Reclaiming Shilo Snow Blog Tour Review & Givaway

If you’re looking for a fun tech savvy YA Sci-Fi to read next than this is the book for you! Reclaiming Shilo Snow by Mary Weber is the second installment to The Evaporation of Sofi Snow and it won’t disappoint! It picks up right where the first book left off but this time you get to explore Delon, the alien planet that’s sat within the Milky Way for the past 11 years.

A big Thank You to Fantastic Flying Book Club for picking me to participate in the Reclaiming Shilo Snow Blog Tour! I’ve really enjoy working with them and can’t wait to see what other tours they’ll be hosting in the coming months! If you haven’t checked out their blog yet, you are missing out!


About: Reclaiming Shilo Snow

Reclaiming Shilo Snow (The Evaporation of Sofi Snow #2)

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By Mary Weber
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: March 6, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Dystopia
Synopsis:
Trapped on the ice-planet of Delon, gamer girl Sofi and Ambassador Miguel have discovered that nothing is what it seems, including their friends. On a quest to rescue her brother, Shilo, a boy everyone believes is dead, they must now escape and warn Earth of Delon’s designs on humanity. Except the more they unearth of the planet and Sofi’s past, the more they feel themselves unraveling, as each new revelation has Sofi questioning the very existence of reality.

Meanwhile, back on Earth, Sofi’s mom, Inola, is battling a different kind of unraveling: a political one that could cost lives, positions, and a barely-rebuilt society, should they discover the deal made with the Delonese.

But there’s a secret deeper than all that. One locked away inside Sofi and ticking away with the beginnings, endings, and answers to everything. Including how to save humanity.

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The First Book in the Series

Ever since the Delonese ice-planet arrived eleven years ago, Sofi’s dreams have been vivid. Alien. In a system where Earth’s corporations rule in place of governments and the humanoid race orbiting the moon are allies, her only constant has been her younger brother, Shilo. As an online gamer, Sofi battles behind the scenes of Earth’s Fantasy Fighting arena where Shilo is forced to compete in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. But when a bomb takes out a quarter of the arena, Sofi’s the only one who believes Shilo survived. She has dreams of him. And she’s convinced he’s been taken to the ice-planet.
Except no one but ambassadors are allowed there.
For Miguel, Earth’s charming young playboy, the games are of a different sort. As Ambassador to the Delonese, his career has been built on trading secrets and seduction. Until the Fantasy Fight’s bomb goes off. Now the tables have turned and he’s a target for blackmail. The game is simple: Help the blackmailers, or lose more than anyone can fathom, or Earth can afford.

 


Review

4 Stars

I really enjoyed this book so much! I don’t read a lot of Sci-Fi of any kind so I’ve made a point to really get into it more. I’m so glad that I took the opportunity to sign up for Evaporation of Sofi Snow because I really enjoy this duology! Book two was just as good as the first one and it was even better getting to learn more about the alien species that’s been inhabiting parts of Earth for the 11 years since their arrival.

Sofi is such a fun character. She doesn’t let anyone get in the way of what she wants and that is to find her brother. Throughout this book we learn more about her childhood through flashback memories that seem to happen at seemingly random times. She finds herself trying to navigate this alien planet and learns that there may not be a coincidence when it comes to her knowledge of the Delon technology, especially when she realizes she’s been there before. In this book Sofi finds herself, her strength, her abilities, and even comes to accept that her past does not determine her future. She overcomes the heartaches she faced when she was younger and sees that maybe her mother isn’t as cold and distant as she believed her to be.

Miguel is also faced with many challenges in this book. He’s trying to be there for Sofi in a way that he couldn’t be when it counted and their relationship grows because of it. He is also an advocate for the children who have been taken over the previous 18 months and fights hard to help Sofi not only find Shilo but also the missing children. His goal is to expose the Delon for their trafficking of these kids and the reasons behind why they are doing it. He is such a strong and stable character which helps bring balance to the characters in these books!

Inola! We get a third POV in this book and that is from Sofi and Shilo’s mom CEO Inola Snow. This is where we really get to see the politics behind the negotiations between the Delonese and humans. She is forced to play a dangerous game in order to keep her children alive but also keeping her role in the deal she made with the Delonese in regards to child testing. We also get to see her struggle between having given up so much, including her relationship with her children, to build a society between the Delonese and humans. Her selfish motivations that took place 11 years prior are catching up to her and all she’s left with is the possibility that it’s too late to rebuild the relationship with her children that has always been in the back of her mind. Is she too late to save them and all the others?

I really enjoyed the different areas that were explored in this book. It did get confusing at times but in the end everything came together. I’d definitely recommend this book to YA Sci-Fi lovers!

 


About the Author

MWeberMary Weber is the award-winning HarperCollins author of the bestselling young adult Storm Siren Trilogy, and The Evaporation of Sofi Snow series. An avid school and conference speaker, Mary’s passion is helping others find their voice amid a world that often feels too loud. When she’s not plotting adventures involving tough girls who frequently take over the world, Mary sings 80’s hairband songs to her three muggle children, and ogles her husband who looks strikingly like Wolverine. They live in California which is perfect for stalking L.A. bands and the ocean. She gets nerdy at @maryweber.com, FACEBOOK @MaryWeberAuthor, INSTAGRAM @MaryWeberAuthor, and GOODREADS.

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