Blog Tour: Iron Pendulum by Megan Curd Excerpt + Review + Giveaway

Iron Pendulum (Periodic, #2)Iron Pendulum by Megan Curd

Series: The Periodic Series (#2)

Published:  August 28th 2014

Synopsis

“A month ago, Avery thought the world ended outside Dome Four. Thought she was one of the few of her kind. Thought the war that brought the human race to the brink of extinction was over.
But a month can change everything.
After fighting to escape a tyranny she didn’t even know existed, Avery has had to come to grips with all the secrets she’s uncovered. But more secrets continue to come to light, revealing how little of her world she truly knew. When evidence starts to show that Dome Four might be under siege, Avery knows what she must do.
Returning to the dome she longed to escape is a challenge for Avery, but now she knows there’s corruption lurking in the shadows. A massive steam shortage leaves half the dome without power, and people are falling ill. Dying.
And they’re blaming Avery.
A month can change everything. One more month could kill everyone. The clock is ticking.”

Excerpt

“Footsteps sloshed through the water and raced toward us.

Zeroes were in the tunnels, and they were dangerously close to the Alliance Headquarters. To Dome Four.

My heart clamored in my chest, catching the rhythmic pounding of feet hitting the cement. The water rippled and sloshed around my feet. Rats skittered back from where we’d come, abandoning the tunnel as fast as possible. I looked up, shining my headlamp down the abyss in time to see exactly what I didn’t want to come face to face with ever again in my life.

Burned men hurtled down the passageway in ragged military uniforms. Pieces of fabric clung to their charred bodies, melted onto their muscles like a new skin to replace their original flesh.

They tumbled over one another with no regard for their fellow comrades. Their snarls ripped through the air like wild animals, and they pushed one another in a battle to reach us first.”

Review

I couldn’t be more than happy when I got the chance to become part of the Irom Pendulum blog tour. When I read Steel Lily last year, I wanted to have this book in my hands right away. Now I finally have and I’m here to share my thoughts on it without spoiling it because, guys, you should definitely start this series if you haven’t done so yet.

It embarrasses me to say that even though Steel Lily was one of my favourite books of 2013, by now most details from the book were hazy in my mind and I had to check my notes from before to remember some of the things that had happened. I didn’t remember some characters and that is a no no when you’re reading a sequel. I probably should have re-read book 1 but unfortunately, I had no time to do so if I wanted to post the review in time. That being said, I’m sorry if this review isn’t as thorough as it should be.

In Steel Lily, Avery and her friends had managed to escape Xander and went to work with the rebels, led by Lexie. In Iron Pendulum, the group’s objective is to enter doume four and try to stop Xander’s horrendous experiments. In Steel Lily, we got to meet the Zeros, people from WWIII. Now, we have a new development: in one of their excursions trying to get into the Doume, the friends encounter a familiar Zero, one of Avery and Alice’s classmate, Chase. It seems Xander’s experiments are evolving and things are starting to become even more ugly. Adding to that, when they reach Doume four, it seems everyone blames Avery for the lack of Steam.

However, Avery’s powers are evolving and new abilities start to surface. I loved how every character seemed to grow. Avery is still that always honest, direct girl I couldn’t help but love in Steel Lily. Alice is still a tiny bit annoying but I loved her banter with Jaxon. Oh god, that was hilarious. In the beginning, Jaxon is trying to be everyone’s hero but it’s Avery who gets to save the group from several Zeros, creating a, poo typhoon in the sewers as Alice says. Obviously, the girl had to savour the chance to joke about Jaxon’s poor figure covered in crap (her words, not mine). One of the things that proved that my memory sucks ass, was me not remembering the fact that Jaxon had dreadlocks. Don’t ask me why, but when I started reading Iron Pendulum, I forgot all about his appearance and thought he looked like a nerd. Sad, sad, sad. Despite that, I still gushed about his and Avery’s relationship as it developed and grew. The phases, the increasing intimacy and trust… Yup, Jaxon is still up there in my book boyfriend list.

I wanted to say so much more but I don’t want to spoil the book. Let me just say that Curd’s writing style is still as much addictive and enticing as it was. It’s simply but vivid. The reader is right there with Avery and the group. Go pick The Periodic Series up if you like the dystopian genre. It’s one of the best out there, in my opinion. I haven’t stopped bugging my friends about it, trying to get them to read it, so it’s legit!

4 Chibis

Giveaway

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About Megan Curd:

Author photoMegan Curd is a graduate of Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota. While having always enjoyed reading any books she could get her hands on, Megan didn’t begin writing until a friend encouraged her to do so while in college. When not writing, Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Photography, traveling and snowboarding are hobbies she loves, and she doesn’t turn down the opportunity to play xBox with her brother and friends when it presents itself. Megan currently resides in Ohio with her husband and son, where she is trying to convert them into Buckeye fans.

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Blog Tour Schedule:

August 26th

Book Lovin’ Mamas – Excerpt

Fabulous and Fun – Excerpt & Review

Once Upon a Twilight – Excerpt & Review

Coffee Books & Art – Excerpt

August 27th

The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Excerpt & Playlist

A Book Vacation – Excerpt & Review

Becky on Books – Excerpt

Born To Read – Excerpt & Review

August 28th

Adventures in Writing – Guest Post & Review

In between The Pages – Excerpt & Review

Let Me Be Fictional – Excerpt & Review

Bibliophilia, Please – Excerpt

August 29th

Roxy’s Reviews – Excerpt & Review

A Dream Within A Dream – Excerpt & Review

Paperback Cowgirl Reviews – Excerpt & Review

SassyCat’s Books Review – Excerpt & Character Playlist

August 30th

Book Sense – Excerpt & Review

Loves All Things Books – Excerpt & Dream Cast

Girl in the Woods Reviews – Excerpt & Review

The Small Nerd – Excerpt & Review

August 31st

Ashley’s Paranormal Book Blog – Excerpt & Review

One Guy’s Guide to Good Reads – Excerpt & Review

deal sharing aunt – Excerpt & Interview

Chibi Reader – Excerpt & Review

September 1st

GenGen’s Book Blog – Excerpt & Review

Resch Reads and Reviews – Excerpt & Review

Shelfspace Needed – Excerpt & Review

This Redhead LOVES Books – Excerpt

September 2nd

The Revolving Bookcase for Young Readers – Excerpt

Dowie’s Place – Excerpt & Review

Istyria book blog – Excerpt & Review

The Bearded Scribe – Excerpt & Review

September 3rd

Addicted Readers – Excerpt

Shayna Varadeaux Books & Reviews – Excerpt & Guest Post

K.R. Grace – Excerpt & Review

Mercurial Musings – Excerpt & Review

September 4th

Avid Reader Musings – Excerpt & Review

Bookinfatuation – Excerpt & Review

Out of Time – Excerpt & Review

Morgan Wylie~Author – Excerpt

September 5th

Fabulous and Fun – Excerpt & Interview

A Cup of Coffee and a Book – Excerpt & Review

Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

September 6th

The Rest Is Still Unwritten – Excerpt & Review

Write Away Bliss – Excerpt & Review

Racing To Read – Excerpt & Review

September 7th

Such a Novel Idea – Excerpt & Guest Post

The La La Land of Books – Excerpt & Review

paranormal book club ( PBC) – Excerpt & Review

The Book Beacon – Excerpt & Review

September 8th

Much Loved Books – Excerpt & Review

Life Between the Pages – Excerpt & Review

Reading on the Farm – Excerpt & Review

Shelves of Books/ Reading For Fun – Excerpt & Review

September 9th

Books for a Delicate Eternity – Excerpt & Review

The Bookie Monster – Guest Post & Review

Dizneeee’s World of Books – Excerpt & Review

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Excerpt Reveal: A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers

A Little Too Hot (A Little Too Far, #3)

Lisa Desrocher’s new book in her A Little Too Far series, A Little Too Hot, is coming out on the 21st January but you can read an excerpt now! Due to wordpress stuff, I can’t put the excerpt here but if you click below you’ll be directed to it. I can’t wait to read the full book, that’s for sure!

Exclusive Excerpt of A LITTLE TOO HOT by Lisa Desrochers by WilliamMorrowBooks

 

“If you play with fire…

Tossed out of college and cut off by her parents, Samantha West is in pretty dire straits. So when her rocker best friend hooks her up with a job dancing at a gentlemen’s club, who is she to turn it down? Plus, there are rules to dancing at Benny’s: No touching, keep your clothes on at all times, and never get closer than three feet. Unfortunately for Sam, her first private client makes her want to break every single one of them.

Harrison Yates is scorching hot, but he’s got a past that involves being left at the altar not too long ago. Sam is determined to make him forget about his ex, but when she makes her move, it flings her life into a spiral of chaos she never saw coming.

Because Harrison Yates isn’t who he seems to be. And his secret will probably get her killed.”