Thursday, April 4, 2013

Otherborn Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Today, I'm excited to be one of the blog stops on the Otherborn Blog Tour, which releases today!!!

by Anna Silver
Series: Otherborn, #1
Release Date: April 4th 2013 (Pssst, that's today!!!!!!)
by Sapphire Star Publishing
Otherborn on Goodreads here.

London and her teenage friends live in a reprocessed world.

Confined within Capital City’s concrete walls, London has done the impossible and the illegal. She’s created something New- a song. But her mentor, club owner Pauly, is not impressed. Since the historic Energy Crisis forced everyone behind walls generations ago, the Tycoons have ensured there is truly nothing new allowed under the sun. Pauly warns London to keep her song to herself, if she knows what’s good for her.

What he doesn’t know, is that London is keeping an even bigger secret: she dreams. And she’s not alone. London’s band-mates and friends have begun dreaming as well, seeing themselves in “night pictures” as beings from another world. As Otherborn, they must piece together the story of their astral avatars, the Others, in order to save their world from a dreamless, hopeless future.

When Pauly is murdered and an Otherborn goes missing, London realizes someone is hunting them down. Escaping along the Outroads, they brave the deserted Houselands with only their dreams to guide them. Can they find their friend before the assassin finds them? Will being Otherborn save their lives, or destroy them?

Purchase links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Watch the book trailer for Otherborn:

My Thoughts:
What I (and I think many other readers will) appreciate about Otherborn, is its unique metropolis atmosphere that combines the rough violence of Sin City with the futuristic dystopian undertones of Bladerunner. Silver does a great job of describing the environment surrounding London (character not city :)) without overwhelming the reader with long-winded paragraphs. 

Silver has incorporated so many great and unique concepts within Otherborn, from the "myth" of dreaming to marking "pure" individuals based on their familial heritage.

London is a great main character, she has spunk and is not afraid to reach for her "dreams" - I'm sorry about the level of cheese in this statement :).

The only complaint I have about Otherborn is the lack of romance- I can never have too much romance in my reads!

I would recommend this title to those who enjoy who enjoy a good mixture of action, sci-fi and dystopian in their YA reads!

Happy Reading!!!
About the author:
Anna Silver is an artist and writer living in the greater Houston area with her family, pets,
and overactive imagination. Her art, which includes oil paintings, assemblage sculptures, and fairy houses, has been featured in the Houston gallery Las Manos Magicas. She studied English Writing & Rhetoric at St. Edward’s University in Austin. She has written web copy for private clients and freelanced for the Hill Country Current in Texas. Her write-up on a past-life regression experience was chosen to be featured in best-selling author Brian Weiss’ new book. She is a member of the Writer’s League of Texas. OTHERBORN is her first published novel.

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But wait!!! Before you go, don't forget to enter to win 1 of 5 ecopies of Otherborn!
Good luck to everyone!

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Special thanks to Xpresso Book Tours and Anna for allowing me to participate in this tour!


  1. Great review! I can't believe I hadn't heard of this one before it sounds like an awesome read.
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

    1. Hope you read and like it, Kimberly!

    2. Thanks Kimberly! You should definitely give it a try :)

  2. Thanks for an incredible review!

    1. You're welcome, Anna! I'm glad you liked it! :)