The Blonde Bookworm: Pitch Dark by Courney Alameda -- Review

Pitch Dark by Courney Alameda -- Review

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Title: Pitch Dark  
Author: Courtney Alameda
Pub. Date: February 20, 2018
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 384
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

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Set against a future of marauding space scavengers and deadly aliens who kill with sound, here is a frightening, fast-paced YA adventure from the author of the acclaimed horror novel, Shutter.
Tuck has been in stasis on the USS John Muir, a ship that houses Earth’s most valued artifacts—its natural resources. Parks and mountains are preserved in space. 
Laura belongs to a shipraiding family, who are funded by a group used to getting what they want. And they want what’s on the Muir. 
Tuck and Laura didn’t bargain on working together or battling mutant aliens who use sound to kill. But their plan is the only hope for their crews, their families, and themselves. 
In space, nobody can hear you scream . . . but on the John Muir, the screams are the last thing you'll hear. 
About Courtney:
A veteran bookseller and librarian, Courtney Alameda now spends her days writing thriller and horror novels. Her debut novel, SHUTTER, was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award and hailed as a "standout in the genre" by School Library Journal. Her forthcoming novels include the science fiction/horror mashup, PITCH DARK (Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends 2018), and SEVEN DEADLY SHADOWS, an urban fantasy set in Japan. (Co-authored with Valynne Maetani. HarperTeen 2018).
Courtney holds a degree in English literature with an emphasis in creative writing. She is represented by John M. Cusick of Folio Literary. A northern California native, she now resides in Utah with her husband, a legion of books, and a tiny five-pound cat with a giant personality. 
Member HWA, SFWA, SCBWI; and SDCC Creative Professional.
I was instantly drawn to Pitch Dark after reading the first few lines of the synopsis. Space, hardcore female lead, and zombie like creatures?... I'm IN! The action was non-stop from the first page to the last and I was hooked. Not only was the novel action packed, but it was paced evenly from the beginning to the very end. I always judge a book by how easy it is to put down, and let me tell you... I could not put this book down.
There is nothing I love more than a badass female lead. Laura was that and then some. She was tough, smart, ambitious and showed no fear. She was amazing, but she wasn't the only great character in Pitch Dark. Tuck is just as tough as Laura and he's totally swoon-worthy. Laura and Tuck were such a great team and I loved following their adventures throughout the John Muir.
All in all, Pitch Dark was a exciting and action packed novel. It was unique and incredibly entertaining. I can't wait to see what is next for Laura and Tuck! I would highly recommend this novel to readers who enjoy sci-fi/fantasy novels. Thank you to RockStar Book Tours, NetGalley, CourtneyAlameda, and Feiwel and Friends for sending this novel in exchange for an honest review.
Rating 4/5
Giveaway Details: International
3 winners will receive a signed finished copy of PITCH DARK & pin with a quote that’s important to the story, US Only. Click HERE to enter!
Ends on March 6th at Midnight EST!
Tour Schedule:
Week One:
2/19/2018- Here's to Happy EndingsReview
2/19/2018- Adventures of a Book JunkieInterview

2/20/2018- The Blonde BookwormReview
2/20/2018- BookHounds YaGuest Post

2/21/2018- A Gingerly ReviewReview
2/21/2018- Literary MeanderingsExcerpt

2/22/2018- Howling LibrariesReview
2/22/2018- YA Books CentralInterview

2/23/2018- The OWL Book Review BlogReview
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2/26/2018- Mary Had a Little Book BlogReview

2/27/2018- Adventures Thru WonderlandReview
2/27/2018- Tales of the Ravenous Reader- Interview

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