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Silo Boys

SiloBoys

Welcome to my stop on the tour for Silo Boys by Amy-Brooke Odell. Read an excerpt, and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a digital copy of the book!

Uncover the mystery today!

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Expected Publication Date: Coming Soon

Genre: YA Mystery

Publisher: Between the Lines

One dead, one missing, and one who was never there.

In a sleepy town in South Carolina, nineteen year old Addy Marks has spent the past two years coming to grips with the mysterious death of her friend Beau and the disappearance of her boyfriend Mason. After the annual Dogwood festival, three boys were seen heading toward a local silo. When morning arrived, Beau’s body was discovered, Mason was missing, and Hunter, the best friend of the two boys, claims he wasn’t at the silo.

Two years later everything is turned upside down when Mason unexpectedly returns to town, but before Addy can meet with him he is found murdered. Coping with her best friend’s lies, uncovering the last standing Silo Boy’s sealed alibi, and protecting her friends from harm, Addy must figure out what happened that night at the silo before anyone else loses their life. As she exposes the tragic mystery, she realizes that everyone holds tightly to their secrets and misdeeds.

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Excerpt

It’s my first time back to the silo since everything went horribly wrong, and all of the excitement and romance have long left the air. We built our relationships here, but now without my friends or Mason, it seems haunted…a shell of what it used to be. There are no more boisterous cheers from five friends racing up the metal stairs to play with the Ouija board, split a flask, or share their secrets. The secrets live by themselves in the silo now.

The looming brick structure that once filled me with such joy and adventure currently fills my bones with sadness. It looks so hollow. The farm grows quiet; I hum to myself, because if I stop making noise, I fear that I might hear the echoes of the boys yelling down at us from the window, our converse low-tops pounding up the stairs. The ghosts of who we used to be.

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About the Author

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Amy-Brooke Odell was born and raised in North Carolina with a love so deep for the state that it permeates her writing. She has a B.A. in Theatre from UNC-Charlotte and while Silo Boys is her debut novel, she has many more stories to tell. Amy is currently living in D.C. with her husband, son, and boston terrier. You can find out more about Amy on IG and on Twitter.

My Review

5 Stars

Addy Marks has just graduated from high school but still wants closure on events that happened last summer. Three friends, Addy’s friend Beau died, her boyfriend Mason disappeared, and their friend Hunter says he was nowhere near the silo. Then Mason contacts Addy out of the blue. She is off to find out what happened that night but finds Mason dead. Addy is determined to find out the truth but quickly learns that there are some people that will kill to keep their secrets.

I grew up in a little farming community and could easily see this story taking place there. I was instantly drawn into this story after quiet a beginning. I felt or Addy, she wanted closure and was not getting it. Of course she was going to jump when Mason gets in touch with her, I probably would to.

But just like the small, close knit farming community I grew up in, there is so much more happening behind the scenes and a murder was not that surprising. But I will say I was caught off guard by the ending. I did not expect that one at all.

This is a great story and one I recommend for those that like mysteries. I really enjoyed this book and will be looking out for others from Odell.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

Blog Tour Schedule

September 9th

Reads & Reels (Review)

Sophril Reads (Spotlight)

Jessica Belmont (Review)

Just 4 My Books (Spotlight)

September 10th

The Magic of Wor(l)ds (Interview)

Breakeven Books (Spotlight)

I’m All About the Books (Spotlight)

On the Shelf Reviews (Spotlight)

September 11th

B is for Book Review (Interview)

Crossroads Reviews (Spotlight)

Tsarina Press (Spotlight)

Books, Teacups and Reviews (Spotlight)

September 12th

Reviews & Promos by Nyx (Spotlight)

YA/ NA Book Divas (Spotlight)

My Bookish Bliss (Review)

September 13th

Libro in Septiternum (Review)

Entertainingly Nerdy (Review)

J Bronder Book Reviews (Review)

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I would like to thank R&R Book Tours for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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The Pale – Chronicles of the Pale #1

The Outside can be a dangerous place.

But so can the inside.

It’s been years since the original cataclysm, but life has been structured, peaceful, and most of all uneventful in the Pale. The humachine citizens welcome the order provided by their ruler, the baleful Regent.

However, when one of their own rescues a human boy, Hector, from ravenous ferals on the Outside, their careful systems are turned upside down.

As Hector grows more and more human-strange, the citizens of the Pale grow uneasy.

What will happen when the Outside tries to get in?

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My Review

4 Stars

In an apocalyptic/dystopian world there are many groups struggling to survive after a cataclysmic earthquake. The Pale is a wall civilization where humachines live, humans that have merged with machines to remove the emotions which ruin people. The canini are upgraded wild dogs that live closer to the earth and stay to their packs. The tribes are a group of people that seem to have a connection with the canini. Then there are the settlers, a group of people that live by strict rules of survival and procreation.

This book is an introduction to this world and the different characters. You will meet a maniacal ruler call the Regent in the Pale and a young humachine called Tad discovers a boy outside the walls of the Pale and brings him inside. This is the main story of the book but you will find yourself wandering through the other areas and people. Times are changing and not everyone will survive.

This was a wonderful dystopian world, I just loved it. My one complaint was that there was so much going on that I would get frustrated bouncing around instead of letting one story line follow through.

I did enjoy this book and am very glad that I have the whole series to read. I can’t wait to find out what happens next.

 

Broad Plain Darkening – Chronicles of the Pale #2

The safe world of the Pale is under threat.

Inside the policosmos, the new Regent Adaeze strives for dominance over the all-powerful Senior Forecaster, but the Pale’s humachine citizens are unaware that their city is close to collapse.

Outside on Broad Plain, the exiled human Hector undertakes a dangerous trek to find a safe haven for the orphaned twins.

How can anyone survive as their world shifts underneath them?

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My Review

5 Stars

Things seem to be getting worse from The Pale. A new Regent in the Pale is gearing up to take control as the rest of the humachines blindly go about their ways in life. Hector has been banished from the Pale and is on a journey to take the twins to safety. But things are looking no better with the tribe and the settlers.

This series just keeps getting better and better. Now that this world has been created in our minds, not we can start focusing on the events happening in it. If you thought The Pale was in trouble before hold one for one heck of a power struggle.

As for Hector, I loved following him on his journey, for the good and bad. He just wants to find a place with the twins but it seems like there is no good place or one that will last.

This world is dark but there is the glimmer of hope for a better future. I think I have fallen in love with this world, especially after that ending. I can’t wait to see how the series wraps up.

 

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The Ruined Land – Chronicles of the Pale #3

Exiled from the Pale, humachine Hector has found a home with the tribes Outside.

Or has he?

While the canini struggle to care for the human twins, Feather travels Broad Plain to reunite them with their father. But his own family is scattered as the Pale sends out its terrifying army and the land itself buckles beneath them.

Can anyone survive the ruination of the land?

In this gripping conclusion to the Chronicles of the Pale, the citizens of the mighty Pale have as much to lose as the communities of the Outside.

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My Review

5 Stars

Hector thinks that he has finally found a place to call home. I’m sorry to say that the poor boy just has not learned that this world is hard and broken. He did find a place for the twins with the canini. There is a plan to get them back home but just about then the fighting goes full tilt. The Pale has its own plans for The Ruined Land and the land itself will have the last word.

Talk about end on an amazing note. My heart goes out to Hector, the poor boy has gone through so much but it seems fate is not done with him yet. And the Pale and what they do just infuriates me.

This series has gone full circle, a dark world with the glimmer of hope to this ending? I’m going to have to take a break for a day or two just to process everything that has happened. If you like dystopian and scifi stories you will love this series. I recommend checking it out. I really enjoyed Clare Rhoden’s writing and can’t wait to read more from her.

I received a complimentary copy of this series. I voluntarily chose to read and post honest reviews.

Author Bio

Clare Rhoden is a writer, speaker and reviewer inspired by politics, culture and the march of history. Her thought-provoking stories and popular characters inspire hope and optimism through challenging times, with novels ranging from wartime history to the dystopian world of the Pale.

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