Weighted (The Neumarian Chronicles Prequel)
by Ciara Knight
The Great War of 2185 is over, but my nightmare has just begun. I am being held captive in the Queen’s ship awaiting interrogation. My only possible ally is the princess, but I’m unsure if she is really my friend or a trap set by the Queen to fool me into sharing the secret of my gift. A gift I keep hidden even from myself. It swirls inside my body begging for release, but it is the one thing the Queen can never discover. Will I have the strength to keep the secret? I’ll know the answer soon. If the stories are true about the interrogators, I’ll either be dead or a traitor to my people by morning.
Genre: Funky blend of dystopian, sci-fi and steampunk
(not sure yet if this will be a YA series or not)
... Total Awesomesauce!!!
My Rating: * * * * *
One word: intense! More than a bit scary but not "horror" dark (this reviewer doesn't do the real dark stuff). For such a short glimpse into the world of the Neumarian Chronicles, this book is a power punch of freaking amazingness .... okay, maybe not a word, but you get the idea. I loved everything about this book. It's suspenseful. It's mysterious. It's creative. It has the most likable and hate-worthy characters... and we have barely met them! 42 pages and I've not stopped thinking about them since I finished this two days ago. So my only complaint is that book 1, Escapement, isn't out yet. It's kind of cruel to leave me hanging like this. I want more!!!
Wowie-wow-wow!!! Love, love, love this cover! Likely my favorite cover of 2012 to date!
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