Watcher Book One of the Watcher Series Book Review & Giveaway

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

My daughters have all grown into quite loyal dystopian fans--and I think this genre pops onto my reading list more than any other as I often read the books that they read.  When I was offered the opportunity to read the Watcher series; I immediately added both books to my reading list.  I am excited to share a review of the first book of the series, also titled Watcher, this morning--and offer readers the opportunity to enter to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post!  I am currently reading the second book in the series, Carbon, and will share a review of that novel next week!

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

About the Book

"I knew I was not alone. They would never leave until every last one of us was gone." Sawyer Russo has sworn to protect humanity, and as a Watcher she’s done just that. But the Bots and Carbons that took her city are evolving, and they start picking the Watchers off one by one. One last rescue mission will change everything. When someone betrays them, the line between friend and foe is no longer easily drawn. Sawyer made a vow, and she will fulfill it, even if it means ending the person who deceived them, no matter who it might be. It all comes down to one choice... Who can she save? And who does she have to let go?

My Review

Watcher was Impossible to Put Down. I typically read while waiting for the girls after school or between activities.  After not finding time to begin this book after several days; I opened it one evening before bedtime planning just to start it and "get a feel" for the author's writing style.  A few hours later, I was reading the last pages and putting the second book in my bag to read!  The book maintains an action packed pace--and incorporates enough twists and turns (some rather sudden and unexpected) that readers will find it impossible to put down.

Eversley's Writing Style Creates a Perfect YA Dystopian Novel.   The author launches readers directly into the story's action--and develops her characters and her futuristic world in pieces throughout the book.  Readers develop an understanding of bots and carbons and of the characters and their plights over time.  Even without being told immediately exactly what a bot is--readers are not left confused.  Expect to receive the information needed to fill in the storyline, the setting, and the character development as it is necessary.  Many times, readers will be even a little surprised by events right along with the book's characters.  This style creates a novel that flows and grows--and doesn't burden impatient readers with lengthy descriptions and overly, technical, sci-fi jargon. 

Would I recommend Watcher?  I loved Hunger Games--and enjoyed this series just as much.  The author creates a very well rounded story and a host of characters to love (or hate) as she begins her series.  I loved the flow of the novel, the twists, and the loose ends pulling me toward the next book.  I highly recommend this book to dystopian fans--especially fans of novels with strong female leads.  With a PG tone, it is an acceptable book for even most teen readers.  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 for reviewing Watcher and I am glad you enjoyed it!!



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