Author: Lorraine Thomson

Genres: Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult, Fantansy

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Summary:
“She thought she knew who she was and where she came from.Then her home was destroyed. Her brother lost amongst the ashes. And the boy she loves vanished. She owed her own survival to a mutant — the very forces behind the destruction. Now Sorrel will never be the same again.”

There is no “Before”, there is only “Now”. Because now there’s no internet, no TV, no power grid. Food is scarce, and the world’s a hostile place. But Sorrel lives a quiet life in the tiny settlement of Amat. It’s all she’s ever known.

Until a gang of marauding mutants destroys the village, snatching her brother Eli, and David, her boyfriend. Sorrel sets out after them, embarking on a journey fraught with danger. Can she survive? The only thing that keeps her going is Eli and David. They are out there somewhere. They must be alive. And if she has her way, she will find them.

THE NEW DARK is the first book in a new YA-trilogy and will be published in November 2017. The second and third books in the series (THE NEW DAWN & THE NEW DAY) will be released in 2018.

Lorraine Thomson was born in Glasgow. She won a UK writing competition and was short-listed for the Dundee Book Prize. She now lives in Ullapool on the rugged north-west coast of Scotland.

Follow the author on Twitter: @LGThomson

Review:

I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Unfortunately, I won’t have a lot to say about this novel when I first came across it, I was excited, the summary had me eager to start reading it. However, as I started I didn’t quite get drawn into the book like I had wished, but I pushed through, eager to give this book a fighting chance, but that didn’t seem to be the case. It just seemed like there was no real hook, something that made you want to keep reading, don’t get me wrong it was okay, but when it takes so long to finish, I can’t truly say I would jump at the chance to recommend this book over another. Now, this is just my personal preference, that is not to say that someone else may not enjoy it, but for me, it was just not my favorite cup of tea.

2.5/5

~Marie

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