Sunday, 7 June 2015

BLOG TOUR - Vessel by Lisa T Cresswell **GIVEAWAY**


Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Vessel by Lisa T Cresswell

Read my review and enter the giveaway to win a copy of this great book!



Title: Vessel

Publication date: May 2015

Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.

Author: Lisa T. Cresswell


The sun exploded on April 18, 2112. It exploded in a Class X solar storm the likes of which humankind had never seen.

They had nineteen minutes.

Nineteen minutes until the geomagnetic wave washed over the Earth, frying every electrical device created by humans, blacking out entire continents, every satellite in their sky.

Nineteen minutes to say goodbye to the world they knew, forever, and to prepare for a new Earth, a new Sun.

Generations after solar storms have destroyed nearly all human technology on Earth and humans have reverted to a middle ages like existence, all knowledge of the remaining technology is kept hidden by a privileged few called the Reticents and books are burned as heresy.

Alana, a disfigured slave girl, and Recks, a traveling minstrel and sometimes-thief, join forces to bring knowledge and books back to the human race. But when Alana is chosen against her will to be the Vessel, the living repository for all human knowledge, she must find the strength to be what the world needs.


I love a dystopian novel, really, really love it. If a disaster is coming to wipe out the planet I am on it like a car bonnet (or hood if you live in North America but that doesn't rhyme).  But as I have said before a lot of these books struggle to be fully original, time after time we meet a perfect girl who straight away goes out in to the post-apoc world kicking ass, Vessel is not like that at all.

It is set in the future, a future where a solar storm turned our world from a technological wonderland to the stone age. Alana is a slave, horribly disfigured by the jealous wife of her master, she is used and abused, and because of her appearance she is covered up at all times.

She knows no other life apart from this one but all is about to change when she meets two criminals who have wandered in to her town and tell her about what they have seen.

She helps them escape just before they are about to be judged, they beg for her to come with them but she refuses.  However she does eventually escape, when one of them Recks comes back for her and together with they set out to discover the world that is out there.

What they come across is a group who are the keepers of the knowledge of technology and they want her to be a vessel for this knowledge.

This book is a good read, it is definitely something different in this well stocked genre.  I haven't read many books where the sun is the main culprit of earth's demise, it is so much more believable than zombies.

Lisa has done a great job of with this book building an interesting world with great characters, making this a great addition to your dystopian shelf.

Thank you to Chapter by Chapter / Month 9 Books for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review





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ABOUT LISA T. CRESSWELL:

Lisa, like most writers, began scribbling silly notes, stories, and poems at a very young age. Born in North Carolina, the South proved fertile ground to her imagination with its beautiful white sand beaches and red earth. In fifth grade, she wrote, directed and starred in a play “The Queen of the Nile” at school, despite the fact that she is decidedly un-Egyptian looking. Perhaps that’s why she went on to become a real life archaeologist?
Unexpectedly transplanted to Idaho as a teenager, Lisa learned to love the desert and the wide open skies out West. This is where her interest in cultures, both ancient and living, really took root, and she became a Great Basin archaeologist. However, the itch to write never did leave for long. Her first books became the middle grade fantasy trilogy, The Storyteller Series. Her first traditionally published work, Hush Puppy, is now available from Featherweight Press.
Lisa still lives in Idaho with her family and a menagerie of furry critters that includes way too many llamas!
Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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8 comments

  1. This sounds so good!! I love a great dystopian; and even though I didn't know what a car bonnet was, I do now and I'm totally tucking that away for future use ;) lol Thanks so much for the great review and giveaway!

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    1. Ha! Yes I have to watch my British words in case they don't transfer across the pond! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  2. Thank you so much for the lovely review~ glad you enjoyed it :)

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  3. Wow this sounds good. I love a good book where the world is in peril. I agree am usually on it like a car bonnet. Great review.

    Megan @ http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.UK

    New follower :)

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    1. Thanks so much! I love that expression just never had anywhere to use it until now! Thanks for stopping by and have followed back!

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  4. This sounds like a promising read. I am someone who likes a good dystopian from time to time, and it seems like this one has a lot of the elements I enjoy in it as well.

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    1. I love dystopia, it is my main genre! This was a good read!

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