Dec 20, 2014

Book Tour/Review: An Uncommon Blue by R. C. Hancock ~ YA dystopian at it's finest

In Télesphore, the glowing color of a person’s palm determines their place in society, and touching hands with another mixes the colors permanently. When sixteen-year-old Bruno accidentally kills a royal soldier, he goes from favored to fugitive. Now Bruno's only chance at survival is to become someone else. That means a haircut, a change of wardrobe, and most important, getting rid of his once cherished Blue. Now he’s visiting
parts of town he never knew existed, and making friends with people he would've crossed the street to avoid only weeks ago. At the last minute, Bruno’s parents arrange a deal to clear his name and get his life back. All Bruno has to do is abandon those in the Red slums that look to him as a leader and let an innocent Green boy die in his place.

My Review :
What an intriguing story.  Bruno learns a hard lesson in this story.  One where people are really just people and not "classes" or "colors."  The true value of humanity, friendship and trust does not depend on wealth or the color of a person's palm.  It is a truly amazing story that this blogger, reviewer recommends for YA readers.
About the author:
RC (Really Cool) Hancock began his writing career with a story about a dead cat which his second grade teacher thought was brilliant. Convincing others of his literary genius has taken longer than expected, but along the road he has acquired a lovely wife, four entertaining ankle-biters (who, thankfully, look more like their mother), and a degree from BYU in Recreational Management & Youth Leadership (which means he’s really good at having fun.) An Uncommon Blue is his first novel.

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  1. Thanks for the great review!!

  2. Looks interesting! I love the idea that once they touch hands they can't go back... so true to life - that people change us in powerful ways. What if that showed on the outside? I'll have to check this one out! :)


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