Hi everyone! This is the last stop for the Quantum Entanglement blog tour and today I'm going to present you with a review of the book together with a guest post from the author, Liesel K. Hill.
Title: Quantum Entanglement
Author: Liesel K. Hill
Release Date: 17th September 2013
Find on: Goodreads
Quick Review: Five months after traveling to a post-apocalyptic future where collectives reign supreme and individuals have been hunted to the verge of extinction, Maggie Harper was returned to her own time until the threat to her life could be neutralized. She thought Marcus and the others would return for her within a few weeks, and now she’s beginning to worry.
When travelers from the future finally show up to collect her, it’s not who she expected. With the return of her memories, she wants more than ever to see Marcus again, but a snake-like woman whose abilities are a perfect match for Maggie’s, an injured Traveler, and decades of civil unrest to wade through all stand in the way of their reunion.
Meanwhile, Marcus and Karl traipse through the countryside, trying to neutralize Colin, who’s promised to brutalize and murder Maggie if he can get his hands on her. When a collective woman is left for dead, Marcus heals her, hoping she’ll be the key to killing Colin and bringing Maggie back. But she may prove as much a hindrance as a help.
The team struggles to get their bearings, but things happen faster than they know. The collectives are coalescing, power is shifting, and the one called B is putting sinister plans into action. If the team can’t reunite and get a handle on the situation, their freedom and individuality—perhaps their very identity—will be ripped away before they can catch their breath.
Detailed Review: This was such an explosive book. Really, I'm not joking here. To me, what stood out most in the book were the characters. Here, you get to know the characters even more in depth than in Persistence of Vision.
The new characters didn't disappoint either. One of them is Justine, an assassin who's sent to annihilate Maggie, who fulfills the role of the Executioner and has now gotten most of her memories back. Justine was everything from wicked to scary and sadistic, everything you'd expect of an assassin, except picture it 1000 times more brutal. Yup, that's Justine.
The other new character was a woman who. like David had just come out of the collective, but she was a very tough nut to crack, this one. She was all defiance. Karl and Marcus certainly found it hard to break her but they did manage to give her a name. I won't tell you what it is.
I liked the story in this book as well and thought it to be very well-developed because it shows a clear picture of how the different groups: collectives and individuals came into place as Maggie Travelled through time. Also, there were literally so much going on in the book. There were three stories from different perspectives to contend with so you will NEVER find this boring. But if you do find it boring you to sleep, you're missing something. Because Liesel K. Hill is a very very very talented writer. How many times have I said that?
THE ENDING: Leaves so many questions that can only be answered in the next book...
NOOOOO I NEED THE NEXT BOOK SO BAD!!!
P.S. The cover sure is creepy... Imagine the girl staring at you in your sleep. And that's Justine.
And don't forget to read the guest post after the review!!!
Brief Review: Liesel has nailed everything down that is needed to make an unbelievably and irresistibly good dystopian book. This book was the prime definition of perfection and a good book that shouldn't be ignored!
Final Rating: 5/5 'Totally Amazing!'
To all collectives in the world (it's already happening!):
Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.---Oscar Wilde
Guest Post by Liesel K. Hill
Why Bother With the Craziness of Writing?
Hello Fabulous Readers! Today is the final day of my Quantum Entanglement blog tour. Though it wasn’t quite as epic as the tour I did for book 1, in many ways it was more stressful. I’ve had more going on, more things to worry about, more work to do, and more tasks to juggle.
Do you ever wonder why we writers bother? Writing is hard work. It’s a hassle. There are many aspects of it that are long, tedious, and less-than-enjoyable. And yet more people than ever before are uploading their work to publication sites, hoping the world will latch onto their words.
One truth that most people don’t know, and aspiring authors don’t really want to hear, is that writing the book is only half the battle, and the smaller half at that. Promoting, selling, blogging, and networking are actually harder and take more time. They can result in headaches--often a result of the authors banging our own heads against the wall--and take time away from doing what we really love: writing.
So why do it? Why subject ourselves to the arduous hell of writing, publication, and promotion?
There are so many answers to that question, and they vary from author to author, but in my opinion, they all boil down to the same thing: we don’t have much choice.
There are many professions in which the people who follow them are answering a call they can’t ignore. They’re passionate about their work and, despite the headaches, wouldn’t do anything else. Writing is no different.
“We write by the light of every story we have read.”--Richard Peck
“You have to write the book that wants to be written.”--Madeleine L’Engle
“I write to find out what I didn’t know I knew.”--Robert Frost
“I write because there is a voice inside me that will not be still.”--Sylvia Plath
“A writer can do nothing for men more necessary, satisfying, than just simply to reveal to them the infinite possibility of their own souls.”--Walt Witman
“It is impossible to discourage real writers, they don’t give a damn what you say, they’re going to write.”--Unknown
“I must write. My pen is heavy. Oh lighten the load, for I must write.”--Unknown
“You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.”--Unknown
I identify with all of these. Once I fully conceive a story, once it’s fully formed and I start to feel like the characters are good friends, I know I’ll have to write it sooner or later. It’ll just keep me up at night until I do. It’s a call, a compulsion, a necessity for sanity. A passion. A way of life. Oh, and by the way, it’s dang fun.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my blog tour and book 2 of my Interchron series. I plan to keep putting fingers to keyboard for a long, long time.