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Dystasters Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway

36476450Foster Stewart knows she's different. Her life has never been "normal." Talking to plants and controlling cloud formations aren't things most seventeen year olds are into. Tate "Nighthawk" Taylor is perfect. Star quarterback and all around dreamy boy next door he never thought about his "extra" abilities. What quarterback wouldn't want night vision? That's not weird, right? It's cool!

But on the night of their first meeting a deadly tornado brings them together and awakens their true abilities - the power to control the element air. Unbeknown to Tate and Foster, they are the first in a group of teens that were genetically manipulated before birth to bond with the elements. Which truly sucks for Foster, as she has to face the fact that Dr. Rick Stewart, her beloved scientist father, betrayed her and now wants to use her and the others for his own nefarious world domination plot.

Foster and Tate must stop Dr. Stewart and his minions before he destroys their lives and the world.


The Dysasters by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast is quite interesting. The synopsis for this book sounds amazing but the further I dive into the story, the more confused I get. I really like the illustrations that are in this book though.

This quote pretty much explains the whole book:

"The point is when my feelings are negative I invoke the bad qualities of air. But when I am relaxed, or happy, I invoke the good things. "
The Dysasters is an extremely fast paced story. Everything begins with a terrible storm and people dying. Foster and Coral are looking for a boy named Tate when a huge storm hits and kills multiple people in a small town in Missouri. One of the deceased is Coral herself. Now Foster has to go off with Tate on her own. Foster knows that she is special but she isn't sure as to why. All she wants to do is find some answers. It seems that anyone she loves or gets close to ends up dead. Tate is the typical high school jock. He loves his family and town. All Tate really wants to do is figure out what is going on and how he can help fix things.

The hard thing with these two characters is that neither one of them are very likable. Foster is petty and doesn't like to share anything. Including her limited knowledge of what is going on. She spends more time fighting with Tate than actually trying to work with him to figure out how to solve their issues. Tate is constantly complaining. Even though he has a right to be upset with what is going on, it seems to be the only thing that is actually focused on. I think one of the most annoying things about Tate is that he praises himself for being raised by his feminist mother yet he is constantly rude to Foster. Like Really?

As the reader, you get the most information on Foster and Tate but there is a core villain group. Yes it is a group. The villains are all so flat. A lot of people love villains because they have great backstories or they are super interesting but not these villains. They are so boring and I feel like they spend most of the story being quite useless. What is the motivation these villains have?

This story starts off with a bang but than everything just sort of fizzles out. Not one is doing anything or taking any action. Foster and Tate decide that even though they fight and can't stand each other that they are going to start a romance now. NO IT IS NOT BELIEVABLE. At this point in the book, everything feels like it is forced. 

This story has a great concept. I think it could have been quite enjoyable but it wasn't for me. I really wanted to love it but it is hard to love a book that makes you feel confused the entire tie you are reading it. All the characters were just so flat. I really loved the art but even that had some issues. A lot of the art didn't match the scenes in the book that it was supposed to be portraying. Also on top of that the art was usually a spoiler for  what was coming up in the book. It seemed like you would see the art before you would turn the page that had the action on it. (I am getting this from the ARC so definitely check out a finish copy because they may have changed this.)

This book was not my favorite. This also could have been a me thing and maybe it just wasn't for me. If you are already a fan of P.C. Cast or Kristin Cast or both, then definitely check this book out and for your own opinion. I would love to hear someone else's thoughts. Especially if you loved the book.

Thank you Wednesday books for a copy of The Dysastes for an honest review.


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About the Authors:

P.C. Cast
PC was born in the Midwest, and grew up being shuttled back-and-forth between Illinois and Oklahoma, which is where she fell in love with Quarter Horses and mythology (at about the same time). After high school, she joined the United States Air Force and began public speaking and writing. After her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. PC is a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today Best-Selling author and a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers’ Best, and the Laurel Wreath. PC is an experienced teacher and talented speaker. Ms. Cast lives in Oregon near her fabulous daughter, her adorable pack of dogs, her crazy Maine Coon, and a bunch of horses. House of Night Other World, book 1, LOVED, releases July 11th. SUN WARRIOR, book 2 in the Tales of a New World series releases October 17th.

Kristin CastKristin Cast is a #1 NY Times and #1 USA Today bestselling author who teamed with her mother to write the wildly successful HOUSE OF NIGHT series. She has editorial credits, a thriving t-shirt line, and a passion for all things paranormal.
When away from her writing desk, Kristin loves going on adventures with her friends, family, and significant other, playing with her French Bulldogs (Grace Kelly and Sir Laurence Olivier), and discovering new hobbies. This year she'll work on handstands, gardening, and taking her new puppy (Baloo) to puppy classes.
#HoNLoved releases July 11th.

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