Blog Tour: The Remnants

Apr •  1 •  2014
Blog Tour: The RemnantsSeason Of Wonder by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Series: The Remnants # 1
Published by Zondervan on April 8th 2014
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/Dystopian
Source: Blog Tour
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In the first book of the new futuristic dystopian series from author Lisa T. Bergren, the chosen remnants must work to redirect humanity’s course.

The year is 2095. Gifted teens known as Remnants have been chosen and trained to act as humanity’s last hope to rectify the horrors that are now part of everyday life.

The Community has trained these teens as warriors and assigned them Knights of the Last Order as protectors. Together, they are a force that will be difficult to bring down.

But the Sons of Sheol, of course, are determined to do just that. As the Remnants begin their mission to course-correct humanity by saving and protecting key individuals, their enemies move to stop them, placing the entire world in peril.

Bestselling author Lisa T. Bergren presents the first book in her new YA futuristic dystopian series—The Remnants Novels—fitting in with the current dystopian trend in the marketplace.

Hello lovely readers! Today I have an awesome guess post from the lovely author, Lisa Bergren. You may have heard of this author through her first brilliant YA series called River of Time. If you have not read that series, you should check it out. Lisa has written yet another great YA series that I’m excite to read. Without further audo, Ms. Lisa Bergern!!

The Inspiration for REMNANTS, by Lisa T. Bergren  

I’m constantly inspired by things around me—places I visit, people I meet, books I read, songs I hear, words shared. The seed that would eventually grow into Remnants: Season of Wonder was planted when I finished the final pages of Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins, the last in the Hunger Games trilogy.

Now one of my daughters loved the book, the other hated it, and I had mixed feelings. I understood why the author ended the book in the way she did. In a way, the broken edges, the sorrow that is so pervasive within those last chapters, perfectly fits. But I finished Mockingjay and kept thinking about what would’ve made it right for me. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD. If you haven’t read Mockingjay, skip next paragraph.

Let’s be clear: My stories are not set in a world of gumdrops and rainbows. For me, an ending can definitely have darkness and a tragic edge, but I want the suffering to be proven worthy, part of a bigger goal accomplished. It’s what allows me to leave a story and characters I’ve come to care for, and yet still move on with my life. Tragic, unhappy endings and unfulfilled quests makes me feel…angsty. And especially in epic sagas, I believe the quest should be fulfilled (Katniss saves Prim—yes, yes, I know; she leads a revolution; but she entered the arena to save her sister). Frodo throws the ring into the river of fire at Mount Doom. Luke brings down the Death Star. The gladiator kills the evil emperor. Simba roars on top of Pride Rock. Harry defeats Voldemort.

All those characters survive epic strife and injury. Losses of friends. We’ve cried with them, fretted over them, cheered them toward ultimate victory. We get to experience it with them. And in all those epic sagas I also see a spiritual thread, an invisible current that weaves together both purpose and mission and makes all the sacrifice and strife worthwhile. It’s what begins to heal the gaping wounds, smooth the ragged edges, fill the empty cisterns with a measure of hope. It’s the characters’ belief (and ours) that all is not lost; that we are not forgotten. That life can be fulfilling and satisfying again. That our world and the people we love can rebound or recover, based on that foundation. And we, as readers, can trust that it will happen, so we can move on with a wistful sigh after we turn the last page.

So that’s what began to form Remnants in my mind and heart…and what I hope you find as you dive into my own futuristic world, dark as it is. Remnants: Season of Wonder isn’t another version of Hunger Games. Really the only thing the books have in common is a dark, futuristic world. But I’m thankful to THG for getting me started, thinking about how I would spin a tale in a similar setting, yet with a solid measure of hope.

Remnants: Season of Wonder is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, or at your local bookstore. Email Lisa that you ordered or purchased Remnants: Season of Wonder IN APRIL and she’ll mail you a signed bookplate! (

Buy the book:

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Are ya’ll ready for CLUE # 1???


Collect all 26 clues, gathered from each of the Launch Tour stops this month, and you could win a Kindle Fire HDX ($229 USD) or iPod Touch. Open internationally.  At the end of the month, just go to and enter the completed clue stream in the Rafflecopter (available after April 30, 2014).

Comment below about what you like best about epic sagas and/or dystopians and you could win a copy of REMNANTS!


* Ends Friday April 4th.

 Thank you Lisa for sharing your inspiration with us today!

Good Luck and Happy Reading!



  1. Lisa T. Bergren
    Apr 1, 2014

    Thanks for hosting me, Savy!

  2. Wilani Wahl
    Apr 1, 2014

    I haven’t read in this genre yet, but would like to check it out. I Love Lisa’s writing.

    • Lisa T. Bergren
      Apr 2, 2014

      Thanks for being willing to venture into a new genre with me, Wilani!

  3. Krista
    Apr 1, 2014

    I love getting lost in another world.

  4. Giselle
    Apr 1, 2014

    I’m always fascinated to read where the idea for books came from. I feel the same about book endings especially for books that have really touched me and brought me along for the ride as if I was right there – like Harry Potter. I do like the sounds of this book. Dark worlds are my fav kin of dystopian stories. Really the darker and more cruel the more compelling it is. One of my fav is the series by Julianna Baggott!

  5. Candace
    Apr 1, 2014

    I love, love, love Lisa! I’m on this tour too and am excited to read Remnants. I already have a copy- so no need to enter me. But I love that we tap into something deeper when things are really on the line. When death is so close and a strong possibility.
    It’s not always easy to read this kind of book but they are the ones that stick with me forever.

  6. First off-I love Lisa T. Bergren. Every. Single. Book. Now, that that has been said…

    What I love about dystopians is the absolute hopelessness in them. The fact that they’re against-all-odds kind of stories that show what humanity really is. The good, bad, and the ugly. Can’t wait to read this!!!

  7. This sounds fab. I haven’t read the trilogy of the Hunger Games so I did skip that one paragraph. Still need to get to it. 🙂 Loved the post!

    Oh and yes, I do want to read this book. What I love about the dystopians? The world-building. It is so interesting to take what we know and turn it on it’s ear. It also can be scary to know that in some cases… this could happen. O.o

  8. Lakin
    Apr 2, 2014

    Lisa Bergren is one of my favorite authors, and I can’t wait to read Remnants Season of Wonder! I love when books make us feel so many emotions from the characters, and definitely agree with Lisa about the endings.

  9. Lauren
    Apr 2, 2014

    So excited for this book!!!!! My favorite thing about epic sagas is the action and conflict.

  10. SilvanElf
    Apr 2, 2014

    Lisa Bergren is an excellent author!! I am so excited that she is returning to the YA genre, and a dystopian no less!! Can’t wait to read it!!!

  11. Danie Walther
    Apr 3, 2014

    Have never read the series, but would love too.

    Thanks for the free giveaway.

  12. Sarah Richmond
    Apr 3, 2014

    I can’t wait for the tour!!!! I think all of Lisa’s books look awesome and I would to join this tour!!!

  13. Mama Lusco
    Apr 4, 2014

    I enjoy reading about how people overcome challenges and am amazed at some of the alternative futures authors create. Can’t wait for this one! Thanks.

  14. Debra Kay Neiman
    Apr 5, 2014

    I love this genre, ever since I can remember. One of my first reads was Alas Babylon – I grew up with “Duck and Cover”. I think we get hope in seeing people overcome this type of adversity. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  15. Jamie
    Apr 10, 2014

    I’m so excited she’s writing a dystopian series! Can’t wait to dive in! I’m jealous of whoever won 😉

  16. Lynn Buttedal
    Apr 11, 2014

    I would like to read Remnants. Do I need to read her other series first?

  17. Kai W.
    Apr 14, 2014

    This story has the theme of King Arthur and Knights of the Round Table. They are using gifted teens to right a wrong(s).

  18. Shondra B
    Apr 22, 2014

    So excited to read this book, it’s waiting on my shelf for me!

  19. Lora
    Apr 24, 2014

    I have never read this genre before so I am very excited!!

  20. Ashley Nicole Poteet
    Apr 30, 2014

    Book looks Great! It’s Just my type!

  21. Ashley Nicole Poteet
    Apr 30, 2014

    I like to find out out how they survive.

  22. Shannon Bereza
    May 1, 2014

    I don’t really know what I love about dystopians yet. I just started reading this genre in the last six months and am loving it. I think I like to read about how the author describes the dystopian world.

  23. Daisy R
    May 1, 2014

    I love epic sagas and dystopians! Just reading about how different the world could be.

  24. Heather
    May 1, 2014

    Great Contest!

  25. I’m a happy ending kind of gal myself, but I enjoy the twists and turns to get there 🙂 I enjoyed reading the inspiration behind Lisa’s book.

  26. Debra Kay Neiman
    May 3, 2014

    Love this genre and audio books ROCK! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  27. Despoina
    May 6, 2014

    Not my usual genre but it sounds good!

  28. Shay
    May 7, 2014

    I loved the Hunger Games and Divergent. I had trouble with the way they both series ended, but I still love them.

  29. Mallory O'Connor
    May 8, 2014

    i love dystopian’s because they introduce a new world.

  30. Sadie
    May 8, 2014

    Looking forward to reading this book, I love the Rivers of Time series.

  31. Kim F
    May 8, 2014

    I love the drama in this genre of stories – and that they are a series – I always hate to say goodbye to characters!

  32. Tracy
    May 8, 2014

    I love the different worlds in which dystopians are set. They are all different with different rules within the worlds.

  33. Rachel
    May 8, 2014

    I loved this book! Her books are awesome! 🙂

  34. Heidi
    May 8, 2014

    I can’t wait to dive into one of Lisa’s books. Each series is unique.

  35. KaraSiawiGirl
    Sep 5, 2014

    This sounds like an amazing series! What an incredible idea-use a popular (and wonderful 😉 ) medium like Dystopian fiction to create an exciting and spiritually meaningful novel.

    Keep shining for Christ Mrs. Bergren!

  36. Charla Simpson
    Sep 5, 2014

    I can’t wait for the next book in this series!!!

  37. Sierra
    Sep 5, 2014

    LOVE REMNANTS!!! So excited for the second book!!!

  38. Alexis Mitchell
    Sep 5, 2014

    Amazing books also I REMNANTS WONDER WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  39. Shay
    Sep 5, 2014

    I love her books! I ordered it on my kindle as soon as I could! Can’t wait for the second one!

  40. Jenna
    Sep 5, 2014

    I loved Remnants!! I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book 😀


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