February 17, 2016

Riders by Veronica Rossi - Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Hi GCReaders!

Welcome to our blog tour stop on the RIDERS by Veronica Rossi blog tour!

Today we bring a short excerpt from the book, plus a giveaway! ;) Who doesn't love giveaways?

First, here is a little about the book for those who aren't familiar with it. It's one you definitely have to pick up.

by Veronica Rossi
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published February 16th 2016
by Tor Teen

For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.

Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can't remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen--Conquest, Famine, and Death--are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence.

They fail.

Now--bound, bloodied, and drugged--Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he's fallen for--not to mention all of humankind--he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger.

But will anyone believe him?

In this short excerpt, RIDERS main character Gideon (aka War) first meets Sebastian. Enjoy!

     I looked to my right and there he was, looking right back at me.
     My first impression was that he fit the bill. Even sitting I could tell he was tall. Over six feet. Lanky. He looked of just a touch underfed, but it gave him that model- look, more than anything else. Like he belonged on one of the photos on the wall. His brown hair reminded me of Wyatt’s— long and shaggy— except Famine’s was more natural. Like it just was that way. He was my age or just a little older, I guessed.
     After a second of wringing the papers, he narrowed his eyes at me like he was trying to work something out. “Do I know you?”
     “I don’t think so,” I replied. “I’m Gideon Blake.”
     “Sebastian. Sebastian Luna.”
     We didn’t shake hands, which was awkward. We’d obviously avoided it. But considering all the insane stuff that’d been happening, it wouldn’t have surprised me to see lightning slice down from the ceiling if we had.

After reading that little scene I am taken back to the story and how much I loved each character! I thought it was a lot of fun watching their friendships start from bottom and end at the top. RIDERS is the first in the series, so all four men still have a lot to learn about who they are, and how to control their power. Or should I say horses? Either way, I am ready for the next adventure!

While reading RIDERS, I pictured every scene in my head as if I was watching a movie. They went from normal, to warrior by the end of the book. RIDERS would definitely be a perfect TV series on The CW. I can picture it now!

5 Stars!

RIDERS is available today!



VERONICA ROSSI is a New York Times bestselling author of fiction for young adults. She completed undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons. When not writing, she enjoys reading, painting, and counting down the minutes until she can get back to making up stories about imaginary people.

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Check our the official book trailer for RIDERS...

Check out Katie's Book Blog & Eater of Books blog for more on Sebastian Luna A.K.A Famine!

  • Enter to win 1 Hardcover copy of Riders by Veronica Rossi
  • This giveaway is sponsored by Good Choice Reading. 
  • Open to US Residents only
  • This giveaway ends on February 24, 2016
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  • Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or else a new winner will be chosen. 

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