Monday, June 1, 2015

Blog Tour Vessel by Lisa T. Cresswell

Hi, and welcome to my stop on the tour!! Thanks for stopping in today! You will find info on the book, My Thoughts (cause I love to share!!), links to pick up your copy (a must have), and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post. Oh, and
make sure you check out other stops on the tour for author interviews, guest posts, and lots more fun! And thanks to the great people over at Chapter by Chapter and Month9Books for all their hard work putting this tour together!!


Title: Vessel
Publication date: May 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Lisa T. Cresswell

The sun exploded on April 18, 2112. It exploded in a Class X solar storm the likes of which humankind had never seen.

They had nineteen minutes.

Nineteen minutes until the geomagnetic wave washed over the Earth, frying every electrical device created by humans, blacking out entire continents, every satellite in their sky.

Nineteen minutes to say goodbye to the world they knew, forever, and to prepare for a new Earth, a new Sun.

Generations after solar storms have destroyed nearly all human technology on Earth and humans have reverted to a middle ages like existence, all knowledge of the remaining technology is kept hidden by a privileged few called the Reticents and books are burned as heresy.

Alana, a disfigured slave girl, and Recks, a traveling minstrel and sometimes-thief, join forces to bring knowledge and books back to the human race. But when Alana is chosen against her will to be the Vessel, the living repository for all human knowledge, she must find the strength to be what the world needs.


Lisa, like most writers, began scribbling silly notes, stories, and poems at a very young age. Born in North Carolina, the South proved fertile ground to her imagination with its beautiful white sand beaches and red earth. In fifth grade, she wrote, directed and starred in a play “The Queen of the Nile” at school, despite the fact that she is decidedly un-Egyptian looking. Perhaps that’s why she went on to become a real life archaeologist?

Unexpectedly transplanted to Idaho as a teenager, Lisa learned to love the desert and the wide open skies out West. This is where her interest in cultures, both ancient and living, really took root, and she became a Great Basin archaeologist. However, the itch to write never did leave for long. Her first books became the middle grade fantasy trilogy, The Storyteller Series. Her first traditionally published work, Hush Puppy, is now available from Featherweight Press.

Lisa still lives in Idaho with her family and a menagerie of furry critters that includes way too many llamas!

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook Goodreads

My Thoughts: 

The Cover: I thought the cover of Vessel was absolutely beautiful, soft colors and shadows. A beautiful girl, maybe our protagonist is above a silhoutte of a city, with a male shadow in the fore front looking out to the city. Or maybe up at our sweet, niave main character. 

The Plot:  The storyline to Vessel is engaging, while being an easy, relaxed read. I found that while it felt short, I still enjoyed it very much. The Vessel to me was very unique, Alana's world is the ultimate distopia, something that I could actually see happening or at least, something along the end results. I was taken totally by surprise at the end. I never had any inkling that that would be the outcome.

The Characters: All of the characters featured in Vessel were interesting and I really enjoyed watching Alana grow into herself. I also liked that we were never quite sure about Kinder. Or the other characters for that matter. Who was good, bad, or just out for themselves. I think aside from Reeks and Alana, Kinder is my favorite character. 

Is it Worth Reading?:  For me, yes. While Vessel is not going to be for everyone, I really did enjoy reading it and found it to be an interesting way to pass the time. I definitely recommend Vessel to readers of YA Science Fiction and distopian and give it four out of five crossbows.

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Giveaway Information:  Winner will be drawn June 26, 2015

·        Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Vessel by Lisa T. Cresswell (INT)

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to review the book, Becca. I really appreciate it :)