Author: S.J. Pierce
Published: July 13, 2015
Genre: Science Fiction
The first two words in the blurb suggests that this plot is similar to that of The Hunger Games; however, I didn't feel like that was the case at all. It was more similar to Gladiator, in my opinion. In a sea of dystopian stories, this one doesn't really stand out.
I felt that the world that Mira lives in as a human was lacking depth. The world of the Changers--when they are shipped away from the humans--was more fleshed out and felt solid and real. I got a better sense of their culture, though it was more primitive than I would have expected from a race like theirs.
With the huge gap in time, it didn't flow well. It seemed to rush past fully developing the characters and their world. It seems that if the human world was more detailed, it would have contrasted better with the Changers' natural world. I think the author missed a beautiful opportunity to highlight and compare the differences.
Insta-love, love at first sight. Whatever you call it, I'm not a fan. I think I get that the author wanted to nudge the readers in one direction only to surprise us with something utterly different, but it didn't work for me.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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