Book Tour Review: Spartanica & Giveaway!


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Ty and Marcus Mitchell are average middle school brothers growing up north of Chicago until one night when they’re hurtled through an inter-dimensional gateway to a parallel world defined by its multiple moons and planet-wide apocalypse. As they struggle to figure out where they are and how to get home, the boys encounter refugees of “the last day” from the distant city of Atlantis and a mysterious girl called Bellana, the sole survivor and resident of the devastated city of Spartanica. Ty and Marcus soon learn they only have seven days to get home. But before they can leave, they must battle through long-extinct predators, track down the elusive Professor Otherblood, and rescue a new friend from certain death. Is all of this insanity just Ty’s overactive imagination or are the brothers truly on the brink of being stranded on the brutal wasteland known as Spartanica?

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Review

This high stakes adventure into a perilous parallel universe should have great appeal to boy readers and lovers of Edgar Rice Burrough’s classic John Carter adventures or Riordan’s Percy Jackson series.. My 13 year old son happens to be both. The author has a great concept of voice, and distinctly changes it between both of the characters of the brothers. I appreciated the fact that it wasn’t quite the same when each of them spoke as I tend to find that annoying. Although there were times when the author slipped into overwriting, his discriptive abilities made the world he built that much more realistic and visible. It’s great to find a book that appeals to this hard to reach reader group.

Author Bio:

Powers Molinar grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago and earned engineering and business degrees at the University of Iowa. While he works as a process engineer and project manager during the day, his passion is writing science fiction. His first novel, Spartanica, is the culmination of several year’s of part-time effort mostly late at night and on weekends when he wasn’t enjoying time with his wife and kids, all of whom were big helpers getting Spartanica written.

Powers believes every kid has the potential to become exceptional. In addition to being a blast to read, he truly hopes his books spark kids’ imaginations and inspire them to read more and maybe even become writers. Being a solid reader is a foundational piece of leading an exceptional life. Powers hopes his books can be part of that foundation for as many kids as possible.

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