Blog Tour (Excerpt + Giveaway): Unbreathable by Hafsah Laziaf

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Unbreathable
by Hafsah Laziaf
Release Date: October 29th, 2013
Publisher: Self-Published

One hundred and fifty years ago, Earth was destroyed, and the remaining humans fled to the dusty red planet of Jutaire, where the only oxygen is manufactured, food is scarce, and death strikes often. 

When Lissa's father discovers Earth still exists, she accidentally inhales the toxic air of Jutaire, and in one breath, discovers she isn't quite human.

Her father hangs for his discovery, and Lissa knows the Chancellors will come for her, for she saw the Earth that night too. With nothing to lose, she sets out to expose the truth. It isn't long before she meets Julian, a beautiful boy who can breathe the toxic air like she can - and shows her that the Jute, the original inhabitants of the planet, are more tangled in their lives than she knows.

But the Chancellors are only pawns in a greater game - one where the Jute control everything. Worse, the Jute plan to leave Jutaire for Earth, but to get there, they need her. And they'll stop at nothing until Lissa is in their clutches, even if they kill every human in the process. 

The race for Earth has begun.

Unbreathable is a tale of love, redemption, and sacrifice, and one girl's struggle to find her place in a world where she doesn't belong.


I'm so excited to introduce an excerpt from Hafsah Laziaf's debut novel Unbreathable. She's the lovely blogger/designer from Icey Books. She's seriously one of the sweetest people I've ever met on cyberspace, and I'm so excited to dive into her book. I've heard it's heavy on the romance -- which is just how I like my sci-fi's :D

Check out the excerpt after the jump and continue reading for a cool giveaway! 


Excerpt

“I’m Jute,” I whispered, my voice coarse. Father watched me for a few long heartbeats, each one ticking louder than my harsh breathing. He set aside the scope and sat beside me, his eyes alight with something I couldn’t read. He cupped my face in his hands, ten pinpoints of heat on my skin.

“No.” His voice was firm. I’d never had reason to doubt him before. But how could he be certain when proof breathed right beside him?

“Then?” The scope lay discarded a few feet away. The very thought of touching it made me nauseous. The sky pushed down on me, suffocating me in black, black, black.

“You are something greater. You are you,” he said, and stood. He walked to the scope, picked it up, looked through it. My discovery was nothing compared to seeing Earth, but disappointment raged through me all the same.

“Fath–“ I started.

He held up his hand. Strands of blond hair fell over his high forehead when he looked at me.

“Don’t ask, Lissa. What you are is greater than man, greater than Jute.” He spoke the words as if he was reading them off a page. He tucked the scope under one arm and held the other out to me. He looked to the night sky. “It won’t be long before they come for me.”

I stared at his outstretched hand. He was telling me the subject was closed.

“I know,” I finally sighed. His expression gave away nothing, and I couldn’t bring myself to ask him anything more.

I would ask him the next day. I had the whole night to think. He wrapped his arm around my shoulders. There’s time, I told myself.

They came that same night.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR


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Hafsah Laziaf was born on the east coast on a hot summer day in 1993, raised on the west coast and is now stuck in the middle – in Texas – with more books than she can read. She’s the designer behind IceyDesigns and the blogger behind IceyBooks. UNBREATHABLE is her debut novel.




GIVEAWAY DETAILS

One copy of Unbreathable (+swag)  and one Ebook
 Physical copy is US only. Ebook is open internationally.

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Thanks to Merp Squad for hosting the tour! Don't forget to check out the other amazing stops on the tour :)

19 comments:

  1. Both the cover and blurb makes me think of Across the Universe.It sounds great.
    Thanks for sharing anyway,it's great to learn about bloggers who become authors:)

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    1. Yeah, it does kind of remind me a little of AtU as well. Thanks for stopping by, Mishma!!

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  2. I want my little hands on this book. I agree, Hafsah is the sweetest and I hope this book will be a knock-out. I find the excerpt to be exciting and it reminds me of Blood Red Road a little. Saba had a great destiny ahead of her and people came for her family, too. I love the cover, I love the blurb and I'm excited to see what people think of the book :) Thanks for sharing, girls!

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    1. She is seriously the sweetest, and I hope it blows everyone away as well :D Becca is OBSESSED with Blood Red Road, lol. I haven't read either book yet, so I couldn't tell you if they're similar. That cover is so pretty. I could stare at it all day. Thanks for stopping by, Siiri!

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  3. I have heard nothing but great things about this blogger and I her debut book. I have a great feeling about the story and I really like the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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    1. I've heard only positive things too! I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by, Tanja :)

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  4. I'm not really all that into the scifi genre, but I've been seeing a lot of this book going around :) I love the cover and the excerpt sounds interesting as well! Great post.

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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    1. Sci-fi is definitely an acquired taste ;) And yes, that cover is beyond gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by, Janina!

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  5. Woohoo! Thanks for participating on the tour, Krista - and for mentioning that it's heavy on the romance. I feel like I need to add that as a disclaimer :P

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    1. Thanks Hafsah! I love romance heavy books so I'm sure I'm going to love this one! Congrats on your debut :D

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  6. Thanks for being on the tour Krista! Lovely post! You guys are always so much fun to have on a tour! All the love,
    Inky

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    1. Thanks for having me on the tour, Hannah! I can't wait to read the book :)

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  7. The cover is gorgeous and the books sounds so exciting - been really into sci-fi lately!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it, Sassy! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  8. I really loved this book! So excited that there's going to be a sequel :) Hafsah's writing is so amazing and I'm sure the sequel will be just as awesome.

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  9. I was really excited to learn about the book, but sadly didn't get the Arc. So good a blogger is published! I'm excited to read it :)

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  10. I love good sci-fi books, and the synopsis for this one sounds too amazing to pass up--DEFINITELY want to read :)

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  12. I also agree with all the above members. Hafsah such a nice and great girl. I love the cover of her book and want to appreciate her. I must take this book during my trip to niagara falls from nyc. I am planning this trip for coming summer vacations with my whole family.

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