Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Blog Tour and Giveaway - The Circle: Taken by Sage Sask

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Circle: Taken by Sage Sask. This blog tour was organized by YA Bound Book Tours. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you. There's also a tour wide giveaway. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour here. Enjoy!
Title: The Circle: Taken
Author: Sage Sask
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Publication Date: March 7th, 2019
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The world’s landscape was drastically altered when the Great War devastated humanity. A new order created six zones, all controlled by a tyrannical and repressive government.

Abandoned at eleven with no memory of her family, Alexia yearns to learn her true identity. Under the new government’s regime, sixteen-year-olds are evaluated for their desire to harm others. Throughout the test, Alexia struggles to conceal her secret. Failing in her mission, Alexia is taken and must fight to prove herself to her captors.

Desperate to escape, Alexia, embarks on a dangerous quest for the truth of her past. In the resulting battle between life and death, Alexia learns that sacrifice and the gift she fought to keep hidden may be her only chance for survival.

A secret unearthed, a shocking betrayal, and a moment when lives hang in the balance leaves Alexia with only one choice. Will the decision determine her destiny or end her life?

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EXCERPT:
He tugs on my foot and I topple backward. My head bounces off the ground as I land on my back. My foot hits the chair, toppling it. He throws one leg over me and grips my wrists over my head. My shirt protects me from his touch and another vision.

“This is a battle you won’t win.” His gaze locks on mine and searches my face. I keep it blank, hiding that my head is throbbing. “Are we finished?”

The war is not won with one act but instead a series of them.

Like a piece of paper drifting in the wind, the words float through my brain from nowhere. In them I find the courage to refuse defeat. Rearing up, I slam my knee into his back. At the same time, I twist my arms and push out of his hold to jam my fingers into the vein pulsing in his neck.

“No,” I finally answer his question, “we’re not.”

Furious, he pushes me off, then jumps up. With one arm he yanks me off the ground. With a low growl I face him, ready for his next move. Both of us are glaring at one another, getting prepared, when the door flies open. He straightens and steps back from me. Curious, I watch an older woman enter the room. Her dark hair is pulled back into a bun. The strands that have escaped frame her light complexion and blue eyes. Her unsmiling mouth wrinkles as she surveys the scene.

“Alexia.” She shuts the door then steps carefully over the broken glass. “Welcome to the Circle.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sage Sask is a team consisting of a Washington Post, USA Today and Amazon charts bestselling author and a group of young adult writers.

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