofworlds.wordpress.com

Speedy Reader (Review) https://speedyreadercom.wordpress.com

April 25th

Breakeven Books (Excerpt) https://breakevenbooks.com

B is For Book Review (Excerpt) https://bforbookreview.wordpress.com

Tranquil Dreams (Review) https://klling.wordpress.com/

April 26th

Llissa’s Book Reviews (Excerpt) http://llissasbookviews.wordpress.com

Dash Fan Book Reviews (Excerpt) https://dashfan81.blogspot.com/

Jessica Rachow (Review) http://jessicarachow.wordpress.com

Sawdust & Spoons (Review) http://sawdustandspoons.com/

 

14 thoughts on “Forever People: Blog Tour and Review!

    • Susy's Cozy World says:

      I am not much into Scifi too, but I am trying to read more of it, because I have read some scifi books and I really liked them, so maybe it’s more a prejudice than a real thing for me… I’m trying to find out!
      But I am glad you liked the plot 🙂

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  1. Sophie @ Blame Chocolate says:

    Oh this sounds really good! I’m sorry to hear you’ve been having troubling thoughts about your blog and blogging… But if it makes you feel any better, we all do at some point 🙂 Don’t give up and keep doing what you love, and things will be all right ❤
    Amazing review/tour, Susy!

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  2. Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky says:

    Looking at the banner I thought this was a graphic novel! I’m really starved for more cyberpunk stories and I love the sound of the worldbuilding in this one. And I00% agree with you on books that make you think. Even if a story is “meh” in terms of character and plot, if it discusses interesting themes in interesting ways, it still gets a point from me. 😀

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    • Susy's Cozy World says:

      Nope, it’s not a light novel either. There aren’t illustrations in there and the story is more for an adult audience. It’s not that young people cannot read it, but it’s more oriented for adults.

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