Monday, July 14, 2014

Mindwar Blog Tour & Giveaway

YA Bound Book Tours is organizing a Blog Tour for: Mindwar by Andrew Klavan This tour will run from July 14-18.  Check out the full blog tour schedule below:

Release Date: 07/15/14
Thomas Nelson
352 pages
Summary from Goodreads:
Rick Dial has the potential to be a hero. He just doesn't know it yet.

Rick's high school football team couldn't be stopped when he was leading them as their quarterback. He was going to Syracuse on a scholarship. But then his dad abandoned them and a terrible accident left him crippled.

Certain his old life is completely lost, Rick spends months hiding away in his room playing video games. He achieves the highest scores on so many games that he's approached by a government agency who claims to be trying to thwart a cyber attack on America that would destroy the technological infrastructure of the entire country. The agents say that the quick-thinking of a quarterback coupled with Nick's gaming experience make him perfect for this assignment. The problem is that there are no extra lives and this isn't just a game . . . but Rick doesn't have many other options at the moment.

Entering "The Realm" gives Rick the one thing he thought he'd never have again: a body that's as fast and as strong as he ever was before the accident. But the more time he spends in The Realm, the more questions he has. What secrets are these agents keeping from him? What really happened to his father? How many others have gone into The Realm already . . . and failed? And perhaps most important, is he the hero they think he is?
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About the Author
Andrew Klavan is a best-selling, award-winning thriller novelist whose books have been made into major motion pictures. He broke into the YA scene with the bestselling Homelanders series, starting with The Last Thing I Remember. He is also a screenwriter and scripted the innovative movie-in-an-app Haunting Melissa.

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all at once, something changed. There was a faint whirring sound, nothing more than what a fly might make buzzing by your ear. He couldn’t tell if the noise was coming from outside him or from within him. But the next thing he knew, he felt a faint vibration under his skin. His vision blurred, his body started to relax.
He waited—but nothing else happened. He stared up at the lid of the coffin. The lining continued to squeeze him, continued to hold him.
Then, with a soft jolt, he felt the weirdest thing. Something came loose inside him. There was no other way to describe it. It was as if some inner-Rick had broken away from the Rick-body that surrounded it. The buzzing noise grew distant. The vibrations stopped. He felt the glass lid, and the dim world beyond the glass lid—felt everything, in fact, except his own heartbeat—drawing away from him into some distant darkness. Or maybe it was him falling away from the world, falling and falling, down into deep nothingness.
And yet . . .
And yet, as reality flew farther and farther away above him—as the nothingness filled his vision—he began to see something in the center of the blackness: a gap, an opening, a cylinder of—what was it?—of light, of being.
In another moment, Rick understood what it was: it was a passageway.
The cylindrical passage hung there in the blackness above him. And Rick hung there, floating free inside his own body. Somehow, he began to understand, he had to will himself through that opening. He had to make the choice to go.
Rick did not know exactly how to pull that off—how to choose to enter the passage—any more than he knew exactly how to choose to lift his arm. He could just do it, that’s all. So with the darkness closing around him, he focused his mind, and willed himself into that spiraling passage of light . . .
There was a swift kiss of noise, barely a noise at all: pfft! He had the bizarre sensation that he was turning into liquid, slipping through the portal like water through a straw.
Then, all at once, his form congealed again. Rick found himself standing . . . somewhere . . . where?


  1. If this book is anywhere near as good as his usual, I am going to love it. Would love to win it for my church library.

  2. That sounds awesome! Hope you enter to win. :)