Thursday, March 5, 2015

Helia's Shadow: Part One by K.C. Neal Blog Tour/Giveaway!

Helia’s Shadow: Part One by K.C. Neal
(The Starlight Age #1)
Publication date: November 23rd 2014
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult

Helia’s Shadow is for fans of The 5th Wave (Rick Yancey), The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins), Divergent (Veronica Roth), and Legend (Marie Lu).
When the aliens arrived, they were hailed as the saviors of a dying Earth and dwindling human race. But the aliens didn’t come to help. Now, one human girl’s ingenious invention and one alien boy’s awakened heart are humanity’s last hope…
Nineteen years ago, aliens arrived on a barely habitable Earth with advanced technology and the promise of ensuring human survival in exchange for a place to settle. They were hailed as the saviors of humans and Earth.
Today, 16-year-old Helia wants two things in life: to step out of her over-protective mother’s shadow and become an engineer, and to stop hiding her relationship with alien boy Kalo. But the world definitely isn’t ready for a human-alien romance. And worse, the human-alien partnership is crumbling. Humans are arrested without explanation. Some of them are never seen again.
When the alien leader imprisons her mother on a false charge, Helia discovers the aliens never intended to help humans at all. Now, she must join forces with alien rebels. If she succeeds, humans have a chance at survival and she has a chance at love. If she fails, the dwindling human race dies out in slavery.

In essence for humanity to survive here on planet earth, we must be at peace with one another. This is also the case in the book Helia's Shadow Part 1 by K.C. Neal. Although in this book we are no longer at war with humans or trying to keep peace within humanity but also with aliens as well. This is an eye opener story and guaranteed to light up the lives of many young adults and teens. This is a triumphant story of love and the struggle for peace in an a post apocalyptic world. 


Neal really keeps his readers interest piqued and the reader is definitely waiting for the continuation of this story. I look forward to reading it as well. I give the rating of FIVE stars and recommend for all teens and young adults as well as others that are interested in the survival of humanity in a post apocalyptic world!

In previous iterations of my professional life, I worked as a bench chemist, a lab equipment tester, a biotech researcher, and a medical writer. Strangely, this sequence has not led to my dream job: drummer in a rock band. But my current gig is pretty sweet.

I love colored pens and sticky notes, sunsets and sunrises, digging my fingers into the dirt and nurturing the things that grow in it, and learning anything and everything. I’m a scientist who studies astrology, a go-with-the-flow Type A, and an impatient practitioner of daily meditation. A big bag of contradictions, just like everyone else.

Tour-wide giveaway
  • Book Lover’s Prize Pack including signed paperbacks, book swag, tea, stickers, EOS lip balm, and other surprise goodies! (Prize pack is for United States winner only, cannot be shipped internationally; if the winner is outside the United States, he/she will get to choose books from up to US$25 total value, must be an address Book Depository will ship to for free.)


  1. Glad you liked it! It sounds like a fun, unique read! Thanks for hosting today! :)

  2. This is an excellent book and I have also recommended to other homeschooling families.