Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Blog Tour: Renegade by Kerry Wilkinson

Frankly, I think we should have a better wall now.

Wow, Sliver sure looks younger
Silver Blackthorn is on the run. All she really wants is to be reunited with her family and friends but the time for thinking about herself has passed. Now the fates of eleven other teenagers are in her hands - and they are all looking to her for a plan. With an entire country searching for the escaped Offerings, Silver is under pressure to keep them all from the clutches of the Minister Prime, King Victor and the Kingsmen. As expectations are piled upon the girl with the silver streak in her hair, she realises that life will never be the same again. Huge changes are on the horizon and Silver is in the thick of them . . . Renegade follows the heart-stopping events in Reckoning, from Kindle bestselling author, Kerry Wilkinson.

For those dazed and confused, this is the second book in The Sliver Blackthorn series.If not familer, there is always my review of the first one to check out.

We'll back with Sliver straight after the escape and because this is a sequel more catastrophe happens.

 The plot was interesting and developed this world more. It also answer my hunch from the last book, which I won't say more about because spoilers. That was actually good planning/foreshadowing in the last book, which is great to see in a series.

The characters continued to be their depthful selves. The friendships are really nice. The romance is eur and the way intertwines is annoying and very cliché. While not being the worst love triangle I ever read and it has a realistic root, it still takes away more than it adds. I also no medicate treatment was ever sought and of course that played into the plot. It was obvious axe hanging.

Overall, I gave this book four out of five stars for sonic hearing. There is some issues, however this is a interesting world and want to see what Sliver ends up doing.

Random Author question and answer time.

8. Why The Gully is a great play park

Not far from where I live is a play park next to a community centre. It's all fairly standard stuff: a climbing frame, a slide, some swings, a roundabout, one of those weird rocky horse on a spring things, underage kids hanging around smoking. Not much has changed in the 20 years since I was that age.

Except for one thing.

Nowadays, there's black padded matting everywhere. It's near impossible for some kid to be messing around on the swings, overbalance, and land with a satisfying splat on the solid concrete floor. Sure, there used to be blood, tears and embarrassment - but there was also a very important lesson learned about not messing around on swings.
Not so much in 2015. If a kid wants to split his or her head open, they have to actually try, which, I guess, has taught perseverance to the younger generation.

With all this talk of health and safety gone, er, sensible, I can't help but think that perhaps my fictional creation I would most like to encounter is The Gully from the Silver Blackthorn trilogy.

In my slightly twisted future, there is little power, meaning all the gadgets, devices and vehicles with which people are so familiar have become obsolete. The Gully is an old, emptied lake that has been filed with husks of rusting cars, abandoned train carriages, plane hulls and all sorts of other fun things.

Rather than a boring old roundabout and swing set, I like the idea of hopping from car bonnet to car bonnet, or climbing through the shattered remains of a plane. How about swinging from an old helicopter rotor, or sleeping in the hull of a tank?!

In all three books of the Silver Blackthorn trilogy, including Renegade, Silver has an opportunity to explore The Gully. Because she grew up close by, it is her playground, a place she knows better than anyone. I'm kinda jealous.

All that without the hint of a black padded mat.

My question is how does Sliver know what a playpark is, but that might have came up in the first book.

This is the end of this post, you may leave, after having enjoyed an even day post.

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