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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

[Blog tour] The Polaris Uprising by Jennifer Ibarra Excerpt + Giveaway!

Featuring a fellow Filipino who also happens to be a YA author, Jennifer Ibarra. I'm sharing with you an excerpt from her novel, check it out and let me know what you think!

Title: The Polaris Uprising (Polaris #1) by Jennifer Ibarra
Release Date: October 30th 2013
Published by: Tiwala Books
Summary (from Goodreads):

No citizen shall be left behind.

Life in Neress is simple. For nearly four decades, people have known exactly what’s expected of them. Obey the rules, follow the path that’s been laid out, and everything will be provided for: food, shelter, education, safety. No need goes unmet.

But the cost is steep: you lose all rights to make your own choices in life.

In seven years, eighteen-year-old Ryla Jensen will come of age and take over for her father as president of this idyllic nation. Groomed since childhood to take on a role she’s not even sure she wants, Ryla’s only escape from the pressures of duty is her sister, Alanna. But when her eyes are finally opened to the oppressive regime her father built, she begins to question everything she’s set to inherit—and finds herself at odds with her sister’s blind allegiance to their father.

Torn between loyalty to her family and the fight for freedom, Ryla must decide just how far she’s willing to go to make a stand and risk losing the person she loves most in the world: Alanna.

Very interesting, right? Check out the excerpt here:

Please read this very important message from Jennifer and let's support her cause!

Cancer has touched all of us in one way or another. Those who have read THE POLARIS UPRISING will know that I dedicated it to my dear friend, Brittanie, whom we lost to Stage IV ovarian cancer in 2010. She was only 26 years old. In her memory, I am pledging to donate $1 out of every sale on Amazon and Barnes & Noble to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society from now until October 6--the day she was diagnosed with the disease that took her life. Every donation up to $2,000 will be matched by my employer, so your generosity will be doubled! Thank you in advance for helping me in this special cause.


About the author:

Jennifer Ibarra grew up on a steady diet of books, Star Wars, and other fantastic feats of the imagination. Her debut novel, The Polaris Uprising, is the first book in a trilogy and mixes dystopia with family drama, romance, and political intrigue.

She lives in Silicon Valley, where she does marketing for a tech company and spends her time running, cooking, baking, and keeping up with celebrity gossip.

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  1. Man, that excerpt was SO interesting. I HAVE to buy a copy of this book!

    1. Kaylaaaaaaaaa! You can order from Amazon! I'm tempted to buy a Kindle copy but I saw Dianne's IG post for a finished copy and it was so pretty. I want one too! Thanks for the comment! <3333

  2. Haven't read yet. That's what interests me. hehe

  3. Awesome post, Kai! :) I am a sucker for good Dystopian/Sci Fi stories, and this one looks like it has lots of potential :) I love the excerpt you shared and can't wait to get my hands on a copy now! Thanks for introducing me to this book luv!

    Evie @Bookish


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