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Friday, August 29, 2014

Iron Pendulum Blog Tour: Character Playlist + Excerpt

Welcome to SassyCat's Books Review, today I'm participating in Megan Curd Iron Pendulum Blog Tour and today I asked for her Character Playlist. Since Avery is the main character, below is her playlist! Then if you follow down, there's an excerpt of Iron Pendulum,. Enjoy!


Rusted Wheel – Silversun Pickups
Invincible – Muse
No Air – Jordin Sparks [I remember Megan saying something about while writing to this song, someone get's their heart broken]
Everybody’s Watching Me – The Neighbourhood
Monster – Imagine Dragons
Excuse Me Mr. – Ben Harper
Dark Doo Wop – MS MR
Cracks (Flux Pavilion Remix) – Bell Humble
Bleeding Out – Imagine Dragons
Last Chance – Kaskade
Broken – Seether [It can be another sad, and heart breaking moment when you listen to Broken, its one of my favorite "heartbroken" song to listen to]
Breathe Me – Sia [Such an beautiful song]
Days are Forgotten - Kasabian
Elastic Heart – Sia
Goodbye, Apathy - OneRepublic
Radioactive – Imagine Dragons [Of course Radioactive has to be on there! She haven't stopped listening to their music since her upon discovery of the band!]

Her huff echoed in our headsets, and I was glad she couldn’t see my smile.
“Avery, don’t act like I don’t know you’re smiling behind that mask.”
I put my hands up in submission. Alice knew everything about me.
Jaxon took the map. “Let’s go left.” He turned and walked away like he expected us to follow. Which we did.
I was thankful for the mask, because it dulled the stench of refuse floating along the shallow water in the tunnel. Rats scurried along the waterline, our lights sending them into a frenzy. Each step caused the water to slosh and echo through the tunnel, giving our position away.
“We should try to stay out of the water,” I said into the mic, hoping someone would agree with me before Jaxon could argue.
No dice.
Jaxon touched his earpiece and spoke. “Why? Are you afraid of your toes pruning in the water?”
“It’s not that.”
“Contrary to legend, there are no alligators in the sewer.”
“That you know of,” Alice quipped.
Deep down, Alice liked Jaxon. She just enjoyed making him squirm. And the truth was, I enjoyed watching it happen.
“That I know of.” Jaxon admitted. “But I will take one for the team and wrestle the beast into submission if it floats down our tunnel. Then I expect minstrels to sing of my heroics in future years. You can be the minstrel, Alice. I bet you’d look great with a lyre and kilt-y getup.”
Alice shook her head. “If anyone would look good in a skirt, it’s you, chicken legs.”
“Oh, please, you know you wish you could look as good as me in a skirt. Have you seen your calves?”
Everyone laughed and Alice huffed. Jaxon took the lead and sloshed through the water, making more of a ruckus than necessary.
But then he went still. As still as a dog that had caught a scent on a hunt.
Alice’s whisper came through the earpiece. “Jax, what did you hear?”
I watched as the muscles in Jaxon’s back tensed and his shoulders squared. I heard the minor intake of breath and wondered if everyone else knew what it meant.
He was afraid.

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About Iron Pendulum and about Megan Curd herself!

Iron Pendulum (Periodic, #2) A month ago, Avery thought the world ended outside Dome Four. Thought she was one of the few of her kind. Thought the war that brought the human race to the brink of extinction was over.

But a month can change everything.

After fighting to escape a tyranny she didn't even know existed, Avery has had to come to grips with all the secrets she's uncovered. But more secrets continue to come to light, revealing how little of her world she truly knew. When evidence starts to show that Dome Four might be under siege, Avery knows what she must do.

Returning to the dome she longed to escape is a challenge for Avery, but now she knows there’s corruption lurking in the shadows. A massive steam shortage leaves half the dome without power, and people are falling ill. Dying.

And they’re blaming Avery.

A month can change everything. One more month could kill everyone. The clock is ticking.

Expected publication: August 28th 2014
 Megan Curd

Megan Curd is a graduate of Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota. While having always enjoyed reading any books she could get her hands on, Megan didn’t begin writing until a friend encouraged her to do so while in college. 

When not writing, Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Photography, traveling and snowboarding are hobbies she loves, and she doesn’t turn down the opportunity to play xBox with her brother and friends when it presents itself.

Megan currently resides in Ohio with her husband and son, where she is trying to convert them into Buckeye fans.


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