Aug 26, 2013

Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway -- Exemeus by Folami and Abeni Morris

About the Book
Her short life was devoted to love and to hate. Love of the man who stole her heart, hate for the man who stole the world. Murdered by the government she swore to destroy, she's been given another chance to make it right. But to save the planet, she needs the help of the most powerful mystic the world has ever seen—unfortunately he hasn’t been born yet.

In a world where fear is the only currency, Dephon has committed the ultimate crime: inspiring hope.

His only goal is to make it safely through ninth grade, but on a post-apocalyptic Earth run by the Treptonian government, it isn’t that simple. Heir to a legendary power, Dephon Johnson is the only threat to the government’s rule. And on Trepton, all threats must be eliminated. When hundreds of assassins are dispatched to neutralize him, Dephon is forced to fight back. His only chance of survival is to enlist the aid of the greatest warrior the world has ever known. The only problem is, she's been dead for 13 years.

My Rating:

In a world where there is no diversity and you are not allowed to assemble ever, except for maybe on your designated shopping day, the Earth has become known as Trepton. The Treptonian government run the population through fear and students must attend school underground in the sewers. Dephon is your typical unpopular kid, harassed by the football team and just trying to get through life, when we discovers that his family has a lot of big secrets. Magic runs in his family history and it is strong and he must do everything he can to make sure he is prepared for an impending war.

Exemeus is really two tales in one. It is the story of Dephon coming to realize his heritage and power but also the history of his mother and her life before she died for a great cause. The story alternates with Dephon reading a book a book about his mother’s life while figuring out his own and that was an interesting way to get through the book. I found it a little confusing at first because I kept forgetting who I was reading about when I had to leave for something.

Dephon is a character that you grow with throughout the book though his revelations of his new gifts and his mothers story. I think that the magic was interesting and the world building was unique and fun.

In the beginning it was hard to understand some of the world building though because there are so many different components: Earth is completely changed as a post-apocalyptic setting, then there are other planets that are their own worlds and on top of all that existing cultures that we have learned about in history are recaptured with magic and lore that will blow the readers mind and make you think about the everything very differently and in a fun and exciting way. I have to say that while this wasn’t the fastest read I have picked up lately it was very fun and full of magical elements and plot that kept me interested and excited to read more.

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  Here are the Prizes!:
1 winner will get the Kindle 6" e-ink, 
1 will get a $25 Amazon Gift Card
1 will get a Paperback of Demon's at Deadnight by A & E Kirk

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About the Authors
Folami and Abeni Morris are a sister-sister writing team. Together they wrote (and rewrote) The Exemeus, somehow managing to accomplish it without murdering one another. Despite their facial similarities, tendency to finish each other’s thoughts and stick up for each other constantly, no, they’re not twins and thus deserve their own individual bio. 

Folami Morris: 
Folami grew up in the tiny city of San Mateo Ca, where nothing ever happens and no one ever leaves. She went to Xavier University for undergraduate, getting her B.A in physics and her B.S in Biology. After graduation she returned to California, to live in an even smaller city, where even less happens, Antioch Ca. During this time she escaped the monotony by hanging out with her imaginary friends Hyalee and Dephon, and by writing the Exemeus. She finally escaped to Queens NY and now realizes that quiet and tiny aren’t so bad. 

Abeni Morris: 
As luck (and logic) would have it, Abeni grew up in the same tiny little town as her sister, then she too escaped to the tinier town of Antioch. She has yet to leave. She received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood development from Cal State East Bay. She is the mom of two amazing kids, who swear that they deserve a percentage of the book proceeds and a ton of the credit. At least she raised dreamers.
Find the book: Amazon | GoodReads
Find the authors: Website


Scavenger Hunt Time! (Win a Kindle Fire or $150!) 

This is open internationally, but if you are outside the US you will receive the $150 via paypal.
Yay! You found the Exemeus scavenger hunt. Below are the second set of questions for the week.

3. What is stolen out of the safe at the Johnson family Home?
4. What does Jacqueline put in Dephon’s locker?

Tune in tomorrow at Ja citam, a ti?

If you missed the first stop visit My Guilty Obsession. Good luck!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop and for posting the Scavenger Hunt as well!