Book Tour

Title: SHADOW CALL (Kaitan Chronicles #2)

Author: AdriAnne Strickland & Michael Miller

Publication. Date: April 17, 2018

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 432

Find it: AmazonB&NiBooksTBDGoodreads

Synopsis: His throne. Her rebellion. Their war.

Qole is the youngest starship captain in living memory on her homeworld of Alaxak and has spent her life hunting a dangerous energy source called Shadow. Alaxans distrust and evade the galaxy’s royalty as a rule, but Qole is now harboring the exiled Prince Nevarian Dracorte, along with some very conflicting feelings about it—and him.

Nev’s feelings are just as complicated, but not towards her. When it comes to Qole, he knows one thing: he’d do anything to stay with her. But when Alaxak is attacked and Nev finds himself framed for murder, he realizes the only way to help Qole and her people is to fight for the throne that should be his. To become the royal she might hate.

As for Qole, she would never have imagined herself as the leader of a rebellion. Despite that, she soon realizes that hiding from her power is no longer an option. It’s time to answer the call, even if it kills her.


Title: SHADOW RUN (Kaitan Chronicles #1)

Author: AdriAnne Strickland & Michael Miller

Release Date: March 21, 2017

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Pages: 400

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iBooks

Synopsis: “Firefly” meets DUNE in this action-packed sci-fi adventure about a close-knit, found family of a crew navigating a galaxy of political intrigue and resource-driven power games.

Nev has just joined the crew of the starship Kaitan Heritage as the cargo loader. His captain, Qole, is the youngest-ever person to command her own ship, but she brooks no argument from her crew of orphans, fugitives, and con men. Nev can’t resist her, even if her ship is an antique.

As for Nev, he’s a prince, in hiding on the ship. He believes Qole holds the key to changing galactic civilization, and when her cooperation proves difficult to obtain, Nev resolves to get her to his home planet by any means necessary.

But before they know it, a rival royal family is after Qole too, and they’re more interested in stealing her abilities than in keeping her alive.

Nev’s mission to manipulate Qole becomes one to save her, and to survive, she’ll have to trust her would-be kidnapper. He may be royalty, but Qole is discovering a deep reservoir of power—and stars have mercy on whoever tries to hurt her ship or her crew.

“Readers will want to join Qole’s crew.”—Kirkus Reviews

“The world-building is excellent, with a convincingly unique source of cosmic energy that has the potential for extraordinary power. The writing is accomplished; the plot, though familiar, has good twists; and the pace is appropriately fast.”—School & Library Journal


Last year when I read Shadow Run, I was really excited for the whole premise that promised to be a bit like Firefly.  When I read it, I was completely in love with how fun, fast paced, and full of adventure that book was.  So naturally, when I saw that there was going to be a second book, I was pretty excited to read that one, too!

As soon as I started reading Shadow Call, it reminded me of all the reasons I loved Shadow Run so much.  It had that amazing flair that the first novel had, the fun writing, the adventure, the fast-paced plot, and amazing characters – giving this book the perfect amount of everything it needed to be an impressive sequel.

I think my favorite part about this book was not only the continuing adventure of the main characters from the previous book, but the return of said characters.  In Shadow Run, I really felt a connection to the characters in the book and I was so happy to see them make a comeback in Shadow Call.  They’re still as awesome as ever, with entertaining dialogue and personalities that are perfectly rounded, so if you loved the characters from the first book, definitely get excited for more of them.

The writing in this book was just as fast-paced and enjoyable as Shadow Run.  In fact, I think it was even more so – it seemed that this book had a lot more going on since we pretty much should already have a great concept of the setting and world building from the first novel, so now that all of that is good to go, the authors were able to spend a ton more time making a memorable novel.

The relationship angle in this book is well written, too.  I didn’t expect to not like it or anything, but it didn’t feel forced and I really think that it had a lot to offer for those who like a little bit more than just friendship.

If you like science fiction, you really have to check out this series, because it is so amazing.  There is so much going on and it kind of feels like it could play out fantastically as a television show (only books are better so it’s way more awesome).

Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review – Thank you!


ADRIANNE STRICKLAND and MICHAEL MILLER met in their hometown of Palmer, Alaska, where they agreed on 99% of book taste and thus decided to write together. Adri spends her summers as a commercial fisherwoman in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and the rest of the year writing. Michael grew up off the grid in a homestead in Alaska and now works in IT and tech. This is their second book together.

Find AdriAnne:

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Find Michael:

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3 winners will receive a finished copy of SHADOW CALL, US Only.

Ends on May 4th at Midnight EST!

 

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Week One:
4/2/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– 
Review
4/3/2018- Wonder Struck– Review
4/4/2018- Rhythmicbooktrovert – Review
4/5/2018- Jena Brown Writes– Review
4/6/2018- YA Obsessed– Review

Week Two:
4/9/2018- Emily Reads Everything– Review|
4/10/2018- laura’s bookish corner– Review
4/11/2018- Literary Meanderings– Excerpt
4/12/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt
4/13/2018- Good Choice Reading– Review

Week Three:
4/16/2018- Rachel’s Book Reviews– Review
4/17/2018- Skye’s Scribblings– Review
4/18/2018- BookHounds YA– Excerpt
4/19/2018- The Desert Bibliophile– Review
4/20/2018- Seeing Double in Neverland– Excerpt

Week Four:
4/23/2018- Book-Keeping– Review
4/24/2018- lori’s little house of reviews– Review
4/25/2018- Books at Dawn– Excerpt
4/26/2018- Read. Eat. Love.– Review
4/27/2018- MNBernard Books– Excerpt

Week Five:
4/30/2018- Smada’s Book Smack– Review

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4 Responses to Blog Tour Shadow Call by AdriAnne Strickland & Michael Miller – Review and Giveaway!

  1. John Smith says:

    I would like to read both books!

  2. Danielle Hammelef says:

    I have book one so I need book two. Amazing cover again! These books are going to make for fun reading time for me.

  3. Tammy V says:

    Loving the covers in this series. Been picking up books lately that are sci-fi based and enjoying them. Looking forward to trying this one. And yes, I am a Firefly lover.

  4. Raven says:

    Great review! Last year I read Shadow run and I really enjoyed it especially the characters. I’m so glad to hear that you loved Shadow Call! I can’t wait to read it! I hope I enjoy it as much as you did! 🙂
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