HYDRO by A. C. Waltower blog tour

wpid-hydro-banner.jpeg.jpegwpid-hydro-medium.jpeg.jpegHydro (Aurelia Series, #1)
by A.C. Waltower
Release Date: December 2014
Sci-Fi/Young Adult

Summary from Goodreads:
The year is 2091. 75 years ago, a nuclear war desolated Earth. The top 2% of the world fled to Hydro, a compound on the Moon. The rest of the population were left trying to survive on a barren Earth.Seventeen-year-old Blake lives on Earth with his dad and little brother. When Blake’s father is given the grave sentence of terminal cancer, Blake decides to save his dad by sneaking onto Hydro and making a deal with Hydro’s council. In exchange for them saving his dad, he will give them the answer to everyone’s problem; the location of a new habitable planet.The unexpected and unannounced arrival of Blake leaves many citizens with mixed feelings, none more confusing than those of sixteen-year-old Ziva. The more she learns about Blake and where he comes from, the more she learns that not everything she is being told about the situation on Earth in true, including those told by her beloved grandfather. Why has he been lying to her? And more importantly what is he hiding from her?

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About the AuthorMy name is AC and I am an aspiring writer. I’ve always had a passion for writing, but find it difficult to write while juggling long hours at my day job. I, also, had to get the courage to publish my work, but this has always been a dream of mine.

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Character Profile
Name: Ziva Turner
Age: 16 years old
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Hydro Compound
Parents: Robert & Samantha “Sam” Turner
Grandparent: Isom Turner
Siblings: None
Occupation: Student
Hobbies: Spending time studying, listening to her grandfather recount story about Earth, and hanging with her best friend, Martin.

Name: Blake Holland
Age: 17 years old
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Unknown
Parents: Asriel & Aurelia Holland
Siblings: Ronny Turner
Occupation: Survivor
Hobbies: Taking care of his dad and little brother, hunting, and causing mischief.

Name: Martin Cooper
Age: 15 years old
Gender: Third Gender
Birthplace: Hydro Compound
Parents: Henry & Stacy Cooper
Siblings: None
Occupation: Student
Hobbies: Going to the Sky Zone, playing video games, meeting new friends, and hanging with his best friend, Ziva.

Name: Greta
Age: 23 years old
Gender: Transgendered female
Birthplace: Hydro Compound
Parents: Lewis & Terry Miller
Siblings: None
Occupations: receptionists
Hobbies: Shopping, IMing her friend, Eddie, and hanging with her best friend, Salleha.

Name: Isom Turner
Age: 100 years old
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Albuquerque, NM
Parents: Daniel & Kelly Turner
Spouse: Mary Turner (deceased)
Occupations: Semi-retired Commander of Earth
Hobbies: Unknown

Excerpt #1

I know what I have to do.
I leave a note on my bed for Jabori, telling him to continue looking for Ronny tomorrow morning.
My dad is slumped over, sleeping at his desk. I kiss his forehead and then grab the gun my dad has hidden in his desk drawer. I pack some clothes and then sneak out through the crack in the latrine.
In a hurry, I walk to the cliff. I am careful not to fall on the slippery rocks.
I glance down, baffled at how high the drop down the cliff is.
“Okay, okay,” I say, as I try lamely to psych myself up for the jump.
I turn to look back. No one is chasing me, but I feel my heart racing.
I take a deep, purposeful breath and turn back to look down at the drop again, half hoping that

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