Friday, January 25, 2013

Wisteria Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for Wisteria by Bisi Leyton!

Sixteen year old Wisteria Kuti has two options—track the infected around the Isle of Smythe or leave the only known safe haven and face a world infested with flesh eating biters. But even with well-armed trackers, things go wrong and Wisteria ends up alone facing certain death, until she is rescued by the mysterious Bach. Uninfected, Bach is able to survive among the hordes of living dead.

Eighteen year old Bach, from a race known as The Family, has no interest in human affairs. He was sent here to complete his Great Walk and return home as a man—as a Sen Son. The Family regard humans as Dirt People, but Bach is drawn to this Terran girl, whom he has never seen before, but somehow knows.

Hunted by flesh eaters, cannibals, and the mysterious blood thirsty group called Red Phoenix, Wisteria and Bach make their way back to the Isle of Smythe, a community built on secrets and lies.


Audiobook Excerpt: 

Author Bisi Leyton:
Bisi Leyton was born in East London in 1978. She grew up in London, Nigeria and the States, listening to the stories life and love from aunts, cousins and big sisters.
She lives in London, but has worked around Europe including France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and the Czech Republic. She has a fondness for reading graphic novels.



Wisteria is lucky really. In a time when a plague has ravaged the planet, she has managed to find a relatively safe place to live. True, she has to go out and track the zombie-like biters, but she has managed to make a relatively good life with her family. Things change one day though as she is trying to safe some people her age from biters. She is almost taken by them, but then she is rescued by a mysterious young man named Bach. Suddenly Wisteria's life is taking an interesting turn, and things will never be the same.

This book was like a zombie story and fantasy story all in one. It was very unique and original, and I loved that. Initially I felt a little thrown into the story, especially when Bach was introduced. I think it would have helped if I had read the glossary of terms at the beginning though. I just wanted to get into the story though! I did like Wisteria. She never tried too hard, but she was also very good-natured. I think she'd be someone I'd be friends with.

So the zombie-like Nero disease was pretty scary, but it was only one aspect of the book. The other involved Bach and his group of other-wordly beings. This for me was a slightly harder storyline to follow because it involved a lot of more intricate in-fighting. Also, you don't get some key parts of this story until later, so you may be confused for a bit. Don't let this get in the way of enjoying the story though. It manages to be creepy and entertaining all at once. The end will also leave you hanging. I am interested to see what happens next!

Book provided for review.

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