Note: Apologise that this is slightly delayed due to some difficulties on my end.
Today I am excited to be participating in my first Blog Tour hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club. Due to unexpected circumstances I was unable to finish this book in time. Today I am providing a spotlight of Alarum by Talis Jones, but still providing my thoughts on it so far.
I fled as they destroyed my home.
I watched as they murdered my family.
I stood silent as they stole my name and threw my life in chains.
I stare coldly at my fading reflection with only one question to ask:
Them or Me?
Set in a future where the United States has fallen, a girl is ripped from her home as a child and forced to endure the harshness around her or else surrender to the dust of bones she treads on. Her life becomes simple: kill or be killed. What she didn’t count on was the heavy cost this world would drain from her soul. When she crosses paths with a curious stranger who offers to show her a place without a map, they head across the crumbling land in search of the fabled Sanctuary. Neither enemies nor elements that rip her hair and claw at her heels can stand in the way of her will to survive.
They say demons lurk in the shadows, but here they strut boldly under the angry sun.
Alarum is set in the future and presents an interesting tale of a girl who is shaped by circumstances of the changed world. It’s a coming of age tale where she grows from a slave into confidence as a human being.
Some Things I Like
- I appreciated the fact we were able to see her journey from the beginning of a changed world to her present journey.
- I enjoyed the flashbacks as they gave a greater understanding of the world.
- I loved the banter between Connors and our main character that arose.
I am intrigued and looking forward to continue to watch characters develop and discovering more about Sanctuary and where the story leads.
Talis Jones has always been an avid reader and any good story filled with fantasy and adventure is bound to be on her shelf. Graduated Suma Cum Laude with a degree in Theatre she has explored both stage and film, now finding herself drawn towards the literary world as a new venue for storytelling. Inspired by her mixed heritage as a Mexican-Englishwoman raised in the wilds of America, she rallies for diverse characters and seeks to contribute with her own writing.
Jesus follower, dog lover, chocolate fanatic, and music enthusiast, Talis currently resides in North Carolina where she has found a home for now that provides all of those favorite things.
Creo en cristianismo como creo el sol ha salido: nid dim ond oherwydd fy mod yn ei weld, but because by it I see everything else.