Monday, 8 September 2014

Blog Tour: Iron Pendulum by Megan Curd [Review, Excerpt + giveaway]

Title: Iron Pendulum
Author: Megan Curd
Genre: Dystopia/Steampunk
Series: Periodic #2
Source: InkSlinger PR
Publication Date: 28th August 2014

Tell Me About It
A month ago, Avery thought the world ended outside Dome Four. Thought she was one of the few of her kind. Thought the war that brought the human race to the brink of extinction was over.

But a month can change everything.

After fighting to escape a tyranny she didn't even know existed, Avery has had to come to grips with all the secrets she's uncovered. But more secrets continue to come to light, revealing how little of her world she truly knew. When evidence starts to show that Dome Four might be under siege, Avery knows what she must do.

Returning to the dome she longed to escape is a challenge for Avery, but now she knows there’s corruption lurking in the shadows. A massive steam shortage leaves half the dome without power, and people are falling ill. Dying.

And they’re blaming Avery.

A month can change everything. One more month could kill everyone. The clock is ticking.

Iron Pendulum has been a long time coming, after finishing Steel Lily I had to read this, I NEEDED to know what would happen next, so I not so patiently waited, and when the opportunity arose to be part of the blog tour, I kept my fingers and toes crosses that I could participate.

Iron Pendulum picks up after Steel Lily, with Avery, Sari, Jaxon, and Alice mapping the tunnels to try and find some weakness in the headquarters defences. Very quickly this group of friends find themselves in a whole lot of trouble, threatening the lives of themselves, and the ones they love. Going into Iron Pendulum I knew what to expect from Megan's writing, so I began reading as soon as I could, eager to discover what would happen next.

Iron Pendulum is full of webs upon webs of secrets, mysteries, and lies. How Megan knew which was which, and who was who, and manage to get it all into the book to fit together seamlessly is beyond me, yet all of these make up a really interesting, thought provoking read. The twists and turns keep you guessing about what will happen, but also keeps you wondering who is on Avery's side and who isn't. Everyone has their own idea, their own goals they are striving for, and some of them will not be budged. As each new problem is thrown at them, some of the ingenious ways they figure it out is spectacular.

Towards the end of Iron Pendulum we are suddenly faced with new problems, one of which broke my heart. We also discover who is really on Avery's side, and one revelation shocked me so much. I did not expect this person to betray Avery, and go against her ideas and plans to make it a better place, and if it were possible to reach into a book and grab someone by the neck, this person would definitely see my hand around their neck in a heartbeat.

Iron Pendulum is full of adventure, mystery, romance, and also sadness, but every single chapter in this book makes a great read, and now the countdown is on for the next instalment. Maybe a bribe of virtual cookies will let me find out what happens to .......
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My fingers knotted in his tight grey t-shirt. “You don’t need this, do you?”
“Depends on what you’re going to do with it.”
“Absolutely nothing. It should be on the floor.”
That was all it took. His jaw locked, and I could tell he was fighting to behave. “Avery…”
“Don’t Avery me,” I said, straining to pull him down onto me. “Do you know what you do to me? Do you have any clue?”
He moaned as I pulled him onto me. His lips left me breathless as he whispered in my ear. “You’re killing me, you know that? The way you make me burn… I can feel you in my blood. You run through my veins even when we’re not together. But when we’re like this…”
“I know.”
He pulled his shirt over his head in one swift movement, revealing his chiseled abs. His strong chest. His thick biceps.
And now I was burning.
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About Megan Curd:
Megan Curd is a graduate of Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota. While having always enjoyed reading any books she could get her hands on, Megan didn’t begin writing until a friend encouraged her to do so while in college.

When not writing, Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Photography, traveling and snowboarding are hobbies she loves, and she doesn’t turn down the opportunity to play xBox with her brother and friends when it presents itself.
Megan currently resides in Ohio with her husband and son, where she is trying to convert them into Buckeye fans.

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