Friday, June 28, 2013

Excerpt + Giveaway: Shutdown by Heather Anastasiu

I'd like to thank Itching for Books for allowing me to participate in this tour. Today I have an excerpt for you and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end =)

You can see the complete tour list here. 

Publication Date: July 2nd 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Series: Glitch#3
Purchase: Amazon

The battle is all but over, and hope seems to be lost. Zoe and her fellow Resistance fighters are on the run, having lost their home, their protection, and their leader. They are outnumbered and outmatched by the powerful corporation that controls the world, and the cruel Chancellor is inches away from completing a scheme that would kill most of humanity. Zoe's only remaining option is to chase the impossible dream of upending the Link system, freeing the world from the hardware that controls their thoughts and emotions, and hope it will trigger a revolution. 

The plot requires a nearly impossible mission to infiltrate the dangerous Community, and it is a task that Zoe must unfortunately complete alone. With challenges and surprises at every turn, nothing goes according to plan. Adrien's visions of the future now show two possible outcomes: one in which they succeed, and one in which humanity falls. It all lies in Zoe's hands. 

Full of romance, high-adrenaline action and shocking twists, Shutdown is a heart-pounding conclusion to an exciting sci-fi adventure trilogy for young adults. 

The thrilling conclusion to an action-packed sci-fi trilogy.


It's kind of hard to choose the excerpt because if you haven't read the series yet I don't want to give too much away. Anyway here's the sneak peek of the third book hope you like it =)

 "You can't be mad at me forever." he said, pitting a hand on my arm to stop me from walking away. His face softened. "We were friends once."

     I stared at him open-mouthed. Did he really think we could just pretend the past hadn't happened? That he hadn't  let the Chancellor capture and torture the boy I loved? Thus he hadn't impersonated him for two months? But then again, Max's powers of self-deception had always been more impresive than his shape-shifting ability. He only cared about what he wanted, and he barely even noticed the people he destroyed to get it. 

     Max would pay too. He thought eventually I'd forgotten him for what he'd let happen to Adrien. While Max was impersonating Adrien, Adrien was off being tortured by the Chancellor because his love for me had somehow enabled him to fight back against her compulsion. When even the torture couldn't make him tell her his visions, she'd cut out portions of his brain to make him complaint. The lobotomy had succeeded in making him obedient, but it also made him stop having visions altogether. And it had left him a shelf of a person who, in spite of some groundbreaking tissue regrowth treatments, still didn't seem to be able to feel emotion

     I'd forgiven Max for every other horrible thing he'd done in the past. But he was wrong this time. He'd live his whole life and then die, and I'd still never forgive him.

     I didn't know which was healthier---sadness or anger--- but anger was certainly more productive. Sadness made me numb, like I wanted to sleep for a hundred years. Anger, on the other hand, made me active, gave me energy and purpose, and kept me busy planning my revenge against the Chancellor. Most of the time, if I kept busy enough, it even staved off the guilt. Or at least, I had so many things to do, I could push it to the back of my mind and let it feed the anger instead of consuming me.

    I pulled my arm away from his touch, biting back  what I really wanted to say: that I looked forward to the day he went into a coffin box and was burned to ass in an incinerator. The thought surprised me as soon as it flitted through my head. 

    I never used to have thoughts like that. A year and a half ago, I hadn't even understood what the word hate meant. But Max was an execellent teacher.

About Heather: 
Heather Anastasiu grew up in Texas and recently moved to Minneapolis with her family. When she's not busy getting lost exploring the new city, she spends most days writing at a café or daydreaming about getting a new tattoo.

You can also find her on: Website | Goodreads | Twitter 


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1 comment :

  1. Really nice excerpt. Thanks for participating :)


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