In post-apocalyptic America, Selah Chavez is crouched in long grass on a shore littered with the rusted metal remnants of a once-great city. It is the day before her eighteenth Born Remembrance, and she is hunting, though many people refuse to eat animal flesh, tainted by radiation during the Time of Sorrows. What Selah’s really after are Landers, mysterious people from a land across the big water who survive the delirium-inducing passage in small boats that occasionally crash against the shoreline. She knows she should leave the capture to the men, but Landers bring a good price from the Company and are especially prized if they keep the markings they arrive with.
Everything falls to pieces when the Lander Selah catches is stolen by her brothers–and Selah wakes up the next morning to find the Lander’s distinctive mark has suddenly appeared on her own flesh. Once the hunter, Selah is now one of the hunted, and she knows only one person who can help her–Bohdi Locke, the Lander her brothers hope to sell.
With evocative descriptions of a strange new world that combines elements of scientific advances, political intrigue, and wilderness survival, Bonnie S. Calhoun weaves a captivating tale of a world more like our own than we may want to admit.
My review to the prequel, Tremors.
MY GENERAL THOUGHTS: What a fantastic book! The way both of these books were written was fabulous and I loved the characters. The plot was really neat and I loved the originality. Though the beginning of the book was kind of difficult to follow everything began to make sense as the book continued on, so just keep reading 😉 I also enjoyed reading about the “super-powers” that Landers have as it was slightly different than what I normally read.
QUESTIONABLE CONTENT: There was really nothing sexual in this book that stood out to me enough to warn you away from. However some violence was slightly descriptive but not necessarily gruesome. There are also experiments that are done on people that often ends in death, and some slavery issues.
RATING AND RECOMMENDATION: Overall, I think that this book was a fabulous dystopian tale and I look forward to reading the rest of the series, as well as more books from this author. 5 out of 5 stars!
If you enjoyed The Safe Lands series by Jill Williamson, you will definitely want to read this series!
“I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are my own.”
Author Bio/ Website:
As a compliment to my love for writing, I have a natural progression into the marketing and advertising field.
As the Director of the CFBA, I lead a contingency of 250+ book reviewers that do bi-weekly blog tours.
I am the Owner/Publisher of CFOM. The magazine is in its 6th year. Monthly we post a new issue of 35+ columns by the best and brightest authors, publishers, and agents in our industry.
The American Christian Fiction Writers have designated me as the Northeast Zone Director, where I lead the membership loop for New York, New Jersey, and the New England states.
Continue reading about Bonnie at her website: Bonniescalhoun.com
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