This is my stop during the book blitz for The Mark of Noba by GL Tomas. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 25 till 31 August, you can view the complete blitz schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.
Sterling Wayfairer has one goal for his senior year: make his mark. He’s been slipping into the background his whole high school career—distracted by his mother’s mental health, unsettled by the vivid dreams that haunt him at night, and overshadowed by the athletic accomplishments of his popular best friends. But this year is going to be different. He’s going to break a few rules, have some fun, and maybe even work up the nerve to ask his crush out on a date.
But things don’t go exactly as planned. Students are disappearing, Sterling starts losing time, and it all seems to center around Tetra, a girl no one else seems to notice but him. When he finally tracks her down for answers, they aren’t what he expects: He and Tetra hail from a world called Noba, and they’re being hunted by a Naga, a malevolent shapeshifter that’s marked them for destruction.
Tetra and Sterling have distinct abilities that can help them fight back, but their power depends heavily on the strength of their bond, a connection that transcends friendship, transcends romance. Years apart have left their bond weak. Jumpstarting it will require Sterling to open his heart and his mind and put his full trust in the mysterious Tetra.
If he doesn’t, neither of them will survive.
You can find The Mark of Noba on Goodreads
You can buy The Mark of Noba here:
– Amazon Paperback
***Note*** I haven’t finished reading The Mark of Noba so this review will be amended when I do.
So far I’m enjoying the book. Interracial YA novels and in general diverse books automatically get me interested so The Mark of Noba was right up my alley. This book did not disappoint. I want to know more about the planet Geo, more about the different districts. The world building in this story was HUGE, like i found myself rereading paragraphs to fully grasp the descriptions. There is so much potential for many more stories about Geo and Noba (a prequel perhaps?) Speaking of Tetra, I started to enjoy the story so much more when it was from her point of view especially since I found Sterling unimpressive and a bit stilted at first. Tetra was very alien and impartial but nonethless complex and interesting. I wanted to know more about what she did in those months before Sterling befriended her. like I said before I’m not finished with the book yet because life got in the way, but I can’t wait to finish it and update this review. but in general I feel like GL Tomas’s debut novel was a great start to their author career, and with each book their craft will grow and improve.
About the Author:
Guinevere and Libertad go by many superhero aliases. Whether you know them by G.L. Tomas, the Twinjas, or the Rebellious Valkyries, their mission is always the same: spreading awareness of diversity in books. Oh, and trying to figure out the use for pocketless pants! They host other allies and champions of diversity in their secret lair in Connecticut.
You can find and contact with GL Tomas here:
– Facebook Author
– Facebook book blog
– Twitter account Libertad
– Twitter account Guinevere
– Twitter account YA book blog
– Twitter account NA, romance and adult books
– Author Pinterest
– Pinterest Book Blog
– Book Blog Tumblr
There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of The Mark of Noba. These are the prizes you can win:
– $10 Amazon Gift Card(US) or A book of your choice via The Book Depository up to $10(INT)