Uber excited to be hosting today's stop on the Colony East Blog Tour! This has been a much anticipated book as the first of the series took over my heart and ran away with it. Thank you to Scott Cramer and Candace's Book Blog for allowing me to join in on the fun and providing us with a great book to review on the blog! Make sure to scroll down for a chance to win a great giveaway and to check out the other blogs on the tour!

Colony East (Toucan Trilogy #2) by Scott Cramer

Genre:Young Adult Science Fiction/ Dystopian
Age: 12 +
Published: Oct. 2013
Find the book: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iTunes | KOBO

In a terrifying world where an epidemic has killed off most of the world's adults, fifteen-year-old Abby struggles to keep her brother and sister safe.

When a new, deadly disease spreads among the survivors, Abby must make the dangerous journey to Colony East, an enclave of hidden scientists caring for a small group of children for reasons unknown.

Abby fears that time is running short for the victims, but she's soon to learn that time is running out for everyone outside Colony East.


I thought it would be great to do this review with my son David. He's a fan of this series and has developed a friendship with the author. (Thank you Scott for chatting with him every now and then!) So, here it is. I don't like being on camera a lot and this is a first for me but I tried to overcome some fears in this one. Hope you enjoy!

Quickie Review: Scott Cramer delivered a great novel. Colony East zeroes in on the thoughts and experiences of the two oldest Leigh children, Abby and Jordan as well as a new adult character, Dawson. The writing was great and had me flipping through pages trying to get to the end as quickly as possible. I didn't want this story to end. I still love these characters. Abby and Jordan are definitely opposites and through their struggles you can't help to cheer each of them on hoping that they'll come out of it ok, physically and mentally. Although my heart is still with book one, I still enjoyed this book thoroughly and thought the new twist in this trilogy was pretty awesome. 

ARC was provided by the author for the tour and an honest review.

Night of the Purple Moon (Toucan Trilogy #1)

Abby Leigh is looking forward to watching the moon turn purple, unaware that deadly bacteria from a passing comet will soon kill off older teens and adults. The lightning-fast epidemic sweeps across the planet when the germs attack the hormones produced during puberty.
On a small island off the coast of Maine, Abby must help her brother and baby sister survive in this new world, but all the while she has a ticking time bomb inside of her -- adolescence.
Night of the Purple Moon is FREE on Amazon & for Nook.

About the author:
Scott Cramer has written feature articles for national magazines, covered school committee meetings for a local newspaper, published haiku and poetry, optioned a screenplay, and produced customer reference accounts for a big computer company. His pursuit of a good story has put him behind the stick of an F-18, flying a Navy Blue Angels’ fighter jet, and he has trekked through the Peruvian mountains in search of an ancient Quechua festival featuring a condor. He is the author of Night of the Purple Moon and Colony East. Scott and his wife have two daughters and reside outside Lowell, Massachusetts (birthplace of Jack Kerouac) in an empty nest/zoo/suburban farm/art studio with too many surfboards in the garage.

Find the author: Website Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


$35 Amazon Gift Card (open anywhere with an Amazon available)
10 winners of ebooks of Night of the Purple Moon and Colony East

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1 comment:

  1. Aw, I LOVE this review! It's so great that you guys did the vlog review together, it was perfect! Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop and putting so much effort into your review!