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Friday, 2 May 2014

BLOG TOUR!! Creators by Tiffany Truitt

Author Bio:
Tiffany Truitt received her MA in literature from Old Dominion University. Her debut Chosen Ones, first in the Lost Souls trilogy, is a searing look at what it means to be other and how we define humanity, as well as a celebration of the dangerously wonderful feeling of falling in love.

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Naturals (The Lost Souls #2)
Released: 2 April 2013
Genre: Dystopian, Romance, Post Apocalyptic
Publisher: Entangled TEEN
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At the Other End:
Ripped away from those she loves most, Tess is heartbroken as her small band of travelers reaches the
Isolationist camp in the mysterious and barren Middlelands. Desperate to be reunited with James, the forbidden chosen one who stole her heart, she wants nothing to do with the rough Isolationists, who are without allegiance in the war between the Westerners and Easterners.


But having their protection, especially for someone as powerful as Tess, may come at a cost. When James returns, Tess’s world once again feels complete—until she discovers her sister, Louisa, has taken up her old post at Templeton, the dangerous chosen ones training center and the site of Tess’s loss of innocence. Tess will do anything to protect her loved ones—but will the price be more than she can give?


This second book in Tiffany Truitt’s dystopian series is a thought-provoking, thrilling story that asks who the true enemy really is—the chosen ones who are different, or the naturals…who are just like us.

Sum Up:
WOW. A fantastic sequel and a definite read.


Behind the 352 Pages

Oh hot damn, that prologue. This is something I look forward to in life, a fantastic prologue, that perfectly sums up everything that has just happened, without it being boring.

I can't even express how good this book was. The only thing I didn’t like was Henry, I knew he would betray Tess from the start. I knew it! I seriously hate this guy, Urgh.

Other than that, I loved every part of this book. I felt like I connected with the strong Tess, the way that I didn't in the first book. Lockwood was a great character addition, and I loved being able to see into Tess' memories of her past. Everything that had happened before, has affected her today and we get to see that through and through.

Henry, you manipulative son of a bitch. I know I'm probably overreacting towards him, but seriously, I hate him. I hate how he thinks that Tess belongs to him, and how he thinks that he can decide what is best for her, but only in the way that will suit and benefit himself. I could go on all day about this arse, but yeah.

I love how we get to see how strong Tess becomes, as she learns how survive in the isolationists camp/community. She learns the reality of the world and isn't afraid to do whatever it takes to make the community realise that they aren't that far off from the council. She knows the truth about why she is so important to both sides, and she isn’t afraid to tell them all how it is, and how they can't force her into anything. Tess is the ultimate protagonist in this kind of future world.

OMG! That ending was just, wow. I can't believe it happened like that. It leaves us with so many questions, as well as dying to read the next, and final book in the trilogy.
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Creators (The Lost Souls #3)
Released: 21 April 2014
Genre: Dystopian, Romance, Post Apocalyptic
Publisher: Entangled TEEN
At the Other End:
Heartbroken but more determined than ever after a tense showdown in the woods, sixteen-year-old Tess once again returns to the safety of her community of Isolationists. Bolstered by new alliances and desperate to protect those she loves, this time she knows she can return stronger and more powerful than ever to take back what is hers.

As she trains in combat and grows more confident, Tess receives beautiful letters penned by her forbidden love, the chosen one James, from his prison in Templeton. He is now serving as a bodyguard to the creators—the team of scientists who created artificial life in the first place. And what he has discovered about the true origin of the illness that halted natural life could change everything. Enemy will become ally and death will bring new hope in this stunning conclusion to Tiffany Truitt’s epic Lost Souls trilogy.


Sum Up:
An explosive and emotional ending to the Lost Souls Trilogy. The finale leaves you shocked and content with how the series ends.

Behind the 400 Pages
NO WAY!! I can’t believe the lead up to the final moments in this book (& the series)

I am seriously lost for words at everything that happened. The ending to the series was PERFECT. I honestly couldn’t ask for more in a series and in an ending, and there is honestly nothing that was missing from this series, or from this last book.

Ok, once again, I’m going to try to refrain from spoilers, because this is the last in the trilogy. Firstly, before I continue on with the review:

YOU NEED TO READ THIS SERIES! IT’S AH-MAZING! SERIOUSLY.
We get straight into this from where, Naturals ended. Although, it is a little slow in some parts throughout, it picks up straight away and we are thrown into heartbreak and trauma until the very end. Even though, Tess is unsure at times if she should trust her father or not, I 100% put him in the same boat as Henry. These two are so frustrating, I swear. But, honestly, I wouldn’t want them out of the book. The shocking things that happen, and all the secrets and lies, would not be the same if these two arseholes weren’t in this book (or series).
Everything that this book leads up to is completely unpredictable to me. I honestly didn’t expect any of it to happen, and I was wide eyed as it did! The Henry thing was the biggest shock at the end, and then it was what they actually did do that stopped the Council, then James, and finally, it was Louisa in the epilogue.

Even though we start to see less and less of Louisa in this book as it continues on, she is the character that transforms the most, and we see that in the epilogue (she reminds me so much of Tess in that bit!!). I predicted and hoped with her relationship from the start, and it’s so cute tehehehe. Tess is really emotional in this book, more so in the constant change of emotions than anything else. But on both sides, her light and her dark, I connected with her more in this book than I would have ever thought. James! I can’t believe it, I just... no! I don’t even want to believe what is happening. This is not real. This is not real. This is not real. This is not real.......

I absolutely love the epilogue. It sums everything up perfectly, as well as what could be the future. I can’t help but be curious as to what happens (and what place it actually is that they are going to). I was so happy for Tess in this part, I was hoping constantly throughout this novel that it would happen, AND IT DID!! *happy dancing in confetti*

This series is definitely one that is not to be missed. It has everything you need, and everything that you want in a great dystopian series! It’s completely original, and utterly captivating. Well done Ms Truitt, well done.
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What's Next:

Chosen Ones (The Lost Souls #1)
Behind 298 Pages
Released: 12 June 2012
Genre: Dystopian, Romance, Post Apocalyptic
Publisher: Entangled TEEN
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At the Other End:
Life is bleak but uncomplicated for sixteen-year-old Tess, living in a not-too-distant future where the government, faced with humanity's extinction, created the Chosen Ones, artificial beings who are extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly.

When Tess begins work at Templeton, a Chosen Ones training facility, she meets James, and the attraction is immediate in its intensity, overwhelming in its danger. But there is more to Templeton than Tess ever knew. Can she stand against her oppressors, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life?

See my review of Chosen Ones here



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This novel was received for review via YA Bound Blog Tours. This review is entirely my own, no bribery or any deals have been made to sway this review or change my personal opinion of the novel.

10 comments:

  1. This series sounds amazing! It's not often the second in a series surpasses the first book, and its Dystopian as well? How have I not heard of it before. Definitely need to check it out on Amazon and pick them up. Every time I visit here, I end up adding books to my to read list or buying them outright. Authors and publishers really need to put you on the books, I'm practically throwing money at them :D

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    1. You definitely have to read it! I'm definitely going to buy paperback copies of this series! hahaha oh how I wish!!!!

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    1. YES! I hope you like it if you decide to pick it up :)

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  3. Wow, I love the sound of this book Gina! I have heard a bit about the Chosen Ones too. Thank you for featuring lovely!

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

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    1. They are amazing! I hope you get the chance to pick this series up! Definitely one to read :)

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  4. I haven't heard a lot about this author or series before, but from the sounds of your review, I really need to pick this one up! Thanks for sharing - fingers crossed I can win an ecopy hehe. xx

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    1. It is a fantastic series! Crossing my fingers for you too! *fingers crossed*

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  5. I have heard amazing things about this series and need to get my hands on it now! Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

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    1. Anytime! I hope you get the chance to read this series. It is definitely worth it! Good luck :)

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