Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Exemeus Blog Tour

The Exemeus by Folami and Abeni Morris
Published January 3rd, 2013
Publisher: Royal Colours Ink
Paperback 337 pages
Received an e-copy for blog tour for review
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Goodreads-  Hyalee Smith is dead, she just doesn’t know it yet.

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 has 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.

Today is my stop on The Exemeus Blog Tour put together and deftly executed by the one and only Candace at CBB Book Promotions. You can find the rest of the tour HERE.  Make sure to check out The Exemeus Scavenger Hunt, where you can win a Kindle Fire or $150!  The first stop is at My Guilty Obsession, where you can get the first clues on this incredible journey for an amazing prize!  The Scavenger Hunt starts on Monday, August 26th and runs through Friday August 30th.  Chances to win are through midnight on September 1st.  Buy your copy of The Exemeus today, if you haven't already! (It's only 99 cents on Kindle and Nook tonight as I'm setting up my review).

My Review
Honestly going into this novel, I was expecting a middle grade book. Not so, this is definitely a Young Adult Fantasy complete with a romance (clean) and a dystopian/apocalyptic world though we don't see a lot of that. There are several worlds we see and it's interesting how the authors chose to narrate the novel. 

I'll start with Dephon Johnson. He's a bit of a weakling. He's not exactly a "nerd" in that he's not especially smart. He likes to read, but that doesn't really make him a nerd. He's definitely the victim of the football team, their favorite target in fact. It's painful just reading about what they do to him and even more painful to watch him just take it. But Dephon finds out he is not meant to be a helpless weakling for long. He is tasked  to read a book in nine days, a huge book, by a woman with supernatural powers that his dad seems to hate. He finds them arguing and some kind of earthquake shakes the sewers that the people of Earth now live in.
That is one part of the narration, Dephon in his present day reading the book and talking to an amazing girl who lives inside the book.

While he reads the book, he gets a 3D version of the past. His parents' past starting from the day his mother meets his father. The projection makes it feel like he's really there and he sees things as they happened, even his parents stealing the book he is now reading from another planet. This is the other type of narration. It isn't even flashback, because it isn't the actual characters going back in their memories. The book is projecting their lives, it has recorded their lives. It works really well with this type of book. 

There is so much fantasy to understand that having a little bit in the past and a little in Dephon's world is easier to make sense of it. The two come together in one big clash towards the end of the book and you have some hope for the future of planet Earth. It really sucks the way it is in Dephon's time.

I won't even get started into the worlds but I would definitely call them very imaginative. Some of the missions I wish had gone into greater depth, but most I was glad they glossed over the technical stuff. There is a lot of romance, but very clean, and the romance strengthens the powers of the characters. It's a lot to take in and a lot to keep up with but so creative. I had such a great time reading it, I can't wait for the next novel due out early next year!!
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.

And now for the giveaways! 1 winner will get the Kindle 6" e-ink,  1 will get a $25 Amazon Gift Card and 1 will get a Paperback of Demon's at Deadnight by A and E Kirk!!!
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  1. Thank you for your review and the very generous giveaway. It would be a great one to win.

  2. The imaginative world sounds great and glad it was good

  3. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  4. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! It's a very different sort of story so I never know what people's reactions will be. Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!

  5. Oh this sounds great. Good for MG as well as YA. One thing I do like about fantasy is the world building. Sounds fab. Also glad to see that the Demons at Deadnight is part of the prize. Such a good book! :D

  6. Imaginative is good. Thank you for your review.

  7. Sounds great. Thanks for the great giveaway.


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