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Monday, January 27, 2014

External Forces Blog Tour - Book Review + Swag Giveaway: External Forces (The Laws of Motion #1) by Deborah Rix

Author: Deborah Rix
Series: The Laws of Motion
Number in Series: 1 
Format: PDF
Release Date: November 16, 2013 
Pages: 242
Publisher: Dime Store Books
Genre: Dystopian/Fantasy/Romance/Science Fiction/Young Adult

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Synopsis from Goodreads
Treason, betrayal, and heartbreak.

A lot can happen to a girl between her first kiss and her first kill.
It’s 100 years since the Genetic Integrity Act was passed and America closed its borders to prevent genetic contamination. Now only the enemy, dysgenic Deviants, remain beyond the heavily guarded border. The Department of Evolution carefully guides the creation of each generation and deviations from the divine plan are not permitted.

When 16-year-old Jess begins to show signs of deviance she enlists in the Special Forces, with her best friend Jay, in a desperate bid to evade detection by the Devotees. Jess is good with data, not so good with a knife. So when the handsome and secretive Sergeant Matt Anderson selects her for his Black Ops squad, Jess is determined to figure out why.

As her deviance continues to change her, Jess is forced to decide who to trust with her deadly secret. Jess needs to know what’s really out there, in the Deviant wasteland over the border, if she has any hope of making it to her 17th birthday. Because if the enemy doesn’t kill her first, the Department of Evolution probably will.


     External Forces is a Dystopian read that follows a girl named Jess. Jess lives in a world the genetics mean everything. If you show signs of being inferior, you are quickly taken care of. They are called Deviants. America has built a wall around itself to block out the inferior genes. They do not want "cross-contamination". Jess wants to be on the Special Forces that help protect America from the Deviants. But she has a secret of her own that is quickly that no one can find out about or else she is done for. While trying her best to make it on the Intelligence team, a certain sergeant has other plans for her. Jess soon realizes there is more going on in the Special Forces and she may be at the very center of it all.

     Hello Hollywood!!!! Wake the hell up and make this a movie pronto! Holy crap, this was awesome. This is Rix debut and boy what a debut it was. The world she has created is scary and believable. It really wasn't hard imaging America like this. If that one mad person took over America, this is what we will get. I loved the story Rix has built for us. If you love The Hunger Games and Divergent, you should add this right in that list. It would fit perfectly. Again, this needs to be a movie.

     I really loved Jess. She is smart and courageous. I loved seeing her progression in this book. Her mom seems to despise her very existence and was relieved when Jess leaves. Jess and her best friend, Jay, are great together. They were like brother and sister. I love how they look out for each other. Jess makes friends with a badass chick named Sheree, who I loved as well. I couldn't stop laughing when Sheree and Jay got so territorial over Jess. That was a lot of fun. I was a big fan of Matt in this book. He is the leader of the Black Ops team and he has an eye for Jess. Not only does her like her spunk and that he sees that she has a mind of her own which could get her killed. He takes her under his wing because she would be the perfect member for his team. He has something planned and he can't do it without her. I loved the scenes between them. Matt is definitely drool worthy.  

     Again, this worldbuilding is amazing. This book hooked me from the first page. Jess is not your regular girl and her not being normal could be a catastrophe for her. She wants to be in the Special Forces so she can avoid the Devotees. The Devotees will recheck her genes for any signs of being a Deviant and will eliminate her. There is a mark showing up on her body that the Department of Evolution will not like. She knows this is the best way to protect herself and her secret. But it may not be enough as it seems she is being watched. 

     Overall, this is a fantastic read. It has quite an interesting twist leading up to the end. But every part of this book was amazing. The characters all have strong personalities and are very memorable. I love the character development and the connection between all of them. The villains in the book are also very interesting and some I just didn't see coming. This book was full of action. There is not a dull moment insight. This book will keep you at the edge of your seat. You have to read this book. This is a can't miss kind of read. Highly recommended.



*This book belongs to the following challenges*
The Book Vixen's 2014 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
Under The Covers Book Blog 2014 Immortal Reading Challenge


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About Deborah Rix
Deborah Rix’s favourite position for reading a book is head almost hanging off the couch and feet up in the air with legs against the back of the couch. She’s been reading too much from Scientific American for research and ideas and needs to get back to some fiction. She has a long standing love of science fiction, some of her favourite authors include William Gibson, Philip K Dick, Kurt Vonnegut Jr, Douglas Adams, Iain M Banks. A bit old school.
Deborah enjoyed a successful career in entertainment publicity, live music promotion and event management. Which means she slogged through muddy fields for music festivals, was crammed into concert halls with too many sweaty teenage boys and got to go to Tuktoyaktuk (that’s in the Arctic Circle) for a Metallica concert. She lives with her family in Toronto, Canada, where she is the proprietor of The Lucky Penny, a neighborhood joint in Trinity-Bellwoods.
External Forces is her first novel.
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GRAND PRIZE: Winner will have a minor character named after them in Acceleration, the second book in The Laws of Motion Trilogy by Deborah Rix. PLUS: 1 (One) WakaWaka Power – a solar powered charger and light, 1 (one) Limited Edition EXTERNAL FORCES Black Ops Beanie, and 1 (one) signed copy of External Forces.
The fine print: Grand Prize winner will have a minor character named after them in the forthcoming book, Acceleration. The winner can choose a name other their own as long as it is mutually agreeable with the Author, Deborah Rix. That means nothing obscene, stupid or ridiculous, as decided at the sole discretion of the author. Winner agrees that the gender, race, physical description, sexual orientation or any other characteristics of the character are at the sole discretion of the author. Winner agrees that the character may suffer some sort of gruesome downfall or may be a heroic figure in the story, it is at the sole discretion of the author what the role of the character will be and to what extent the character will be part of the story. The author assures the winner that it will be a real character in the story and part of a sub-plot or major plot.
Terms & Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive the Accelerate Your Power Grand Prize.
  • This giveaway begins November 4 and ends January 31.
  • Winner will be contacted via email on Monday, February 3, 2013.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!


External Forces Blog Tour Schedule 

Monday, November 4
Interview at Blogcritics
Tuesday, November 5
Book Featured at Examiner
Thursday, November 7
Book Trailer Reveal & First Chapter Reveal at Moonlight Lace & Mayhem
Friday, November 8
Book Review, Interview & First Chapter Reveal at Reading and Sharing
Monday, November 11
Tuesday, November 12
Interview at Acting Balanced
Wednesday, November 13
Friday, November 15
First Chapter Reveal at Pump Up Your Book
Monday, November 18
Book Review & First Chapter Reveal at Deal Sharing Aunt
Tuesday, November 19
Book Review at Words I Write Crazy
Wednesday, November 20
Interview at Beyond the Books
Thursday, November 21
First Chapter Reveal at As the Pages Turn
Friday, November 22
First Chapter Reveal at The Fiction Enthusiast
Monday, November 25
Book Featured at To Read, or Not to Read
Tuesday, November 26
Book Featured at Sweeping Me
Wednesday, November 27
First Chapter Reveal at I’m Shelf-ish
Friday, November 29
First Chapter Reveal at Lori’s Reading Corner
Monday, December 2
Book Trailer of the Week at Pump Up Your Book
Wednesday, December 4
Book Featured at Queen of All She Reads
Thursday, December 5
Book Review & Book Trailer Reveal at Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews
Friday, December 6
FACEBOOK PARTY (link coming soon)
Tuesday, December 10
Wednesday, December 11
Interview at As the Pages Turn
Thursday, December 12
Book Review & First Chapter Reveal at Rambling Voices in My Head
Monday, December 16
Book Featured at Hanging Off the Wire
Tuesday, December 17
Book Featured at Write Away Bliss
Book Review, First Chapter Reveal & Book Trailer Reveal at Hardcover Feedback
Wednesday, December 18
Character Guest Post & First Chapter Reveal at Crystal’s Many Reviews
Thursday, December 19
Friday, December 20
Book Featured at Between the Covers
Thursday, December 26
Book Featured at Every Free Chance Reviews
Friday, December 27
Guest Blogging at The Book Bag
Monday, January 6
Interview at Pump Up Your Book
Tuesday, January 7
Book Featured at Bookworm Lisa
Wednesday, January 8
Thursday, January 9
Friday, January 10
First Chapter Reveal at The Dark Phantom
Book Featured at Bibliotica
Book Featured at Krazy Book Lady
Monday, January 13
First Chapter Reveal at Read My First Chapter
Tuesday, January 14
Guest Blogging at The Book Faery Reviews
Wednesday, January 15
Book Featured at The YA Lit Chick
Monday, January 20
Book Featured at Once Upon a YA Book
Tuesday, January 21
Guest Blogging at Moonlight Reader
Wednesday, January 22
Interview & Guest Blogging at My Devotional Thoughts
Thursday, January 23
Book Featured at As the Page Turns
Monday, January 27
Book Trailer Reveal at SheWrites
Book Review at Offbeat Vagabond
Wednesday, January 29
Book Featured at YA Book Addict
Thursday, January 30
Book Review & First Chapter Reveal at Blooming with Books
Friday, January 31
External Forces Book Tour Highlights at PUYB Virtual Book Club


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