Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Xpresso Presents Pendomus by Carissa Andrews Blog Tour Stop

Pendomus by Carissa Andrews
(Pendomus Chronicles, #1)
Publication date: October 10th, 2013
Genres: Dystopia, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult


Humanity has colonized on a tidally locked planet known as Pendomus, a planet of extremes. Half eternal scorching desert and half perpetual arctic night. Surviving along the temperate band between the two, we’ve set up home in a complex known as the Helix. Within the Helix lies a highly sophisticated, highly technological society functioning solely on humans fulfilling their life’s purpose. That purpose is determined and nurtured through a person’s natural aptitudes, as read by their daily brain scans. Eating, sleeping, even procreation is handled by professionals. These basic concepts, no longer a part of society’s every day norm.

Seventeen-year-old Runa Cophem longs to be more than part of the Helix machine. Her life inside is anything but fulfilling. She feels disconnected, and longs to be more than society dictates. Inside, no one socializes, no one interacts in a meaningful way. It’s never set right with Runa. She would love nothing more than to reach out to her family, but not even her own mother can show any semblance of love for her. Instead, Runa has found solace in the ancient woods nearby, despite being strictly forbidden.

Runa’s life takes an unforeseen turn when she’s brutally attacked, and left for dead in those woods near the Helix. Rescued by a stranger with blue hair, she’s immersed into a surprising way humanity has survived. Fueled by a yearning to belong, and an attraction she didn’t even know was possible, Runa wants desperately to make a new life. Yet, there’s much she doesn’t know about herself, about the planet and the forces controlling her from afar.

What she needs is some answers.


My Review

5 of 5 Pendomus

Pendomus is one crazy Sci-Fi read that I have ever read. I mean a world where everything is not what it seems. As I started reading I was so enthralled by a world that was so different but yet so similar in controlling the inhabitants of it.

On the planet Pendomus where there is either extreme cold or extreme heat life is like no other. Every thing on the planet is controlled by the government. You are assigned food, clothing and even your job. You have to obey the rules or there will be consequences. Runa is not normal she has different color eyes and hair color. She likes to do things outside the bubble because that is where she feels most comfortable.

The when Runa's turn is up to find out which job she will do she is given a job inside the bubble. She does not want this job because she does not want to be stuck in the bubble so she runs. When she runs outside the bubble she is attacked by the Morph and left for dead. But someone a stranger is there to help her and when she wakes up she is in a strange place with people she does not know. The stranger who has saved her is a human and Runa can't believe that there is life outside the bubble. But Trae saves her and helps her recover.

What Trae shows Runa next both scares her and baffles her because she has been taught one thing when in reality there is more. Will she comes to term with her new findings? I need book two like ASAP to find out what is popping that is how good this book is!

(Direct buy link is not yet available but will be found here come release day:)


Born and raised in central MN, Carissa Andrews has always loved books. She started her career at 15 in a bookstore, just to be able to afford her book fetish. By 19, she worked for a magazine publisher. At 22, she was working for printers to learn their trade. At 27, she went back to school for graphic design, and became an award winning designer. Little did she know all of her experiences would lead her to becoming a self-publishing power house.

At 31, a magical world on a planet far away, invaded her mind.

At 34, she’s learned what she needs to make her work successful.

Pendomus (Book 1 of the Pendomus Chronicles) will be released OCTOBER 10, 2013.

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Carissa Andrews said...

So glad you liked Pendomus! Thanks for being a part of the book tour. :)

CrystalGB said...

Pendomus sounds good. I like the cover.