Book Blitz: True Calling series by Siobhan Davis || Plus Giveaway!

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Welcome to my stop during the book blitz for the True Calling series by Siobhan Davis! This blitz will run from 28 June till 4 July. The book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The full tour schedule can be viewed here.


True Calling is a fully completed YA sci-fi dystopian romance series that will appeal to readers who enjoy fast-paced action adventure, sublime worldbuilding, strong character development, and tons of swoon-worthy romance. With over 500 five-star ratings on Goodreads, the True Calling series is currently FREE to download from Kindle Unlimited! If you don’t read on KU you can benefit from significant discounts during the blitz – read the first 3 books for 99c!

All books in the series are listed below, and check out the cool giveaway!
True Calling – free!
Lovestruck – free during blitz!
Beyond Reach – 0.99$ during blitz
True Calling Boxset – all books plus bonus content for only $7.99

True CallingTrue Calling (True Calling #1)
By Siobhan Davis
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Age category: Young Adult

Blurb:
Welcome to Novo: Your new home in Space

For Ariana Skyee, Planet Novo was everything it promised to be until the authorities introduced “The Calling” as their response to repopulation. Now, all seventeen-year-olds are to participate in this Bachelor-style pageant to find their perfect match, marry, and have children.

But that’s not Ariana’s only concern. Thanks to the government-sanctioned memory erase, Ariana has no recollection of Zane, the mystery boy who haunts her dreams. Things are further complicated when the pageant commences and her feelings for fellow Cadet Cal Remus intensify. Together, they start to realize not everything about their new home is as it seems.

Entangled in a dangerous web of deceit, Ariana sets out to identify the truth. Conflicted over warnings that Cal isn’t trustworthy and alarmed at the government’s increasing interest in her, she doesn’t know where to turn. But her search for the truth comes at a high personal price. When her world implodes, discovering the past shapes her future with devastating consequences.

You can find True Calling on Goodreads

You can get your free copy of True Calling here:

Amazon || Amazon UK || Barnes & Noble || Kobo || iBooks

All the books in this series:

True CallingLovestruckBeyond ReachLight of a Thousand StarsDestiny Rising

Lovestruck (True Calling #1.5) by Siobhan Davis
You can find Lovestruck on Goodreads. Get your free copy of Lovestruck from June 28 till July 2 on Amazon or Amazon UK.

Beyond Reach (True Calling #2) by Siobhan Davis
You can find Beyond Reach on Goodreads. You can buy Beyond Reach for only 0.99$ during the blitz on Amazon or Amazon UK.

Light of a Thousand Stars (True Calling #2.5) by Siobhan Davis
You can find Light of a Thousand Stars on Goodreads. You can buy Light of a Thousand Stars on Amazon or Amazon UK.

Destiny Rising (True Calling #3) by Siobhan Davis
You can find Destiny Rising on Goodreads. You can buy Destiny Rising on Amazon or Amazon UK.

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Praise for the True Calling series:
“In a word, WOW!! Talk about a fascinating and magnetic tale!” Tome Tender

“With intergalactic battle, love that traverses countries—entire planets—and endless twists and turns, this series deserves a spot on your e-reader.” A Leisure Moment

“True Calling is a dystopian sci-fi romance that is FABULOUS!” The Caffeinated Booknerd

“Fresh with original ideas, exciting characters, great storyline, and a realistic love story.” Amazon reviewer.

“This series deserves to become as well-known as popular series such as The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games, Divergent, etc… it’s that good.” Paranormal Books.

“I cannot put my love for Siobhan Davis’ True Calling series into words – it’s easily one of my favorite series.” RamblingB00ks

“This isn’t just a book I couldn’t put down, but a series I cannot put down. All I can say is wow!” Patricia Hamill. Author-Blogger. Puretextuality

“It’s Hunger Games meets Twilight but only better!” Amazon reviewer.


SiobhanAbout the Author:
Siobhan Davis writes young adult science fiction fantasy romance books, and she is the author of the Amazon bestselling True Calling series. The first book in her new Saven series was released in December 2015.

A self-professed teenager forever–at least when it comes to books, music, and films, Siobhan is totally addicted to teen fiction and superhero/blockbuster movies. She loves baking, shoes, bags, makeup, anti-wrinkle cream, anything pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Robert Pattinson (definitely Team Edward).

Before pursuing a full-time writing career, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in Human Resources over the last twenty years. She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

You can find and contact Siobhan here:
Website || Blog || Facebook || Twitter || Google+ || Goodreads || Amazon || Newsletter

Sample chapters, quotes, reviews and book excerpts are all available to download from the authors website.


Giveaway!

There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of the True Calling series. These are the prizes you can win:
– Paperbacks of the three books in the Selection trilogy by Kiera Cass
– Paperbacks of the three books in the True Calling series by Siobhan Davis

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Review: True Calling by Siobhan Davis

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Tittle: True Calling

Series: True Calling series, book 1

Genre: Sci-fi, Dystopia, Romance, Young-Adult

Page count and format: 258 pages, Ebook

Published: October 2014 by Siobhan Davis (first published July 28th 2014)

Source: I received a digital copy of this book from the author via Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.

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Blurb (from Goodreads):

TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS. ONE SHARED DREAM.

Planet Novo, nestled in space twelve hundred miles above the surface of the Earth, is the new home of 17-year-old Cadet Ariana Skyee. Confused by the government-sanctioned memory erase and distressed at her impending forced marriage and motherhood, Ariana’s plans for the future are thrown into complete disarray.

As the traumatic events within her family life enfold, Ariana grows increasingly alarmed at the authorities apparent pre-occupation with her and feels progressively more isolated and alone.

Her growing feelings for fellow Cadet Cal Remus intensify as the recently announced pageant, ‘The Calling’, gets underway. Struggling to comprehend the continuous, inexplicable dreams of the mysterious Zane, discovering the past helps shape her future, with devastating personal consequences.


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It’s so difficult to resist yourself when the cover is so gorgeous and the blurb is so intriguing. So, generally I signed up for up for it and I was really impressed with the book. I didn’t fall in love with it but I liked it.

The plot is quite interesting. This book takes place on Planet Novo, which is a man-made planet to protect people from the dangers currently going on Earth. But not everybody gets access to it, there are a bunch of tests that one has to pass and also they have to be in the best heath condition, only then they are allowed to reside in Planet Novo. This system sort of separated the stronger from the weak.

The story is about a girl called Ariana Skyee who is a cadet in Planet Novo and who is one of the best choices for the Earth to survive. There is a different kind of life there, everything at first glance seems great but deeply this is all the work of government who is controlling the people with chips and techno things. Also, the concept of “The Calling” was pretty intriguing. Everybody from a certain age has to attain this ceremony where they will be matched for marriage to ensure the a healthy population growth keeps growing in Novo.

As much as I liked the plot, I had a hard time connecting with the characters, specially Ariana. Although I didn’t exactly hate her but she was pretty irritating at times. She was quite unsure about her feelings for Cal, who is another cadet there. One moment she says she hates him, then the next moment he’s making her feel all weak inside. Their connection was pretty instant. I actually don’t hate insta-love that much but I didn’t like it here. Because I think I was rooting for Zane all along. He’s the mysterious guy that Ariana sees in her dreams and later she is able to silently communicate with him as well.

I liked Zane, a lot. I also felt so bad for him, he is Ariana’s childhood sweetheart but Ariana doesn’t remember anything about him because everybody who lives in Novo, their previous memories have been erased. They don’t remember anything connected to earth and Zane is still on earth, he didn’t gain access because of his heart condition. He longs for the day to be able to get her back. This ends up with Ariana caught up in a love triangle and she slowly discovers a lot of other complicated thing things that puts her life at risk.

The writing was smooth and I could easily finish this book in a few days. But I felt there was more telling than showing. Overall, the plot was great, the characters were somewhat okay, it was fast paced. I loved the mysterious aspect of the book, I wanted to know what was going to happen next and that kept me running!

Recommend it?

I think everybody should give this a try! 🙂


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