Welcome to the blog tour of "Gambit"! In a world which would equally challenge the fans of dystopian stories and X-men Willow's adventures begin! Check below the trailer and the review of this amazing book (and what a cover!)
In Earth’s battle-ridden future, humans have evolved. Those with extraordinary skills rise to power and fame. Those without live in poverty.
Sixteen-year-old Willow Kent believed she was normal. But when a genetically-advanced military officer shows up in her village and questions her identity, long-buried secrets begin to emerge. With remarkable skills and a shocking genetic code the Core and its enemies will do anything to obtain, Willow suddenly finds the freedom she craves slipping through her fingers. Greed, corruption, and genetic tampering threaten every aspect of her existence as she’s thrust, unwilling, into the sophisticated culture of the elite Core city. To ensure peace, she must leave the past behind, marry a man she’s never met, and submit to the authority of a relentless officer with a hidden agenda of his own.
Her life has become a dangerous game. How much will she sacrifice in order to win?
I recieved an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
In a world where 'skills' mean fame, power and riches Willow and her family try to survive. But when an officer from the Core finds out and questions her identity, Willow will be forced to leave bhind everything she loves.
I became obsessed with the book after its cover reveal. I mean look at the dagger and the butterfly behind!
But when the copy came to my hands, I devoured it. Cary manages to develop many characters and each one has a unique element to offer. Reece is mysterious, Willow despite her age matures and Asp with Tem offer more insight to the Core and its residents. What I loved the most especially in the first chapters was the strong bonds Willow's family has. I loved everydescription of the life in the tavern, how Willow played with ther brothers and her parents and their interactions with the villagers.
"Gambit" left me with promises for more Skills more romance and even greater adventures! A recommened read for those who want to become like X-men (admit it you want Wolverin's claws right? But the wings are mine!)
About the author:
C.L. Denault is a speculative fiction writer who loves dreaming up tales of adventure and intrigue. A former systems analyst, she gave up her nerdy code-writing skills to care for her family (including a son with special needs), and currently lives among the vast stretches of cornfields in Illinois.
Writing stories and posting on The INFJ Café are her biggest passions, along with drinking coffee and watching sci-fi. When she’s not hanging out with her husband and kids, she can usually be found at a library or tucked away in the shadowy corner of a hip coffeehouse. She’s also been glimpsed sneaking into her garage, late at night, to work on her time machine.
Her debut novel, Gambit, is the first in a Young Adult dystopian series.