Monday, August 26, 2013

The Exemeus Blog Tour!


The Exemeus
Folami & Abeni Morris
YA Fantasy, Dystopia

Her short life was devoted to love and to hate. Love of the man who stole her heart, hate for the man who stole the world. Murdered by the government she swore to destroy, she's been given another chance to make it right. But to save the planet, she needs the help of the most powerful mystic the world has ever seen—unfortunately he hasn’t been born yet.

In a world where fear is the only currency, Dephon has committed the ultimate crime: inspiring hope.

His only goal is to make it safely through ninth grade, but on a post-apocalyptic Earth run by the Treptonian government, it isn’t that simple. Heir to a legendary power, Dephon Johnson is the only threat to the government’s rule. And on Trepton, all threats must be eliminated. When hundreds of assassins are dispatched to neutralize him, Dephon is forced to fight back. His only chance of survival is to enlist the aid of the greatest warrior the world has ever known. The only problem is, she's been dead for 13 years.

Hi guys! I'm happy to let you know that I've been priveliged to be part of The Exemeus Tour hosted by Candace at Candace's Book Blog. Click here for the tour post. Here's my review:

The Exemeus was a really cool blend of modern-day fantasy and dystopian USA. In it we have a story of Dephon, an (arguably) normal boy living under the Treptonian dictatorship in the US in year 2021. When he's given a book of his mother's life to read, we have a story within a story about how the democratic government fell and how his parents had to do with all of it. And of course, what's a good book without magical powers, huh? :) 

I really enjoyed the part told from Hiyalee's (Dephon's mother) POV as a teenager, which was most of the book. I found her smart and badass and a fun character. We didn't get to hear so much from Dephon, something I hope will change in the upcoming sequel (The Azemeon- coming soon!). Also hoping to hear more about Oreland and Mallea (the first being a planet, the second a girl from there). 

My only complaint was that often things when unexplained for a long time and I would find myself wondering for 50 pages WHY they were doing what they were doing. Luckily, there was enough going on to distract me from the how's and why's, so not to worry:) 
Recommended- 3.5 stars (Anyone know an easy why to cut a picture?) 

About the Authors:
Folami and Abeni Morris are a sister-sister writing team. Together they wrote (and rewrote) The Exemeus, somehow managing to accomplish it without murdering one another. Despite their facial similarities, tendency to finish each other’s thoughts and stick up for each other constantly, no, they’re not twins and thus deserve their own individual bio.
 Folami Morris:
 Folami grew up in the tiny city of San Mateo Ca, where nothing ever happens and no one ever leaves. She went to Xavier University for undergraduate, getting her B.A in physics and her B.S in Biology. After graduation she returned to California, to live in an even smaller city, where even less happens, Antioch Ca. During this time she escaped the monotony by hanging out with her imaginary friends Hyalee and Dephon, and by writing the Exemeus. She finally escaped to Queens NY and now realizes that quiet and tiny aren’t so bad. 
Abeni Morris:
 As luck (and logic) would have it, Abeni grew up in the same tiny little town as her sister, then she too escaped to the tinier town of Antioch. She has yet to leave. She received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood development from Cal State East Bay. She is the mom of two amazing kids, who swear that they deserve a percentage of the book proceeds and a ton of the credit. At least she raised dreamers.
Find the book: Amazon | GoodReads
Find the authors: Website 

Hope you all pick up the book and enjoy! And checkout the awesome giveaway with the tour below!

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