Friday, March 7, 2014

Spartanica book review. Plus Giveaway!

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Ty and Marcus Mitchell are average middle school brothers growing up north of Chicago until one night when they’re hurtled through an inter-dimensional gateway to a parallel world defined by its multiple moons and planet-wide apocalypse. As they struggle to figure out where they are and how to get home, the boys encounter refugees of “the last day” from the distant city of Atlantis and a mysterious girl called Bellana, the sole survivor and resident of the devastated city of Spartanica. Ty and Marcus soon learn they only have seven days to get home. But before they can leave, they must battle through long-extinct predators, track down the elusive Professor Otherblood, and rescue a new friend from certain death. Is all of this insanity just Ty’s overactive imagination or are the brothers truly on the brink of being stranded on the brutal wasteland known as Spartanica?
My Review 4/5
So this story is told from 3 POV, Ty, Marcus and Bellana. The story starts with Ty and Marcus trying to figure out where the humming and lights were coming from. Then after they gain back their sight, they realize they are no longer in their basement anymore. After they wake up and are freed they are discovered by a group of kids that are on the run and searching for shelter. They get separated from the group and are rescued by Bellana after being bombed. The group of kids from Atlantis, the brothers and Bellana all work together to try and keep alive and get Ty and Marcus home.
So I thought the story was very well written and the story flowed well. When it jumped for the different POVs, you are able to keep up with what is going on. There is a little to much of sibling fighting that just got to much. My biggest annoyance was all the language that the people in Spartanica used. There was no guide for what the words meant and in the story there was no reference to what the words would mean to non Atlantis people. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what they were saying and it kind of distracted me from the story.

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Author Bio:

Powers Molinar grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago and earned engineering and business degrees at the University of Iowa. While he works as a process engineer and project manager during the day, his passion is writing science fiction. His first novel, Spartanica, is the culmination of several year's of part-time effort mostly late at night and on weekends when he wasn't enjoying time with his wife and kids, all of whom were big helpers getting Spartanica written. Powers believes every kid has the potential to become exceptional. In addition to being a blast to read, he truly hopes his books spark kids' imaginations and inspire them to read more and maybe even become writers. Being a solid reader is a foundational piece of leading an exceptional life. Powers hopes his books can be part of that foundation for as many kids as possible.

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