Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Sowing by K. Makansi

Publisher: Layla Dog Press
Pages: 372
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  When Remy Alexander’s older sister is murdered in a classroom massacre and the Okarian Sector hides the truth behind the attack, her family goes underground to join the clandestine Resistance movement. Now, three years later, Valerian Orlean, the boy Remy once thought she loved, has become the man who is sworn to hunt and destroy the Resistance. As Vale fights to protect his people, he must choose whether to follow in his parents’ footsteps or to blaze his own path – and with Remy’s life in the balance, his choices will change everything.


Kritters Thoughts:  Another dystopian series and although this one isn't big just yet, I think it has the power to play with the big boys in the dystopian genre.  Told through a few characters points of view, this one centers around the Sector and the Resistance that has broken off from it.  Remy is part of the Resistance and has been ever since her family suffered a tragedy while her sister was at the Academy.  The Resistance was created due to a group that disagrees with the genetically modified foods that are fed to different parts of the society to change them physically, emotionally and intellectually.  

This book was so easy to get into and the worlds were easy to understand.  As both Remy and Vale share the story, it helped show the difference between the two societies and I appreciated hearing parts of the story overlap in both of their points of view.  The other thing that I loved was the reason the Resistance broke off - genetically modifying food.  This seemed unique and different and made for a perfect plot point.  

I will definitely be looking out for the next in this series.  As there isn't too much lovin or language, I think this will be perfect for any YA reader.

Rating: YA read



Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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