Welcome to my tour stop of Otherborn! If you would care to scroll down, you will find my review and a giveawy 🙂 Hope you enter! And don’t forget to leave a comment! Have you read Otherborn? What did you think of it? You can also follow the tour HERE and see what other bloggers think about this book 🙂
Otherborn by Anna Silver
Series: Otherborn, #1
Publication: April 4th 2013
by Sapphire Star Publishing
Genre: YA Dystopian
Tour Organised by: Xpresso Book Tours
London and her teenage friends live in a reprocessed world.
Confined within Capital City’s concrete walls, London has done the impossible and the illegal. She’s created something New- a song. But her mentor, club owner Pauly, is not impressed. Since the historic Energy Crisis forced everyone behind walls generations ago, the Tycoons have ensured there is truly nothing new allowed under the sun. Pauly warns London to keep her song to herself, if she knows what’s good for her.
What he doesn’t know, is that London is keeping an even bigger secret: she dreams. And she’s not alone. London’s band-mates and friends have begun dreaming as well, seeing themselves in “night pictures” as beings from another world. As Otherborn, they must piece together the story of their astral avatars, the Others, in order to save their world from a dreamless, hopeless future.
When Pauly is murdered and an Otherborn goes missing, London realizes someone is hunting them down. Escaping along the Outroads, they brave the deserted Houselands with only their dreams to guide them. Can they find their friend before the assassin finds them? Will being Otherborn save their lives, or destroy them?
3 out of 5 stars.
I was pretty excited to hear about Otherborn, I love sci-fi stories like this and signed myself up for the tour as soon as possible J
Let’s talk about the cover for second. It is so mysterious and fantastical. A mix of fantasy and fantastic! It drew me into the book and made me what to read it! First impressions count and a cover like this is very eye catching.
Otherborn was very fast paced. At times, it was difficult to keep up. And then in other places it seemed to drag, it never really had that balance.
London frustrated me. Everything seemed to revolve around her. SHE was the one that she started them off dreaming, SHE was the one for Rye, SHE was the one with all of the ideas. All of her friends, or the Otherborns were completely secondary and therefore, I don’t know much about them.
This is a sci-fi/fantasy/dystopian novel, not a romance. Nevertheless, there was some romance in it, but it was lacking. It was childish. One character, Zen, liked this girl, Avery, and she liked him back. Where they together? Nope. They are too scared to face their feelings. The same with London and Rye. London got completely jealous over Rye and another girl, and RAN AWAY? What is it with girls running away in books? Hate. Hate. HATE IT!
I did like the original concept of Otherborn. It’s a very clever idea and I was completely drawn in by the first few chapters, but then it kinda went downhill, I’m afraid. I also liked that there were a few murders going on, I liked that it had a very raw feel. Most books are airy-fairy the world is a cupcake, but this described the hard-times. The bartering system I also liked. No particular reason, I just enjoyed reading something different.
Overall, I was expecting something more. Something that held my attention for a little longer. Would I read other books in the series? If they had good reviews and had more of a plot than this one, I would be happy to read and review.
5 ebook copies to win. Open internationally.
Anna Silver is an artist and writer living in the greater Houston area with her family, pets, and overactive imagination. Her art, which includes oil paintings, assemblage sculptures, and fairy houses, has been featured in the Houston gallery Las Manos Magicas. She studied English Writing & Rhetoric at St. Edward’s University in Austin. She has written web copy for private clients and freelanced for the Hill Country Current in Texas. Her write-up on a past-life regression experience was chosen to be featured in best-selling author Brian Weiss’ new book. She is a member of the Writer’s League of Texas. OTHERBORN is her first published novel.