Sunday, October 2, 2016

Blog Tour: The Lying Planet by Carol Riggs...Review & Giveaway!

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Happy to be a stop on The Lying Planet Blog Tour today!
This is a fascinating sci-fi story that I hope you all will check out!
Keep reading for more info as well as my review!
Plus there's a giveaway!

About the Book

The Lying PlanetThe Lying Planet by Carol Riggs
Published by Entangled Teen
Published on September 19th, 2016
Genre: YA Science Fiction

Promise City. That’s the colony I’ve been aiming for all my life on the planet Liberty. The only thing standing in my way? The Machine. On my eighteenth birthday, this mysterious, octopus-like device will scan my brain and Test my deeds. Good thing I’ve been focusing on being Jay Lawton, hard worker and rule follower, my whole life. Freedom is just beyond my fingertips.

Or so I thought. Two weeks before my Testing with the Machine, I’ve stumbled upon a new reality. The truth. In a single sleepless night, everything I thought I knew about the adults in our colony changes. And the only one who’s totally on my side is the clever, beautiful rebel, Peyton. Together we have to convince the others to sabotage their Testings before it’s too late.

Before the ceremonies are over and the hunting begins.

About the Author

Carol Riggs
I’m a writer of Young Adult fiction. My YA sci-fi debut novel, THE BODY INSTITUTE, explores themes of body image and identity. My YA fantasy, BOTTLED, released July 7, 2016, from Clean Reads. My YA sci-fi, THE LYING PLANET (formerly called Safe Zone), will release September 19, 2016, via Entangled Teen. I live in the beautiful, green state of Oregon and have a Studio Arts degree. I’m an SCBWI member. You’ll usually find me in my writing cave, surrounded by my dragon collection and the characters in my head. I enjoy reading–mostly young adult novels–as well as drawing, painting, and quilting. I also attend writing conferences, walk with my husband, and enjoy music and dance of all kinds. Find me on Facebook here:… Tweet with me on Twitter. @Artzicarol: Email me! carolriggsauthor [at] gmail [dot] com

My Review

Title: The Lying Planet
Author: Carol Riggs
Format: Digital ARC

With its unique setting and characters, The Lying Planet is a fascinating YA Sci Fi novel.

At first the story appears to be like many other YA books I have read with a ceremony that determines the young residents’ standing in society and the rebels who want to change things, but it has its own unique spin and definitely takes a turn unlike any other book that I have read lately.

In this complex, fascinating world, a machine measures your positive and negative thoughts and actions. Your score on this machine determines your fate on the planet…high scores are rewarded and low scores could equal banishment.  Jay is young man determined to be one of the high scorers, but things change for him once he discovers an unusual secret that his parents and other adults in the community have been hiding from him.  He becomes determined to figure out the truth behind what he witnesses and confides in some of his peers hoping they can help.  What happens next changes the world he lives in and has a major effect on him and his actions.

This complex, fascinating world that Carol Riggs created really stood out to me among the other dystopian/sci fi novels I have read.  I became as curious as Jay to figure out what was going on and to know more about this planet and its secrets.   Little did I know the surprises and events that would follow…really don’t want to spoil it, so I will just say it truly was an unexpected and unique reading experience.

His relationships with other characters are also interesting and play an important part in this story.  I loved all of the characters that the author created and enjoyed learning more about each of them through Jay’s eyes.  This book not only had an intriguing plot and setting, but also strong character development that really helped to make this story entertaining from the very first page to its exciting and satisfying conclusion.  I wouldn’t say no to more books by this author or set in this interesting world.

My Rating:  4 stars

*I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

The Giveaway

$25 Amazon Giveaway (US and International) 

I hope you get a chance to check out this book and be sure to visit other stops on the tour to learn more about this book and its author!

The Tour Schedule

September 19th
Tome Tender – Promo Post 
Elizabeth Delana Rosa – Promo Post 
September 20th 
Literary Meanderings – Promo Post 
PBC – Promo Post 
September 21st 
NovelKnight – Interview 
Shannonbookishlife – Review 
September 22nd 
Gracekalli – Review 
September 23rd
A Leisure Moment – Review
September 24th 
Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog – Guest Post 
September 25th 
Book Lovers Life – Guest Post 
September 26th 
The Book Beacon – Guest Post 
September 27th 
YaReads– Promo Post 
Sleeps on Tables – Promo Post 
September 28th 
Just One More Chapter – Promo Post 
September 29th 
September 30th 
The Alchemy of Ink – Review
October 1st 
Roxy’s Book Reviews – Promo Post 
October 2nd 
RoloPoloBookBlog – Promo Post

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