Monday, January 12, 2015

Blog Tour: Hydro (Aurelia Series, #1) by A.C. Waltower

Hydro (Aurelia Series, #1)
by A.C. Waltower
Release Date: December 2014
Genre: Sci-Fi/Young Adult
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The year is 2091. 75 years ago, a nuclear war desolated Earth. The top 2% of the world fled to Hydro, a compound on the Moon. The rest of the population were left trying to survive on a barren Earth.

Seventeen-year-old Blake lives on Earth with his dad and little brother. When Blake’s father is given the grave sentence of terminal cancer, Blake decides to save his dad by sneaking onto Hydro and making a deal with Hydro’s council. In exchange for them saving his dad, he will give them the answer to everyone’s problem; the location of a new habitable planet.

The unexpected and unannounced arrival of Blake leaves many citizens with mixed feelings, none more confusing than those of sixteen-year-old Ziva. The more she learns about Blake and where he comes from, the more she learns that not everything she is being told about the situation on Earth in true, including those told by her beloved grandfather. Why has he been lying to her? And more importantly what is he hiding from her?

by A.C. Waltower

I know what I have to do.
I leave a note on my bed for Jabori, telling him to continue looking for Ronny tomorrow morning.
My dad is slumped over, sleeping at his desk. I kiss his forehead and then grab the gun my dad has hidden in his desk drawer. I pack some clothes and then sneak out through the crack in the latrine.
In a hurry, I walk to the cliff. I am careful not to fall on the slippery rocks.
I glance down, baffled at how high the drop down the cliff is.
“Okay, okay,” I say, as I try lamely to psych myself up for the jump.
I turn to look back. No one is chasing me, but I feel my heart racing.
 I take a deep, purposeful breath and turn back to look down at the drop again, half hoping that my eyes are playing a trick on me and that maybe the drop is a mere two feet.
Nope, they are not.
Jumping in this water is a crazy idea, but it is what I have to do. It’s this or a two-day hike down the mountain. It really doesn’t matter because both ways could kill me.
I survey the lake. The top layer of water is iced over from the freezing temperatures. To make matters worse, there are jagged rocks flanking the river. Like Darius said, I have to get a running start so I don’t hit the rocks or snags on my way down.
I push my fears aside and grab the gun from my back. I shoot into the water to break up the ice.
I walk back from the cliff. I take a couple of purposeful breaths and then run full speed toward the edge. Once near the edge, I leap high in the air and begin my quest to get to the moon to save my dad.

And if I die, so be it.

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My name is AC and I am an aspiring writer. I've always had a passion for writing, but find it difficult to write while juggling long hours at my day job. I, also, had to get the courage to publish my work, but this has always been a dream of mine.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome cover...I really like it. I also enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a very interesting book. Not something I would normally read but I'm looking forward to checking this one out. Thanks for sharing!