Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Review: The Burn by Annie Oldham

The Burn by Annie Oldham

Publisher: Createspace 
Pages: 234
Format: ebook
Buy the Book: Amazon 

Goodreads:  The Burn is full of nuclear fallout, roving gangs, anarchy, unreliable plumbing. That's what Terra's father tells her. She has lived her whole life in comfort in a colony at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. She hates it. And she would pay any price to leave. But when Terra finally escapes the colony, she finds out her father is right. 

She finds a group of survivors that quickly become friends, and every day with them is a race for survival. When she witnesses and commits unspeakable acts, she has to decide where her loyalty lies: with the colony she despises or The Burn, where every day is filled with nightmares.

Kritters Thoughts:  A little sci fi, a little dystopian mixed with a lot of heart.  I was completely intrigued by this other world or two worlds that Oldham created, she mixed current events to create the happenings that absolved the US and helped to create her underworld.

With an element of humanity as the center of this book, Oldham makes the reader think twice about how our world and government is made up and how easily it could all change.  We are each affected by our surroundings and upbringings and what if we knew there was more that was right around the corner and would you stick with what is or always wonder with what could be.  The violence fit into the story without being too much gore, although if you have a queasy stomach you may want to rethink when you read this one.

If you are a fan of dystopian with a twist, this book is definitely worth the read.   

Rating:  definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  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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