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Thursday 6 October 2022

☀ Juche [1-4] - Adria Carmichael

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for the  Juche, a Young Adult Dystopian Survival Saga by , now available as a box set for only $0.99 or £0.84 during the tour!

PREVIEW: Check out full details of the series below! The Juche Saga is FREE to read on Kindle Unlimited.

Author Adria Carmichael will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.  

Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

|| The Series || Teaser: KCR Preview || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||

The Series: Juche

Note from the author:

Have you ever wondered what the world looks like when seen through an indoctrinated mind?

This is a topic that has intrigued me for as long as I can remember, so when I came up with the idea to write a book many years ago, I decided to create it from the viewpoint of a victim of indoctrination… which in the end became Areum (the protagonist of the story).

What I try to explore in this story is how deep the indoctrination of a 14-year old girl can run and how much “reality” it can be exposed to before breaking… if it will break at all. As a comparison, the defectors from North Korea who arrive in South Korea are isolated for three months in a de-programming facility called Hanawon before they are allowed to join society where they go through this process in a more controlled (and less brutal) way than Areum.

I hope you will enjoy this slightly different take on the dystopian genre!

The books should be read in order.

Books in the series: || [1] || [2] || [3] || [4] || [Box Set 1-4] ||

Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

The Demon of Yodok [1]

Just when Areum, daughter of a privileged family in the totalitarian state of Choson (North Korea), thought she was free from her personal prison, her world collapses around her as her family is taken away in the middle of the night to a hell-like camp in the mountains where people who have strayed from the righteous path are brutally re-educated through blood, sweat, tears and starvation.

There she has to fight for survival together with the family she hates and is forced to re-evaluate every aspect of her life until then: her deep resentment toward her twin sister; her view of her father in the face of mounting evidence that he is a traitor with the blood of millions of fellow countrymen on his hands; and even her love and affection for the Great General - the eternal savior and protector of Choson, whom she had always considered her true father.

[First published on 10 August 2020 as "Juche - Part One - The Demon of Yodok" and on 31 October 2020 as "Juche - Part Two - The Sufferings of the Strayed"; this new edition combines both books. Published 1 March 2021, 393 pages]

The Weeping Masses [2]

Areum’s hopes to be set free from the brutal political prison camp holding them is crushed, and the heinous assault on her sister plunges her into a state of shock and horror… and puts her on a collision course with her family. All hope seems to be lost. Just when she is about to give up, however, a disturbing revelation is made… and as the evil of the camp is given a face, Areum finds a new purpose to keep fighting. Revenge!

But first they need to survive, and with the constantly harshening conditions and her family being targeted from all directions, daily life in Yodok turns into a never-ceasing fight to evade imminent doom.

On top of everything, an impossible tragedy strikes Choson, and the unquestionable truth Areum has built her life around is challenged to its very core.

[Originally published as Part Three of of the Juche series on 28 February 2021, 521 pages]

The Storm of Storms [3]

Nari’s shocking revelation in the watermill changes everything in an instant, and Areum is once more faced with an impossible decision. Will she betray her sister in order to save her life?

In the midst of this struggle, the storm of the century hits the camp, and life goes from hard to impossible overnight. Areum slowly comes to realize there is only one way to ensure their survival.

To escape!

But how can they escape from an escape-proof prison camp? And even if they would get past the impenetrable defenses… will Areum be willing to condemn everyone they’re leaving behind to an excruciating end through torture and execution?

[Published 15 September 2021, 415 pages]

Freedom or Death [4]

Areum and Nari are arrested and face imminent doom, but are saved at the last minute by an unexpected and unspeakable betrayal.

Still, they are far from being out of the woods. As they are reassigned to food gathering duty in the mountains, they must continue their fight for survival under the constant threat of daily executions and the rampant starvation sweeping through the prison camp. And with time running out for Nari, Areum is more desperate than ever to find a way to escape, making her forge risky new alliances that until now would have been unthinkable.

As the situation in the camp deteriorates further, their survival comes down to their ability to work as a team. But dark secrets and lies continue to be revealed, sending the fragile coalition to the verge of collapse at an alarming speed.

Will they make it out in time?

[Published 23 May 2022, 389 pages]

Juche 1-4 Box Set

Includes all four books in the saga!

Dark. Disturbing. Dystopian.

Now only $0.99 / £0.84 for a limited time!

What more reason do you need? 😉

[Published 6 June 2022, 1637 pages]

Teaser: KCR Preview

A highly addictive Young Adult Dystopian Survival Saga that will keep you glued to the pages.

Juche 1-4 Box Set
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About the Author

Adria Carmichael is a writer of dystopian fiction with a twist.

When she is not devouring dystopian and post-apocalyptic content in any format - books, movies, TV-series and PlayStation games - she is crafting the epic and highly-addictive Juche saga, her 2020 debut novel series that takes place in the brutal, totalitarian nation of Choson.

When the limit of doom and gloom is reached, a 10K run on a sunny day or binging a silly sitcom on a rainy day is her go-to way to unwind.

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Follow Juche's tour at:

Jul 12: Sandra's Book Club
Jul 14: Andi's Young Adult Books
Jul 19: Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read
July 21: Splashes of Joy
Jul 26: Just Bookish Things
Jul 28: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin'
Aug 2: The Faerie Review
Aug  4: Candlelight Reading
Aug  9: Write. Read. Live.
Aug  11: All the Ups and Downs
Aug  16: Fabulous and Brunette
Aug  18: The Avid Reader
Aug  23: Literary Gold
Aug  25: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
Sep 1: Our Town Book Reviews
Sep 6: books are love
Sep 8: Jazzy Book Reviews
Sep 13: Author C.A.Milson
Sep 15: Coffee and Wander Books Reviews
Sep 20: Westveil Publishing
Sep 22: Kit 'N Kabookle
Sep 27: Let me tell you a story
Sep 29: BooksChatter
Oct 4: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
Oct 6: Novels Alive
Oct 11: Bibliomanaic Aza
Oct13: Welcome to My World of Dreams
Oct 18: Books in the Hall
Oct 20: Long and Short Reviews


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Bea LaRocca said...

Thank you for posting about the Juche boxset, this series is a must read for me and I am looking forward to meeting all of the characters. I think that my teen-aged grandchildren will enjoy reading these stories as well

Stormy Vixen said...

Great post, Juche sounds like an exciting series that I will enjoy sharing with my granddaughter!

Thanks for sharing it with me and have a marvelous weekend!

Adria Carmichael said...

Thank you for hosting!