Friday, March 8, 2013

Dualed Blog Tour Stop

Welcome to the Dualed blog tour, hosted by Sarah at The Book Life! Dualed is an exciting, fast-paced dystopian and the debut novel for author Elsie Chapman. We're so excited to be promoting Elsie and her book and we are so grateful to you for stopping by to join in on the fun! If you've already read and loved Dualed, feel free to help us spread the love. If you haven't read it yet, then we hope we can get you excited for it!

by Elsie Chapman
Series: Dualed #1
Pages: 3047
Release Date: February 26, 2013
by Random House

You or your Alt? Only one will survive.

The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.

Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West’s confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she’s no longer certain that she’s the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.

Elsie Chapman's suspenseful YA debut weaves unexpected romance into a novel full of fast-paced action and thought-provoking philosophy. When the story ends, discussions will begin about this future society where every adult is a murderer and every child knows there is another out there who just might be better.

*A copy was provided by Random House for review purposes*

Wow, what a kick-ass book!  This was definitely a thrill-ride!  This book was action packed, fast paced, and breathtaking.  I really, really liked the idea for this book, even though it wasn’t an airtight idea (what if you and your Alt meet before you’re assigned? What if a completed goes nuts and becomes a mass-murdered?), and the writing was just awesome.  I really loved the beginning and ending of this book.  The middle was a bit more boring, not much was happening, but I did enjoy the rest of the story.  I thought I knew what was going to happen in this book, but Chapman added a little something to the story line.  I kind of wish she had chosen something else to add other than what she chose, because I don’t think the twist added anything to the story, and the excuse for the twist was horrible because nothing happened because of it.  I really enjoyed the story line though, and the ending was beyond thrilling.  I also liked the little hint of romance in the book – I think it was just the touch the book needed.  I liked the way Chapman developed it, and it didn’t take over the story, but was still present.

With such a strong, kick-ass book must come a strong, kick-ass heroine…and that was West.  She was freaking awesome!  I absolutely loved her!  She was smart, fierce, and kick-butt, but she had her weaknesses and flaws, and that made her a very interesting character, and I could kind of connect with her.  I also enjoyed the romance, and I liked how Chord was written.  I really appreciate the guy, because it’s obvious he’s really nice, but I liked the way he treated West, and I liked how he supported her.

I don’t have any idea where Chapman is going to go with the second book.  There weren’t any loose ends or things left unexplained, so maybe she’ll go on further with the little twist in the story that I mentioned.  I don’t know what she’s going to do, but I’m excited, for sure!

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~Follow the Tour~

2/25/13 Sarah @ The Book Life – Tour kick-off and Interview w/ Elsie

2/26/13 Jenna @ Making the Grade - Guest Post

2/27/13 Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves - Review

2/28/13 Anna @ Literary Exploration - Guest Post

3/1/13 Inky @ Book Haven Extraordinaire - Review

3/2/13 Joli @ Actin’ Up with Books - Guest Post

3/4/13 Sara @ Forever 17 Books - Review

3/5/13 Tara @ Hobbitsies - Guest Post

3/6/13 Lilian @ A Novel Toybox - Guest Post

3/7/13 Kayla @ Bibliophilia, Please - Review

3/8/13 Emily @ Emily's Crammed Bookshelf - Review

3/9/13 Michelle @ Passionate Bookworm - Review


  1. Besides Dualed, I'd love to read The Archived, The Collector and Taken.

  2. I'm pretty excited for The Collector and Vengeance Bound

  3. Vengeance Bound looks pretty amazing to me. Of course, anything that earns a comparison to Dexter looks pretty amazing to me.

  4. I want this book sooo bad! It looks so good! I entered on another the rafflecopter isn't giving me any entrees. I hope that is correct :P


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