Monday, January 26, 2015

~P.O.W.E.R by Lisa A. Kramer~ YA Speculative/Feminist Fiction Blog Tour

About the Book:

What would happen if women and girls joined their unique abilities together to change the world? In a world where access to the written word is reserved to men, Andra BetScrivener has been able to read and write ever since she was a little girl without anyone teaching her. She must keep her abilities a secret in the country of New North, or she could lose her hands, her eyes or her life. In fact, the only paths offered to her–and all young women–are to either marry or enter the government-run Women’s Training Program, where she’ll be taught “feminine” arts like drawing, painting, and homemaking. 

On her seventeenth birthday, Andra discovers that her abilities extend beyond reading. She can write events to life. As she begins to explore her new ability, she must take care not to jeopardize her father’s job as head scrivener at the Ministry. Despite her efforts to keep her powers hidden, she comes to the attention of both the government and a rebel group, who each desire to use Andra for their own goals. At the same time, she begins to meet other gifted women who have never dared use their unique powers. With the help of her friends Brian and Lauren—who has the ability to read minds—Andra must find a way to unite the power of women to create change. 

When one side manipulates Andra’s words into killing someone, and the other threatens her father’s life and her own freedom, Andra decides to use her writing to empower others to stop governmental oppression. But in a society ruled by lies, cruelty, and inequality her journey will not be easy or safe.

Her latest book is the YA speculative/feminist fiction, P.O.W.ER

For each book sold, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to causes that support women and children around the world.  

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 My Review:

While the premise seems a bit far fetched at first, once you sink into the story you forget about all the "But but but" that your brain wants to say. (I hope that makes sense?) *I kind of had a problem at first, believing women would live in this world..but obviously that is explained later in the book*   The writing itself sucks you in and keeps you entwined in this world that legit sucks for women. You get a feel for the main character Andra, pretty quickly and her and her family's back story is set up rather nicely. If you've been here at MRF, you know I hate info-dump. This book weaves the character's back story into the present in a seamless way that made me very happy. So Bravo, Mrs. Kramer!

The message behind this novel is a very clearly defined and beautiful one. I really enjoyed the book's message and think that it will help a lot of girls (and grown women too!) find their voice and start making the changes that the world needs.

Great storytelling, solid writing, excellently developed characters, and a strong message makes P.O.W.E.R a must read!

About the Author
Lisa A. Kramer has spent her life learning, creating, and exploring the world through theatre, writing, traveling and collaborating as an educator. She has lived in nine states and two countries (including Japan). She holds a PhD in Theatre for Youth, an MFA in Theatre Directing, and a BA in English Language & Literature and Theatre. She has published non-fiction articles in journals specializing on Theatre for Young Audiences, as well articles aimed at young people for Listen Magazine. In addition to young adult novels, she has ventured into the world of short stories, and has stories for adults in several of the Theme-Thology series published by and available on Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. When not writing, Lisa shares her love of the arts and the power of story as co-founder of heArtful Theatre Company and as adjunct faculty at various colleges and universities. She also spends time enjoying New England with her husband, daughter, and two dogs from her home base in central Massachusetts.

Her latest book is the YA speculative feminist fiction, P.O.W.ER.
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