Monday, 19 September 2016

Blog Tour: Review, #Giveaway + More: The Fourth Piece (Order's Last Play #1) by E. Ardell

The Fourth Piece (Order's Last Play #1)
E. Ardell

Genre: YA Sci-fi/Fantasy
Release Date: July 8th 2016

Admitting what you are will end everything you know. Embracing who you are will start a war...

Life is great when you’re good-looking and popular…so long as no one knows you’re a vulatto. Being half-alien gets you labeled “loser” quicker than being a full vader. So it’s a good thing Devon, Lyle, and Lawrence can easily pass for human—until the night of the party. Nothing kills a good time faster than three brothers sharing a psychic vision of a fourth brother who’s off-world and going to die unless they do something. But when your brother’s emergency happens off-planet, calling 9-1-1 really isn’t an option.

In their attempt to save a brother they barely remember, Devon, Lyle and Lawrence expose themselves to mortal danger and inherit a destiny that killed the last four guys cursed with it. In 2022, there are humans and aliens, heroes and monsters, choices and prophecies—and four brothers with the power to choose what’s left when the gods decide they’re through playing games.

Book I in the Order's Last Play series
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What a rush! This was a spectacular debut novel that sucked me in from the very first word. I loved how Ardell introduced me to each of the main characters through the same experience but from different POVs in separate chapters. Not only did it allow me to get a feel for who these guys were, but it created a high level of intrigue around the incident that started it all. Who was the boy that each of the Ladreth boys saw? How and why were they all privy to the boy’s fate, when only one of them seemed to possess powers? And what journey was this vision going to take them on?

I doubt any of them would have imagined they’d be faced with such a heavy burden and one that would tear their lives apart. It was an adrenalin fueled ride that threw plenty of curveballs, testing love and loyalty. The hurdles they had to conquer throughout this book brought them together and broke down barriers, but it wasn’t all smooth sailing. The dynamic between each of the brothers was very interesting and really brought the story to life. There was obviously some animosity between Lyle and Devon, and Lawrie was a force unto himself. I am still quite astounded by how Ardell was able to seamlessly step into the shoes of not one but four teenage guys, and to write them to perfection.

Ardell also did a great job of intricately weaving a story that is relatable, even though it reads as fiction. Remove the alien element and this could very well be a contemporary story about the struggle for acceptance, as well as self-acceptance, in a world that is so full of hate.

I cannot wait for the next instalment to see where this adventure will lead these amazing characters.



About the Author

E. Ardell spent her childhood in Houston, Texas, obsessed with anything science fiction, fantastic, paranormal or just plain weird. She loves to write stories that feature young people with extraordinary talents thrown into strange and dangerous situations. She took her obsession to the next level, earning a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Southern Maine where she specialized in young adult genre fiction. She’s a big kid at heart and loves her job as a teen librarian at Monterey Public Library in Monterey, California, where she voluntarily shuts herself in rooms with hungry hordes of teenagers and runs crazy after-school programs for them. When she’s not working, she’s reading, writing, running writers critique groups, trying to keep up with a blog, and even writing fan fiction as her guilty pleasure.

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  1. Thank you so much Ms. Kade! Your words mean a lot and thank you for posting my promo stuff! :D --E. Ardell

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