Friday, February 27, 2015

Remote Book Tour: Review + Giveaway! @etopiapress @Apocalipstick_

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Welcome to my post for the Remote book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $20 gift card. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Release date: November 20, 2014
Publisher: Etopia Press
Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Dystopia/Romance

When technology fulfills every dream, reality becomes a nightmare.

Below the streets of New State, the undergrounders fight to remain free of the technological control of the world above. Every night, Yara risks her life fighting New State’s deadliest weapons, the drones. Half human and half machine, their living half tortured until everything human is gone, the drones have only one objective. Kill. And they do it with exacting precision.

Yara is good at her job and committed to her raids on New State. Until one of those raids brings her face-to-face with Joshua, a New State citizen who doesn’t quite fit her preconceived expectations. After a couple of awkward encounters, he shows her the meaning of hooking up—a computer simulation that allows people to live out their fantasies—without the complication of emotional entanglements or physical reality. But what Yara feels for Joshua is very real. And it’s punishable by law.

As she and Joshua grow closer, she convinces him to leave New State for her underground cause. But as the unrest between New State and the underground escalates, and the drones move in to destroy her world, nothing goes as planned. Families are arrested, loyalties are strained, and Yara’s forced to choose between her people and her feelings. The wrong choice could mean the end of her people, and reality could slip away—forever…

My Rating: 4 Roses

A great YA read that I really liked, Remote was a fantastic book. I enjoyed reading it.

Yara was a great heroine. She was strong, skilled, and smart, along with kind and loyal. I thought she was great.

Joshua was adorable. He was sweet for sure but when he found himself in a new and difficult situation, he didn't waste time before learning the skills he needed to adapt. I liked him as well.

The romance was sweet. It was clear that they were smitten with each other from the start and they overcame all the odds against try them. I thought they were great together.

My one issue with the book was that I needed a lot more explanation. I didn't get a reason for the New State being founded, about how and why the drones started being used, how the rebel movement began. And that kept me from being able to totally immerse myself into the book. So that brought it down but I still enjoyed it overall.

The plot was quick and kept me interested all the way through. I really liked the story and the ending has me interested in what will come next.

Remote was a wonderful YA read that I really liked. YA lovers, this is a book worth checking out.

*I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review 
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About the Author:
Lisa Acerbo is a high school teacher and holds an EdD in Educational Leadership. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, daughters, three cats, and horse. She is the author of Apocalipstick and has contributed to local newspapers, news and travel blogs including The Patch and Hollywood Scriptwriter.


  1. Thank you for being a part of my book tour and for the review. More information on remote and my other book, Apocalipstick, can be found at

  2. Great review, Farrah! This sounds like a great read and I like the sounds of the romance, especially! Glad you liked it despite the lack of explanation about the status of the world. I find often more info will be given in book 2 (though I can't recall if this one's a series or not). Sounds like an interesting world building though!

  3. I don't know what I would do if I lived in a world with half humans/half machines! Sounds like a great read!

  4. Oh the book sounds so interesting and with so much suspense! I have a feeling this would be one I could not put down and read into the wee hours of the night! Cant wait to see what happens between Joshua and Yara!

  5. Sounds very intriguing.

  6. this book is right up my alley. It is going to my list of books to read. Thank you

  7. Interesting cover.

  8. Looks like a great read! Thanks for the chance