Monday, 26 May 2014

Branded Review

Title: Branded

Authors: Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki

Pages: 314

Genre: Dystopian, young adult

Date published: February 18th 2014        

Publisher: Abi and Missy Books

Format: e-book

Fifty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best.
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home.
Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain.
Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.
The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter.
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story. ( Goodreads synopsis ).

Review: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, Thank you! I really appreciate it! :)So one of the main things that I have to say about this book is that it was Intense. The first chapter had me gripped from the start, it did not take me long to get hooked. I loved the whole concept of the book and it was a lot different from anything I have read in this genre before. I found that this book had me guessing a lot and it was not as predictable as I had thought. The writing style was great but one thing that really frustrated me was Lexi because well most of the time she was alright but there were some circumstances where I just wanted to punch her because I felt as though she couldn't always think for herself, also she kind of let her brother push her around. The world building was very vivid in my mind and when I was imagining it in my head it was almost as though I was there. At the end of the novel we are left with quite a few unanswered questions so I can't wait for the next instalment to come out :)

Overall: If you love dystopian novels and are looking for something a little different, definitely check this out because it is very captivating.

Cover art: 4
Plot: 5
Level of interest:4
Total rating:4

Happy Reading everyone! :)
- Jordan

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