Monday, 23 November 2015

ARC Review: Rain Saga

An ARC Review or a read to review book is one that was sent to me in exchange for an honest review, either from the author or publisher, but this in no way alters my review or thoughts on the book. 

Thank you to Riley Barton!

Title: Rain Saga
Series: As of now, a stand alone
Author: Riley Barton
Genre: Young adult, dystopian, adventure
Release Date: May 22nd 2015
Pages: 288
My rating: 4 stars

The year is 2119. 
The world has changed. 
And not for the better. 

Ravished by storms, floods and disease; including the deadly Blister Wart Disease, millions have died. 

Luna's parents were among the small amount that lived and now 18 years later, Luna is researching a cure for Blister Wart Disease, not only to save millions of people's lives, but her own as well. When she discovers an enzyme with the potential to eliminate this disease, she has to go into one of the dangerous swamped areas to collect another sample. 

But things don't go to plan, and Luna is left to consider that the people she once trusted, maybe aren't as trustworthy as she'd like to believe, and maybe things aren't as they seem. 

The future beckoned like the first light of the new day. Her rain saga was over, but her life was just beginning. 

I went into this book completely blind. 

And I was actually pretty shocked by how much I enjoyed it. Starting with the characters, I liked Luna as a main heroine. She wasn't whiny about her illness and she continued going in her research, not letting the fact that it may kill her, stop her. She seemed a lot less selfish than many main female leads and I liked the fact that she didn't need any love interest to make her strong. She was strong in her own right. 

The only character I had an issue with was Bridget, for no other reason than she was annoying. I understand that everyone has that person in their lives but she gave me a bit of a headache, poor Keith (read the book and you'll get the reference.)

The plot was something that I'd never heard of before and the dystopian vibes were really prominent in the story, but also in a way that made you feel like you wanted to know more about the world. It interested me how whole cities lay in ruins. I was just imagining a worldwide Chernobyl sort of situation the whole way through the book. 

The writing was fast paced and interesting, enough to keep your focus on the book and it is the type of book that you can read in one sitting!

The reason this book was a four star book and not a five star book was because I wasn't grasped immediately, it took me about a chapter to really get into the flow of this book, but the chapters aren't long!

I really did enjoy this book, and I think that it is an excellent debut. 

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