Blog Tour: Justice Buried by Hilary Thompson (Review + Playlist + Giveaway)

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Justice Buried
Hilary Thompson
Release Date: Jan 15, 2014
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Synopsis:
The people need Justice, but she’s not listening.

One hundred years before, the Great Sickness reduced the world to three cities. Now the community of Asphodel is trapped underground, waiting for the prophesied maiden of Justice to return and save them from their Fates.

Sixteen-year-old Astrea is supposed to be this savior – too bad for them she isn’t a believer.

Trea fights against her false destiny: she rebels against her family and friends, then refuses her arranged marriage to the charming but deceitful Lexan. Learning her life is in danger, Trea is forced to trust Lexan – until she discovers a power she never knew she had, and one he already knew he did.

As betrayal closes every door, Trea decides she must submit to her stars and accept her fate. Then a handsome stranger offers her an unexpected escape and the chance to create her own destiny.
This is a very engaging & entertaining read! And since my forte is dystopian books, this easily pave its way to "most likely I am going to like it" list. Yup, I have that. The fun thing about the story is there's variety of things that all thrown into one plot. We have mythology (which I am a sucker at), astrology (I am a firm believer of zodiac signs except that: 'Leo will get lucky today' thingy HA) and lastly, sci-fi/dystopian genre!!! So with these said, I can affirm that this is indeed an interesting and VERY UNIQUE book! At first I was confused with the terms and the leader thing going on since the very first chapter really overwhelmed me. Who...what? Who's watching her? Huh? Why is she praying? And what did she see on that wall climbing activity? (oooh that really piqued my interest). There's a lot to take in, but once you get through the basic facts of the world, then everything comes easy and totally enjoyable!

I have mix feelings with Astrea, she really struck me as a mediocre character at first, but there's character development in here folks! I thought that being hot-tempered and sometimes whiny will be carried out though the whole story, but as I continue to explore more, I found Astrea to be a likable character. Okay so now, let's go to this apsect of the book: Love triangle. Um. I generally don't like love triangles, but in this book I can say that I am not siding on Lexan or Stian right now, I just really feel that there's something obvious with the characters' relationships, but I am still looking forward to the romance on the next books!

All in all, the world building totally amazed me. It's really unique and there's this distinguished in the variation of myth, astrology and futursistic approach. I just wish that there's more closure to the three cities. And also a development on the romance since others might look at it as another cliche romance. Hee. There's always more than what the synopsis says, so I recommend you to stick with this book 'til the end! :D



Playlist:
(x) Meant to Be- Switchfoot
(x) What you are- Jewel
(x) Sky Fall - Adele

About the Author:
Hilary Thompson is an independently-published author who released her debut Young Adult novel, Justice Buried, in January, 2014. Justice Buried is the first in a dystopian fantasy series incorporating mythology and astrology, with the second full-length title due later in 2014.
She also teaches high school English, which gives her some insight into her target audience, and helps her maintain a thick skin.
hilarythompsonauthor.blogspot.com | http://twitter.com/HilaryLThompson | https://www.facebook.com/hilarythompsonauthor


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4 comments

  1. This one sounds fantastic, like you, I love my dystopians too. It sounds like a really unique blend of dystopian and supernatural almost. It sounds like a cross between Enclave and the David Estes Dwellers series, have you read those? I'll definitely be adding this one to my list. Thanks for sharing Abby.

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  2. This sounds really interesting and the cover is so cute, just might have to add this to my TBR haha.

    great review :)

    also, I've tagged you in The Book Blogger Test survey :)

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  3. I haven't heard of this one but it sounds really intriguing. I love dystopians so this sounds like my kind of book. Will definitely be considering this one. Thanks for sharing :)

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