October 23, 2012

Wisteria Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway

Hi all and welcome to our stop on the Wisteria blog tour. Before I post the review here is the book cover, blurb and a teaser excerpt. 

I really like the cover. Her red dress really stands out.

Book Blurb
Sixteen year old Wisteria Kuti has two options—track the infected around the Isle of Smythe or leave the only known safe haven and face a world infested with flesh eating biters. But even with well-armed trackers, things go wrong and Wisteria ends up alone facing certain death, until she is rescued by the mysterious Bach. Uninfected, Bach is able to survive among the hordes of living dead.

Eighteen year old Bach, from a race known as The Family, has no interest in human affairs. He was sent here to complete his Great Walk and return home as a man—as a Sen Son. The Family regard humans as Dirt People, but Bach is drawn to this Terran girl, whom he has never seen before, but somehow knows.

Hunted by flesh eaters, cannibals, and the mysterious blood thirsty group called Red Phoenix, Wisteria and Bach make their way back to the Isle of Smythe, a community built on secrets and lies.


Thirteen months after the first official case of Nero Disease

“Wisteria, run!” Rebecca O’Leary screamed over the radio.

Wisteria Kuti whipped around and came face-to-face with the blood-red eyes of a hungry flesh-eating biter. The biter was a man, infected by Nero Disease, who had long lost his mind. He looked more animal than human and he wanted one thing—to feed on the flesh of uninfected people. The biter growled and staggered toward Wisteria.

She fled down the deserted road to the nearest house. The front door was locked. She kicked at the door, but it didn’t open. Taking out her handgun, she smashed through the window of the door.

“Ugh,” more biters growled behind her.

She spun around, fired once, and hit one in the head. She unlocked the door by reaching in and turning the lock. Once inside, she chained and bolted the door.

Crash—a biter smashed through another window into the house.

Wisteria’s heart jumped and she darted up the stairs as fast as she could.

“Get out of the house, Wisteria!” Rebecca radioed.

I’m trying.

A biter grabbed her ankle as she ran. Falling hard on the steps, she wailed in pain. “Ah.” No time to cry, Wisteria. She fired at the biter holding her. One bullet left.

Three more biters appeared below and started coming up the stairs. Leaping up, she sprinted to the top floor and dashed into the first open doorway that led to the master bedroom. Locking the door, she headed straight for the window.

The infected clawed at the door, tearing it apart and snarling as they entered.

Book Trailer
My Review
Wisteria is wanting to help out as best she can in the new world she finds herself in. Along with her mother and brother she lives on the Isle of Smythe were they are all safe from the biters. Everyone must work or help in some part. Along with going to school Wisteria helps track the biters off the Isle. It is a hard job and makes her nervous but she wants to do it. On a tracking mission she is left behind and then saved by Bach. Bach isn't exactly human but part of another race that isn't supposed to interfere with humans. He is drawn to Wisteria and tries to keep her safe along with fighting his feelings for her. Wisteria isn't going to just stand around and fights to help Bach on his mission as well as get back home.

Yes I am a zombie lover and I devour books that have them in it. In Wisteria they are really just a small part of this book. You really get into Wisteria and Bach's characters. I enjoyed reading all about Wisteria and finding out more of what pulls her and Bach together. Bach let's see how to describe him. He is a great guy i guess you could say even if at first I thought he was a jerk. thinking humans were just good for slaves. Don't worry he gets much better. In this book you get so much to enjoy. It has a parallel universe, zombies, love, betrayal, cannibals and so much more. I rooted and hoped that Wisteria and Bach would be together even when it seemed they were better off apart. Wisteria's mom was a big shock in this book. I couldn't believe all she had did and what all she would go through to do what she believed was right. I love the action that appears in this book. It never really slows down and keeps a great steady pace all thru out the book. It made it a very enjoyable read and something you won't want to put down. So much goes on that makes it hard not to post spoilers but that is something I try not to do. As a final thought I will say I hope there is lots more to this series as I can see it going far. I loved it. Be prepared to love some characters and hate a several more of them.
5 out of 5 Bats~Pam
The author Bisi will be awarding a $15 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. So be sure to follow the tour and comment often. The tour schedule can be found Here

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About the author

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Bisi Leyton was born in East London in 1978. She grew up in London, Nigeria and the States, listening to the stories life and love from aunts, cousins and big sisters.She lives in London, but has worked around Europe including France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and the Czech Republic. She has a fondness for reading graphic novels.

Twitter:  @bisileyton


  1. Wow! I'm blown away you like the book so much. I'm currently editing Myopia (Wisteria Series #2) thta should be out before Halloween and I've finished the first draft of Aporia (Wisteria Series #3), and hoping that'll be out before Christmas. In case you're interested.

    1. Hi Bisi! Thank you so much for the chance to read it. I really loved it. Let me know please when you have the other books ready. My email is kydirtgirl68 AT gmail DOT com.
      Thank you, Pam

  2. A fabulous review thank you. Got to love the 5 bats.


  3. This review was one of the most exciting I have read. It makes the story a must read.

  4. This sounds like a great read and I absolutely loved the trailer. This is the first I am hearing about this book and I cannot wait to get my hands on it!!!

    Jolene A