Hey there! Welcome to my blog. This summer, I found so many unexpected things that I love, and "Everything Under the Sun" is one of them. I hadn't read a Jessica Redmerski book before, but the synopsis and cover won me over.
Thais Fenwick was eleven-years-old when civilization fell, devastated by a virus that killed off the majority of the world’s population. For seven years, Thais and her family lived in a community of survivors deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. But when her town is attacked by raiders, she and her blind sister are taken away to the East-Central Territory where she is destined to live the cruel and unjust kind of life her late mother warned her about.
So much in there! Thais (which I pronounced as TAY-us), a virus that kills most of mankind, Atticus (one of my favorite literary names), shedding fear, claiming love?!? What isn't to dig about this?
One thing that really took me by surprise is that the writing style itself felt very "fantasy" while the storyline was action and dystopian. That made "Everything Under the Sun" feel like a special treat to me. I was glued to my screen, devouring chapter after chapter. For once, I liked BOTH characters who are telling the story! I also really love the switching back and forth within the same scene and in the same chapter. That really added to the story for me. Thais is such a strong female, but she lacks knowledge about how the new civilization works. Atticus is just a hot mess but a MANLY hot mess.
The slow, agonizing, self-questioning way these two fall in love is beautiful and very realistic. Atticus always feeling that he wants more but taking it slow for her; Thais feeling like she should be giving more but not ready to. Very relatable: BOTH of them.
I'm already on board for book two. Ready to go. Bring it on, Jessica Redmerski!
Keep reading for the blog tour and a giveaway!
This is my stop during the blog tour for Everything Under the Sun by Jessica Redmerski. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 30 July till 12 August. See the tour schedule here.
Everything Under the Sun
By Jessica Redmerski
Genre: Dystopian/ Post apocalyptic
Age category: Young Adult/ New Adult/ Adult
Pages: 683 pages
Release Date: 28 August 2017
You can find Everything Under the Sun on Goodreads
You can buy Everything Under the Sun here on Amazon
About the Author:
Jessica Redmerski is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, international bestseller, and award winner, who juggles several different genres. She began self-publishing in 2012, and later with the success of THE EDGE OF NEVER, signed on with Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance. Her works have been translated into more than twenty languages.
Jessica is a hybrid author who, in addition to working with a traditional publisher, also continues to self-publish. Her popular crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers, has been optioned for television and film by actor and model William Levy.
She also writes as J.A. Redmerski.
You can find and contact Jessica here:
- Amazon Jessica Redmerski
- Amazon JA Redmerski
There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Everything Under the Sun. 3 winners will each win a signed paperback copies of Everything Under the Sun, along with signed bookmarks and postcards (United States and Canada only).
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Mandy Peterson is the author of "Before I Shatter". She is also a mother, wife, librarian, book reviewer, and self-proclaimed chocolate connoisseur.