The Last Year: Whispers in Autumn and Winter Omens by Trisha Ziegenhorn
We are hosting a blog tour for the YA post-apocalyptic series, The Last Year: WHISPERS IN AUTUMN, by Trisha Leigh. The tour is scheduled for September 24-29, 2012. Participants will also be reviewing advanced reader’s copy of the second book, WINTER OMENS, set to release the end of September.
Monday, Sept. 24:
- A Dream Within A Dream ~ Review both books
- Book Briefs ~ Review both books
- Sarah Elizabeth’s Bookshelf ~ Review both books
- Bookworm Lisa ~ Review both books
- My Seryniti ~ Review both books
- Journey with Books ~ Review both books
- A Written Rhapsody ~ Review WHISPERS IN AUTUMN
Tuesday, Sept. 25:
- The Book Galaxy ~ Review both books
- Always YA at Heart ~ Review both books
- Bookshelf Confessions ~ Excerpt
- Howling Books and Design ~ Review both books
- the life of fiction ~ Review both books
Wednesday, Sept. 26:
- A Diary Of A Book Addict ~ Review both books
- Letters Inside Out ~ Review WHISPERS IN AUTUMN
- A Bibliophile’s Thoughts on Books ~ Review WHISPERS IN AUTUMN
- Breathe In Books ~ Review both books
Thursday, Sept. 27:
- Ja čitam, a ti? (I’m a reader, what about you?) ~ Review both books
- StuckInBooks ~ Review WHISPERS IN AUTUMN
- Book Loving Mom ~ Review WHISPERS IN AUTUMN
- My Little Pocketbooks ~ Excerpt
- Speculating on SpecFic ~ Excerpt
- It’s A Hardcover Life ~ Review both books
- The Fairytale Nerd ~ Ten Facts
Friday, Sept. 28
- Sweet Southern Home ~ Excerpt from WINTER OMENS
- A Tale of Many Reviews ~ Excerpt from WINTER OMENS
- Kindle Fever ~ Review WHISPERS IN AUTUMN
Saturday, Sept. 29
- FireStarBooks ~ Excerpt from WHISPERS IN AUTUMN
- JennReneeRead ~ Review WHISPERS IN AUTUMN
- Reader Girls ~ Review both books
In 2015, a race of alien Others conquered Earth. They enslaved humanity not by force, but through an aggressive mind control that turned people into contented, unquestioning robots.
Except sixteen-year-old Althea isn’t content at all, and she doesn’t need the mysterious note inside her locket to tell her she’s Something Else. It also warns her to trust no one, so she hides the pieces that make her different, even though it means being alone.
The autumn she meets Lucas, everything changes.
Althea and Lucas are immune to the alien mind control, and together they search for the reason why. What they uncover is a stunning truth the Others never anticipated, one with the potential to free the brainwashed human race.
It’s not who they are that makes them special, but what.
And what they are is a threat. One the Others are determined to eliminate for good.
Althea and Lucas barely escaped the Others’ clutches in the autumn, and were separated in the process. Alone and on the run from the cruel alien race determined to exterminate her, Althea struggles to adapt and survive in a world she never imagined.
When a boy named Pax appears out of nowhere, he quickly recognizes Althea for what she is – a human/Other hybrid just like him. Althea begs him to help her find Lucas, but Pax refuses, intent on following his own mysterious agenda.
The Others’ presence continues to devour the planet’s resources, and if history is an indication, they won’t leave until Earth is destroyed beyond repair. Althea and Pax sense the only way to save themselves – and maybe their home – is to understand the powers simmering inside them.
Together they push the limits of their capabilities in the quiet Wilds, but are soon confronted with a terrifying fact: no place is safe from the relentless pursuit of the Others.
Least of all their own minds.