Monday, October 14, 2013

Blog Tour: Review - Pendomus

Title - Pendomus
Author - Carissa Andrews
Series - Pendomus Chronicles 
Genre - YA Dystopian Sci fi
Published - October 10th 2013
Format - Kindle review copy


Humanity has colonized on the tidally locked planet Pendomus. 

Residing between extreme heat and frigid cold is the complex known as the Helix. Within lies a highly sophisticated society functioning solely on humans fulfilling their life’s purpose as determined by their natural aptitudes and daily brain scans. 

Seventeen-year-old Runa Cophem has found her calling studying the ancient trees nearby and anxiously awaits a professional placement which will allow her to continue her work. 

Runa’s life takes an unforeseen turn when she’s brutally attacked and left for dead in those woods. Rescued by a stranger with blue hair, she’s immersed into a surprising way humanity has survived without the Helix. Fueled by a yearning to understand and an attraction she didn’t even know was possible, Runa tries to make a new life for herself. Yet, there’s much she doesn’t know about herself, about the planet, and the forces controlling her from afar. 

What she needs are some answers.

I received Pendomus in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.  Runa lives on the planet Pendomus in a Helix complex where she lives with her mother and brother. She hasn’t gotten her professional placement so she’s had time to fall in love with the forest. When she at last gets the call for her placement she’s shocked to learn that she’s been giving the job of cremator. Furious she heads out into the snow but is attacked by a morph when it looks like the end she’s saved by a blue haired stranger who takes her back to him place.

Runa learns that there is more outside the helix than just snow. Growing up inside the Helix complex everything has been provided to them via the government their every move monitored by scans. They don’t even speak anymore they use the elink to communicate. As Runa heals from her attack, she is befriended by Traeton the blue haired guy who saved her life and lives outside the helix. She learns that there is more going on outside the complex. With Traeton’s help she will attempt to uncover the secrets risking her life to learn the truth.

The book is written from the point of view of Runa a girl who grew up in the Helix but has always been different with pale blonde hair and amber eyes. We also have Traeton’s perspective his life outside the helix and when he saves Runa their lives are forever intertwined.  At first I wasn't sure how I felt about these two but as the story progressed they grew on me.

I was instantly enchanted by the concept for Pendomus. I’m a huge fan of the sci fi concept so of course this one was a must when I saw the tour invite. I like the concept for Pendomus it’s unique and captivates the imagination. Plus with a cover like that how can you not be curious. I found the characters easy to connect with after getting to know them. I liked that the author has giving us each perspective I think it helps keep the story flowing. I think the author did an amazing job of creating a world unlike any other with interesting characters. I was instantly drawn into the story; I actually finished it in one afternoon. It’s a fast paced story that is filled with twist and turns that keep you guessing till the end. I really enjoyed the first book and look forward to seeing what happens in the next one. 
4 out of 5 stars


Born and raised in central MN, Carissa Andrews has always loved books. She started her career at 15 in a bookstore, just to be able to afford her book fetish. By 19, she worked for a magazine publisher. At 22, she was working for printers to learn their trade. At 27, she went back to school for graphic design, and became an award winning designer. Little did she know all of her experiences would lead her to becoming a self-publishing power house.

At 31, a magical world on a planet far away, invaded her mind.

At 34, she’s learned what she needs to make her work successful.


  1. Thanks so much for participating in the blog tour and for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed Pendomus and I can't wait to show you what the other two books have in store! :D

  2. Glad you liked it, Mandy! Thanks for being on the tour! :)

  3. I really appreciate you giving me the chance to win!