Thursday, 1 May 2014
Blog Tour : Scan by Sarah Fine, Walter Jury
Book Summary : Tate and his father don’t exactly get along. As Tate sees it, his father has unreasonably high expectations for Tate to be the best—at everything. Tate finally learns what he’s being prepared for when he steals one of his dad’s odd tech inventions and mercenaries ambush the school, killing his father in the process and sending Tate on the run from aliens who look just like humans.
All Tate knows--like how to make weapons out of oranges and lighter fluid--may not be enough to save him as he’s plunged into a secret inter-species conflict that’s been going on for centuries. Aided only by his girlfriend and his estranged mother, with powerful enemies closing in on all sides, Tate races to puzzle out the secret behind his father’s invention and why so many are willing to kill for it. A riveting, fast-paced adventure, Scan is a clever alien thriller with muscle and heart.
My Rating : 4 of 5 stars
My Thoughts : All his life, Tate was raised to be best at everything, which included going through rigorous combat training, and learning tough subjects and languages, so one day he could meet his father’s unreasonably high expectations. And his parents refused to tell him why. But the truth was soon revealed when he broke in his father’s highly secured study and stole one of his inventions. It resulted in a greater repercussion when his school was invaded by ruthless mercenaries, killing his father in the process and sending Tate on the run from aliens who look just like humans.
Scan was exactly the sci-fi thriller I have been waiting for so long—a thrill ride from beginning to end. With science’s intricacies to the depths of relationships, it was a solid and adventurous read for me. I went into Scan expecting actions, but never expected to be barraged with bullets.
Tate was a science genius, expected to follow his scientist father’s footsteps. However navigating through the friction between him and his father had never been easy for him. He chose silent reciprocation as counteract to his father’s lordly decisions. Where some of these moments were frustrating for me, I properly understood the inner tumult he faced. Good part was, his character, to my utter satisfaction, underwent a drastic development by the end of the book.
Overall, credibly authentic, Scan was the beginning of an epic new series.
About The Authors :
lives with her husband and two children. She is the author (as Sarah Fine) of several young adult books, and when she's not
writing, she’s working as a child psychologist. No, she is not psychoanalyzing you right now.
By Walter Jury and Sarah Fine
Penguin/G.P. Putnam’s Sons
May 1, 2014
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