Thursday, 11 February 2016

Review: New World Rising

Title: New World Rising
Series: New World #1
Author: Jennifer Wilson
Genre: YA, Dystopian
Publisher: OfTomes Publishing
Publication Date: January 5th 2016
Pages: 206

This book is available on Kindle Unlimited for those who have a KU subscription. 


She's fended for herself since she witnessed her parent's murder when she was eleven. The world around her is a dangerous place, her parents must have left the Sanctuary for a reason, and the tribes aren't welcoming with their motto, join or die, but Phoenix has sworn that she will never join them. She has to uphold her mother's last words, stay strong and survive. 

But it's getting harder to find supplies and when a group of Ravengers from the Tribes attack a child, Phoenix steps in, only to be taken captive by a group of people who claim to be a third society in this divided world. Has Phoenix finally found her haven in this manic world? Or has she found a society more complex than she could have originally anticipated?

This is one of those books where I let it be a very pleasant surprise, of course I knew what the book was about, I knew that I wanted to read it, but I didn't read any reviews of this book because I didn't want it to be spoiled for me, and thank god I didn't! 

What a book! 

Phoenix was a relatable main character who loved reading (my personal favourite touch was that she saved books from destruction,) and she was just very likable despite how isolated she initially was. I really appreciated that she wasn't bitter, she was defensive and sometimes that line isn't very clear. Her relationship with Mouse is very cute and it's not very often that you get to see a sisterly relationship quite so touching. 

I loved that smell. In all my adventures, nothing ever smelled like an old book. 

The action in this book was so well written that it made you feel almost involved, I got a bit of an adrenaline rush reading those scenes and I loved how independent Phoenix was. The love interest in this book was also incredibly well written. It wasn't insta-love at all and it was actually developed quite thoughtfully and intelligently. 

I can't wait for the sequel of this book to be re-released and I hope you all pick up a copy!

My Final Rating is: 5 stars

QOTD: Do you like dystopian books?


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