Well, here’s the thing. I was lucky enough to be sent a very early preview copy of this book, and so…..there’s no official blurb. I’ll just have to wing this one!
This is somewhat of a departure from the previous books I have read from this author. I would describe her other stories as fantasy fiction in style, but this one falls, I think, firmly in the dystopian/sci fi(esque) genre.
We follow the story of Bree and her 18 year old brother Max and their struggle to find their place in the world. The war in which their parents fought has been lost, though the message hasn’t got through to the rebels. Their parents are dead. The fighting is coming their way, but they dont want to get drawn into it.
The thing I like about this story is that it feels anchored in reality. You dont have to suspend your disbelief to understand the future which has been created here. And that helps to immerse you in the story.
In my experience, Lynnie’s books are well written, with convincing locations and characters who are colourful and realistic. This book is no different. Bree’s desperation, confusion and frustrations are palpable. Her turbulent relationship with Ace and her difficulty in knowing who to trust and what to do are dizzyingly intertwined, and the rush to the end is breathless. I dont want to spoil it for you, but I’m looking forward to a follow up with bated breath!
So, to the score. A very creditable B. The fact that I read it in the space of an afternoon speaks to my enjoyment of this book.
As the book isnt out yet, I can only tease you with the review. I hope it piques your interest!! Follow Lynnie on her Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pages/Lynnie-Purcell/423463524438092) or twitter (twitter.com/lynniepurcell) to find out when the book is released.