22 August 2017

The Deadly Sun - Book Tour & Review


The Deadly Sun (The Sanction Series #1)
by H.J. Lawson





Genre: YA Dystopian/Scifi
Release date: August 21st 2017


Skylier is desperate to escape her underground confines and save her mother’s life.
On a school visit, she hears something she’s not supposed to and now she realizes that not only was her whole life a lie, but that she is in grave danger.

She doesn’t know who to trust and her enemies are everywhere. Now she is in a race against time to save not only her life, but her mother's and those she cares about.

And if she fails, she'll suffer a fate worse than death...



I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: The concept of this one is both clever and unexpected. Along with her friends and family Skylier lives hidden from the dangerous rays of the toxic Sun. In this dystopian society where the Sun literally can kill, Skylier's spent her entire life in the dark so when Selection Day comes around Skylier has the chance to Cueva for Purenet but only has two equally unpleasant options (don't worry no spoilers here)...

There are lots of characters in the story so it takes a while to work out who everybody is and what side they're on. Certain character names such as Madam Uri and Enid made me think of The Handmaid's Tale whilst other parts had a Uglies meets The Moon Dwellers meets The 100 vibe going on.

I must have a suspicious mind because I kept expecting Madison or even Callie to do something terrible. The squabbling between Lowell and Hayden made me laugh and I liked Rian and Dax but don't get me started on Xander and President Snow *ahem* I  mean the Chancellor!

There are so many twists and turns that you may feel a little dizzy at times but I enjoyed the pacing and getting to know H.J. Lawson's exciting new world, but that ending! Holy cliffy batman!!!

4 Stars in my Sky!


Upcoming books in the Sanction Series!

The Rising Tides (The Sanction Series #2) – Releases August 21st 2017
The Sanction Games (The Sanction Series #3) – Releases November 21st 2017


Series Buy Links:

Book One – The Deadly Sun

Book Two - The Rising Tide

Book Three - The Sanction Games



Author Spotlight:



I was born in Lancaster, England. Growing up in a single parent household with five other siblings was difficult but at the same time character building.

As a young child I found a passion for drawing and writing, which has stayed with me into adulthood. I graduated from the University of Central Lancashire, England with a BA(Hons) in fashion design.

At aged twenty seven, my husband and I packed up our belongings for our lifelong dream to move to California. Our America dream was completed with the birth of our daughter. 
A new job opportunity opened up New York, and we decided to relocate to Long Island, NY, where we currently reside.

My books are a mixture of thriller, action, and dystopian. If you’re looking for a good place to start, take a look at War Kids series of thrillers, available now. You can grab copies in either ebook or paperback. To get an email whenever I release a new title, sign up for the VIP newsletter by click this link.




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