Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: An Uncommon Blue by R.C. Hancock

An Uncommon Blue blog tour

An Uncommon Blue (Colorblind, #1)An Uncommon Blue
(Colorblind #1)
by R. C. Hancock
YA Fantasy
Paperback288 Pages
December 9th 2014 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media

Summary

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

An Uncommon Blue was an entertaining read. Bruno, the main character, had a great voice and I enjoyed the joking around and sarcasm as well as the times when he struggled to control his emotions. He definitely had a fairly entitled way of looking at life in the beginning because of his social class, but then that changed as he realized that everything didn't operate in the world as he thought it did. I also liked several of the other characters, especially Jude, his grandmother. There was a great group of characters and it was fun to see them interact and read their dialogue.

There did seem to be a bit of a lack in the feel of suspense and danger under the circumstances. It just seemed he would think before acting and be more careful when he found out that he could just be killed for basically no reason. The ending also was resolved much too quickly and the reactions didn't quite seem right. 

Regardless, I still really enjoyed the story and I'm curious to see what happens next. I think there is a lot that could be discovered about the fire in the people's hands. I also don't trust how nicely things wrapped up and I'm pretty sure Bruno is about to get mixed up with some fairly powerful and corrupt people. I'll just have to wait and see.

Content: There was some violence and some substitute swear words, but I would consider this clean.

Source: I'd like to thank Cedar Fort, the publisher, for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

R.C. HancockAbout 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.


Giveaway

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8 comments

  1. Cali Willette12/10/14, 10:09 AM

    Great review and giveaway! I like the cover to the book.

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  2. Haven't heard of these. Enjoy! My WOW

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  3. Olivia Roach12/10/14, 11:25 AM

    Hm, this seems like a mixed review and those are always the hardest to write. Even though it was lacking in suspense there were some good aspects of it as well. Either way, good job on writing a tricky review!

    Check out my review: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2014/12/walled-blog-tour-giveaway.html

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  4. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review this! Your premonition that his journey has only begun might be correct, but I'll never tell. I've already finished book 2, though.:)

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  5. I seriously can't wait for Susan May Warren's next two books!!!

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  6. Both of these are WINNING picks, Tressa. :)

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  7. Another first that I have learned about on your blog, and it sounds rather entertaining. Definitely sounds different, and fairly unique. I like the cover, and I think I might enjoy the story, too! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Wow the cover is absolutely beautiful and sounds like an awesome read too!

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