Today is my day of hosting the blog tour for the five part Future Movers series – how exciting!
The series is written by Deryn Pittar, a fantasy author from New Zealand. You might already be familiar with Deryn’s work, which includes flash fiction, YA and short stories as well as writing about writing. She says that she allows her imagination to run free to create interesting characters caught in unusual circumstances – she certainly has my attention!
The series synoposis says:
For 3 generations the genetically altered Corban family have hidden their talents from the Defence Department to avoid conscription. Genetically altered at conception, William and Belinda begin this saga and pass their genetic cocktail to their children. The mixture of talents each character develops can at times be a blessing and, at other times a curse, preventing them from giving into their heart’s desires. Intelligent, multi-talented, yet pretending to be boringly normal these characters continue to live their lives under the radar.
The series of paranormal romances follows the family’s trials, loves and achievements.
Okay so now that all the formalities are out of the way, what do I have to say about the book? I decided that I wanted to share my first opinions based on the first page – I think you can tell a lot about a book by the first page.
So I opened the book and started on the first page… and before I knew it I had finished the prologue. In three pages I had met some interesting characters, I got a taste of the fictional world and there were certainly some interesting concepts which caught my attention! Do people really know who we are by our 7th birthday?
These initial pages filled me with hope for the rest of the books – and what I’ve managed to read so far has not disappointed. There is no question that Deryn is a skilled writer as the books are well written yet easy to read, some of my biggest fears when it comes to e-books!
I think I’ll feel compelled to write a full review once I’ve completed the series … watch this space!