Blog Tour, Review + Giveaway: Identity Break by Stephen H. Provost

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You know when a book hooks you from the first line of its synopsis? "How far would you go to find yourself?" is one of those sentences that captures you attention instantly and leads you into a series of questions. Which is exactly why I'm so excited to be a part of the tour for Identity Break--a book that is sincerely underrated. 

Follow the cut to learn more. 

 
THE REVIEW

★★★★☆ 

I was already partially biased when I picked up Identity Break based solely on its premise. There's a lot to be intrigued about in the story and that was apparent from the start. I wasn't entirely positive on where the journey would take me as a reader, but I had a feeling that it would be a wildly energetic path. And I was totally right. 

This is the science-fiction young adult release you've been waiting patiently for in the last few years. Fast paced, complicated and all-consuming, Provost pens a tale that not only bends genres a bit, it keeps readers on their toes. There's something utterly flattering about both his prose and the manner in which he built the world that we witness in Identity Break.

While some author's struggle in finding their footing when it comes to world-building, embracing a whole new set of politics and life-paths, Provost doesn't miss a single beat. Identity Break is about a lot of things: part coming of age, part political flaws and mysterious figures, and a filled with a whole lot of manipulation. 

There was so much that happened throughout this novel, that I'm hesitant to go into detail--it is one of those books that you need to experience in real-time. But, what can be said is this: the entire novel is an adventure. You will be completely captivated by the struggles and complexities found in Identity Break, and you will grow attached to the characters--Jason and Elyse--and the bond that they build with one another. 

I really enjoyed Identity Break and found it to be one of those books that you read in one or two sittings because, for the life of you, you cannot put it down. I'm really interested to see if Provost has plans to expand the story a bit more in the future--because I'm hooked!

*I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest review and participation in the book tour. This does not effect my opinion in anyway. 


THE BOOK
 

Identity Break
Stephen H. Provost
Publication date: February 12th 2018
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
How far would you go to find yourself?
Imagine everything you thought you knew about yourself turned out to be a lie, and you didn’t know who was telling the truth. Imagine you possessed a secret so dangerous that, if it were exposed, it would reshape the entire world.
What would you do if that secret were your very identity?
In almost every way, Palo Vista seems like a typical California city, with office buildings, schools, and homes sprawled out across suburbia, filled with families making a life for themselves at the dawn of the new millennium.
But two seniors at Mt. MacMurray High are about to find out that nothing is as it seems…


Author Bio:
Stephen H. Provost is a veteran editor, reporter and columnists with more than 30 years of experience at daily newspapers in California. He’s currently the managing editor of The Cambrian on the Central Coast, as well as a columnist and assistant city editor for The Tribune in San Luis Obispo.
As an author, he has written historical nonfiction (“Fresno Growing Up” and “Highway 99: The History of California’s Main Street”), novels (“Memortality” and “Identity Break”), while also exploring the realms of mythology, fable and ancient history.

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