Blog Tour: Dark Days by Kate Ormand

Posted June 17, 2014 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: Dark Days by Kate Ormand

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour: Dark Days by Kate OrmandDark Days by Kate Ormand
Published by Sky Pony Press on June 3, 2014
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 256
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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The future world has been divided into sectors--each the same as the other. Surrounded by thick steel fences, there is no way in and no way out. Yet a cyborg army penetrates each sector, picking off its citizens one by one, until no one is left. Behind the sectors' thick walls, the citizens wait to die. Few will be chosen to survive what's coming; the rest will be left behind to suffer. A new world has been created, and its rulers are incredibly selective on who will become a citizen. They want only those with important roles in society to help create a more perfect future.

Sixteen-year-old Sia lives in one of the sectors as part of a family that is far too ordinary to be picked to live. According to the digital clock that towers high above her sector, she has only fifteen days to live. Sia has seen the reports and knows a horrific death is in store for her, but she is determined to make the most of her final days. Sia refuses to mourn her short life, instead promising herself that she'll stay strong, despite being suffocated by her depressed mother and her frightened best friend. Just when Sia feels more alone than ever, she meets Mace, a mysterious boy. There is something that draws Sia to him, despite his dangerousness, and together, they join a group of rebels and embark on an epic journey to destroy the new world and its machines, and to put an end to the slaughter of innocent people


I really enjoyed Dark Days. It’s something different, and I think it would make an awesome movie.
My only complaint with this book is I felt like the characters weren’t fleshed out very well.  I think if the characters had more personality, and the book had more pages to include that, this book would have been perfect.  Sia was actually very easy to connect with.  She has a hard life in the sectors.  She knows she’s going to die, and wants to check things off her bucket list.  I was pissed at the way her friend treated her.  She has an odd relationship with her parents too.  I loved Mace. He’s fun, and pretty easy-going considering everything going on.
I loved the action in this book.  It is what made me want more. I’ve very action driven sometimes, my hubby hates this about me when we watch movies.  Sia puts herself in crazy situations, and I admire her bravery during them.  I would have completely crumpled.  There is definitely insta-feelings in Dark Days, but I think it completely works in this novel.  Mostly because of the short timeline they have.
I really hope there is another book that ties up the loose ends.  If not, I’m okay with how it ended.  Dark Days is a mix of dystopian and post-apocalyptic.

Katrina Sig


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About Kate Ormand

KATE ORMAND is a YA writer represented by Isabel Atherton at Creative Authors Ltd. She lives in the UK with her family, her partner, and a cocker spaniel called Freddie. She recently graduated from university with a first class BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art Painting. It was during this course that Kate discovered her love of reading YA books, prompting her to try a new creative angle and experiment with writing. Kate is also a member of an online group of published writers and illustrators called Author Allsorts. And she writes children’s picture books under the name Kate Louise.

You can see more about Kate and her writing by visiting her website ( or on Twitter (@kateormand).

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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