HARDWIRED by Trisha Leaver & Lindsay Currie
Blog Tour November2 – 6 & 9 – 13, 2015
Welcome to my tour stop for Hardwired. Please make sure you read all the way to the end of the post for the giveaway.
Author: Lindsay Currie & Trisha Leaver
Release Date: November 8th, 2015
Publisher: Flux/ Llewellyn
When seventeen-year-old Lucas Marshall tests positive for the M0A1 gene—a genetic abnormality believed to predispose humans toward violence—he is shipped off to an impregnable government facility to undergo a battery of psychological tests aimed at making him crack. Now, having survived their tests and proven his mental stability, Lucas is labeled safe to return home.
But any hope Lucas has of returning to a normal life is shattered when the van transporting him to the reintegration facility is forced off the road by a group of radicals intent on accessing the facility and exposing its dehumanizing practices. And Lucas is their ticket through the front door.
Spurred by rumors that the facility is secretly holding one of his old friends captive, Lucas and his bunk mate, Chris, agree to infiltrate the testing facility’s inner sanctum. Once inside, Lucas’s carefully laid plans begin to unravel and he’s forced to seek help from those still locked within the facility’s concrete walls. But when every genetic test claims your only allies are hardwired to become the next Charles Manson, it’s impossible to know who to trust.
What I Thought:
I was really excited to read this. (Thanks to Me, My Shelf and I for including me on this tour.) I love dystopian and I felt like this would be right up my alley. It was pretty fast paced from the get go. We learn that Lucas, who had tested positive for the M0A1 gene, has passed all tests and is declared “safe” to return home. But of course, that’s not how things go down.
I really liked the pace of the book, I didn’t feel like there were dead spots as far as the story moving along was concerned. I do feel like some areas could have been played up more, including Lucas and Chris’s friendship. I also felt that while Lucas was a very strong lead character, some of the other characters were a little underdeveloped.
Overall, it was a good read. I feel that my son might enjoy it in a couple of years.
I gave this book 4 stars.
Add to your Goodreads TBR list: Goodreads
This fast-paced, not-so-distant dystopian futuristic tale will appeal to teen readers. VERDICT: A must-have for libraries seeking dystopian futures packed with action, violence, and moral dilemmas ~School Library Journal
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
TRISHA LEAVER lives on Cape Cod with her husband, three children, and one rather disobedient black lab. She is a chronic daydreamer who prefers the cozy confines of her own imagination to the mundane routine of everyday life. She writes young adult fiction and is published with FSG/ Macmillan, Flux/Llewellyn and Merit Press. She is a member of the SCBWI, ITW and the YA Scream Queens— a group of nine female authors who are deathly serious about their horror! To find out more about her, please visit her website at: www.trishaleaver.com
LINDSAY CURRIE Lindsay lives in Chicago with one incredibly patient hubby, three amazing kids and a 160 pound lap dog Sam. She loves Halloween, peach tea and Disney World (in no particular order) and is a contributor to the @YAScreamQueens.
An author of young adult and middle grade fiction, she is published with Flux/Llewellyn, Merit Press and Spencer Hill Contemporary. For more details on Lindsay’s upcoming books, please visit her at: www.lindsaycurrie.com.
4 Winners will each get a finished copy of HARDWIRED
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