Blog Tour, Review, Excerpt Reveal & Giveaway: Toxic by Lydia Kang

Wednesday, November 14, 2018








Release  date:  November  6th,2018
Entangled  Teen
Toxic
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Entangled  Teen
Toxic
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Entangled  Teen
Title: Toxic

 Author: Lydia  Kang

 Genre: YA  Scifi  

Publication Date: November 6th, 2018 Entangled  Teen

Format: e-arc

Source: I received this book through NetGalley for a blog tour in exchange for an honest review.

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Cyclo ,  the  first  and  largest  biological  ship  of  its  kind,  is  d ying.  A  small  crew  of  mercenaries  have   handed  over  the  rights  to  their  life  to  document  the  death   of  the  ship,  but  the  abandoned  ship  is   anything  but  abandoned — one  girl  has  been  left  behind. Hana  has  known  nothing  but  the  isolation  of  a  single  room   and  the  secret  that  has  kept  her  there   for  seventeen  years.  When  she  meets  Fennec,  the  boy  as signed  to  watch  her,  she  realizes  that   there  is  a  world  she  has  yet  to  experience  but  she  is  doome d  to  never  meet. When  crew  members  begin  mysteriously  dying,  Hana  and  Fenn  realize  that  they  are  racing   against  the  death  of  the  ship  to  find  a  way  to  survive — unless  someone  kills  them  even  before   Hana ’ s  truly  had  a  chance  to  live.







*** I received this book for a blog tour on the YA Bound Book Tour in exchange for an honest review, thank you so much to Sara and Entangled: Teen publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review Toxic! ***

When I first started reading this book a few days ago I went into it blindly because I totally forgot about the synopsis about this book. But I was really happy to find out the book it set in space in a biological sentient ship name Cyclo. If you don't know I absolutely love young adult sci-fi books especially if it has a sentient ship in the book. At the beginning of the book, we are immediately introduced to Hana Um who is a Homo sapiens novum and was born in a secret lab by her scientist mother Dr. Yoonsil Um in Cyclo. Dr. Yoonsil and the ship Cyclo raised Hana up in secret from the crew that was on the ship because it is illegal to create Hana without authorization from ReCOR who built Cyclo. And ReCOR can see to it that Hana would be disposed of because to them Hana didn't matter to them. Now at the beginning of the book, Hana is pacing around her small room which she never ever left her secret small room ever in her seventeen years of life on the ship, she is panicking and she extremely worries in tears that she hasn't seen her mother in hours since she woke up within Cyclo matrix. Hana is also really worried that she has been asleep an entire week within Cyclo which that has never happened before without seeing her mother. Now Hana made the choice to venture out of her room which it was forbidden for her to do and it is also for the very first time for her to be outside of her room to find her mother. To Hana surprise, she found the whole ship empty and couldn't find her mother anywhere so she asks Cyclo what happened to her mother and the crew and to Hana disbelief Cyclo said that her mother and the crew left the ship forever leaving her behind and Hana was utterly devastated. Now we also met a small crew of mercenaries who has handed over the rights to their life to document the death of the ship Cyclo, and that's where Hana first meets the crew and Fennec when they first land on the ship Cyclo. And that's when everything changes and goes downhill for Hana she found out Cyclo is dying and that she might die with the ship and new crew. But things start to happen in the worst possible way on the ship with Hana & Fennec and the crew I won't say what because that is a spoiler you have to read this book and find out what I am talking about. But things go too bad into worst in a matter of days if they days were getting worst each day wasn't enough the crew members were being killed off one by one by a killer which nobody knows who the killer was. And that's when Hana and Fenn truly realize there are racing against the death of the ship and their own lives as well. All and all I absolutely and thoroughly loved and enjoyed Toxic that I can't wait to read more books by Lydia Kang I do have her other book The November Girl which I can't wait to read next!





Excerpt Reveal

 My  heart  is  beating  so  fast  I  can  barely  stay  standing.  I  have  clawed  my  robe  until  it  has   holes  in  the  edges.   It  has  been  six  hours  now.  I  am  absolutely  forbidden  to  leave  my  room,  a  room  that  does   not  exist  in  the  consciousness  of  any  crew  member  except  my   mother,  hidden  as  it  is  in  the  most   unused  part  of  Cyclo’s  body,  the  northeast  quadrant,  alpha  ring.   For  the  last  two  hours,  I ’ve  raised  my  hand  countless  times,  poised  a  few  inches  from   the   door,  before  dropping  it.  Even  touching  the  door  is  strictly  for bidden.  But  I  can ’ t  wait  here  for   much  longer.  Where  is  Mother?  Where  could  she  be?  I ’ d  even  read  the  last  entry  in  her  diary,   looking  to  see  if  anything  was  off,  but  there  was  nothing  but  our   last  discussion  on  why   hedgehogs  are  not  related  to  sea  urchins.  My  eyes  are  full  of   tears,  and  I ’ve  already  cried  several   times  out  of  sheer  panic.   I  keep  my  voice  steady  and  say, “ Cyclo.  Please  open  the  door. ” Cyclo,  not  bothering  to  speak  because  the  message  is  too  urgent,  blanches  with  white  that   moves  in  waves  over  the  door.   Forbidden. “ Cyclo.  Please  open  the  door, ”   I  say  again,  this  time  my  voice  cracking.  I 'll  only  just   peep  my  head  outside,  just  a  little  look.  I  won ’ t  step  a  foot  out  there.  I  know  people  will  be   walking  the  hallways.  But  if  no  one  is  there ... maybe  I  can  make  my  way  to  her  lab  and  see  why   she ’ s  delayed.  I  know  exactly  where  it  is.  I ’ve  spent  much  of  my  life  studying  Cyclo ’s  every   detail — the  story  of  her  birth,  the  way  she  harvests  starlight   energy,  the  layout  of  the  ship  down   to  every  single  storage  vacuole  and  crew  member  unit. 








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A  signed  copy  of  TOXIC  plus  a  swag  bag,  including  enamel  pin,  signed  print  of  a  hand   painted  TOXIC  artwork,  bookmarks,  and  signed  book  plates.  Open  in  US   only  (a  $20   Amazon  e-gift  card  will  be  substituted  for  an  international  winner)

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Lydia Kang (Author)


About  the  Author Lydia  Kang  is  an  author  of  young  adult  fiction,  poetry,  an d  narrative  non-fiction.  She  graduated   from  Columbia  University  and  New  York  University  School  of  Medicine,  completing  her   residency  and  chief  residency  at  Bellevue  Hospital  in  New  York   City.  She  is  a  practicing   physician  who  has  gained  a  reputation  for  helping  fellow  writers  achieve  medical  accuracy  in   fiction.  Her  poetry  and  non-fiction  have  been  published  in  JAM A,  The  Annals  of  Internal   Medicine,  Canadian  Medical  Association  Journal,  Journal   of  General  Internal  Medicine,  and   Great  Weather  for  Media.  She  believes  in  science  and  knocking  on  wood,  and  currently  lives  in   Omaha  with  her  husband  and  three  children. 

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14 comments:

  1. Great review. I love that cover. Fantastic giveaway too.

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  3. Well done - I love the cover for this one

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    1. Thank you I absolutely love the book cover as well, thank you so much for stopping by my blog my friend.

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  4. Oh this book sounds great, what a cover too!

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    1. Thank you I absolutely love the book cover as well and thank you so much for stopping by my blog Nicole.

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  5. This sounds like something I would enjoy. In really in a sci-fi mood at the moment. Thanks for sharing.
    Gemma @ www.gemmasbooknook.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm usually not much into Sci-Fi books, but this sounds very good. Great review!

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    1. Thank you it really was an amazing and great book I absolutely loved and enjoyed it so much, thank you so much for stopping by my blog my friend.

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  7. I normally don't read sci-fi but thoroughly enjoyed your review! That is a cool book cover.

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    1. Thank you I really love the book cover as well, thank you so much for stopping by my blog my friend.

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