Friday, June 27, 2014

Book Tour Review & Giveaway ($25 Amazon GC): The Silver Sickle by Ellie Ann


The Silver Sickle by Ellie Ann
Published by: Stonehouse Ink
Publication date: July 2013
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult

THE SILVER SICKLE is for fans of steampunk, cyberpunk, Veronica Roth, Scott Westerfield, and Allie Condie.

The end of humanity will come through the Silver Sickle . . .

Farissa lives every moment with reckless abandon, for it may be her last. Any day now, the alien goddesses will harvest her and take her to the mysterious Silver Sickle, never to return. She’s accepted that. What she can’t accept is this new idea of freedom Zel has planted in her head. She’d give almost anything to be with Zel, but how can she run from her destiny if it means putting the whole kingdom in danger?

Everyone in the desert kingdom believes the goddesses are immortal, but Zel has invented a way to kill them. Now all he has to do is convince Farissa to run away with him and plant a seed of hope in her heart that she’s not destined to die. Little does he know that one seed of hope could change the course of the future.



*** 4 Stars ***
Beautiful and wily Farissa has been one a leash all of her life as one the Consecrated. Her city’s king and kingdom worship the humanoid aliens that rule and live side by side humans. Deadly and having built the combined cultures of human worship with some tune of human freewill, the aliens keep the charade of living cohesively while planning the end of humanity. After a terrible fight and loss, Farissa is taken into the human King’s harem with the other virgin and beautiful Consecrated girls. There sole purpose is to please the king and one day be harvested by the aliens, dragged to the Silver Sickle where no one ever returns. Farissa’s love, Zel, is in the background, recreating a weapon that can kill the aliens. With help from the Cogmen (robotic, intellectual, and deadly strong) Zel hurries to recreate the weapon that was destroyed and try to free his love.

It comes down to a final blow in the temple and the alien’s true intentions are revealed. Origins of many are discovered. The horrid way humans are sacrificed for alien purpose is revealed. Will the Silver Sickle be the end of humanity, or can humanity and it’s variety of allies survive?
Super fun sci-fi/steam punk/romance/mystery/young adult… I think I could go on adding genres as this book touches on many. The characters were well developed and it was fun reading of a world similar to ours, but oh so different. Human deceit, lust, and jealously is very rampant. The Cogsmen are an amazing add in of engineered humanity that can play the political game to help those they care for. The aliens are just plain creepy, strong, and deceitful. I rooted for their downfall and for Zel and Farissa to finally be free to love each other.



Ellie Ann is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of science fiction, comics, and thrillers.

I was born in the jungles of Thailand, was raised in a small farming village in Iowa, lived in the middle of a Texan desert, and now abide in the Ozarks.
I like writing fairy tales, tall tales, thrillers, science fiction, and am seriously interested in transmedia storytelling.

I’m a creative editor for Stonehouse Ink. I’m a producer of interactive books at Noble Beast.

Come say hi! I don’t bite. Unless I’ve been turned into a zombie.

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