Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sulan Online Book Tour: Review and Giveaway of Sulan (Episode 1: The League) by Camille Picott

Overview 
Sixteen-year-old Sulan Hom can’t remember life before the Default—the day the United States government declared bankruptcy. As a math prodigy, she leads a protected life, kept safe from the hunger and crime plaguing the streets of America. She attends the corporate-sponsored Virtual High School, an academy in Vex (Virtual Experience) for gifted children. 

Beyond the security of Sulan’s high-tech world, the Anti-American League wages a guerrilla war against the United States. Their leader, Imugi, is dedicated to undermining the nation’s reconstruction attempts. He attacks anything considered a national resource, including corporations, food storage facilities—and schools. When Sulan witnesses the public execution of a teenage student and the bombing of a college dorm, she panics. 

Her mother, a retired mercenary, refuses to teach her how to defend herself. Sulan takes matters into her own hands. With the help of her hacker best friend, Hank, Sulan acquires Touch—an illegal Vex technology that allows her to share the physical experience of her avatar. With Touch, Sulan defies her mother and trains herself to fight. 

When Imugi unleashes a new attack on the United States, Sulan finds herself caught in his net. Will her Vex training be enough to help her survive and escape?



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About Sulan
                                                  Recommended Ages: 15 and Up
                                                            Paperback: 296 pgs.
                             PublishedJune 2012 by Pixiu Press

                                  For This Review: *Paperback Book Copy Provided by Premier Virtual Author Tours *
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So happy this blog is participating in Camille Picott's Sulan Online Book Tour with Premier Virtual Author Book Tours . A real honor!

When read Sulan's overview thought there was a real magnificent story to be found here. And was right. Sulan (Episode One: The League) centers on a girl who's a math prodigy named Sulan. The world that she lives in is that perhaps of our own, maybe possible future. Her world has problems ever since America declared bankruptcy and terrorists who hate American have taken advantage of this. Terrorism led by Imugi have come to televise live executions of important Americans in society. Sulan knows as an intelligent individual she's part of the United State's future and that the terrorist would want to get her. In hopes of never becoming a target Sulan trains with illegal technology to be a non-stop force to be reckoned with. Leading her to meet a charming yet mysterious guy named Gun. Sulan now has the tools to fight back but the secrets her mom hides brings Sulan to meet Taro a young mercenary that reveals a shocking truth about her mom. It's something she could've never guessed.


Something that just makes Sulan (Episode One: The League) such a memorable and fresh read is the use of a Science Fiction cyber world with cool fighting scenes and moves by some of the characters. Sulan essentially lives in Vex (Virtual Experience). Many people aren't as lucky. The reason she is allowed to and be protected from the growing violent pace of the United States is she's as mentioned before a gifted child. Throughout our lives we know talented children are revered so we see that in Sulan. Very smart use Camille uses to make her book. The notion of gifted children. Camille not only gives readers a fun story but there various characters that are well developed where as readers your quickly drawn in. Its not hard to imagine Sulan's Vex experience in Sulan except it has a mix of creative Cyberpunk our world has not yet caught up to.

Sulan (Episode One: The League) is the first of a series that truly is unlike any book you'll find out there!
Overall: Amazing read!
Genre: YA Dystopian, Cyberpunk (Dystopunk)



Praise for Camille Picott's Sulan (Episode One: The League)
"This is a smart book, combining cyber-punk elements with a dystopian future. I really enjoyed Picott's world-building and hope for a sequel to fill out the pieces we get. This is a fast-paced, smart young adult read that I think anyone interested in teen, dystopian, or cyber lit will enjoy."- AliBird, Amazon Reviewer

" I'm not a huge fan of cyberpunk, but Picott's highly entertaining and witty YA novel completely won me over. Every chapter springs its own surprise and ends with a perfect cliff hanger that won't let you put the book down. Sulan's character is also a real gem. Her tenacity in the face of adverse circumstances - from being vertically challenged to dealing with villains - makes you root for her every step of the way."- Arlene Ang, Amazon Reviewer




About the Author
Camille Picott

Camille Picott has been writing books since the age of twelve. She specializes in science fiction and fantasy stories with Asian-inspired settings and Asian main characters. She is the author of two middle grade fantasy books, Raggedy Chan and Nine-Tail Fox.

In her spare time, Camille loves to read books and write reviews. Her reviews are written from a writer's perspective, highlighting various aspects of craft found in the books she reads.

To visit Camille, and to read her book reviews, go to www.camillepicott.com.


Sulan Online Book Tour Schedule!
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Bookworm 1858                         Sept 5 Review
Moonlight Gleem                        Sept 5 Giveaway & Guest Post
Red House Books                      Sept  6  Feature
She Treads Softly                      Sept 7 Review & Giveaway
Indie Book Blogger                     Sept. 6  Interview
Indie Book Blogger                     Sept 8 Review
A Book Lovers Library                 Sept  11 Review
A Book Lovers Library                 Sept 10 Giveaway & Guest Post
Allison’s Book Bag                       Sept 12 Review
Allison’s Book Bag                       Sept 13 Giveaway & Guest Post
Book & Movie Dimension a Blog             Sept. 13 Review
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PopcornReads.com                     Sept 14 Review & Giveaway
Joy Story                                       Sept 17 Review
A Book & Latte                             Sept. 17  Giveaway & Guest Post
Babs Book Bistro                          Sept 18 Giveaway & Feature
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J. A. Beard                                    Sept 20 Review
J. A. Beard                                    Sept 21 Interview
As We Were Saying                    Sept. 21 Review
Abnormally Paranormal              Sept 22 Review `
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IHeartMonster                             Sept 24 Review
Earth’s BookNook                       Sept 24 Giveaway & Guest Post
Alternate Readality                     Sept 25 Review & Giveaway
Samthebookaholic                     Sept 26 Review
Cheryl Rainfield                         Sept 26 Giveaway & Guest Post
Kayla’s Reads & Reviews        Sept 27 Review
Always a Book Lover                Sept 28 Review
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Write Obsession                      Oct 1 Review
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