Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Metaltown - Review and Trailer

Idgie Says:
Metaltown is a great YA read - the writing is strong, the characters alive on the pages and the story has a lot of bite. It is a dystopian futuristic tale, but it truly boils down to the basic tale of the Haves vs. the Have Nots and the people in the battle that might be unexpectedly finding middle ground. A novel that both young men and women can relate to. 


About Metaltown 
(Tor Teen, on-sale September 20th, 2016)

Kristen Simmons's Metaltown, where factories rule, food is scarce, and hope is in short supply.

The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She’s been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember. But now Ty has Colin. She’s no longer alone; it’s the two of them against the world. That’s something even a town this brutal can’t take away from her. Until it does.

Lena’s future depends on her family’s factory, a beast that demands a ruthless master, and Lena is prepared to be as ruthless as it takes if it means finally proving herself to her father. But when a chance encounter with Colin, a dreamer despite his circumstances, exposes Lena to the consequences of her actions, she’ll risk everything to do what’s right.

In Lena, Ty sees an heiress with a chip on her shoulder. Colin sees something more. In a world of disease and war, tragedy and betrayal, allies and enemies, all three of them must learn that challenging what they thought was true can change all the rules.

An enthralling story of friendship and rebellion, Metaltown will have you believing in the power of hope.

Kristen shares: 
 I have written a short story for METALTOWN, which you can find HERE! This follows Matchstick (one of the characters in METALTOWN) and a young reporter named Caris. More METALTOWN? You got it!