Monday, June 27, 2016

Hey, It's A Blog Tour for "Reign & Revolut​ion" by Janine A. Southard

by Janine A. Southard

Book 3, in The Hive Queen Saga
"Reign & Revolut​ion"
Genre:  Young or New Adult, SciFi. 308 pages.
Price: $3.99 ebook (at time of post)
Book Link: Click Here
The Hive Queen Saga’s Thrilling Conclusion!
Rhiannon and her Hive have mastered space travel. Sort of. At least, they’re better at it. They’ve outsmarted kidnappers, survived severe oxygen deprivation, and heisted back their own ship engine from would-be thieves. 
Since joining up, they’ve traveled further and further away from their home planet. But out on Yin He Garden Station (in Chinese-owned territory), home catches up at a physics symposium. 
When Alan’s former research advisor makes an offer that’ll bring them home as respected members of society, Rhiannon knows she has to accept. But home isn’t exactly as she left it, and a hostile space fleet stands between her aging ship and her new/old life. Should she be running towards the fleet, or scurrying back into international space as fast as her craft can go?
My Rating:  ๐Ÿ“”๐Ÿ“”๐Ÿ“” ๐Ÿ“–
My Thoughts: All Hail The Queen of Queens!
      This is the third, but possibly not last, book in the Hive Queen Saga. And if you have not read any of the books before you must stop and do so or you will be lost. Honestly it took me reading all three books to grasp the Hive concept and understand a few other plot points. The author is great in using intergalactic issues to explore contemporary problems that many young adults who read and love SciFi will find enjoyable.
       Now a complete hive with all male devotees, Queen-Commander Rhiannon has set her crew towards a new destination. The hive's arrival at the Chinese operated Yin He Garden Station is almost everything they could hope for. The gardens remind the Dyfed born hive mates of home and their lost connection to their love of nature. Rhiannon tries to keep her Devoted together but she is distracted by their guide, which is something a queen must never be, even if the guy is cute. But there is something else amiss about the station that puts the Hive at risk and soon they find themselves headed to the one place they swore never to return, Home. Though upon returning to Dyfed the hive witnesses a rebellion and coup. Queen Rhiannon won't stand for her world being controlled or manipulated and sets about doing something no other Queen has done before. The question is in the end will her hive survive?
       Overall, the story was a good conclusion to the saga, but I still have more questions. The whole hive concept is still strange to me but I feel like I'm just understanding it because Rhiannon herself is just grasping it. Rhiannon went from book smart to people smart, she grew from being about studying all the time to trying to understand and help people especially her people, which made her a true Queen and not a dreaded Preceiver (A position we still never find out more about). The subplot concerning all the missing queens, which was intermediately written into the previous two books became the focal point of the epic finale. There are still a few things I wonder about like what happened to the other devoted and queens who were used/abused in the rebellions schemes, I felt that was left open ended and the epilogue left room for more books in the saga. So if you are into SciFi, space travel, different cultures and family made up of people you may not be related to but still love absolutely care for then this series would be interesting to try.  
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Queen & Commander (Book #1)- Click Here
Price$0.99 (at time of post)
Hive & Heist (Book #2)- Click Here
Price$3.99 (at time of post)
Janine A. Southard
Janine A. Southard is the IPPY award-winning author of Queen & Commander (and other books in The Hive Queen Saga). She lives in Seattle, WA, where she writes speculative fiction novels, novellas, and short stories... and reads them aloud to her cat.
All Janine’s books so far have been possible because of crowdsourced funds via Kickstarter. She owes great thanks to her many patrons of the arts who love a good science fiction adventure and believe in her ability to make that happen. 
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