Sum Of All Tears by Kim Cresswell & M.K. Chester Book Tour and Giveaway :)
- It could always be worse. Along the same lines as horror, when people become uncomfortable in their own world, they often seek fictional escapes. With horror and the horrific elements of dystopian fiction, readers can see that their reality isn’t as bad as it could be. Part of the dystopian flair is to create a world where readers can understand how they got to their new world. A cautionary tale, of sorts, will help soothe some fears and perhaps provide answers to underlying questions.
- The element of hope. In stories like The Hunger Games, our heroes and heroines rise to the challenge of overcoming oppression. Despite the layer of grit, grime, corruption and violence, there is hope that one person, a few people, or a movement can make valuable change in an otherwise desperate and cold world. Whether readers realize they crave this taste of hope or not, it draws them in because there is nothing better than the good guys finding a way to set things right or start anew.
- The reader can be the hero. You read that right—and what I mean is that the characters you love and cheer for are relatable. As a reader, you ask yourself what you might do if you found yourself in the maze or oppressed inside Margaret Atwood’s fictional Gilead. You, the reader, know right from wrong, you know what must be done and you, too, can find the courage within yourself to overcome the obstacles in your life.