Lola Book Blitz: Suspected (The Elected Series #2) by Rori Shay

This is my stop during the book blitz for Suspected (#2) by Rori Shay. 
This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 20 April till 3 May, you can view the complete blitz schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.
So far this series contains 2 books: Elected (The Elected series #1) and Suspected (The Elected series #2). The Elected series is about the environment and environmental change and what can happen after climate change. It’s about a girl pretending to be a boy for the good of her country. Fans of Mulan will love this series.

Suspected (The Elected series #2)
By Rori Shay
Genre: Dystopia
Age category: Young Adult

East Country upheld the laws. Mid destroyed them.
In the year 2185 Earth is rebuilding after a global eco-crisis. Countries maintain complete isolation so there is no warfare over scarce resources. One Elected family is chosen to lead each country for 100 years to ensure stability. Women aren’t allowed to take office and must reproduce at all costs. Technology use of any kind is banned to preserve what’s left of the environment.
And yet, I’m my country’s Elected. I’ve just sanctioned technology use to ready us for war. I’m about to cross the border to spy on our neighbor. And…I’m a girl. Shhhhhh…..

You can find Suspected on Goodreads

First book in the series:
Elected (The Elected series #1)
By Rori Shay
Genre: Dystopia
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: April 8, 2014

It’s the year 2185, and in two weeks, Aloy will turn eighteen and take her father’s place as president of the country. But to do so, she must masquerade as a boy to avoid violating the Eco-Accords, four treaties designed to bring the world back from the brink of environmental extinction. Aloy hopes to govern like her father, but she is inheriting a different country. The long concealed Technology Faction is stepping out of the shadows, and as turmoil grows within her country, cryptic threats also arrive from beyond their borders.
As she struggles to lead, Aloy maintains her cover by marrying a woman, meanwhile battling feelings for the boy who knows her secret—the boy who is somehow connected to her country’s recent upheaval. When assassination attempts add to the turmoil, Aloy doesn’t know whom to trust. She understood leadership required sacrifice. She just didn’t realize the sacrifice might be her life.

You can find Elected on Goodreads

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About the Author:
Rori Shay is a strategic management consultant living in the Seattle area with her family, black lab, and cat. In the writing world, Rori is primarily know for her science fiction trilogy, The Elected Series. She enjoys running, reading, snow-shoeing, pumpkin-picking, and right now…writing the third ELECTED novel! Rori is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

You can find and contact Rori here:
Website – Facebook – Twitter – Goodreads

My Review
I was captivated by page one! The dystopian future created was truly unique and can not be compared to any other YA dystopian novel out right now. The characters created were strong and easy to relate too. You will find yourself attached to Aloy in a way that will have you bite your nails off. The story created will compel you to keep reading to the last page, so start this book on a night you do not need to wake up early. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys books, because the writing is just top notch. This book was original, well written, has a great story line, and strong characters this is a must read!
I honestly did not feel like the second book could live up to the first one because the first one was so good. However I was so wrong and truly happy about it! If you have be let down a lot lately by YA books then you need to pick up this series immediately. The first book was fast paced and had a suspenseful plot. Suspected follows suit with a fast pace nail biting plot, but is different form the first books' layout so it is refreshing. The imagery used to build the world in these books are amazing. Honestly I am impressed by the authors writing talent and style. The character development and emotional journey you take with them is enchanting! This book sets up perfectly for a third book and I can not wait to get my hands on a copy. I am devoted to the outcome of the characters and world created! THIS IS A MUST READ SERIES FOR ALL WHO ENJOY BOOKS!

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There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Suspected. This giveaway is US and Canada only. These are the prizes you can win:
- a kindle ereader and a signed copy of Elected by Rori Shay
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