Friday, January 24, 2014

RELEASE DAY TOUR [Review & Excerpt + Giveaway!] State of Rebellion (Collapse Series #3) by Summer Lane

State of Rebellion 
(Collapse Series #3)
by Summer Lane 
Publisher: WB Publishing 
Release: January 24th, 2014

Everything has changed. After a devastating ambush that left the militia group Freedom Fighters struggling to survive, Cassidy Hart has been lucky to escape with her life. Along with her Commander and former Navy SEAL Chris Young, she's made a shocking discovery concerning the whereabouts of her father. The militias have moved further into the mountains. And the secret that is kept there will come with a price. 

But when the National Guard arrives, Cassidy is faced with a choice that will force her to decide between her friends and her family. Omega is getting stronger. The fight for freedom looms on the horizon. It's all or nothing. And Cassidy has no intention of giving up.

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From June last year,  I have been hooked as Cassidy Harts’s life in this dystopian, war torn world, unfolded before me. I think it's safe to say the Collapse Series is my new obsession. It is so very easy for me to just start gushing about everything I love about it, but I fear no amount of words would be able to do that. I find myself thinking about this series even when I’m not reading it. Summer has been very blessed with her story telling ability. I was totally engrossed from the first sentence until the very last period.

Summer’s writing is so realistic. She transfers the reader-whatever age or gender-straight into Cassidy’s life as she and Chris fight to take this country back from the Omega forces. We experience Cassidy’s turmoil in STATE OF REBELLION whether to leave her father and help Chris with the militia or stay safe at the camp with her dad.

STATE OF REBELLION picks up after the militia has met up with other militias. Combining forces to try and defeat Omega. Cassidy is one of my favorite heroines ever. She has matured so much since the STATE OF EMERGENCY. Both her walk and talk show just how confident she is now. She thinks like a kick butt soldier instead of a high school student. She is a force to be reckoned with and everyone knows it-even the other militias. And she is a heck of a shot. Chris can be confident when she is asked to help lead the militias into war.

I absolutely love Cassidy and Chris’s relationship. The way the two characters play off each other. Their conversations are an easy banter of sorts. And with Chris being almost 10 years older than Cassidy, you can see how he strives to take care of her at all cost. But yet in the final pages you can see Cassidy changing and realizing Chris can’t always be there and then the unthinkable happens.

This series has surpassed most of all the other series on my Kindle. As I've said before, this series is one of my favorites.. So in the end, the only thing I hated about STATE OF REBELLION or the Collapse Series as a whole, is I have to wait once more for the next novel. The ending to this novel is the very definition of a cliffhanger.

5 Hoots for STATE OF REBELLION & Summer!!

Copyright 2014 
Summer Lane 
All Rights Reserved

“This,” he says, “is all yours.” 
I step into the room. Weapons and equipment are hanging from every nook and cranny. It’s a goldmine of war goodies. Chris, however, is holding up a single object. A rifle. It’s brand new, it’s sleek, and it’s awesome. He hands it to me.
It’s mine. 
I curl my fingers around the weapon, the metal cool against my skin. I test the weight. Not too heavy. Just right for my size. A scope is mounted on top of the weapon. 
“I’ve really needed one of these,” I say. 
“You’re a great shot without optics,” he replies. “With it you’ll be unstoppable.” He hoists a backpack. “I packed this for you. It’s got a new uniform, supplies, equipment. Upgraded radio, night vision goggles.” He grins and pulls out a small handgun. “There are some nice toys in here, too. This one’s just your size.” 
“You packed this for me?” I asked, touched. Because with all of the things he’s got to worry about, it’s beyond sweet that he would go to the trouble of getting supplies together for me. “Thank you.”
“My pleasure.” He drapes one strap of the pack over my shoulder. “You’re really in the military now, Cassie. It suits you.” 
“I don’t know.” I gaze up at his sure, handsome face. “Does it?”
“I wouldn’t lie to you.” He tucks a loose strand of hair behind my ear. “There’s not a lot of people that would adjust to this sort of lifestyle so well. You’ve got a gift.”
“I’ve got a great leader,” I reply, standing on my tiptoes. “You.” 
He laughs softly, placing one hand on each side of my waist.
“Is that so?” he asks.
“Yes.” I kiss his cheek. “Thank you, Chris. For everything.”
“Don’t thank me yet.”
Read State of Rebellion to find out what’s in store for Chris and Cassidy! Do you write post-apocalyptic, survivalist, dystopian or adventure stories? Submit your manuscript to WB Publishing: 

Summer Lane is the author of the national bestselling YA/NA Romantic Adventure novels, State of Emergency, State of Chaos, and State of Rebellion, the first three installments in The Collapse Series. She is a freelance writer, publicist and lover of all things feline. Summer owns WB Publishing, a digital publishing company devoted to releasing exciting survival and adventure stories. In her spare time, Summer is the creator of the online magazine/blog, Writing Belle, in addition to being a co-founder and frequent contributor at NA Alley, a website dedicated to all things New Adult. She works as a creative writing teacher and consultant, as well. 

Summer began writing when she was 13 years old, due to the fact that the long afternoons after school were somewhat boring, and writing stories seemed to make the time pass a little quicker. Since then she has written many books about jungle cats, secret agents, princesses and spaceships. She is also a non-fiction writer, but her debut novels of The Collapse Series are her favorite books yet. You can find Summer hopping around on the Internet by following her on Twitter @SummerEllenLane. Want to talk to Summer? Email her at: 

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Summer Lane said...

Thank you SO much for participating, and for your review.
I appreciate it more than I can say!!!! AWESOMESAUCE!

Michelle @ Mom With A Kindle said...

It was my pleasure! Promise me I'll get to read the next ARC and very quickly!! :)