Book Review | The Blood Race | Worlds Beneath Blog Tour + Giveaway!

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Hello!  Today is my stop for the Worlds Beneath blog tour!  Worlds Beneath is book 2 in The Blood Race series, which was released on July 1st.  To celebrate, I’ll be sharing my review of book #1, The Blood Race, as well giving you the chance to enter to a win a signed, paperback copy of it!

Alright, let’s get this party started!


TheBloodRaceCover.pngTitle: The Blood Race (The Blood Race #1) by K. A. Emmons

Pages: 318

Genres: YA, Fantasy/Sci-fi

Published by: Self-published (July 27th, 2017)

Summary

I’ve been running from my past for one hundred years. And I’m still just a teenager.

I was selected by my teacher, Sensei, to train in The Dimension: a secret place of refuge for the ‘anomalies’ of past, present, and future earth. Here I would learn to connect to my ‘warrior within’ as Sensei calls it – to channel energy orbs, commute between realms, and even shape-shift into an alternate form. But never did I guess that my training would include taking on an anomaly student of my own: a loose cannon of a college guy named Ion.

Late one evening, I invite him over to Sensei’s house for a little chat; one that will turn his life upside-down. Shoving him into the broom closet turned portal, I drag Ion into the Dimension, opening his eyes to his true homeland: a realm of anomalies. His kin.

As we train to become Protectors of future Earth, battling each other as well as our own demons, I begin to realize that there’s more to Ion than I originally thought: a darkness he’s spent his life running from. And beyond that, a looming threat hidden in plain sight – something that could destroy me, him, and the future of Earth.

The Blood Race is K.A. Emmons’ debut novel, and the first book in a riveting and fresh YA sci-fi/fantasy thriller series. Pick up your copy of The Blood Race today!

The Blood Race (The Blood Race, #1)

What I Thought

*I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!  A huge thank you to author and Livy Lynn Blog Tours!*

Going into this book, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  When it comes to sci-fi/fantasy novels, I sometimes struggle to connect to the story, and often get confused.  I’ll be honest, I was hesitant to even read this book because of that.  The synopsis just kept drawing me in, though.  I’m so glad I decided to give this book a chance!

One of the things I loved most about The Blood Race was the characters.  There were so many unique and such fierce characters.  I especially loved Icarus, Hawk, and Fin.  They had so much depth!  I loved watching the growth and maturity that happens in this novel, particularly with Icarus.  I also loved the romances that are starting.  I am so looking forward to seeing how much more these characters and their relationships grow and change in Worlds Beneath!

Another thing I loved were the parallels between Christianity and the Dimension.  I don’t want to spoil anything in the story, but I just have to say, the second half of the book really made me think about evangelism, free will vs. predestination, and so much more.

One thing that I do wish, however, that I got to have a little more of in this book, was understanding more about the Dimension.  I wanted to learn more about this other world, what it looked like and how it was to live there.  I’m hopeful that book 2 will feature more descriptions and give a greater understanding!

Overall, I really enjoyed this novel!  The Blood Race is so well-written, with such unique and memorable characters.  Like I said earlier, I’m not always able to get into sci-fi/fantasy novels, but that was not the case for this one.  The plot drew me in, and kept me hooked until the very end.  I cannot wait to read World’s Beneath! I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a unique and adventurous read!

4 stars 2


 

Click here to buy The Blood Race, and start the adventure.

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Click here to buy Worlds Beneath to find out what happens next!


giveaway

Click the cover below to enter to win a signed, paperback copy of The Blood Race!

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about the author

KateEmmons.jpgWhen she’s not hermiting away in her colorfully-painted home office writing her next science fiction, passionate story-teller and adventurer Kate Emmons is probably on the road for a surf or hiking trip, listening to vinyls, or going for a power run. Emmons’ debut novel The Blood Race is the first book in her YA science fiction/fantasy thriller series. Get connected with Kate on your favorite social platform, and be sure to check out http://kaemmons.com/!

 

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tour schedule

Jameson C. Smith

www.jamesoncsmith.com/

Author Interview

July 1st

Nabila

hottowncoolgirl.blogspot.com

Guest Post by Kate – Top 5 Tips for Aspiring Indie Author’s

July 2nd

Hannah Whatley

https://storiesandsoulspeak.wordpress.com/

Book Review

July 3rd

Hannah

Plottinger Twist

Book Review & Giveaway

July 4th

Laura A. Grace

Unicorn Quester

Author Interview & Paperback Giveaway

July 5th

Hannah

hannahbethdeno@gmail.com

Guest Post by Kate & Paperback Giveaway

July 6th

Lisa

http://thisinkwell.blogspot.ca/

Book Review & Giveaway

July 7th

Rosie

www.selfknownblog.com

Guest Post & Giveaway

July 8th

Kenzie

www.paperpizzablog.com

Book Review & Paperback Giveaway

July 9th

Chloe

https://purelybyfaithreviews.wordpress.com/

Book Review for The Blood Race

July 10th

Ivie

iviewrites.blogspot.com

Author Interview & Book Review

July 11th

Elly

https://elyselily.blogspot.com/

Author Interview

July 12th

Rebecca

https://authorrebeccamorgan.com/
Author Interview

July 13th

Liv Fisher

https://the-book-sprite.blogspot.com/

Guest post by Kate & Book Giveaway

July 14th

Grace Anne

totallygraced.blogspot.com

Book Review & Author Interview

July 15th

Lila Kims

https://lilakimswriter.blogspot.com/

Book Review of The Blood Race

July 16th


Tessa Emily Hall
www.christiswrite.blogspot.com
Guest Post

July 17th

Medomfo

medomfo@gmail.com

www.writingsfromagodgirl.wordpress.com

July 18th

Riley
www.rileyaline.com
Book Review of the Blood Race

July 19th

Hanne

rockandminerals4him.wordpress.com

Guest Post, Book Review & Giveaway

July 20th

Audrey Caylin

http://audreycaylin.com/

Guest Post by Kate & Paperback Giveaway

July 21st

Gracelyn

Gracelynbuckner.wordpress.com

Book Review for the Blood Race

July 22nd


Serena
http://poetreeandbooks.blogspot.com
Book Review for World’s Beneath & Paperback Giveaway for The Blood Race

July 23rd

Faith

Thefloridsword.blogspot.com

Book Review for The Blood Race & Author Interview

July 24th

Angel

www.purelyunorthodox.com

Book Review for The Blood Race

July 25th

Stephanie

Stephaniekehr.blogspot.com
Guest Post & Book Giveaway

July 25th


Jessica
Theartfulauthor.wordpress.com
Book Review for The Blood Race

July 26th

Allyson Kennedy

https://authoringarrowheads.wordpress.com

Book Review for The Blood Race

July 27th


Theresa
https://thecalicobooks.wordpress.com
Book Review for The Blood Race & Paperback Giveaway

July 28th

Abigail

Novelsdragonsandwardrobedoors.blogspot.com

Book Review for the Blood Race

July 29th


Sarah Addison Fox
http://www.sarahaddisonfox.com/disjointed-babblings

July 30th


Savannah Grace
http://savannahgracewrites.blogspot.com/

Book Review for the Blood Race
July 30th

Kiki

https://ohsopriceless.wixsite.com/blog

Book Review for the Blood Race & Author Interview

July 31st


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2 Comments on “Book Review | The Blood Race | Worlds Beneath Blog Tour + Giveaway!

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