Hey everyone! How have y’all been? Hope each of you had a great New Years.
Thanks to this wonderful website known as Prism Book Tours, I was offered the chance to join the Parched by Georgia Clark blog tour. Now I can tell you a really good book to read!!
In sixteen-year-old Tessendra Rockwood’s world, natural resources are at an all-time low. Most of the remaining supplies are funneled into Eden, known as the “powerful city of shining abundance,” while citizens of the Badlands eat gelatinous gray porridge and drink reddish iron water. Tess was born an Edenite, but after the death of her scientist mother she decides to combat this inequality by joining a rebel group called Kudzu. Together they uncover a shocking government plot to carry out genocide in the Badlands using artifical intelligence. Unofrtunately, Tess has some complicated ties to the project that test her loyalty. Robots, renewable resources, and romance get tangled together as Tess risks her life to bring justice to Eden.
Parched was a very interesting read at first. It took me a while to wrap m mind around the way that Georgia had imagined this dystopian place. After I reached about the third or fourth chapter, it was easier. As far as the characters go, I thought that the main characters were growing, changing, and learning through the extent of the novel. Tess was probably my favorite though, (As cheesy as it sounds to have the main character be your favorite…) I loved how while reading the book I kept seeing her try to have this tough exterior and act like nothing could hurt, while her human emotions continued to show through this wall.
The plot was good too. Upon starting to read it, I found that I just kept wanting to read and read and read. Nothing could distract me from wanting to find out what was going to happen to Tess next.
About the Author:
Georgia Clark is a young adult author currently living in New York City. Her second novel, Parched, is out now through Holiday House.
Georgia was born in Sydney, Australia. Her BA in Communications (Media Arts & Production) saw her becoming active in the student movement and blow way too much money on making short films and music videos.
After graduating she became a professional hipster for a while as Editor of The Brag, an excellent weekly music street press magazine. This also involved being in a band, the seminal electropop trio, Dead Dead Girls. She went on to become an Online Producer for a soapie called Home & Away, and Online Writer for Fremantle Media Australia.
In 2008 her first novel, She’s With The Band was published by Australia’s largest independent publisher, Allen & Unwin. She’s With The Band was released in the U.S. and the U.K. in 2011. It attracted five-star reviews.
Georgia has worked as a freelance journalist and copywriter for ten years. She is published in Cosmo, CLEO, Daily Life, Sunday Life, Girlfriend and more. She has attended writers’ residencies in Martha’s Vineyard and Portugal, and has also received grants for her work.
Georgia moved to from Sydney to New York in 2009 just for fun. Here, she performs improv, creates the award-winning SHO Sync app for Showtime and enjoys meeting new and interesting cheese platters. She writes from the New York Writers Room, which involves macaroons and many, many cups of tea.
Despite the fact Georgia writes and loves thinking about artificial intelligence, science and the future, she doesn’t own a smart phone and never learnt to drive. She lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
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Hope you enjoyed this review!
Until next time,