Blog Tour | Reclaiming Shilo Snow

Back in December, I was part of the tour for the first book The Evaporation Of Sofi Snow, so when the opportunity came to read its follow up I had to take it, I was excited to see what Sofi and the Delonese were up to. Before I let you know what I thought of this book here is what it is about.

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Trapped on the ice-planet of Delon, gamer girl Sofi and Ambassador Miguel have discovered that nothing is what it seems, including their friends. On a quest to rescue her brother, Shilo, a boy everyone believes is dead, they must now escape and warn Earth of Delon’s designs on humanity. Except the more they unearth of the planet and Sofi’s past, the more they feel themselves unraveling, as each new revelation has Sofi questioning the very existence of reality.

Meanwhile, back on Earth, Sofi’s mom, Inola, is battling a different kind of unraveling: a political one that could cost lives, positions, and a barely-rebuilt society, should they discover the deal made with the Delonese.

But there’s a secret deeper than all that. One locked away inside Sofi and ticking away with the beginnings, endings, and answers to everything. Including how to save humanity.


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Reclaiming Shilo Snow definitely delivers on what I thought was missing from the first book, in my review of book one I felt like there was a lot that had been left unfinished and I worried that a lot of things would get lost. Luckily that didn’t happen and in fact, a lot of the set up of that book starts to make sense the more you read in this one.

I think the first thing to mention is that this book takes off straight away from the events of the last book, I kind of wish there had been a bit of a reminder or that I had gone back and read the last few chapters of book one because it did take me a while for me to get back into the story. However, it didn’t take long for the momentum of events to take hold and have me hooked on every word.

In this book not only do we get Sofi and Miguel’s perspectives but we also get Sofi’s mother Inola’s as well, at first I was a bit unsure of whether this would throw off the story a bit, but actually having her perspective gave it that extra dimension that was needed. It showed her motives and insight into what had been going on in a way that had more impact than if it was just a reveal from another character.

It also made me more sympathetic toward her, in the first book I didn’t really like her because you only see her from Sofi’s interactions or lack thereof, but once I understood her point of view it did change my opinion. She wasn’t the only character that this happened with I felt like Sofi really came into her own in this book, she developed into a much stronger person. Miguel also managed to surprise me, he has a lot of hidden depths and it was nice to see that come to the surface.

I was a little disappointed because to me it felt like Sofi and Shilo’s relationship took a bit of a backseat in this story. I know she had a lot of other things going on but I had really loved it about the first book and whilst it was still there it didn’t quite capture it in the same way, it’s hard to explain without giving away spoilers so I won’t. There was also a part of the end of the story that to me just felt too neat, again I won’t go into detail hopefully if you read it you’ll know what I mean, but it just wrapped up too easily and left me wondering.

I have to say I’m really glad I got the chance to read this book, it helped me to understand a lot more of what was happening in the first book but also it has some very strong themes that I didn’t really see in book one. It was so emotional and did make me start to think and draw comparisons between what was happening in the story and what happens in the real world.

This book is more than the sum of its parts and I think the story will appeal to a lot of people even if they aren’t keen on sci-fi.



If these books sound like just the thing for you and you like in the US or Canada then you’ll be interested in entering the giveaway for a chance to win…


Hardcovers of both THE EVAPORATION OF SOFI SNOW & RECLAIMING SHILO SNOW, a custom book bag, custom temporary tattoo, and a pair of earbuds

If you want to hear more about the book and from its author, Mary Weber, then be sure to…


Mary Weber is the award-winning HarperCollins author of the bestselling young adult Storm Siren Trilogy, and The Evaporation of Sofi Snow series. An avid school and conference speaker, Mary’s passion is helping others find their voice amid a world that often feels too loud. When she’s not plotting adventures involving tough girls who frequently take over the world, Mary sings 80’s hairband songs to her three muggle children, and ogles her husband who looks strikingly like Wolverine. They live in California which is perfect for stalking L.A. bands and the ocean.

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