Blog Tour: ISAN


Hello readers! It’s Alice, and I’m back with a new tour post, this time for the YA Dystopian novel ISAN by Mary Ting. ISAN is the first book in a brand new series which I’m really excited to be promoting on my blog! As always, this tour post will contain more details about the book such as purchase links, a full review and a giveaway opportunity. Thanks for sticking by and enjoy reading this post!


Book details:
by Mary Ting
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: May 1st 2018
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult



Meteors devastated the Earth. World Governments developed plans to help surviving citizens. The United States disbanded and salvageable land was divided into our quadrants—North, South, East, and West—governed by The Remnant Council.

Struggling to survive, seventeen-year-old Ava ends up in juvenile detention, until she is selected for a new life—with a catch. She must be injected with an experimental serum. The results will be life changing. The serum will make her “better.” To receive the serum, Ava agrees to join a program controlled by ISAN, the International Sensory Assassin Network.

While on a mission, she is abducted by a rebel group led by Rhett and told that not only does she have a history with him, but her entire past is a lie perpetuated by ISAN to ensure her compliance. Unsure of who to trust, Ava must decide if her strangely familiar and handsome captor is her enemy or her savior—and time is running out.

“Captivating from the very beginning…this thrilling dystopian drama has a splash of romance and tons of actions.” –School Library Journal
International Bestselling Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.
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REVIEW:Set in a divided United States, the main character Ava ends up in a detention for juvenile until one day, she is offered the chance to take a serum that will ultimately change who she is and give her a boost of powers. The catch is that by taking the serum, she must join a program known as ISAN (International Sensory Assassin Network). On missions to kidnap, kill and seek targets. On one of these missions, she meets Rhett who she knows from her past. He is part of a different gang and so, take her hostage. During this time, all the secrets start to unravel, leaving Ava with trust issues for everyone she knows and loves.

This YA Dystopian I really enjoyed, starting straight away with tension and heart-racing action. Each chapter contained plot twists and turns at every corner that kept me wanting to read on till the final page. The pacing at times was a little slow, but picked up towards the end with Ava and Rhett’s interactions. The ending is a cliffhanger which I was a little sad by, however, due to the writing style which I really liked as well as a range of characters, I will be picking up the next book to see where Ava’s adventures take her next!

GIVEAWAY: For the chance to win a signed copy of ISAN as well as a bookish swag pack, head over to this link now to enter: This giveaway is open to International entries!

That concludes this tour post, a big thank you Xpresso and the author Mary for letting me be a part of the promotional tour. See you all soon with a new post!
Alice x

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