Carbon Book Review & Giveway

Book Title: Carbon in the Watcher Series by AJ Eversley
Category: YA Fiction, 300 pages
Genre: Scifi Dystopian

We do enjoy dystopian/science fiction/fantasy novels in our house!  When I had the chance to read and review the Watcher series; I immediately added both books to my reading list.  I shared my review of the first book of the series, also titled Watcher, last week--and am excited to share my review of Carbon, the second book in the series, scheduled for release later this month. Readers also have the opportunity to enter to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post!

I received a complimentary copy of this book for use in my review.  All opinions are my own.

About the Book

Sawyer has lost everything. Her family, the man she loves...her humanity. No longer a Watcher, Sawyer must now begin a journey to understand her new identity. Carbon.

With no where left to call home, and no one left to guide her, Sawyer must rely on the help of a stranger to learn who she really is now, and how to use it to her advantage. In a world where nothing is as it seems, and who to trust is a thin line between friend and foe, Sawyer will turn to the stars that have shaped her destiny long before she even knew she had one. And the man who fate has sent her.

Book two in this epic series, Carbon will answer questions you didn't even know you had. And strangers will become the only ones who can help her. Join Sawyer as the journey to save humanity continues.

My Review

Carbon was another page turner.   While I did not find the action in this book to be as constant as in the first book--the author's writing style pulls readers into the storyline and the character's lives and just holds them there! I didn't read this one in one sitting like I did the first--but, would still call it a page turner that is tough to put down.  As with the first book, the reader can expect the unexpected and enough twists and turns to hold interest and draw them toward the 3rd book of the series (expected next year).

The Watcher Series is a true series.  Sometimes, you can begin a series with any book of the series and still feel connected to the characters and follow the series.  That is definitely not the case with this series.  Eversley's writing style does not really refresh the readers' memory of past events and relationships--instead; she launches readers into the new adventure.  Plan to read the series from the  beginning.

Eversley continues the writing style I loved from the first book.  She continues to surprise readers and explain scenes and events without a lot of fanfare.  Readers will get to know the characters and  follow the action as it  unfolds.  Having said that; however, the author really does a nice job developing characters that readers will connect with (and love or hate) as well as well planned settings and scenes that draw readers in.    

Would I recommend carbon?  As I said in my last review, I loved The Hunger Games--and enjoyed both books of this series just as much.  I didn't like this book as much at the beginning as I did the first--but, it really did pick up rather quickly and created the perfect bridge to book three.   I highly recommend this book to dystopian fans--especially fans of sci-fi or dystopian novels with strong female leads.  If you read Watchers; you must continue and read Carbon.  Once you've read Carbon--you really have not choice but to wait for that next book.  I look forward to continuing this series and reading more from this author.

To read more reviews, please visit AJ Eversley's page on iRead Book Tours.

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Meet the Author

AJ Eversley is the author of the WATCHER series. A true north Canadian girl, AJ currently lives in Central Alberta with her husband and dog. When she’s not writing, she can be found binge watching Harry Potter, quoting various movies in every day conversation, and eating copious amounts of candy.

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  1. Thank you once again for the lovely review! I promise not to make you wait too long for book 3! Expect it around Spring 2018 :D



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