Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Blog Tour: Spotlight: The Evaporation of Sofia Snow by Mary Weber

I'm happy to be participating in the blog tour of The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber! I haven't read this book, but it sounds like a unique and intriguing tale!

So without further ado, here's a spotlight of the book, excerpt, and giveaway! ^_^

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Title: The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

Author: Mary Weber

Series: The Evaporation of Sofi Snow #1

Genre: Science Fiction

Audience: Young Adult

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Release Date: June 6th, 2017


Ever since the Delonese ice-planet arrived eleven years ago, Sofi's dreams have been vivid. Alien. In a system where Earth's corporations rule in place of governments and the humanoid race orbiting the moon are allies, her only constant has been her younger brother, Shilo. As an online gamer, Sofi battles behind the scenes of Earth's Fantasy Fighting arena where Shilo is forced to compete in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. But when a bomb takes out a quarter of the arena, Sofi's the only one who believes Shilo survived. She has dreams of him. And she's convinced he's been taken to the ice-planet.

Except no one but ambassadors are allowed there.

For Miguel, Earth's charming young playboy, the games are of a different sort. As Ambassador to the Delonese, his career has been built on trading secrets and seduction. Until the Fantasy Fight's bomb goes off. Now the tables have turned and he's a target for blackmail. The game is simple: Help the blackmailers, or lose more than anyone can fathom, or Earth can afford.

About the Author:

Mary Weber is the multiple-award-winning author of the bestselling young adult Storm Siren Trilogy, and The Evaporation of Sofi Snow series (all by HarperCollins). An avid high school, middle school, and conference speaker, Mary’s passion is helping others find their voice amid a world that often feels too loud. When she’s not plotting adventures involving tough girls who frequently take over the world, Mary sings 80’s hairband songs to her three muggle children, and ogles her husband who looks strikingly like Wolverine. They live in California which is perfect for stalking L.A. bands, Joss Whedon, and the ocean.

Mary’s debut, Storm Siren, was featured in the Scholastic Book Fair, and her novels have been endorsed by New York Times bestselling authors Marissa Meyer, Jay Asher, Wendy Higgins, CJ Redwine, Shannon Messenger, and Jonathan Maberry.

You can also find Mary’s fun interviews in the paperback of Marissa Meyer’s NYT bestselling, CRESS, and in Jay Asher’s 13 REASONS WHY movie tie-in edition. Most recently, you can see her and her family as extras in the NETFLIX Original Series, 13 REASONS WHY.

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Book Excerpt:


   The ice-planet arrived in the dusky heat of summer twilight during Earth’s Fourth World War. Just when the moon’s jeweled fingers were slipping through that one broken slat in the barn roof that Papa always said he’d fix but never did. The same slat through which he’d pointed out Ella’s favorite star to Sofi and her brother, Shilo.
   As if everything within Papa’s wrecked heart was trying to keep their focus off Earth’s brutality by reminding them of their half sister’s spot in the heavenly skies. As if their forsaken little hearts needed any reminding of where her spot—or their mother’s—should be.
   “Shh.” Papa put a finger to his lips and beckoned Sofi over to watch the planet settle in place. “I won’t let anyone harm you. See how it’s moving across the moon?”
   Six-year-old Sofi mimicked him to her brother, putting her own finger to her lips. “Shh. They’re coming, Shi, but we won’t let them harm you.” To which baby Shilo spit and giggled before swatting at a firefly.
   Sofi pulled his tiny hand into hers as the sinister globe stopped a good distance beyond the moon—and
uncomfortably too close to Earth. To them. To their little broken-slatted barn that sat planted like a patch of sumac right on the decimated border of Old North Carolina and the rest of the starving, war-ravaged world.
   “Planet Delon” the broadcasters had called it.
   “The Delonese Death” was what her expatriate neighbor, Mr. Watte, was calling it.
   “The blasted planet from the pit of you know where” was what Sofi had decided to call it . . .
   That had been years ago.
   Eleven to be exact.
   But now here she was . . .
   Standing in the same place, same barn—just missing a few walls—with Shilo.
   Still calling it that.
   A sudden rustling emerged from the overgrown bushes, causing Sofi to glance around.
   “You think it’s the tech buyer?” Shilo’s twelve-year-old voice cracked mid whisper.
   She peered into the dark. “I don’t know, but if I tell you to run for the hover, you run.”
   He looked insulted. “And ditch? More like I’ll kick whoever’s sorry bu—”
   A boy emerged. Two boys in fact, each barely older than she was. Clearly drugged up. Skin and bones. Like many in the populations being “overseen” by the United World Corporations. The bigger kid held out a broken-tipped knife and Shilo slid in front of Sofi—never mind she was half-a-head taller than her brother.
   Sofi scowled. She shouldn’t have let him coerce her into bringing him. Especially for the thrill of earning a few extra bucks off her old tech devices.

Taken from “The Evaporation of Sofi Snow” by Mary Wever Copyright © 2017 by Mary Christine Weber. Used by permission of


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Blog Tour Schedule:

5/15 - Reading is My SuperPower (review)

5/16 - Thorn & Vine (review) & A Baker's Perspective (review)

5/18 - Bibliophile Reviews (Review),  Singing Librarian Books (Spotlight) & Thinking Thoughts (Spotlight)

5/19 - Bookworm Mama (review) & YA Book Divas (Spotlight & Excerpt)

5/20 - Just Commonly (review)


  1. Ohmyword, this book looks AMAZING (and the cover is gorgeous), I've been waiting so long to read it! I can't wait to get my hands on it ;).

    ~ Savannah

    1. It is a fun cover, isn't it? ^_^ I hope you can read it soon, Savannah! :)

  2. Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  3. I totally need this book!

    Also... did you notice the cover's color scheme kinda matches your blog?!? That SO cool!!!

    Thanks for taking part so we could all see this lovely book!!!

    1. Hope you can get a copy soon, Polaris! ^_^

      I didn't! That great! :D

      My pleasure, of course!

  4. Thanks for the excerpt today. I love getting sneak peeks into books and this one will be exciting to read and will keep me on the edge of my seat.

    1. You're welcome, Danielle! Excerpts are fun! I hope you get to read this book, and enjoy. :)

  5. Can't wait for this book! It sounds so amazing!