Dystopian, New Adult
In the aftermath of a virus that has obliterated ninety-three percent of the population, Pollen McRae, a young woman plagued with a tragic past, finds herself scarred and abandoned in the wilderness, unable to remember the previous weeks. There she meets Marcus, a mysterious man with a similar plight. Together they are determined to escape a trio of bounty hunters and rescue Pollen’s niece, Evie from her imprisonment at the Crimson Survivor Refuge, a refugee camp which serves as a cover for a much more sinister plot.
Meanwhile, a renegade environmental organization is recruiting survivors for a mission that will change the course of human existence forever
B+ (4-4.5 stars)
I love dystopian books, I should probably stop reading them because I’m so wrapped up in all these possible, horrible futures, I’m not sure which one to prep for first! I’m overloaded in silly facts that add up to a terrible, wasteland future, but I can’t stop reading them, because I just love them, and those creative ideas!
This story starts out a bit slow, Pollen is wondering around, confused, lost, and has no idea what’s going on. This can be a hindrance for some people, so forewarning, fight through the slow first chapters, and get into the story, you won’t regret it! J You aren’t going to be spoon fed the whole plot and back-story right away, you’re going experience this journey, with Pollen, and have your understanding grow like hers.
The style of writing is wonderful, refreshing and interesting. There’s a lot of foreshadowing throughout the book, giving you hints towards events that will happen, and there’s a lot of chapter endings, that just make you start right into the next one. You don’t want to put it down, because you’re still trying to put all the pieces together, and figure out who is good and who isn’t! There’s a lot of emotion in this book, and some romance, but it isn’t overpowering or at all in contrast with the plot, though romance is hard to have in a horrible, dystopian future, this author does a good job navigating it, and making it believable! You can’t just throw characters into some erotic scene in the middle of nowhere when they don’t even know who they are!
Overall, I liked this book. It has believable characters, though Glenn was often times a pain in my side as I was reading. I understand motivation and desperation but he tried my patience quite a bit! But, it’s just an interesting book with such strong environmental overtones, and it draws you in. You want to know what’s going on, and you’ll want to know more, and even the end leaves you hanging and waiting, but I don’t regret reading it!
About The Author:
Daelynn Quinn grew up in southern Maryland where she spent most of her time exploring her fertile imagination among the trees of her backyard forest. She studied history in college, but dropped out to travel and see the world. After starting a family, she returned to college and earned a degree in Dietetics. Her passion for creativity never perished, however, and in 2013 she finally completed and published her first novel, Fall of Venus. She continues to work on her Fall of Venus series and has another series of young adult books in development. While she’s not reading or writing, Daelynn enjoys brainstorming while mowing her lawn, cooking healthy meals her kids refuse to eat, and watching old episodes of Mr. Bean with her three boys.