Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Book Tour and Giveaway: Deception is Our Remedy by Alexandra Gavranovic


Book Details:

​Book Title:  DECEPTION IS OUR REMEDY by Alexandra Gavranovic
Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17),  412 pages
GenreYA dystopian; YA survival stories; Sci-fi Fantasy
PublisherDumetella Press
Release date:  March 2024
Content Rating:  PG: Some minimal fight scenes and acts of violence
Book Description:

What if everything you thought you knew about the world - and yourself - was a lie? What would you do?

For 17-year-old Callista, growing up in a world stripped of all its color after the great climate crisis, every day looks the same in her Neighborhood. There are no other kids her age except for her best friend, Reggie. There are no events or activities. And there is no leaving. Cal rarely even steps outside her house except to pick up the month’s worth of dry, rationed food courtesy of the Government or for her routine trip to the doctor, which always leaves her feeling groggy and depleted.

And while she knows that she should just accept this life, she can’t help but wonder if there is something she isn’t being told. From whispered conversations she overhears of her parents to nightmares that feel more like memories jarring her awake in the middle of the night, Cal finally decides to find out for herself if there is something beyond the towering gates of her Neighborhood. Something that can provide answers.

But what she finds is more shocking than she could have imagined. When a giant floating object of immense light transports her to an abandoned city, Cal meets more people her age who also grew up in Neighborhoods. And, like the orb of light she can suddenly summon with her mind, these other people are also gifted with special abilities.

Before she can determine what is going on, they are all herded to a special Academy for the gifted, where they will learn to hone their abilities with other students just like them.

​But as Cal unravels her nightmares, everything she thought she knew about her former life starts to rip at the seams. And, as she spends more time with her fellow students in the Academy, she begins to wonder if she really escaped the Neighborhood at all.

Deception is Our Remedy is a fast-paced, dystopian adventure that will leave you guessing at every turn.
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Meet the Author:

Alexandra Gavranovic lives in Georgia where she is studying Public Relations. She has been writing and crafting stories since she was a young girl, and enjoys the process of being creative. When she’s not studying for her college classes, Alix enjoys spending time with her two cats and her dog, reading dystopian novels, and playing video games. She is also an avid pianist with 12 years of experience. Deception Is Our Remedy is her first published novel.

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Enter the Giveaway:
DECEPTION IS OUR REMEDY by Alexandra Gavranovic (a novel) Book Tour Giveaway

My Review: 

I have to admit I am not a huge fantasy / science fiction type of reader. I was not quite sure what to expect from Alexandra Gavranovic's debut, Deception is Our Remedy. The cover had me curious and I had to find out what it is all about. I was far from being disappointed. I believe it is among my favorite novels I have enjoyed from this genre to date. I was easily captivated with the characters and the story. It was full of adventure, action, mystery, suspense, mystique, and intrigue. I had a hard time putting it down. I had no problem having it all finished in a couple of evenings before bed time. A perfect way in ending my day. It was such an honor to take this journey with Callista. I loved it.

I am giving Deception is Our Remedy a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy reading novels from the young adult, science fiction, fantasy, and dystopian genres. Despite it being marketed for teens, I do believe it would be a great fit for readers of all ages. I would love to read more books like this one from Alexandra Gavranovic to see what other tales has in store for her fans and readers. 

I received a paperback copy of Alexandra Gavranovic's Deception is Our Remedy from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.


  1. Thank you so much for your review!! I am thrilled that you enjoyed reading about Callista's story. Thank you!!

  2. This looks like an enthralling read. Thanks for sharing.