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Friday, April 22, 2022

Rockstar Book Tours presents... ALONE OUT HERE by Riley Redgate - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

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Welcome back to Satisfation for Insatiable Readers.

It's another TWO POST kinda day, and next up on the roster is a TOTALLY EXCITING NOT TO BE MISSED TITLE currently on tour with Rockstar Book Tours. If you're a Young Adult Science Fiction fan that likes a bit of thriller in the mix, you are SO in for a FANTASTIC ride...and if you're not, give it a shot anyway because sometimes you have to step outside your box to find your next favorite read.  Ladies and gents, let's get to the intro, my review, and then make sure to enter the giveaway before you jet off to the other sites participating in this fabulous tour!! 


Author: Riley Redgate

Pub. Date: April 5, 2022

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 400

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD,

What do you stand for, when you're one of the last left standing?

The year is 2072. Soon a volcanic eruption will trigger catastrophic devastation, and the only way out is up.

While the world’s leaders, scientists, and engineers oversee the frantic production of a space fleet meant to save humankind, their children are brought in for a weekend of touring the Lazarus, a high-tech prototype spaceship. But when the apocalypse arrives months ahead of schedule, First Daughter Leigh Chen and a handful of teens from the tour are the only ones to escape the planet.

This is the new world: a starship loaded with a catalog of human artifacts, a frozen menagerie of animal DNA, and fifty-three terrified survivors. From the panic arises a coalition of leaders, spearheaded by the pilot’s enigmatic daughter, Eli, who takes the wheel in their hunt for a habitable planet. But as isolation presses in, their uneasy peace begins to fracture. The struggle for control will mean the difference between survival and oblivion, and Leigh must decide whether to stand on the side of the mission or of her own humanity.

With aching poignancy and tense, heart-in-your-mouth action, this enthralling saga will stay with readers long after the final page.



"Redgate explores what makes us human and what makes us teens with excruciating precision, revealing the best―and worst―of both. A fast-paced, beautifully put together story of a girl getting it done."―E. K. Johnston, New York Times #1 best-selling author of Star Wars: Ahsoka

"With its diverse cast of characters and near-future plot line, this book would make a good addition to collections with established audiences for science fiction stories and titles featuring strong examples of female empowerment."―School Library Connection

“An enthralling adventure that’s at once intimate and cinematic, with heart-pounding twists and vividly drawn characters. Redgate’s gorgeous prose poses fascinating questions about the future.”―Romina Russell, author of the New York Times best-selling Zodiac series

“Stunning, visceral, and utterly gripping, Alone Out Here is a vivid look at human determination when forced to survive the impossible. Leigh Chen is a leader unlike any other as she navigates dwindling resources, betrayal, and the ultimate question of what it means to be human.”―C.B. Lee, author of the Sidekick Squad series

“Utterly absorbing, and packed with heart, action, and questions that lingered long past the final page. I read it in a single day.”―Amie Kaufman, author of the Aurora Cycle and the Elementals trilogy 




What would happen if the world was going to end...
...and not just end, but like END, as in wipe out everything, and everyone, leaving anything you knew, loved, or held dear, obliterated in its wake?
What would you do?
How would you act?
Who would you save?

They may sound hypothetical, but are very real for the vision of Earth presented in Alone Out Here by Riley Redgate.  It gives us a glimpse into what the world would be like, if we knew we had a deadline.  I know what you're thinking, or at least some of you are, there'd be love, peace, and harmony...right?  Yeah, about that.  Unfortunately, human nature doesn't always sway towards the "flower in the gun" side of things, and quite honestly, the take portrayed here, sounds a bit more accurate.  Man against man, woman against woman, child against child.  Nations voicing their desires only to be silenced by those with greater power.  The enormous undertaking of trying to save the world's population is noble, but the reality is harder to underline.  

This is the world Leigh inhabits; one where power speaks volumes, and, despite best intentions, the good doesn't always win.  When everything comes to a head, it's every man, woman, and child for themselves...leaving an uncertain future for those that survived.  Why?  Well, let's think.  They were working on a deadline...and when has any massive project controlled by political entities ever been fruitful before its time?  Now, you're getting the picture...and it isn't pretty, nor is what's to come, but what it will show is the lengths to which some will go to reach a new beginning, to overcome their past, to assert some form of control in a life that seems to spin without anchor.  You see character growth and breakdown, adaptability and succumbing, the evolution of a society from separate pieces to a hive mind, and just what it takes to break the proverbial camel's back.

I was completely caught up in this one from start to finish.  Yes, there are several characters to keep track of, but they never narrate, so it's easier to follow.  Yes, Leigh can get a touch too introspective while talking with her inner voice, but that's simply her, and you end up loving her more for it.  The friends she makes, the balance she tries to keep, the greater good she keeps striving for that echoes the lessons learned from her parents, all go into creating such a memorable character at the center of a story so much bigger than just her.  There's not a character that you won't feel for, on some level, even as they react with their basest instincts; sometimes doing or saying things that you could never imagine in normal days.

All in all, it's Science Fiction, but with oh so much heart that the bright shiny clinical aspects of that streamlined space station in the sky take on a rainbow of new dimensions that truly bring it to life right before your eyes.


About the author...

Riley Redgate majored in Economics at Kenyon College and is now based in Chicago, where she was an apprentice with the Onion. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Seven Ways We Lie; Noteworthy, a Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book and NYPL Best Book; and Final Draft, a Bank Street Book of the Year.


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1 winner will receive a finished copy of ALONE OUT HERE, US Only.


Special thanks to the Rockstar Book Tours team for the chance to bring this tour to you and to Disney Hyperion for the ecopy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, wherever books are sold. Catch the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!

Tour Schedule:

Week One:





The Reading Devil

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Week Two:


Kait Plus Books

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Rajiv's Reviews

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boozybook blog

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Lifestyle of Me




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A Court of Coffee and Books

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Week Three:


The book review crew

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Celia's Reads

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Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews




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Excuse Me, I’m Reading



laura's bookish corner

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Week Four:





A Backwards Story

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TikTok Review/IG Post


100 Pages A Day




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Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

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Two Points of Interest


Week Five:





The Momma Spot

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Do You Dog-ear?







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Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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