BOOK OF THE WEEK
* Hello, all. Welcome to our new category ‘BOOK OF THE WEEK’. Details below:
As I read about 4-5 ebooks a week, Amos and I decided that we would add a new weekly post to our blog called Book of the Week. I will post my ebook recommendation every Monday from the week before. This way I get to include my weekend reads also 🙂
MONDAY, 16th APRIL, 2012.
Broken City by D.D Chant.
In a broken city, filled with warring tribes, lives:
A girl with no future
A man with no past
A little lost boy
And those who seek to find him….
….Welcome to Deeta’s world.
Deeta Richards has never seen the outside world. Before she was born a banking crisis brought civilization to an end and now no one leaves the safety of the compounds unless they need to, but Deeta still dreams of seeing more than the building she was born in.
Tom is in the guard, this group are the only people who the tribal elders allow to leave the compound and Tom knows only too well that Deeta could never survive the harshness that exists outside. Then tragedy strikes and Deeta and her Sister Jan find themselves captured by a hostile tribe. Why does Tom know so much about these people? And why do they know so much about him? As this mystery draws to a climax, they discover that their friend Tom is not quite what he seems…..
I finished this book in one sitting, and am eagerly awaiting D.D Chant’s next offering.
Here is my review:
Broken City is one of those novels that immediately engages the reader and doesn’t let go until the last page.
Often in dystopian novels you get pages of info dump as the author tries to fill you in on the way of the new world they have created. In those cases, I find myself struggling to assimilate all the information thrown at me and invariably switch off. Not in this case. D.D Chant bleeds colour into the world she has created so skilfully, that the reader doesn’t even realise what is happening until they find themselves standing within a masterpiece. The character development is done in such a way that you feel as if you are slowly peeling away the layers to get to the person underneath. I found myself totally believing that a particular character would behave in a particular way, simply because their hopes, dreams, and motivations became real to me.
Broken City is a feast full of romance, action, high emotion and vivid characters. I would highly recommend this book.
Rating ***** (5 out of 5 stars)
You can find out more about this author at her blog:
On Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5200308.D_D_Chant