Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Review Tour - Spartanica by Powers Molinar

by Powers Molinar
Series: The Survivors of Sapertys, #1
Genre: YA Science Fiction Adventure
Release Date: November 7, 2013

Spartanica, the first book in The Survivors of Sapertys Series, is an engaging young-adult/teen science fiction adventure novel that traces the fates of middle-school brothers Ty and Marcus Mitchell after they find themselves abandoned among the apocalyptic ruins of a decimated metropolis on a parallel world.

Wanting nothing more than to survive long enough to get home, the boys soon learn they only have seven days to escape as they find themselves suddenly embroiled in a contentious battle for planet-wide domination against ruthless, animalistic desert warriors called the Desrata.

The brothers soon find they aren't completely alone in their quest as they befriend young survivors of Spartanica's "last day" and come together to forge a unified front against their common foe.  But are these kids truly fugitives from the Desrata death camps, or are they hiding something deadly?

Never quite sure exactly who to trust, Ty and Marcus stumble upon ominous realities about Spartanica that they never could have suspected.  How could it all be true?  How could this have happened?  Will they ever get home?

Hold on tight. The truths hidden in and around Spartanica are sinister and shocking.  Enjoy the ride!

Em's YA Review

Spartanica by Powers Molinar is a beautifully put together novel of adventure and intrigue. Combining fantasy and science fiction, Spartanica is a collage of magic and battles of power. Although extremely confusing at points, the plot plays out beautifully, twisting and turning in unexpected moments.

The relationship between Ty and Marcus is quite interesting, and I loved to see their interactions, especially in times of distress. Their relationship progressed in a pleasing way, and their development as brothers was distinguished from any other story I've ever read.

Fans of science fiction would obviously love this book, because it contains the perks of the entire genre. It has an apocalypse, an alternate universe, and a mysterious artifact. Fans of Percy Jackson would also enjoy the fantastical elements this book provides.

Overall a really good read!

Powers Molinar writes most excellent young adult science fiction stories because he desperately wants kids to read more. He’s seen, first-hand, how a healthy appetite for reading has helped his kids succeed in school and hopes to help spread the same to kids worldwide through his literary works.

Powers and his family live under the cupola near Chicago where he works as an IT Project Manager until he can write full-time.

1 comment:

  1. Nice review from Em!! Thanks for posting! ~Delene BPICP


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