May 4, 2015

Blog Tour -- Beyond Reach

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Beyond ReachBeyond Reach
Author: Siobhan Davis
Release Date: April 30th, 2015
Publisher: Self Published
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 339
Format: e-book, received from author for an honest review
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Synopsis:

Back on Earth, Ariana is caught in a dangerous crossfire between clandestine rebel organization Clementia and the power-hungry government. Refusing to divulge the location of the secret information entrusted to her by her late father, she desperately tries to bargain for her Mom, Lily, and Cal’s rescue. She’s fighting a losing battle, and the clock is ticking.

Presented with evidence of her fiancĂ© Cal’s apparent betrayal, she loyally defends him despite her concerns. With her emotions in turmoil, matters become even more complicated as she grows closer to her ex-boyfriend Zane.

When the stakes are raised, a succession of shocking revelations rocks her world, setting her on a path that will not only change her destiny but the fate of humanity.

Confronted by a memory so abhorrent comes a truth she would do anything to forget.

But some things just can’t be undone.

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My Review:

Read my review for the first book in the trilogy, True Calling, by Clicking Here!!

OMG. That is pretty much all I can say to properly express this book. I loved the first book very much, but this.....*input words when thought of*

The author does such a good job of tying the books together. There were small hints here or there in the first book that pop up in this book. I wanted to jump up and scream "I KNEW IT!!" but I refrained so I didn't scare my dog to the point of heart failure. She does such a good job of giving you little tidbits of information but not revealing it until way later in the books, sometimes it seems you won't know until the next book.

This book is set back on Earth in various location around the compound that Ariana and Zane are in. You get detailed descriptions as you go, so even if it still has futuristic qualities to it, you are able to picture it all as you go.

As in the first book, I still can't decide who I want Ariana with. I was thinking that one boy would win out over the other, but it didn't happen. I still love Cal as well as Zane. I have a slight lean towards Zane, but it changed back and forth through the book. The way the book ended put me slighty towards Zane, but again I think that could very well change in the next book. The way the book ended gave me the feeling that the next book will have some important information come out right away for me to be able to decide once and for all.

Ariana did seem very selfish to me in this book. I do understand it all, but she does tend to hurt people with her actions along the way. I still really like her as a character but there are times when I want to strangle her for what she does. She gets so single minded in her ways that the rest of the world seems oblivious to her. When she finally realizes what she has done, she curls into a shell of guilt. I have seen her grow so much from the first book and I know she is about to change even more before the trilogy is over.

Zane is one of my favorite characters. He is so sweet in all that he does, though I can also say he is pretty single minded as well. He doesn't intentionally hurt anyone which is so sweet. Even when he does make mistakes bigger than he ever imagined, Ari is all that he still sees. That kind of devotion is so heartwarming.

There are other characters that show up in this book that you met here or there in the first book, but you really get to meet them in this book. Most of them give you a huge sense of anger that you wish you were in the book to make them pay for all they do to others. It is amazing the amount of emotion the author can pull out of you as you read along.

The book is a longer book compared to a lot of books coming out, but it wasn't a book that felt drawn out. Each and everything she types into words is important. The smallest things pop up later in the book to have a bigger meaning than you could ever have thought. She is able to write scenes that are slower but still drag you further and further into the world that you are devouring with your eyes. I read quite a bit of books, and even if I give something 5 stars, it doesn't mean that it completely floored me. This book has sucked me in and left me speechless when I ended it.

The author in her typical style of the last book has left us with a huge cliffhanger. She gave so many little hints that there is something huge about to happen, but she left you with all of it at the end. You want to scream and say that you need the next book. In a good way though :) It isn't the type of ending that leaves you angry. It is a very suspenseful that will leave me wanting to bite my nails (which I don't even do!) until the next and final book of the trilogy finally comes out so I can get all my answers!!




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Interview

When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
I loved reading from a very early age and English was one of my favorite subjects in school. My day job involves a huge amount of writing though it’s mainly corporate communications, policy documents and management reports/proposals. I’m also an avid reader and I got hooked on the YA genre thanks to Twilight and Harry Potter and the more I read, the more ideas forI’d felt the desire to write fiction for years (I was always dreaming up stories in my head and dissecting books/movies) and once I started fiction-writing five/six years ago I couldn’t, and haven’t, stopped. I’m a member of a writing group and I try to write something every day or every other day. It’s not really something that I choose to do at this stage –it’s something I feel compelled to do and it’s as vital to me as breathing! I have lots of things written, but my first published work was True Calling.

What is your writing environment like?
I have a home office where I do the bulk of my writing (see picture below) though I have been known to go to a coffee shop attached to a local bookstore with my husband. He reads, I write!

When writing is there a drink of snack you need to have at all times?
I like to keep a glass of water on my desk but I try and avoid snacks as I find I eat them without even realizing it when I’m writing. There’s no enjoyment in that! I’m from Ireland and Irish people in general are very partial to a nice cup of tea! On the days when my husband isn’t working he’s been known to bring me up copious cups throughout the day.

If you could choose any character from a book as your ‘book boyfriend’ who would it be?
This used to be a really straightforward answer – Edward Cullen all the way. And he still has a special place in my heart because it was the Twilight books that sucked me into the YA genre and ultimately inspired me to do something with my own writing. But lately I’ve discovered Jennifer L. Armentrout and she writes the best book boyfriends ever! Now I’m torn between Edward, Aiden St. Delphi and Daemon Black. Can I have all three please?

If you could pick any author to spend the day with, who would you choose and why?
I’d pick Jennifer (see above) because I’d like to shadow her working processes to see how she manages to write so many incredible books so quickly. She also seems like a genuinely nice person (I practically stalk her on Twitter and Facebook) and like she knows how to have fun. So, I think we’d have a laugh hanging out together.

Is there anything else you would like to tell my readers?
All the books in my series are either on sale or available for pre-order with the exception of the final book, Destiny Rising. That will be available for pre-order at the end of June. If you loved ‘The Selection’, ‘Matched’, ‘The 100’ and ‘Across the Universe’ then you will love True Calling!
I love to hear from readers so feel free to reach out to me on email, Facebook or Twitter.


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About the Author

Siobhan
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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  1. Thanks for hosting my blog tour today Amber. I appreciate it!

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