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Friday, March 8, 2013

Review & Giveaway: Perception by Lee Strauss

Author: Lee Strauss
Publication: September 1 2012
Publisher: ESB Publishing
Source: Publisher/Author
Genre: Sci-fi/dystopian/romance
Audience: Young Adult (15 and up)
Event organized by: AToMR Tours

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Eternal Life is To Die For...
Seventeen year old Zoe Vanderveen is a GAP—a genetically altered person. She lives in the security of a walled city on prime water-front property along side other equally beautiful people with extended life spans.

Her brother Liam is missing.

Noah Brody is a natural who lives on the outside. He leads protests against the GAPs and detests the widening chasm they’ve created between those who have and those who don’t. He doesn’t like girls like Zoe and he has good reason not to like her specifically.

Zoe’s carefree life takes a traumatic turn. She’s in trouble and it turns out that Noah, the last guy on earth she should trust, is the only one who can help her.

My Thoughts:
Zoe is a Genetically Altered Person (GAP). Her world is turned upside down when her brother Liam goes missing. Zoe is determined to find him and will do whatever is necessary to find him. During her search for Liam, Zoe must brave the “outside”. During Zoe’s time on the “outside” she learns life altering information about her family and she begins to understand the “outside”.  

I enjoyed this read. I found it difficult to put down. I had to know what Zoe was going to discover next and where each discovery would lead her. Zoe must decide if perception IS reality. Strauss has created an impressive and realistic work. It is easy to picture GAPs in our future. I look forward to reading Volition to see where Zoe's story leads. 

Author Bio:
Lee Strauss writes historical and science fiction/romance for upper YA and adult readers. She also writes light and fun stuff under the name Elle Strauss

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VOLITION is the exciting continuation of Noah and Zoe's story from Perception

What doesn't kill you ...
Zoe Vanderveen is on the run with
her captor turned rescuer, Noah Brody.
They're in love. 

Or at least that’s what he tells
her. Her memories have returned but her feelings are dreamlike—thin and
fleeting. Her heart can’t be trusted. Just look at what happened with Taylor

Senator Vanderveen’s new team of
cyborg agents are in hot pursuit, and a reward for their capture is broadcast nationwide.
Record breaking cold and snow hinder their escape. Someone dies helping them.

And their fight for survival has
only begun.

Giveaway: (10) eBook copies of PERCEPTION. Open Internationally.
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To celebrate, Lee Strauss is giving away a $200.00 Amazon, Nook or iTunes gift card!
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  1. I wish I could get a better sense of the book from your review but I have read other reviews and heard great things about this one! Can't wait to get my hands on it later when I have free time and read it

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  2. Thanks for featuring Perception and Volition! :)

  3. This series looks really good. I have Perception and Ambition on my nook. I really like dystopians.

  4. I love this book. It's a great premise. I'm excited to read Volition!