February 14, 2019

#BookReview: An Anatomy of Beasts (Faloiv #2) by @RantingOwl with #Giveaway

Title: An Anatomy of Beasts
Series: Faloiv
Author: Olivia A. Cole
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages: Hardcover, 432
Published: April 16, 2019
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Synopsis:  In the forty years since the Vagantur landed on Faloiv, the planet has existed in a tenuous peace between the humans who live in the enclosed community of N’Terra and the Faloii, the indigenous population. But after uncovering the shadowy secrets of the Council’s newly elected leader and helping a kidnapped Faloii man escape, sixteen-year-old Octavia knows that conflict is looming. Her discovery of a separate population of humans—including her grandparents—only serves to show her how out of touch humans are with reality on Faloiv.

Then the Faloii discover the N’Terran’s latest experiment: an artificially weaponized creature, and Octavia realizes that it’s up to her to prevent her people from causing any further destruction. More determined than ever, Octavia and her friends set out to understand the scope of humanity’s history. However, nothing can prepare them for the full weight of what they discover about both their home on Faloiv and the Origin planet. And as she learns to control her ability to communicate through the Artery, the network that connects everything on Faloiv, Octavia must act to change her people’s future before the natural balance on the planet shifts forever.




About the Author: Olivia A. Cole is an author, a blogger, and a poet. Her books include A Conspiracy of Stars and Panther in the Hive and its sequel, The Rooster’s Garden. Olivia was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and wandered to Chicago and Miami before going back home. You can visit her online at www.oliviaacole.com.

My Review:  I loved how book one unfolded and the story was just a great blend of new creatures and characters and a world unlike any other. This one was even better than book one.  I enjoyed how the pacing picked up just a little and all the characters are still with us.  Without giving anything away I will tell you that if you think you know where this book is heading you have NO CLUE!! I loved every page of this title and I really hope we get another one after this!! I love this world and in the end I would love to see another story about where everyone else ended up since of course these people were stranded here.  This could be one of those series that encompasses so many things and I hope the author does that!! As I don't want this to end. 




Go Into This One Knowing: Creatures, Great Pacing, New Worlds







Praise for A Conspiracy of Stars:
“A Conspiracy of Stars takes you on a thrilling journey filled with cool science, amazing monsters, and vivid, lovable characters. It strikes that perfect balance of great storytelling and hard truthtelling. Jump in and enjoy the ride!” (Daniel José Older, New York Times bestselling author of Shadowshaper)

“Olivia A. Cole constructs a future world that is both fascinating and terrifying, hooking you immediately. Octavia’s mission unearths painful truths about the relationships between power, responsibility, and indigenous sovereignty. This book grabs your heart and will haunt you long after. A must-read!” (Dhonielle Clayton, author of The Belles and the Tiny Pretty Things series)

★ “This fantastical read is home to exceptional world building that is intricate and lush, and vivid, well drawn characters. Its sci-fi elements…plunge readers into a mysterious, futuristic world that they will be reluctant to leave. A stellar, captivating start.” (Booklist (starred review))

“In a time when books are so often drawn into series, this installment leaves you begging for more. A great science fiction/fantasy addition to any library collection.” (School Library Journal)

“This fascinating work of science fiction explores the interactions between humans and aliens, with humans as the aggressors, prone to violence with a short-sighted ‘humans first’ mentality that does not bode well for their continued existence on their host planet. Impressive worldbuilding, well-developed characters, and nonstop action.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))

“Heart rates of readers will rise as Cole methodically weaves answers into the story, all the while throwing more questions into the mix.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)




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