March 01, 2019

#BookTour for The Dysasters (The Dysasters #1) by P.C. Cast Kristin Cast with #Review #TheDysasters


Synopsis: Foster Stewart knows she's different. Her life has never been "normal." Talking to plants and controlling cloud formations aren't things most seventeen year olds are into. Tate "Nighthawk" Taylor is perfect. Star quarterback and all around dreamy boy next door he never thought about his "extra" abilities. What quarterback wouldn't want night vision? That's not weird, right? It's cool! 

But on the night of their first meeting a deadly tornado brings them together and awakens their true abilities - the power to control the element air. Unbeknown to Tate and Foster, they are the first in a group of teens that were genetically manipulated before birth to bond with the elements. Which truly sucks for Foster, as she has to face the fact that Dr. Rick Stewart, her beloved scientist father, betrayed her and now wants to use her and the others for his own nefarious world domination plot. 

Foster and Tate must stop Dr. Stewart and his minions before he destroys their lives and the world.


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About the Author:  
#1 New York Times & #1 USA Today bestselling author P.C. Cast was born in the Midwest, and, after her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. PC is a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, Booksellers' Best, and many, many more. Ms. Cast is an experienced teacher and talented speaker who lives in Oregon near her fabulous daughter, her adorable pack of dogs, her crazy Maine Coon, and a bunch of horses. 


Kristin Cast is a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling author who teams with her mother to write the wildly successful HOUSE OF NIGHT series. She has editorial credits, a thriving t-shirt line, and a passion for all things paranormal. When away from her writing desk, Kristin loves going on adventures with her friends, family, and significant other, playing with her dogs (Grace Kelly and Hobbs the Tiny Dragon), and is currently obsessed with her baby.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
My Review: So this book was a little weird for me.  Don't get me wrong I did like it and will most likely check out book two.  But there were a few things that were just a little off.  Which really kept this from being the 5 stars read I was hoping for.  I have been a lover of all things Cast since I found the House of Night series back when I first started this site almost 10 years ago.  And this has to be the first book by the Casts that I just didn't outright love!!

The pictures in the book (yep we get pictures) at first were very nice but shortly after starting to find them they were really distracting and well kind of pulled my attention away from the story a little.  I wished that they would have been in the back of the book all at once.

The start of the book tossed us into this story without any real set up.  I did end up liking that it got the book right off starting but I think a little back story would have made me love it more.  I will say that this one has a ton of action with the weather and really reminded me of Roar by Cora Carmack just a bit but that one was set in a fantasy world and this one is set in our own timeline but alternate.  I think that worked out well and in this books favor.

The characters in this one are true blue teens.  They were a little over the top right off the bat.  But if you think about any kind of story, movie, or tv show that shows people with powers its almost ALWAYS their emotions that wreak havoc on their powers so that I think was perfect.  Although at times I could not really connect with the characters.  But they did seem like my 14-year-old though.


I really loved the blend of genres that this book had.  It was just a little bit of everything and although I wished they would have taken the over the top stuff down just a notch I think for this book it worked out well.  I will check out book two later I think because I am a total fan of the authors.


In the end, I would say that the one word to sum up this book would be DRAMATIC!  It is over the top with so much of the story, the characters, and the magic.  And for some, I think this book will work out very well.

This one I could see appealing to those who like the blend of comics/graphic novels and stories.



Go Into This One Knowing: Very DRAMATIC






"The mother-and-daughter authors (the House of Night series) have successfully created a fast-paced series opener." - Publisher's Weekly

“This sci-fi romance offers a diverse cast and an action-packed plot; a great choice for both new adult and young adult readers. An engaging read.” - School Library Journal

“The mother-daughter writing team has a built-in audience from their phenomenally popular House of Night books; a must-buy for genre fans.” - Booklist
“I would recommend this to fans of science fiction, stormy weather, elements, superheroes, and unique plots.” - Young Adult Book Central
PRAISE FOR THE HOUSE OF NIGHT SERIES:
Twilight meets Harry Potter.” ―MTV.com on The House of Night series
“Both intense and thoroughly entertaining. . . . this outing will not disappoint House of Night fans.” ―Kirkus Reviews on Destined
“This amazing writing pair once again weaves together a world where rising darkness threatens and brave teens risk everything.” ―RT Book Reviews (4 ½ stars) on Destined
“The saga of the House of Night series continues to smolder in Burned . . . fast paced and packed with mystery, suspense, and romance, this book is a hard one to put down.” ―Voya





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