Saturday, March 9, 2013



Release Date: September 2012
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Sci-fi/Dystopian/Romance
Event Organized By: AToMR Tours
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My Rating: 4/5 Stars
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo | Smashwords

 Want to read PERCEPTION? It is currently FREE on all sites listed above!
Eternal Life is To Die For. 

Seventeen year old Zoe Vanderveen is a GAP—a genetically altered person. She lives in the security of a walled city on prime water-front property along-side other equally beautiful people with extended life spans. 

Her brother Liam is missing. 

Noah Brody is a natural who lives on the outside. He leads protests against the GAPs and detests the widening chasm they’ve created between those who have and those who don’t. He doesn’t like girls like Zoe and he has good reason not to like her specifically. 

 Zoe’s carefree life takes a traumatic turn. She’s in trouble and it turns out that Noah, the last guy on earth she should trust, is the only one who can help her.

My Review

For this review, I decided to try something a little different. Let me know if you guys enjoy it! 
If I had to describe PERCEPTION the easiest way to would be: Imagine the cartoon The Jetsons mixed the movie Clueless with an added dose of science-fiction and action. It may sound like an odd mix, but it is awesome! Don’t believe me? Read the story yourself and tell me if I’m wrong. Yep, I’m challenging you. Yes You!

I will admit that at first, I seriously couldn’t get into reading PERCEPTION. I honestly feared that I would not be able read beyond page 40. The story just wasn’t catching my interest. I kept pushing forward and was blown away by how the story developed! Once my interest grew in the story I couldn’t put it down! The beginning may have been a bit shaky but the rest of the story was so well written that I finished it all in one sitting. The underlying mystery interlaced with a budding romance and surprising outcome had me on the edge of my seat! I really enjoyed how the book was divided up into two sections: Zoe’s perspective and Noah’s perspective.  So many different elements are present in this novel but they work together to bring this wonderfully addictive story to life.

Since PERCEPTION is considering a dystopian novel, I feel the world the story takes place in is very important. The world bestowed upon me was unlike any I’ve experienced, so strangely convincing. It was remarkable. I was able to picture the world in great detail and I dare to say, I can imagine the world being the exact same way in the distant future. The science and technology portrayed in this novel could very well be completely real one day.

I’m a sucker for a good old Romeo and Juliet like love story... and the romance in this novel is just that. Don’t worry though it isn’t instant love but it is forbidden and dangerous. I wish I could say more, but then I would ruin it.  =-X

Overall Opinion:
Will I be reading the next book in this series? Heck yes! 
Would I recommend PERCEPTION to you? Yes! What are you waiting for? Go get your copy ASAP!


What doesn't kill you...

Zoe Vanderveen is on the run with her captor turned rescuer, Noah Brody.

They're in love.

Or at least that’s what he tells her. Her memories have returned but her feelings are dreamlike—thin and fleeting. Her heart can’t be trusted. Just look at what happened with Taylor Blake.

Senator Vanderveen’s new team of cyborg agents are in hot pursuit, and a reward for their capture is broadcast nationwide. Record breaking cold and snow hinder their escape. Someone dies helping them.
And their fight for survival has only begun.


Tour Giveaway: 
(10) eBook copies of PERCEPTION

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I would like to share this awesome 2nd giveaway! 

To celebrate Lee Strauss
 is giving away a $200.00 Amazon, Nook or iTunes gift card!   

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*note these giveaways are sponsored by the author & ATOMR Tours*  
Lee Strauss writes historical and science fiction/romance for upper YA and adult readers. She also writes light and fun stuff under the name Elle Strauss

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  1. Thanks so much for featuring Perception and Volition and for your review! :0

    1. You're so welcome! Thank you for allowing me to do so! :)