Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Beyond What Separates Us by R.A. Morris - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

Join us for this tour from Sep 9 to Sep 22, 2020!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Beyond What Separates Us by R.A. Morris
Category:  Adult fiction 18 yrs +,  277 pages
Genre:  Dystopian, Sci-Fi
Publisher:  Iguana Books
Release date:   September, 2020
Content Rating:  PG-13 Some swearing and violent scenes.  

Book Description:

Four strangers from distant parts of the world struggle to survive on a planet torn apart by war, greed and disease. Living under drastically different circumstances, they are each presented with an opportunity to choose what type of world they want to live in. Beyond What Separates Us follows these four strangers as they attempt to overcome hardships and reach their full potential. This is a story about the best and worst aspects of humanity clashing to determine not only the fate of our species but all other life on Earth. 

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My Review
Beyond What Separates Us is a fictional story with a very realistic vibe to it. It follows four different characters in four different parts of the world -- Hungary, Canada, India, and Colombia -- as they struggle to deal with their new future. Climate change (and the people in power) have caused serious devastation to the world, and the aftermath is now what the characters are trying to survive. There's a very tentative optimism within each character, although life is not easy or pretty at times.
Love and loss, families torn apart, gangs running rampant... it's all within the pages of this book.
There are also some life lessons we can all learn from hiding within the pages. 
I did struggle a little with this book at first, but once I got a little more into it, I became invested and wanted to see where each character's journey would take them. I think the character I felt for most was Miguel (from Colombia).
Beyond What Separates Us is a story full of hope, hardships, and humanity trying to do what they deem is best. It's a very real story that will resonate with readers.
I'd give it 3.5 stars.

Meet the Author:

R.A Morris was raised in Ancaster, Ontario and holds a Master of Environmental Studies from York University. After graduate school he spent a year teaching science in Honduras before heading back to Canada to work in the environmental sector. He has lived in the small remote community of Fort Good Hope and the territorial capital of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. He currently lives in Toronto. His first novel, Beyond What Separates Us, is a timely work of speculative fiction that offers a glimpse of what societies may look like if we continue on our path of ecological degradation.

Connect with the Author:  twitter  ~  facebook  ~ instagram  goodreads

Tour Schedule:

Sep 9 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Sep 9 - Pen Possessed – book review
Sep 10 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Sep 10 - Books for Books – book spotlight
Sep 11 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Sep 14 – Sylv.net – book spotlight
Sep 15 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 15 - Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Sep 16 – Momfluenster – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 16 - Lamon Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 16 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Sep 17 - Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review
Sep 18 – StoreyBook Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sep 21 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / guest post / author interview / giveaway
Sep 21 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 22 – My Fictional Oasis – book review  

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