Today’s post is an exciting one. We are back with another BlogTour and as always its with my favourite The Write Reads.
The Earth’s ecosystems have collapsed and only ashes remain. Is one girl’s courage enough to keep hope alive in the wastelands?
It’s the year 2123, and sixteen-year-old Adina has just accidentally killed fourteen thousand seven hundred and fifty-six people. Raised in the eco-bubble of Eden Five, Adina has always believed that the Amonston Corporation’s giant greenhouse would keep her safe forever. But when her own careless mistake leads to an explosion that incinerates Eden Five, she and a small group of survivors must brave the barren wastelands outside the ruined Dome to reach the Sanctuary before their biofilters give out and their DNA threatens to mutate in the toxic air.
They soon discover that the outside isn’t as deserted as they were made to believe, and the truth is unearthed on their dangerous expedition. As time runs out, Adina must tackle her guilty conscience and find the courage to get everyone to safety. Will she make it alive, or will the Nomalies get to her first?
Adina is a character you’ll love to hate at the outset, defying the typical “likable hero” trope we often find in books. Her complexity gives her a realness that’s hard to come by, allowing you to both relish and rage at her choices. Yet, it’s this very complexity that lets us witness Adina’s incredible growth, transforming her from a self-centered, spiteful figure into someone willing to go to any lengths for the people she holds dear.
The author masterfully employs foreshadowing, expertly placed at the ends of chapters like tiny cliffhangers that just refuse to let you put the book down. Each chapter’s conclusion beckons you forward, urging you to keep flipping those pages until you’ve devoured the whole story in one sitting.
And oh, that ending! It’s a curveball you won’t see coming! I’m eagerly counting down the days until I can dive into the next installment.
This first book in the ‘Feast of Ashes’ trilogy is a stellar kickoff, neatly tying up most of its own threads while tantalizingly leaving some mysteries unsolved.
Needless to say, I’m all in for the rest of the series!
Does this sound like a book for you?