A brief summary from Deanna Fugett:
Fourteen-year-old Fear learns she was a parachute baby, dumped over the edge of the Gliding Lands as an infant. Fascinated by the floating cities in the sky before, now she’s desperate for answers. But a slave isn’t likely to get those answers.
When her abusive Downer family throws her from their hovel, Fear takes refuge with a family who shows her love for the first time. Surely they can’t be trusted. Years of abuse and molestation has taught her that.
Then her brother discovers where she’s hiding and tries to kidnap her. Fear will never let him touch her again. Her new family conceals her at The Fallen, a ranch that hides parachute babies from the Uppers who discarded them.
Just as she’s beginning to embrace yet another home, Fear’s new little sister, Happy, is kidnapped and taken to the Uppers’ temple harem. Fear must go against her namesake, find a working hoverpod, and journey to the dreaded Gliding Lands before the little girl’s innocence is ripped from her forever.
Can she save Happy in time?
And will she find answers to the burning question of why anyone would throw her away?
When Fear is your name, how can you be anything but fearful?
With a world divided in two, Uppers and Downers, Fear has all the luck of being thrown from the sky and landing in the barren world of the Downers, where abuse and starvation are the new norm. When Fear gathers the courage to escape from her adopted family once and for all, she runs into a family who is filled with love and joy, an unusual thing to find in the Downer world. Traits that come from this Abba they so constantly talk about. But who is Abba? And when a friend of Fear’s is taken as a slave in the Upper world, can Abba and his angels help Fear and her new family of parachute children find their friend?
Deanna Fugett writes an interesting tale on a dystopian Earth where everything but Godliness runs rampant across two worlds. This YA adult read is a fairly clean read; but there are mentions of abuse, kidnapping, and slavery. What I really found interesting is how Fugett named her characters after the traits they most possess: Fear, Courage, Trouble, Charity, Melody, Happy, Manly (the handsome hunk in the story), and more. It was interesting to see these characteristic traits become humanized. Ending Fear leaves off on a cliffhanger, which will have readers, YA and adult alike, ready for the sequel novel, Living Brave. Pre-order Ending Fear today!
Meet the Author:
Deanna Fugett’s heart belongs to writing. Author of edgy YA Dystopian fiction with an underlying message of hope, this stay-at-home mom of four focuses on writing as much as humanly possible. She was published at the young age of six in a local newspaper and is excited to be published again. It only took twenty-six years. She enjoys the thrill of writing fiction that deals with intense topics and prays it will impact people for the better. Visit http://www.DeannaFugett.com to learn more about her.
Giveaway | Scavenger Hunt:
Deanna Fugett is having a scavenger hunt to celebrate her new release! All you have to do is visit each stop on the blog tour, collect that stop’s clue, and put together the mystery sentence to enter. One lucky participant who correctly answers the question will receive (drum role, please): a signed paperback of Ending Fear and a coloring book (US only) or an e-book of the novel only for international entries.
Don’t forget to collect ALL fourteen words! You can find them at the various blogs below:
- Monday, July 10th, Visual Post, Jebraun Clifford, www.jebraunclifford.com
- Monday, 10th, Interview (Double Feature), Dallen Clark, www.dthomasclark.com
- Tuesday, 11th, Behind-the-Scenes Feature, Liv Fisher, www.livkfisher.blogspot.com
- Wednesday, 12th, Guest Post, J.M. Hackman, www.jmhackman.com
- Thursday, 13th, Coloring Book Feature, Laura A. Grace, www.unicornquester.com
- Thursday, 13th, Guest Post (Double Feature), Grace Mullins, www.sheheartsfiction.wordpress.com
- Friday, 14th, Visual Post, Jordan Sundholm, www.JustBJordan.com
- Saturday, 15th, Top 3 Post, Laurie Lucking, www.landsuncharted.com
- Sunday, 16th, Baker Kella (me!) www.bakerkella.wordpress.com
- Monday, 17th, Interview, Katie Donovan, www.fictionaficionadoblog.wordpress.com
- Tuesday, 18th, Release Day Feature/Visual Post, Deanna Fugett, www.quillsandinkblotts.wordpress.com
- Wednesday, 19th, Book Review, Laurin Boyle, www.laurinboyle.wordpress.com
- Thursday, 20th, FB Party/Book Review, Michele Israel Harper, www.micheleisraelharper.com
- Friday, 21st, Book Review, Joy Corkery, www.joyfulantidotes.com
Once you’ve figured out the magical sentence these fourteen clues form, visit the scavenger hunt entry formto enter your name in the drawing!
I was graciously provided a free copy of this novel from L2RL2W Publishing in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.