Welcome to my spot on the blog tour for Becoming Brooklyn by Amanda Deich! Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for my spot on the tour. Read on for more info, my review, and a giveaway. Let me know what you think in the comments!
by Amanda Deich
Publication date: January 5th 2021
Genres: Contemporary, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Eighteen-year-old Brooklyn never knew her father. Rex Blackburn died in the 9/11 attacks four months before she was born.
And even though she never met him, she always dreamed about what he must have been like before he died. In her mind, he was a hero.
Little did she know.
After an attack at a 9/11 memorial gala, Brooklyn learns her father had been a member of an elite, anti-terrorism, military task force, made up of a very select group of people who had superhuman abilities. On the day the towers fell, he died using his power to save people.
The Army believes she inherited his gift, and Brooklyn is invited to train at West Point in order to hone her skills. Knowing deep down she is different than anyone else her age and wanting to learn more about a father she never knew, she readily agrees to become a cadet at the prestigious military academy.
She and five other 9/11 babies strengthen their superhuman abilities and spend weeks preparing themselves for their future in the army, fighting terrorists at home and abroad. And in the process of training, they identify with their deceased parents in a way they never knew they could.
Brooklyn knows she’ll go to war someday, but when terrorists find out about the group’s gifts, they don’t bother to wait.
They bring the war to West Point.
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Becoming Brooklyn by Amanda Deich is such an entertaining book. I really enjoyed the concept and the beautiful tribute to 9/11. This is a story of courage, strength, and sacrifice, and I absolutely loved it.
I loved the characters. They feel so real and I love that they are pretty average, but beneath the surface was a hero. Amanda Deich has created some amazing and memorable characters that I will remember for a long.
The world building was magical. I felt sucked into this story. Everything was so vivid. I couldn’t get enough. I need more! I hope there is more!! Highly recommended!!
Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for the review copy and the opportunity to honestly review this book on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Amanda Deich is an author out of Littleton, CO. In her non-writer life, she is a teacher and coach to hundreds of kids, and she is a mama to two. If you meet her, she’ll talk Jesus and identity like no one’s business.
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Great review, Jessica! This sounds like a compelling and well written read!