Today it gives me great pleasure to be a part of popular YA author JOSHUA DAVID BELLIN’S blog tour for his new futuristic thriller: ECOSYSTEM. I read the book and couldn’t put it down. Here’s my review:
“ECOSYSTEM by Joshua David Bellin is a YA “cautionary tale” for our times. Welcome to the Ecosystem. A future where the natural world of plants and animals are in charge. The Ecosystem has turned against humanity. Humans are confined to the rocks and dead places where no life blooms. To survive, the Sensors – those chosen and trained to see, feel, hear, and know what the wild world is up to- venture into this hostile world, risking their lives to hunt for food and water to feed the village. Sixteen year old Sarah is raised and trained to become a Sensor. She journeys into a world where a false move or misstep will kill you. When Sarah’s own apprentice Sensor-in-training disappears into the Ecosystem, she ventures into it to rescue her. The further Sarah goes into the forest, the more she realizes that it may take more than skill and knowledge to get out alive. This page turner will give you a new respect for the forces of the natural world. I’ll never look at plants or animals the same way again. A five star tour-de-force. Can’t wait for a sequel.”
Details on how to enter the drawing for a copy of ECOSYSTEM are at the end of the post.
ECOSYSTEM: A New YA from author Joshua David Bellin
Seventeen-year-old Sarah is a Sensor, gifted with the ability to survive within the sentient Ecosystem that swept away human civilization centuries ago. While the remnants of humankind huddle in small villages of stone, Sarah uses her psychic connection to the Ecosystem to travel freely in the wild in search of food, water, and fuel. Sarah doesn’t fear the Ecosystem—but she hates it for killing her mother when Sarah was a child. When she hunts, she hunts not only for her people’s sustenance but for revenge.
Then Miriam, an apprentice Sensor, is lost in the Ecosystem, and Sarah sets out to rescue her. Joining Sarah is Miriam’s beloved, Isaac, a boy who claims to possess knowledge of the Ecosystem that will help their people survive. The harrowing journey to find the missing apprentice takes Sarah and Isaac into the Ecosystem’s deadliest places. And it takes Sarah into the unexplored territory of her own heart, where she discovers feelings that threaten to tear her—and her society—apart.
A thrilling fantasy adventure from the author of Freefall and the Survival Colony series, Ecosystem is the first book in a YA trilogy that includes The Devouring Land (2019) and House of Earth, House of Stone (2020).
Joshua David Bellin has been writing novels since he was eight years old (though the first few were admittedly very short). A college teacher by day, he is the author of three science fiction novels for teens and adults: the two-part Survival Colony series (Survival Colony 9 and Scavenger of Souls) and the deep-space adventure Freefall. His new book, the YA fantasy Ecosystem, releases on April 22, 2018 (Earth Day). Josh loves to read, watch movies, and spend time in Nature with his kids. Oh, yeah, and he likes monsters. Really scary monsters.
Ecosystem on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39663460-ecosystem
Ecosystem buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Ecosystem-Trilogy-Book-1-ebook/dp/B07C2HDF9G
Ecosystem blog tour link: http://theyaguy.blogspot.com/2018/04/ya-guy-announces-ecosystem-blog-tour.html
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