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In the year 2052, it's not love but hate that unites the world.

Humanity is unified against the Inborns, an extraterrestrial species with godlike intelligence and abilities whose arrival on earth caused an environmental and biological crisis.

Enslaved and despised even by her own Inbornkind, 18-year-old Snofrid Yagami reawakens to the world after having her memories stolen and is certain of only one thing: she will do anything to ensure her freedom. But her resolution is soon tested when the son of a high-ranking human official is murdered and her home city becomes the center of the interspecies war, one that might see the Inborns purged. Desperate to find a way out of the city for herself and her family, Snofrid risks making a deal with the manipulative Inborn Commander, Hadrian, and his brutal cadre of soldiers. Her task is simple: take part in a historic hunt that will bring wealth and fame to all who survive. Unfortunately, Snofrid’s role is one in which survival is rarely seen—the bait.

360 pages, Paperback

First published January 23, 2016

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T.S. Pettibone

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T.S. Pettibone are the authors of The Hatred Day Series. Hatred Day, book one, is available now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Expected publication for Verdict Day, book two, is 2017.

T.S. Pettibone is the pen name of identical twins, Brittany and Nicole Pettibone. They were born in California, grew up in Kansas, and these days, live and write in California. On the rare occasion that they break from writing, they enjoy being outdoors, taking their dog on night walks, reading the classics, drinking too much coffee, traveling the world, making friends out of strangers and learning new things—especially when these things are in any way related to architecture, foreign languages and cultures, cars, motorcycles, weapons and martial arts.

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Profile Image for Kassidy.
339 reviews11k followers
May 16, 2016

A very interesting and different book, unlike anything I've read!
Profile Image for Sarah Elizabeth.
4,727 reviews1,279 followers
February 20, 2016
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Chrysanthalix Press and NetGalley.)

This was an okay YA dystopian, but I lost interest as it went along.

This was a story about a world where aliens called ‘inborns’ had taken over the planet Earth after having to leave their own planet. There was some slave trading going on, and a bit of a rebellion of the humans verses the inborns. The day the aliens had landed was dubbed ‘hatred day’ and things generally got a bit out of hand on that day each year. The pace in this was quite slow though, and I lost interest as the story went along. I did feel quite sorry for Sno when she found out who she really was, and how at risk she was in the current climate, but I just couldn’t get really invested in the book.

6 out of 10
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197 reviews45 followers
June 19, 2016
Thank you to Chrysanthalix Press and T.S. Pettibone for my copy of the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Sadly this book wasn't for me, it did have some interesting parts but then it would go off into something completely different and I would lose interest in it. This happened over and over and now I'm cursing myself for reading on hoping at some point it would keep me gripped.

The story follows how aliens come to take over planet earth (or live as one with us? I'm not sure) as they have left their own planet... Once again I'm pretty unsure why but it may be that there was so much trying to go on in the book without anything really happening it started to numb my mind. Anyway, a rebellion starts because humans don't want aliens here but there's slave trading going on, magic here and there, necromancing, mafia's and I'm not even sure where this is meant to be? China? Japan? America? Russia since they kept speaking in it? Or is it India? Seriously though I want to know where this is meant to be based! The story follows a girl snow who has been kidnapped and had her memory stolen... again I don't know why because she is fighting beasts, mafia bosses brothers lol mind blowing.

Some great ideas are in there I won't lie, plot building could be a bit much at times as it took over the story as every little detail was being explained but then it would jump from mission to mission or whatever they were up to. I loved the learning about Sno's past, I admit I rather enjoyed that and I think that's what made me keep reading.

Finding a favourite character was pretty hard but I enjoyed Rhode the most, he made me laugh and I liked reading about him. I didn't really connect with anyone because I never knew the purpose of anything that was going on... like it never went back to why she woke up in woods or wherever it was, it was just skipping to this beast story, trying not to get caught by humans as they wanted aliens dead or hiding from mafia mobs and also trying to get hold of some guy she used to date who completely gets forgotten about a lot.

I won't be reading on in the series it's not for me sadly but I can see people who like slow paced action would like it.

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Author 2 books128 followers
May 16, 2016
"The pleasingly complex plot moves its large cast of memorable characters through a carefully controlled escalation of dangers, with Snofrid and her comrades at the heart. This confident and captivating novel should leave readers eagerly anticipating future volumes." - Kirkus Reviews, (starred review)


Snofrid & Jazara

Lycidius & Hadrian

Rhode & Coyote


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209 reviews127 followers
February 4, 2017
Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, Chrysanthalix Press, via NetGalley for an honest review.

Opinion: First, take a moment to appreciate that cover. It's damn swoon-worthy. The dark side of me that has a pitch black soul is tingling guys, tingling.

As I write this, I am literally having a side conversation with a fellow book nerd on Bookstagram about how incredibly disheartening and frustrating it is to fall in love with a book, finish said book, and then realize that there is a SECOND book…but it doesn’t come out until next year.

I mean…really? Are you guys purposefully trying to pour miniature hand grenades down my throat in the hopes that my heart and soul will either implode or explode?!? It feels as if microscopic nuclear bombs have entered my body and they are seeking out every aspect of myself that is happy and content…and they’re just BLOWING IT ALL UP! Mark my words, authors will be the death of me.

Due to the book description being fairly self-explanatory, I am not going to be giving my own little explanation of what happens. There is so much that goes on in this book, and frankly it is confusing my brain just trying to figure out how to explain it all. In regards to that, I would like to touch on the fact that this book can be hard to grasp at first. Our two authors, twin sisters Brittany and Nicole Pettibone, have created a wonderful and elaborate world for us readers to get lost in and obsessed with. The reason this story can get confusing in the first half is because the reader is being introduced to A LOT of things. With all the lingo and strange names being thrown at the reader and barely explained, it gets hard to keep up with what is happening. I found myself finding it hard to differentiate the characters at first; as well as, understanding what creatures did what and what certain names for things meant. For how elaborate this world they created was, I think this book should have been way longer so that they could have explained things better to the reader.

Now don’t let this scare you away from reading, because I certainly hope it doesn’t. You can honestly get through the first half of this book having a vague understanding of what a swangunner is or what kind of beast Snofrid is talking about. By the time you hit about 40% of this book, be prepared to skip out on any plans you might have made for the rest of the day. This is where you will get HOOKED. As soon as Snofrid comes in contact with that Mania Mirror and gets back most of her memories, you fall head first into being seriously in love with this story. This is where the reader connects to the main character, Snofrid, and where we truly understand EVERYTHING (or mostly everything) that is going on in this maze of a story. I felt such an immense connection to Snofrid as I was being carried through her childhood and upbringing, and I was able to understand this world as Snofrid did. Maybe this was a purposeful move made by the authors, maybe it wasn't. Whatever the case may be, keeping me confused and then blowing my mind completely worked.

This is also about where the reader falls in love with Lycidious, because trust me darlings…you will. To my readers that will read any book that will give them another “book boyfriend”, look no further. This kid is a serious bad boy, and he will without a doubt put every other bad boy to shame. Lycidious is lethal, dangerous, and on the border of being downright psychotic. He is the shadow or protector of Snofrid who is a half-breed, which means that a lot of people want her dead. Lycidious will basically do anything to keep her safe as it is what he swore to do, and yes readers, that means he will kill for this girl in the most brutal and graphic ways. Yep, murder. *Sigh*…oh how all the girls swoon!

Basically, I think I have found a new favorite series. I just can’t get over how imaginative and cutthroat this story is, and it never ceases to amaze me. There is a fantastic amount of detail put into this story, and the idea behind it all is extremely unique. I will be waiting patiently for book 2, Verdict Day, and HOPEFULLY it will be released early next year. GO GET THIS BOOK READERS, you will not be disappointed.
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2 reviews148 followers
June 4, 2016
I'll make this short and sweet, since I plan on reviewing the book on YouTube very soon.

I read a lot of young adult fiction. I've come to be well acquainted with the average "first novel" that makes it to the shelf, usually based on its perceived profitability from an overeager publisher. This does not always equate to subpar books--even some seriously obvious cash-grabs are still well-written, after all--but more often than not, these stories reek of vapidity and desperateness for movie studio recognition.

This is not the case with Hatred Day.

Hatred Day is smart, interesting, and genuine. The world-building involved is spectacular and surprisingly dense (as far as the average "first novel" and, let's face it, young adult novel goes.) The authors (twin sisters, cool!) have so much of this world to offer, with a large variety of characters and cultures that inspire mystery, cultivates a palpable atmosphere, and coaxes an attentive reader into asking questions. I was particularly taken by the unique combination of science-fiction and fantasy elements, resulting in a very cool and (sometimes painstakingly) complex "magic system," for lack of better phrase. I honestly couldn't tell you. It's magic. It's science. It's a little bit of everything. It's what makes Hatred Day so distinctive.

At worst, I will say that they novel's greatest issue comes not from a dull, unremarkable characters leading a generic story (the usual issues), but the fact that it EXPLODES off the pages, with maybe a little too much fervor. In other words, Hatred Day can be, at times, overambitious, something I never thought I'd give a YA novel grief for. There's a lot to swallow all at once; developments occur in hefty and fast increments of progression. Sometimes, the rapid-fire pacing is not beneficial to the reader. Large amounts of information and important detail come and go in a heartbeat. So you'd better be paying close attention. Don't even think of skimming this one.

But you know what? What a problem to have. It's clear the authors spent a lot of time nurturing this novel, getting to know their characters, and carefully establishing every detail for the sake of their fictional universe. These are all sure signs that not only do they take their fictional world seriously, they take the reader seriously. Hatred Day is not a desperate attempt to buy fleeting moments of attention. Hatred Day is by authors who wish to share a story they're passionate about.

I'm not going to divulge any plot details here, since it's a fairly new book. But if you like action, you like good characters, and you like a pace that doesn't quit, Hatred Day is for you.

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3,162 reviews1,516 followers
May 7, 2016
In the year 2052 Earth has what is known as Hatred Day. A day marking the day that an alien race known as Inborns came to Earth and whose arrival on earth caused an environmental and biological crisis. Snofrid Yagami has been enslaved and hated even by her own Inborn kind and finds herself awakening to find that part of her memory has been stolen.

Sno is determined to do whatever she can to ensure her freedom and find out what happened to her memory. When an interspecies war breaks out after the death of a high-ranking human Sno finds herself desperate to find a way out of the city and save herself so she ends up making a deal with Hadrian, an Inborn Commander. Hadrian's offer is for Sno to become the bait needed to help win the war.

Hatred Day is one of those reads that has a bit of mix in the genres having both elements of sci-fi and fantasy and even a touch of dystopian with it being set in a world at war. The book is action packed and takes off right from the start of the read. I did feel this made it a bit tougher to keep up with what was actually going on jumping in so early but once the world building got going it became easier to understand.

Once understanding a bit more of this read and getting to know the characters I found myself engaged in the action. I did wonder a tad about the memory loss since Sno seemed to function as if she were normal for most of the read. But the dark and brutal world this is set in is certainly something different to my normal reading so I found myself overlooking the few flaws in the beginning once we learn of the war and plot.

Overall, 3.5 stars for Hatred Day, a pretty good read and start to this new series with a mix to the genres. Check this one out for one fast paced, action packed brutal adventure.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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301 reviews40 followers
August 21, 2016
This story is about an inter-species war between humans and inborns, the extraterrestrials who opened a portal to earth, and in doing so, permanently destroyed the environment.
Everyone -- humans and inborns -- must wear gas masks.

The bigger issues of war are not as important as the small war raging in Hollowstone.
Our protagonist is 18 year old Snofrid, an inborn whose memories have been stolen.
She and her family have been posing as humans and living peacefully in Hollowstone for several years.
But the murder of the only son of a high-ranking human official changes all this.
Now, all inborns are being hunted and executed.
And Snofrid will do anything to save her family & friends, even if she doesn't remember who they are.

This story is a diamond in the rough.
It an excellent concept and a very good story.
But it is also a first time novel and (I believe) self-published, and it reads like it.
While it's still very good, it just doesn't have the polish that a professionally published novel does.
IMO, what is really lacking is a good developmental story editor.

In spite of its rawness and bumpy/uneven flow, I really enjoyed the story, and I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series.
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469 reviews41 followers
May 13, 2016
Review: This review can also be found here at my blog.
The thing that really caught my attention about this book(other than the cover) was the blurb.It was really fascinating and sounded unlike any other book I'd read before.And let me tell you it is completely different from all the other dystopian books out there!!

The book starts off with a slave auction where Snofrid an 18-year old Mystish Inborn who can heal herself is going to be sold off.Her adopted brother Des and their friend Neko make it to the event in time and rescue her.But the reunion is cut short when they discover that Sno has lost all her memories regarding the people in her life and doesn't remember them.

The setting is in a futuristic world where an alien race called the Inborn arrived on earth and settled to live among the humans.But their arrival also caused many environmental and biological issues lcausing most of the humans to hate them.The anniversary of their arrival is now known as Hatred Day and there is a lot of violence against them.

The Inborn also have many other issues.They have a complex society where there are Houses and each has its Lord.The other Inborn are basically expected to be subservient to their superiors.Human-Inborn relationships are considered off limits and the Halfbreeds born from these unions are reviled and cast-off.Many are even hunted down by Halfbreed hunters.

As we go deeper into the story each and every layer is slowly peeled off.In the beginning, we are as much in the dark as Sno is and we slowly discover things along with her.As a human chancellor's son is murdered, the hatred between the two species escalate leading to the deaths of many.So Sno risks everything by making a deal with the Inborn Commander Hadrian.She agrees to act as bait in a hunt for a dangerous beast in exchange for her and her friends' freedom.At the same time she also has to escape the wrath of the dangerous swangunner Lucian.So do Sno and her friends escape in time?Read the book to find out!!

This was an amazingly crafted story for two debut authors.The world-building is completely original and spell-binding.Each character is incredibly fleshed out.They all have their own motivations and desires.The descriptions in the book along with the japanese cultural infusions were beautiful.
The thing about the book is that it takes its time revealing the story and we must be patient as the wait is worth it.We discover historical details and background facts along with Sno that help us understand the other characters better.Even the minor characters like Rhodes and Coyote are done well.

My only gripe with this book was the way the return of the memories was handled.It could have been done better rather than something like a summary of her life during her younger years.We also didn't get to see as much of Cid as I would have liked.Their relationship could have been explored more.

The ending was fast-paced and action-packed!The twist was awesome.My heart breaks for Des.I still have many questions about Sno's memories.Why are 39% permanently gone and how did she lose them?I hope we get to see Atlas in the next book and learn more about what happened in those two years.Can't wait for Verdict Day.
Also look at these beautiful character portraits that are pretty close to what I imagined them to be in my mind.
Snofrid and Jazara
Lycidius and Hadrian
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Author 2 books87 followers
February 7, 2016
Lots of action. Unique premise. Original mythos.

Hatred Day is a story about a girl named Snofrid, a member of an alien race trying to coexist with humans, set in a world that has been distorted and evolved by their arrival. It's set in the future, inhabited by a society that has degenerated to savagery. Magic has found its way onto Earth, and technology has advanced by half a century to when the story takes place, in the year 2052.

I was in the middle of reading a book by Raymond Chandler when I started this story. Page one of Hatred Day forced me to set The Big Sleep down. Let me say, it's quite the visceral read.

Some of the acts committed by humans reminded me of the brutality I read in Game of Thrones, and much of the mythos is as original as Murakami's (though the atmosphere in the story is about as similar as night and day). What really hooked me was the strength in the writing -- it's chock full of action that refuses to let you go. There was so much going on even from page one, that I had a momentary bout of confusion as I tried to adjust to the pacing. But once I settled in for the ride, it was fun all the way to the end.

My only gripe with the story was Snofrid's memory loss. It just seemed odd that she could function so normally and maintain so much of her personality when she conveniently forgot the pieces of her memory that were so important. It came off as more of a trope than a natural premise of the story, but as I said in regards to the beginning, all it takes is a bit of adjustment.

The writing's strong, the story is fast-paced, and you get to see a futuristic Earth full of magic. Snofrid's race is oppressed and hunted by humans, which makes you want to root for the underdog. It's a vivid world, and T.S. Pettibone doesn't leave much to the imagination when it comes to blood and guts. If you're looking for a book with any of the above, then you've found it here.

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February 24, 2016
Hatred Day is a breath of fresh air in the sci-fi/fantasy book market that seems to have become saturated with predictable and frankly boring tropes. The classic "young protagonist of unknown origins goes on a quest to save the world" seems to have been replaced with a somehow more popular alternative of a protagonist, often a young girl, who leads angsty teens in a rebellion against the evil adults/corporation/society, all set in some dystopian future (I'm looking at you, Hunger Games and Divergent). Now, a young female protagonist in a rebellion could make a fantastic plot, but awkward love triangles and watered-down violence do not an engaging story make.

Hatred Day takes these tropes and puts a refreshingly original spin on them. Teenage female protagonist, dystopian future, civil unrest; all are present, but in a way I felt was more interesting. Snofrid, the main character, is an alien called an Inborn, who is suffering from amnesia. She lives in a futuristic version of Earth, set in 2052, where a clash between her alien kind and humans has led her to volunteer herself as part of a hunt that will ultimately determine the outcome of an impending war.

I saw Hatred Day as a thumbnail on Amazon and thought, "Oh, another romance nov...wait, what? Gas mask? Huh." Catchy cover - nice. So I read the synopsis. Then the first chapter. And wow, did it surprise me. This had an interesting, gritty setting with strong characters, creative world-building, and a realistic tone that really was much better than the popular YA books of today.

I have to talk about the writing firstly. T.S. Pettibone has (have?) built a believable world with excellent writing that flowed very well and never felt stale or dull. Everything was explained through dialogue and clever writing around the scenario being presented, making it hardly every seem expository. I never came across a scene that felt like a "let me take three pages and fill you in on backstory and history" type. It remained fresh and engaging.

The tone of this book was also great. It reminded me of the movie District 9, if the movie had been presented from the aliens' perspective. In this book and that movie, the aliens are not welcomed on Earth, and when they cause trouble, we humans are quick to react, and not very nicely. This book was raw and gritty, and was not afraid to delve into the grime of what a war-stricken future might be like.

I did have a few issues with this book. I felt that 4.5 out of 5 stars was a bit more accurate, but I didn't feel like my gripes were enough to take off a whole star. Firstly, because the story starts with our main character having amnesia, she is suddenly thrust into a world where she and the reader really have no knowledge of what is happening. For about the first half of the book, I felt the need to go back and review just to make sure I knew who was who and what their motives were. There are a lot of names, places, futuristic devices, types of Inborn, etc. to take in. About halfway through, in the chapter "A Girl and Her Ghost," it explains everything very well in a way that I won't spoil, but that does make the second half much clearer and easier to follow. It was not a sloppy narrative by any means. It's just that we are learning everything with Snofrid, which made it a tad confusing at times. Also, after reading the synopsis, I expected the majority of the book to involve a hunt in which Snofrid is being pursued by who knows what, with tension and suspense about whether or not she'll be found...yeah, it doesn't exactly play out like that. It's a minor issue, and didn't stop me from enjoying the story that was presented, but it just wasn't quite what I expected.

Overall, I found Hatred Day to be a fun and refreshing read. In a market stuffed with tween YA fluff, something like this is worth giving praise to. I'm usually a reader of dark and gritty fantasy (Joe Abercrombie is my personal favorite), but this stood out in a good way, and made a nice addition on my bookshelf right between The Heroes and Blood Song. Do yourself a favor and check this book out. Kudos to the Pettibones on a great debut novel, and I'm looking forward to buying the sequel!
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1,034 reviews20 followers
February 8, 2017
I really liked this book a lot. The world the authors created is so complex and crazy intriguing. It was touching to see how Sno cared about keeping the people she loves safe. Not telling them about the hunt she was involved in with the Commander, was a wise choice considering the timing of events. I enjoyed reading about the past and what it was like for her and Lycidius growing up. It was important to see how Lycidius really loved her in childhood. The authors portrayed Lycidius' behaviour in the present day as being cold, serious and focused only on his job, which clashes with his true heart. This was executed masterfully because the readers are able to experience the conflicted feelings, when his true feelings are revealed. He is also is in a difficult place since it’s against Inborn Law for Shadows to fall in love with the people they’re protecting. Lycidius appears softer towards Sno as the novel progresses.

I enjoy reading a book with many layers in terms of the plot, and Hatred Day delivered. The twist of Sno's memory loss was genius because it made the reader feel as though they were learning information alongside Sno as she struggled to rediscover her past.

I also liked Desya in this book. I thought that his character was well developed and I enjoyed discovering his backstory. I am very interested to see where his story goes. I won’t give any spoilers away, but there is some drama with a past relationship of his.

There are not many negative things I have to say about Hatred Day. Although the plot was revealed with many layers, I only wish the beginning elements of this amazing plot were revealed sooner. On one hand, I was enjoying the development of the world and the characters and on the other hand, I was anxiously waiting for the real story to get started. Another minor comment would be that there were certain gadgets the characters used that were not described beforehand, such as the Mania Mirror and the Steelrunner.

The ending of the book was awesome. The world is so unique, there’s a lot of action, surprises and double-crossing at the end. I was on the edge of my seat during the last 100 pages. If you’re looking for a unique science fiction dystopian that’s unlike anything you’re used to reading, look no further than Hatred Day. I promise it won’t disappoint. I loved the world, characters, and the content of the plot was riveting. I happily give this book 4.5 stars, and I am eagerly awaiting the release of Verdict Day.
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28 reviews1 follower
April 28, 2016
First of all, I'd like to thank Chrysanthalix Press or whoever it is who approves netgalley requests. They were the only company that accepted my request.
Anywho, the book. I wasn't even able to finish it. I truly tried, but it was just so hard! I was always lost as to what was going on, and I had SO many questions. What's with the gas mask? How old are they? Where are they? America? Japan? I'm sure some of these were answered later in the book, but I didn't feel the need to continue if I didn't understand what was happening. Also, the name of the book is "Hatred Day" but literally nothing was explained about hatred day. It didn't add anything. And, I absolutely hate the name Snofrid. I get that it's the future or whatever and everyone has strange names, but I kept trying to picture her as a pretty young girl but I just kept seeing the noot noot penguin from tumblr.it's what came to my mind every time I read the word "Snofrid". It was most definatley not the worst book I've ever read (cough, cough, Girl on a Train) but I would never read it again. Now, that's not saying I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, because I'm sure others will like it, but really, it's not for me.
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237 reviews5 followers
May 10, 2016
When the opportunity came to review the book, I was really attracted to the title. It’s not really a name that I can disregard and at the same time I was really curious about the cover. Gotta admit, the whole combo is very intriguing and that is before even reading the blurb.

I was not sure what to expect, but as I read along I really started to like it, we can say that it grew on me and it took its sweet time to build up at least for me. Little by little the plot unveils and we meet Sno, Dez and Cid who are pretty much aliens that invaded earth a while back and by that even alone ruined earth’s atmosphere and let’s just say it made it crap.

Humans hate the Inborns as they are called and Sno is a halfbreed; whereas Cid and Dez are full blooded Inborns. At the beginning of the book, Sno had been snatched and was getting sold at a slave auction where she was saved by her brother and friend. Problem is that she lost her memory and couldn’t recall anyone.

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804 reviews45 followers
May 19, 2016
This book had a very unique premise that I found to be a breath of fresh air. The book is definitely a slow build with a lot of different things going on that can be a bit hard to keep up with initially. Once we get a little more information about the historical details and background, a lot of that initial build snaps into place and the characters reveal themselves to be deeply developed and intriguing. Snofrid’s memory loss can be frustrating as it causes her to make a series of mistakes, but she quickly begins to learn from them and “catch up” as it were. I would highly recommend this one and will certainly be continuing the series with the sequel!

Bonus: If you like author extras, the website for these authors is fantastic!

Warning: Contains repeated graphic violence.

Who should read it? Science fiction, dystopian, fantasy fans looking for something completely unique.

Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of Xpresso Book Tours.

See all my reviews and more at www.ReadingToDistraction.com or @Read2Distract
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396 reviews80 followers
August 4, 2016
I received a free copy for an honest review.

This book was pretty good! I thought the plot was pretty original and interesting.

Some parts got a little boring but there was also a lot of intense and high action parts. And moments I didn't see coming.

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389 reviews24 followers
July 29, 2016
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free for an honest review. Thanks to NetGalley, Chrysanthalix Press and T.S. Pettibone.)

This certainly was a unique experience. Unfortunately we didn't get too much into Inborns' nature. We only found out how they came there, a bit about why the did, and what they will do, we will have to find out in the next book. I don't like when the book ends in a cliffhanger and this one did.

“Love is why we’re a weak species. People should hurt what they like and destroy what they love. I need nothing but the strength to never be defeated.”

So, first of all, I think that the writers have really twisted minds. The covers and the books itself, and the upbringing, wow, where did you find this inspiration from, I am really interested?

Instead of saying nice words, he’d make me gifts. I knew it was because he didn’t want to tell anyone what he felt. If he did, he’d love and be weak. He was good at pretending, but I’d always known that he felt things deeply—more deeply than all of us.

I liked the characters, I did, Snofrid was a strong character, but she also recognised and embraced her lacks, which she had a lot.
I really like Cid, he was amazing. I want to know more about his eye and himself. The fact that he was raised in that way and changed to the good but still kept his old self was actually nice to see. I would not like him to change totally. Since it was him, he was imperfectly perfect.

“Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.”

Same goes for his brother. I really came to like Haidan and his crew, especially Rhode and Coyote.
He believed his own ways, and I know that under that amor there was a loving man, even though he did not admit it. I liked how protective he was of Cid, even though he was his adopted brother. I also liked the fact that Cid still cared about him, knowing his dark side.

Letting him lose face for the sake of love wasn’t love. It was greed.”

I really hope there is a way to bring Rhode back to life, since I really don't know why,, but I shipped him with Jazar, and she has a crush on Dez, but he is too old for her, and since Parisa really disappointed him in the end, there are two outcomes for Dez, either he is going to die, which I hope he won't, or he is going to be with Jazara after al.. which in a few year might not be so creepy. But still I want Rhode back, he was cute, and he was fun, he was smart and he had potential and he was loyal unlike his brother Coyote.... Wow I was really disappointed in Dracuslayers' betrayal, Heissa, I saw that coming , but Coyote... No. And I definitely didn't see him as a heartless, brutal, coldhearted brother-killer!!!

Overall, it was hard to keep up with the book, but it was new for sure.
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2,328 reviews102 followers
June 2, 2016
Snofrid is a young woman of eighteen years who has lost some of her memories. She doesn’t remember her family or friends but she remembers her education. She also remembers that she once went to the University and hopes to return one day to further her career. Her brother and her best friend both hover over in the beginning making sure she doesn’t do or say anything in public that could get her in a lot of trouble and behind bars.

Snofrid is an Inborn an alien from another planet. Her ancestors came to Earth years, years and years ago before she was born. They left their own planet to escape war and to have a better life but the life they have on Earth is not much better but at least they are alive. Inborns are considered to be the lowest class of people and are not treated much better than an animal.

The Inborns are getting fed up with the way they are being treated and are about to cause an uprising against the humans. Snofrid wants to help her people and wants them to have a better life and will do whatever she can to make that happen if it is in her power to do so. But at the moment her number one priority is her family and making sure they are safe. Snofrid will do whatever is necessary to get her family safely out of the city before it is to late even if it means putting her own life in danger and that is just what she does in order to get some of the things they need done for their safe passage out of the city. She makes a deal with her savior or the devil himself only time will tell.

Can Snofrid get her family safely out of the city before it is too late? Will she make it out alive herself? Will the Inborns cause an uprising against the humans? Will she get her memories back? Will she ever know her brother again? Will she ever find out and know who her friend Lycidius really is?

I really like the world that the authors created for Snofrid and her family. I loved that they came from another planet. I really liked going with Snofrid on all of her journeys and seeing her world through her eyes. There was somethings that wasn’t so nice like when Snofrid was sold as a slave and Hatred Day was very sad when they lost some one very close and dear to them a very good friend who died to save them and other Inborns. That made for a sad day indeed.
If you like science fiction and fantasy all in one story then I think you will like Hatred Day it is unlike anything you have read before. It will take you to places that you have never been before.

It overwhelms me as to all the time and hard work that the authors put into the writing of this story. You can see it floating right off the pages. The info that they have on their website about the Inborns and all of the characters is just so overwhelming and shows the hard work that they have put into this story.
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165 reviews5 followers
May 14, 2016
Hatred Day by The Pettibone Twins who write under the name T.S. Pettibone throws you immediately into the action of a brutal world strife with racial and political agendas. Snofrid Yagami, also known as Sno, is an inborn and she must stay undercover as she navigates this racially tense world but it is increasingly harder and harder since certain memories of hers were stolen and she doesn't know who she knew or who to trust. As the racial tension builds, Snofrid must trust her instincts and make deals with people who may have ulterior motives. It's a tangled and bloody web of relationships and power and Snofrid finds herself constantly outwitted and ultimately in the center of it all being used as bait.

I'm a fast reader but I must tell you, this book has layers and complex subplots that forced me to go slow and appreciate everything these authors did. There are a lot of details and so reading too fast can cause confusion and make you turn back a couple pages to catch up. I really loved the diversity of characters. It's refreshing to see people of color as key characters. There is even an eye that is personified. Incredibly creative characterization. The world is creepy and gritty. The violence is pretty intense. This isn't your typical dystopian time waster with a petite, overly brassy heroine.

If the rest of the series continues this way and they continue to hone their writing skills, this series could easily become a Sci-Fi/Fantasy classic. I'm looking forward to Verdict Day!
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107 reviews29 followers
May 16, 2016
3.5 stars

Hatred Day is a YA dystopian; the world has united but not through love…through hate. Snofrid Yagami, an Inbornkind, reawakens with her memories stolen, she is willing to do anything to ensure her freedom. However, that becomes difficult when the son of a high ranking human official is murdered and her home city becomes the centre of the interspecies war. With not many options Snofrid is forced to make a deal with the Inborn Commander, Hadrian – she has to be bait.

It took me longer than usual to get into reading this, but once I started I could not put the book down. The writing is absolutely beautiful. This may come as a surprise but this is co-written by twins, how cool is that?

While it started off slow, it slowly picked up and boy was it a treat. I haven’t read anything quite like this and I am so glad I didn’t give up on it. Sno is a great protagonist, I really felt for everything she went through. Her journey was my journey.

I found the interspecies war really cool as well. This is my second book (well series…I read all of the Lux books) about aliens living amongst humans. The Inborns and humans have a very fragile relationship that is waiting to be tipped. And, the opportunity presents itself allowing for a war to brew.

This was a really interesting book and I would definitely recommend it.
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10 reviews1 follower
February 26, 2016
As you lift the front cover of Hatred Day you are thrust, directly in to action. A brotherhood searching for a lost member. There is a heart wrenching need to complete the family unit and return everyone to safety. Yet once you have reclaimed your people, the real journey begins.
We meet our main character lost in her own life having to rediscover who she is, not just in the world, but within her family and most startling with in her own mind. She knows the rules of society, but she doesn’t know how her life experiences have colored that world. As she recovers from her trauma we discover the shades of grey they lived by. Who she was before, but can she go back to being that person? Will she be forced to change and harden against the world and her own ideals of right and wrong? Can she survive the obstacles put in front of her? Can she reclaim her life and freedom in a way that truly brings her peace?
Hatred Day introduces you to a world of political, social and racial agendas, while wrapping your heart strings around the souls trying to survive in the harshest of realities. A journey well worth the rabbit hole it drops you into.
1 review
February 12, 2016
This book was an absolute joy to read and I cannot wait for the sequel to come out! TS Pettibone masterfully developed the plot, characters, background, and villains in such a way that you could not put the book down. It was also quite refreshing to read as there really is no other book like it - definitely an original story/world. Hatred Day takes you on many delightful twists and turns that keep you guessing. I highly recommend this series!
February 11, 2016
I knew this book would give me nightmares. It delivered. Deliciously creepy, filled with intense magical elements, Hatred Day is a page turner.
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Author 8 books77 followers
August 5, 2016
Hatred Day By T. and S. Pettibone
Review by Tia Tormen

I received a free copy of this novel through a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review.

This story is set in a future where aliens have come to earth through a portal of some sort and as a result, earth's atmosphere is now unbreathable by humans. The aliens arrival, the portal, and how the atmosphere changed is only vaguely explained in an off-hand manner.
The day, "hatred day" takes place only one day in the story. It's almost like a national holiday and similar to what they did with the movie, "The Purge." We learn what the day is and hear about what happens out in the city during this one day, but we aren't privy to being there and seeing or feeling anything that happens. Again, we only hear about what happened on that day, in an off-hand manner. I am still wondering why the book is named after a single day in the story that we really don't hear very much about. I could not finish this book so it may be explained later.
The story has a good action-packed first chapter. Two of the characters are on a mission to save a girl from slave traders. The book starts with a decent sci-fi feel to it that quickly fades into a wishy washy mixed feeling of nostalgic memorabilia and new-fangled do-dads that aren't clearly explained how they work or are set up to work with the older, still functioning memorabilia. For example, we have a Jeep Wrangler (that still runs and has rubber tires) that drives on the roadways of the city in the sky, a road that feels like it's made more for the other vehicles that fly (hover?) in this story.
There are some futuristic concepts that could be built on, but I think the authors fell short in expounding on those concepts and a lot of areas with this novel. The gas masks everyone has to wear (including the inborn aliens) left me feeling like the two young authors just couldn't come up with a futuristic idea for what to do about the characters breathing in what is now a hostile to humans' atmosphere. I had issues trying to envision people trying to have muffled conversations through the gas masks. I also don't understand how someone can see emotions on another person's face--ie: facial expressions--when their faces are almost always covered by a heavy gas mask. There are so many neat sci-fi ideas out there that the authors could have borrowed from and modified to fit their needs, but they chose the 1950's Korean War type gas masks instead. The cover art is really cool though!
The book progresses through the days that follow the rescue of Snofred--a girl that has lost 37% of her memory, but only the memory of the people from her life, not the events. But, she also doesn't remember her home, the cars, her clothing, what foods she likes or doesn't like, or her own bedroom when she enters it again for the first time after being rescued. So apparently she lost more than the 37% they refer to in the story but don't explain why she also can't remember these other things from her life. There are enough inconsistencies that are similar to this in the book, that I found it frustrating to read.
There is also a magic element that comes from the inborn aliens that now inhabit this future earth, which appears (conveniently) only when the characters need it.
These inborn aliens must look completely human because no one notices them hiding in plain sight and shopping in stores with them, even though it is forbidden for these aliens to be in this city the first part of the story is set in. And it is explained once that the aliens have white skin. I got the impression it was almost albino white, which would make them stand out even more, but no one seems to notice when one of these aliens is right next to them. Either the humans of this story at that clueless or maybe the gas masks cover enough of the aliens or they honestly don't care.
The main characters name is distracting. I couldn't figure out how to pronounce Snofrid. Is it Snow-Fred or Snow-fhrid or Snah-frihd or Snah-Fred? There are other futuristy words that pop up in this story that have to be read around until you figure out what they mean. The words might be neat words, but they pull the reader out of the story. The writers do a lot of telling (not showing) in their story and I found that aspect to be disappointing, especially in a world as colorful as the one they tried to create.
After the first chapter, there isn't a whole lot that goes on until the government in charge of this city swoops in on a crowded festival in progress and starts firing shots into the crowd (managing to hit only the alien inborns) and then executing the alien inborns. Now remember, as far as I can tell, there is no real discernable way to tell the inborns from the humans--especially when they are outside and everyone is wearing a heavy gas mask. I'm not sure how the government was able to tell, especially in a huge crowd of people, who the humans were and who the alien inborns were. The human government also used a bonecopse--a carnivorous tree from Armador to threaten and kill the inborns. So let me get this straight, they use a an alien tree from an alien planet to rid their planet of alien life. Sounds like a typical government.
I think I forgot to mention the "Hydrocops" -- the robotic cops that are part of this city that is in the sky. Water cops. Robotic water cops.
This is where I put the book down and just have not been able to bring myself to pick it up again.
I will reiterate, the book had a strong start, but there were just too many things that were inconsistent, not answered in a timely manner and too many things that were not researched enough for me to enjoy this story. It feels like the authors chose random descriptive words, just because they thought they sounded cool and didn't look into what meaning the words might have in connection to how they used them in the story.
I am going to pass this book on to a friend that writes sci-fi/fanasy and see if he is willing to read it and write a review. My hope is that he finds more enjoyment in the story than I did.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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2 reviews
June 11, 2016
This is an EPIC wild adventure!
I just had to say that, because it's true! And I take my hat off to the Pettibone sisters who dedicate their time and effort to write such a splendid story!
It's a sci fi fantasy, which means a writer can do anything! A story can go from earth to the far corners of space! Well in this case the space came to earth. The story takes place in 2052 on a desolate earth that has been under a biological crises. Now why 2052? And what has happened between now and then one might ask? Well I'll tell you.
I don't know....
But, the year is not in the question, it's the day. The day the alien species known as the Inborns came to earth, the day known as ''Hatred Day''. Now Inborns are a race from another world that have magical ability's. Some of them are slaves to humans, while others are busy fighting for their freedom. In this story you meet the main female protagonist, an 18 year old girl who's name is Snofrid Yagami. (SNOW-FRID)
Snofrid, or Sno, is shown to be a rather sort of mysterious character in the beginning, because he has lost some memories of her past life. Someone has stolen them from her. And now if she ever is going to make sense of anything, she has to get them back.
In the event after the fall of a ''highly regarded human'', Snofrid ends up getting herself involved in an Interspecies conflict, and that in order to end the war, she has to be the bait! (NO SPOILERS)
My personal opinion on Snofrid is that she's a very involving person with a touch of sadness to her. Her kind is hated by humans, and she herself is a renegade to her own people. She's at first thought as hostile when introduced, but becomes relatable and understandable as she as basically been to hell and back. Who could blame her.
I love her interactions with the other characters, and some of the other characters interactions as well.
You've got to hand it to the writers, they really knew what they were doing when the put all this together! They have a great talent of absorbing the reader using particular words to be able to immerse the reader into the world they created. The plot, the characters, and the mysteries! And even MORE mysteries! Yes, there are some stories that are left unfinished which I think was done deliberately, so as to save something for - THE NEXT BOOK.
I just love how action packed and involving the story is, and it immediately takes you right of your feet from the start! And you are constantly kept on your toes with poor Snofrid on the ''wanted list''. The reader is never in the dark with this story, you are very well apprised of everything.
To conclude, I give this book a five star approval, not just because it's a darned good story, but because of the dedication and effort that went into the writing. It really did take allot dedication. You can tell just by reading the book that the authors really put allot of their heart and soul into it. They seemed to want to share a good tale. In my mind, a double Mary Shelly comes into mind, because a story like this, coming from the lovely brows of the two Miss Pettibones, that's just wowing! I find that all together awesome!
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529 reviews3 followers
August 28, 2016
Overall really good story. Great concept. Creative, complex, interesting and an extremely enjoyable listen.

Finally a series that doesn't end in a huge cliffhanger. Yes, there is going to be at least one more book. Yes, there are many questions that are left unanswered, but there is no "huge" cliffhanger. Can't say any more that that and not spoil the story for those who haven't read it.

It would have been nice to have a prologue to set the stage and explain the history of the alien and human world and some of the events that have brought them to where the story starts. This would have cleared up some of the confusion in the beginning of the story as well as answered some of the many still unanswered questions. A short prequel book would be a great addition.

There's a little bit of everything in this story. Aliens, humans, alien human hybrids, an altered/damaged earth, special abilities, unusual beast creatures and more all wrapped up into a complex and entertaining story.

Joe Calarco does a fantastic job with the narration. I really enjoyed it. Combined with the sound effects it really made the story and characters come to life. He has a nice voice that is easy to listen to. Great character voices male and female. Nice even pace that flowed smoothly. Fantastic job, well done. Hopefully he will be narrating the next installment.

This audiobook was provided by author, narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom.com
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255 reviews4 followers
May 18, 2016
I received this book from NetGalley.

I loved this book so much that I ordered a physical copy while I was still halfway through the eARC I received. The second book's release is so far away, and I'm DYING for it.

Nearly every blogger runs into what I'm dealing with in regards to this book: I loved it so much, that I honestly can't organize my thoughts. Should I talk about the high speed action and danger that kept the characters (and me!) on their toes? Or should I talk about how I fell hopelessly in love with Lycidius with no hope of ever recovering? From the characters to the plot, this book managed to woo me in a way that I haven't been wooed in a while. (If you follow me on Goodreads, you'd know that I've been steadily reading books that just didn't end up being for me.)

Snofrid is smart and unbelievably brave, but she's also no infallible. She has been through hell by the start of the book, and she had her memories stolen, leaving her with no clue who most people are. Her memory loss is very selective, as the person who stole her memories only stole her memories of who people are. Seeing her navigate relationships with people she was close to was pretty interesting, as they remember all of the history they have, even if she doesn't.

With doses of action, politics, and romance, Hatred Day is an awesome read for anyone who loves dystopians with a dash of sci fi. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
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17 reviews5 followers
April 21, 2016
First of all, the artwork on the front of the book is striking and it grabbed my attention. The simple composition and the color choices were stunning.
When I started the book I was a little lost with the characters and the world they inhabited that I had to go back and catch the names and match them to the characters. However, I kept reading and the reality of the book became my own. I kept reading page after page and before I knew it, I was half way through.
The storyline was unique and interesting. The imagination that went into creating the world and characters of "Hatred Day" is ingenious.
Out of all the characters, I would have to say that Rhode was by far my favorite. He was easy to relate to with his don't care attitude, easygoing personality and the fact that he loved candy.
The end of the book was a bit confusing and felt a little rushed. I probably feel that way because I didn't want it to end.
Overall, the book is a great read. Quite an adventure.
1 review
February 6, 2016
Hatred Day is the first book in a new series that focuses on the life and experiences of a young women named Snofrid. It's set in the future and I found it to be a perfect mix of Sci-fi and Fantasy because there is a war going on between humans and aliens(who look like humans but are born with different gifts/powers that resemble magic). It had everything that I like in a good book including romance, action, adventure, suspense and plenty of danger. The writers made me feel like I know the characters personally and I can't wait to see what happens in the next one.I was completely captivated the whole time I was reading it and couldn't put it down! Its a great book for all ages and I highly recommend you read it!
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1 review
February 8, 2016
I opened Hatred Day late at night, thinking I was going to read a chapter or two then go to bed but holy crap was I wrong. I ended up reading until 2 in the morning, (which isn't normal for me.) From page 1 until the end I was completely enthralled with the world of Hatred Day, its characters and the nerve-racking curiosity of- WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT!?
Not only did T.S. Pettibone accomplish their job as writers (having me continuously turn one page after another) but they also made me feel a deep connection with each of their characters, making me cry for them, laugh or nervously sit on the edge of my bed.
There isn't anything I didn't like about this book and I'm super freaking excited for Hatred Day book #2!
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