Blog Tour: The Silver Sickle

Wednesday 25 June 2014


   Title: The Silver Sickle
   Pages: 289
   Publication: July 2013, by Stonehouse Ink
   Goodreads Average Rating: 4.50
   Genres: Science-Fiction, Young Adult

    Goodreads Summary: The end of humanity will come through the Silver Sickle . . .

Farissa lives every moment with reckless abandon, for it may be her last. Any day now, the alien goddesses will harvest her and take her to the mysterious Silver Sickle, never to return. She’s accepted that. What she can’t accept is this new idea of freedom Zel has planted in her head. She’d give almost anything to be with Zel, but how can she run from her destiny if it means putting the whole kingdom in danger?

Everyone in the desert kingdom believes the goddesses are immortal, but Zel has invented a way to kill them. Now all he has to do is convince Farissa to run away with him and plant a seed of hope in her heart that she’s not destined to die. Little does he know that one seed of hope could change the course of the future.


     “Could a lot go wrong?” she asked. His brow creased at all that could go wrong.
     “Forget I asked,” Farissa said. “What if all goes right?”
     “You’d be free from the Amar’s tracker and we’d run from here. I’m not as worried about the                 performance of my shockwheel as I am about how you’ve ignored it for so long.”
      Farissa slowly shook her head.
      “It can be done. I know it,” Zel said. His eyes had a light behind them. “You can be free of the Amar.”
       She had to tell him now, although she knew how it would hurt him. “Just because it can be done,          doesn’t mean it should. I won’t go with you.” Zel blinked twice, fast. He took a small step back.            She continued. “This shop is everything to you. Your future is here, fixing cogsmen. And we                should not abandon Uncle Farzan like everyone else in his life has. Besides, since no one’s ever            escaped a tracker, you’re clinging to this idea of us running away together when it would cost too         much to take the risk.”
      He looked at her tracker. The look on his face was a mixture of grief and hope. “It costs too much         to stay here.”
     Sadness settled like a blanket over her shoulders. If she did what she wanted, she’d jump in his arms      and let him carry her away. If she did what she wanted, she’d be matched with him forever and let the other consecrated people fend for themselves. But life wasn’t just about doing what she wanted, and she couldn’t forget the dire consequences if she started to live like that.
Farissa looked away. They watched the sand fly from one dune to another. “You’re fighting the wind, Zel.”


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        About the Author:

Ellie Ann is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of science fiction, comics, and thrillers.

I was born in the jungles of Thailand, was raised in a small farming village in Iowa, lived in the middle of a Texan desert, and now abide in the Ozarks.
I like writing fairy tales, tall tales, thrillers, science fiction, and am seriously interested in transmedia storytelling.

I’m a creative editor for Stonehouse Ink. I’m a producer of interactive books at Noble Beast.

Come say hi! I don’t bite. Unless I’ve been turned into a zombie.



  1. Thank you for featuring The Silver Sickle on your lovely site, Michelle! Hope you have a great day. :)

    1. You're welcome and thanks for the opportunity! You too. :)

  2. I'm guessing you didn't really enjoyed the book. Sorry you didn't! :(

    *feels odd* It's hard to say something when you've read a book, XD


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