Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Book Review : Blackout by Madeleine Henry (Darkness Trilogy #1)


Summary (from Goodreads)

Title: Blackout 

Author: Madeleine Henry 

Publication Date: June 20, 2014

Publisher: New Heroes Media

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Summary:


One wall divides life from darkness. After the worldwide Blackout, America built a concrete wall—the Frontier—across the middle of the nation to isolate its precious electricity in the top half. Everyone below the Frontier was forsaken, and now only a few survive in the grim region known as the Dark Zone. 

Sixteen year old Phoenix Troublefield endures the dark with his girlfriend, Star Windsong. When America announces that it will trade electricity for immigrants, Phoenix and Star sacrifice themselves for the power that might save her younger brother. On the other side of the Frontier, they find America is not what they expected, and instead they are thrown into a shocking and deeply personal contest that threatens to destroy their love. When the chance comes to escape back into the Dark Zone, it may already be too late. 



My Thoughts:


I got this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thought here are my own. 

YA dystopian never gets boring, especially if there is an idea as brilliant as this one crafted into the plot. Start the journey in a country without electricity and find yourself surrounded with high tech in a matter of chapters. Love, hatred, truth, lies, wrath, you have everything in this book, and it compels you to read it on and on.

I think one of my favourite genres in books is dystopian, doesn't matter if it was written in 19 or 20th century or 2 days ago. Mostly what fascinates me about reading dystopian novels is how the author creates the new world and what he thinks is "that" thing to take away from humans. This time it's electricity. And to make matters worse there's a big wall right in the middle of US which separates people who have and haven't electricity. 

Where there is a wall there is a disagreeing between two parts of the country. And of course there has to be a hero who steps up to fight the discrimination. This time it's a sixteen years old boy - Pheonix. Yes it's a boy's name, in the beginning i had to re-read the synopsis because i thought i was having some misunderstanding. 

You'll think that it's just your ordinary dystopian novel, but what if i told you that in order to gain a "better" life you have to fall in love and make another person fall in love with you. 😱Shocking right? Did i hook you up on it? I hope i did! 😬 

The book has it all that needs to be a must read! It's fast and i mean it really progresses fast and at the same time it doesn't lack something significant. You need love? You need hatred? Deception? You've got it all in this book, and yeah the cliffhanger just killed me. I adore the books which have character development and this one has it on all the main characters, you'll witness how a blackout can change people and how can electricity change them in return! 

You are getting it now am i right? 



XOXO

Katie


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