Monday, 10 February 2014

Radio Hope gets its first review, and it's five stars!

Less that two weeks after its release, Radio Hope has received its first review! The reviewer, blogger Sioux Roslawski, says:

The author has painted a picture of a world that we might end up with--if we keep abusing our environment and we if keep being devisive about people, keeping the "have-nots" separated from the "haves." Although this story takes place in the future, it's easy to envision it being not too far into the future...which is the terrifying part.

I appreciate that the author has given his readers some credit. Too often, books like this are full of chunks of background information. Different terms and backstories are explained at the very beginning, which slows down the story. Sean McLachlan trusts that his readers have brains and he has ensured that things are revealed in a logical, natural way...as the story evolves. (He even made us wait until the last page for a tidbit I was wondering about throughout the entire novel. I was worried I'd never find out the answer, that it would be just a forgotten detail, but McLachlan did not disappoint...)

I gave this novel 5 stars because it is normally not the kind of book I would read. However, despite it being outside of my reading box, I inhaled it. I read it in two nights, anxious to get to the end.

Sioux isn't the only person who said they've read it in two days. I take that as a good sign!

My virtual book tour is continuing. Today I'm being interviewed by Paris-based blogger D.G. Hudson.

8 comments:

D.G. Hudson said...

Congrats on getting a 5 star review! A great start.

Only one small item, I live in Canada, I'm not based in Paris, although that sounds much better. I'm Paris-centric or as one blogger calls it, I'm a Francophile.

M. J. Joachim said...

Congratulations! Hey, you've been featured on the A - Z Challenge blog today.
http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com

Arlee Bird said...

I like the cover on this book. Story sounds pretty interesting.

Lee
Wrote By Rote
An A to Z Co-host blog

Arlee Bird said...

Almost missed the followers block which was off my page. Now following this blog.

By the way since you have an interest in the Civil War you might have an interest in the most recent post on my memoir blog. The link is below.

Lee
Wrote By Rote
An A to Z Co-host blog

Rusty Carl said...

Am excited about reading it. Will be starting very soon. Congrats on the review!

ediFanoB said...

Congratulations!
I finished "Radio Hope" today and gave it five stars over at GOODREADS.
A full review is in progress ...

Sean McLachlan said...

D.G. Hudson: My bad!
ediFanoB: thanks so much!

D Biswas said...

Look forward to hosting you today!

Also, stopping by to welcome you on board the A to Z Challenge April 2014
Look forward to your challenge posts!


Damyanti
#atozchallenge co-host
Twitter: @AprilA2Z
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Looking for more from Sean McLachlan? He also hangs out on the Civil War Horror blog, where he focuses on Civil War and Wild West history.

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