Nov 24, 2014

Blog Tour -- True Calling

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23293202True Calling
Author: Siobhan Davis
Release Date: August 1st, 2014
Publisher: Self Published
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 410
Format: e-book, received from author for an honest review
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Planet Novo, nestled in space twelve hundred miles above the surface of the Earth, is the new home of 17 year old Cadet Ariana Skyee. Confused by the government-sanctioned memory erase and distressed at her impending forced marriage and motherhood, Ariana’s plans for the future are thrown into complete disarray.

As the traumatic events within her family life enfold, Ariana grows increasingly alarmed at the authorities apparent pre-occupation with her and feels progressively more isolated and alone.

Her growing feelings for fellow Cadet Cal Remus intensify as the recently announced pageant, ‘The Calling’, gets underway. Struggling to comprehend the continuous, inexplicable dreams of the mysterious Zane, discovering the past helps shape her future, with devastating personal consequences.


My Review:
This is the first space book that I have read, and I know I will be reading more books like this in the future!!

I don't want to really compare this book to others, but I saw bits of other books that I have read in this one. I saw the Selection with her having to pick a husband and The Hunger Games with the rebels and government trying to control everything after Earth has a not so good turn of events.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and had a hard time finding time to give it the attention it deserved. My work doesn't allow us electronics so I wasn't able to read it while the kids were asleep, though I desperately wanted to. Then coming home I was dealing with being sick as well as having to do work paperwork. I was sad, but still tried to get at least a chapter in a night. Once I finally go the time, I sat down and refused to do anything until I was able to finish the book up. Now my problem is, I WANT THE NEXT BOOK!!

This book has so much going on. You have Ariana who is having trouble with the idea of being forced to get married and have children. She is trying to figure out who Zane is in her dreams. She also is trying to figure out why Cal won't leave her alone. As all of this gets sorted out, you get more and more sucked into the pages.

I usually pick one guy that I want the character to end up with when there is a love triangle, but I seriously can't pick one. I would be happy with her being with either one. Just when you think she is final on one of them something happens at the very end of the book that leaves you with a cliffhanger of how things will turn up. I think Zane is a sweetheart and I like him very much. He is modest and tries not to hurt anyone feelings. Even Isla who is chasing him, he doesn't let up on letting her know how he feels about Ariana. He is super smart and is very vital to the rebel cause. Then there is Cal, who has a hot temper, but there is no denying that he cares about Ariana. He seems so sweet even though his life isn't the greatest at home, he turns out to be a great guy even if his dad is awful.

The author is wonderful in describing everything enough that you are able to picture all of it even though it is set in space or in a more technological world that earth has become. There are all sorts of high tech gadgets for us to learn about.

This book is one that I would recommend to anyone that asks for me a new book to read. It is mixed with a bit of dysopia, to swoon worthy romances, and family ties. It also gives you the strength to want to do things you are know difficult for the benefit of the world around us. Things aren't always easy, but it is up to us how we want to handle them and keep going with our lives. Now I get to wait as patiently as I can until the next one comes out!!


About the Author

Siobhan Davis is the author of YA science fiction romance series True Calling. A self-diagnosed ‘teenager forever’—at least when it comes to books, music and movies; Siobhan is totally addicted to teen fiction and superhero/blockbuster movies. Siobhan loves baking, crime novels, shoes, bags, make-up, anti-wrinkle cream, anything pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Robert Pattinson (definitely Team Edward).

Siobhan has forged a successful corporate career, in Human Resources, over the last twenty years.

A member of the IWI writers group, Siobhan resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.


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