*Shattered Warrior* Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Welcome to the final stop on the Shattered Warrior blog tour!

First Second is giving away a copy of Shattered Warrior to one reader of this blog! 
Please enter below for your chance.

(Recommended for middle school and up)

I have been reading and reviewing children's lit for so many years with a focus on books for readers in grades 3-8. Shattered Warrior is on the higher end of my typical range, so for regular readers, know that I wouldn't put this one in my fourth grade classroom.

I would, however, recommend you read it.

The oppression, sadness, fear, anger and strength that the characters feel in this story come through loud and clear. The expressions, colors, clothing and body language, all send the same strong message: this is a story of people that will not crumble. The fierceness in the eyes of Colleen in the cover image should make that clear.

And amidst the anguish, there is a gentleness and love. Will there be more to this story? I hope so!


About the book (from the publisher):

It is eight years after Colleen Cavanaugh's home world was invaded by the Derichets, a tyrannical alien race bent on exploiting the planet's mineral resources.

Most of her family died in the war, and she now lives alone in the city. Aside from her acquaintances at the factory where she toils for the Derichets, Colleen makes a single friend in Jann, a member of a violent group of rebels known as the Chromatti. One day Colleen receives shocking news: her niece Lucy is alive and in need of her help. Together, Colleen, Jann, and Lucy create their own tenuous family.

But Colleen must decide if it's worth risking all of their survival to join a growing underground revolution against the Derichets...in Sharon Shinn and Molly Knox Ostertag's Shattered Warrior.

Blog Tour:
May 15th -- The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia http://hauntedorchid.blogspot.com/
May 16th -- Writing My Own Fairytale http://www.writingmyownfairytale.com/
May 17th -- The Novel Hermit http://www.thenovelhermit.com/
May 18th -- Ageless Pages Review http://agelesspagesreviews.blogspot.com/
May 19th --  Here's To Happy Endings http://www.herestohappyendings.com/
May 22nd -- The Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia http://ceceliabedelia.blogspot.com/
May 23rd -- School Library Journal http://www.teenlibrariantoolbox.com/
May 24th -- The Hollow Cupboards http://thehollowcupboards.blogspot.com/
May 26th -- Bluestocking Thinking https://bluestockingthinking.blogspot.com/
Giveaway closes 6/2/17


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