Hello, everyone! You guys have no idea how excited I am for this tour!!! I was in a bit of a tour slump when I saw the sign-up for it, and I had been trying to cut back on the number of ones I would be involved in because I knew that I wouldn't have time. This book, though, it just looked so good! I couldn't NOT sign up! I'm completely in love with the premise, and I really think that you guys will be too!
And of course there are two REALLY cool giveaways at the end of the post. Anybody want a Kindle Fire?
Peaceful Genocide by J.A. Reynolds
Seventeen-year-old Mitzi and Deuce can recall how many drops of water were on a leaf from a rainstorm five years ago and conversations from last week, month, or year. They have the ability to remember every second of everyday—since birth.
This gift has blessed Mitzi with a history of being sexually assaulted by researchers and abused by her own parents. She trusts no one. Likes no one. Deuce, however, is a high school standout. His gift has made him a superstar on the football field and his memory promises him endless opportunities.
When they both end up at an Alzheimer’s research facility under false proviso, they quickly realize this place isn’t what it seems to be. They endure crazy military-style tests, are forcefully drugged, and complete real-life simulations that haunt them.
Mitzi and Deuce have no idea what the researchers want to do with them or their memories. But one thing is clear: the researchers will go to any lengths to get what they want.
JA Reynolds lives in the Midwest with a normal family, raising a normal daughter, with some abnormal pets. It’s extraordinarily ordinary.
For J.A.'s guest post, I gave her the topic of "Real-Life" Superhumans." Here's what she said:
Guest PostWhat’s a superhuman, exactly? According to Wikipedia, a superhuman is "a human with extraordinary and unusual capabilities enabling them to perform feats well beyond anything that an ordinary person could conceivable achieve, even through long-time training and development."
There are SO many superhuman "powers." There are real superhuman powers, and some not so real. There’s flying, echolocation, x-ray vision, super strength, savant syndrome, super tasters, just to name a few. It just so happens that the characters in my book, Peaceful Genocide, have real superhuman powers. All the kids have a gift (or a curse, depending on who you are) called hyperthymesia. People with hyperthymesia can "recall almost every day of their lives in near perfect detail." It gives them one heck of a memory!
Imagine having a memory where you could remember every second, or every day, since birth. Would that be a good thing for you? Or bad? I can see it both ways. It’d be nice to remember that summer vacation on the ocean in perfect clarity, but you probably wouldn’t want to remember that time you fell off your bike and broke your arm in explicit detail.
With hyperthymesia, the characters in my book have developed other special powers because of their memories. For example, Mitzi is a genius. Straight up something like Einstein. She speaks more languages than I have fingers on my right hand, and does mathematical equations like no man’s business. Deuce has used his memory to turn himself into a superstar on the football field. Little Paisley’s memory has turned her into the perfect thief, and Ralph has developed something special called ember action. They are some pretty amazing kids!
Personally, I would LOVE to have that superhuman power. Of course I would love to have other superhuman powers, too. What are some of your favorite superhuman powers?
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