Thursday, 14 May 2015

Compendium by Alia Luria Blog Tour and Giveaway!


Compendium

Welcome to my stop on the Compendium by Alia Luria blog tour! This is a sci-fantasy novel that is adult but clean and appropriate for young adult readers. 
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Compendium
Compendium by Alia Luria
 
On the heavily forested planet of Lumin, the Network has slept, dormant, for over six hundred cycles. Only a select few remember that it resides beneath the crust of the planet, waiting, and for them, the battle for Lumin’s future has raged in the shadows.
When Mia Jayne’s path crosses with an ancient volume in the Archives of the Order of Vis Firmitas, this ancient battle moves from the shadows into the light. Compendium opens up a world of knowledge, and, for the first time since arriving at the Order, Mia has the key to reclaim the freedom she has lost. To do so, she must choose between her conscience and her heart. Conceived against an ailing world of fantastical beauty where long-lost technology tips the balance between extinction and survival, Mia must remember that there is always a choice, and that makes all the difference.

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My Thoughts : 

I'm not going to summerise the plot because I could inadvertently spoil something, so I'll get right to the review. 

Plot wise, Compendium was unique and fast paced. I loved the idea of the interactive book!!! We start with the world Lumin at the brink of destruction. The worlds resources are in trouble and the council decide to shut down The Network for a long time. All the details are saved to the Compendium in the hopes that when the planets resources replenish, the knowledge will be there. The book can only be opened properly by a select few and to all others, looks like a normal book. When Mia finds it she thinks she is going crazy when she hears it talk to her, but as she learns what it can do, she is amazed. Just what is this thing and why did it open for her?

Character wise, I really liked Mia, though I did find it confusing with her name at first because it's so similar to another character in the book! Mia lives with her father and when he gets sick, she goes to The Order to get help, but unbeknownst to her, her father has offered her up as an apprentice to The Order. Mia is confused because her father has always told her of his hatred for them! Mia has a lot to do to try to gain her freedom. All she wants is to get her father help and get back to him. She was strong, tenacious and brave, though she did make some silly decisions. 

Anyway, overall Compendium was well written and developed. The world building was amazing and descriptive and I flew through the story. There are some surprising secrets revealed, which will leave you wanting more and with it's fascinating and intriguing plot, Compendium is a must read. I, for one, am looking forward to the next book!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Compendium
Alia Luria resides in Orlando, Florida with her partner and two Pembroke Welsh Corgis. When she is not busy writing her epic sci-fiction/fantasy series, she is very, very busy practicing law as a corporate mergers and acquisitions and data privacy attorney. Apart from writing and reading voraciously, she really enjoys travel and photography and mixing the two. She also spends an inordinate amount of time enjoying fountain pens.

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GIVEAWAY
 
The author will be giving away $100 Amazon Gift Card (INT) to the winner of the below Rafflecopter.  The giveaway ends May 20th.

a Rafflecopter giveaway  

This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.

16 comments:

  1. I love the cover & this sounds quite unique.

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  2. The book sounds good and I like the cover. Thank you for the review. :)

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    1. You are welcome. I love both the cover and the book :)

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  3. The book sounds really different. Very different from what I would normally read, Though your review has made me think about giving the book a go!

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    1. I think you would enjoy it Sandra! You should definitely give it a go.

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  4. Sounds good.Thanks for the great review :)

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  5. Love the cover looks very nice.

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  6. The plot and the idea interactive book sounds interesting.

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  7. The cover is mesmerizing! I love it! I have a sweet spot for Owls :)

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