I think I just kind of entered a paralel universe in which all the books I agree to review have completely surpassed my expectations.
And, ladies and gentlemen, Otherborn isn't going to be the exception.
Back when I was contacted to see if I wanted to participate in the tour I thought... Um... I don't know... But when I read the description of the book I couldn't say no... I just couldn't.
So sorry this'll be a quick review though, because I'm going into surgery soon and I'm kind of all over the place and I JUST read the book because I really wanted all my feels to be really fresh when I wrote this... I just wasn't counting on me having to go and have a surgery T_T
But what I have to say.
Only one, while the book tittle is IN the book as much as it is ON it... The book cover isn't quite making it for me... I'm kind of... If I were to see this on shelves I would think it's a horror book or some other kind of book BUT dystopia would be the last one to come to mind, if at all.
My favorite has to be the main one. London... Just... Just read it, I mean it. READ it. She seems strong... And the fact that songs and dreams are like foreign concept of sorts in this world that author Anna Silver depicts goes perfectly well with the whole journey of London. I cannot, seriously, I simply cannot imagine living in a world where one cannot dream or create songs<-NOT that I create them but if they cannot be created I wouldn't be getting the fix of my music addiction daily, you know?
The plot develops not at a fast pace but also not at a slow one... It is kind of balanced and in between comes the loyalty... I felt it was just WOW... And I could so relate to London O_O Really did.
I loved that all the secondary characters didn't feel secondary at all and that they had each a really important roll to play be it... being the one who disappears T_T or being the ones along with London.
Kim, Rye, Avery, Degan and Zen are all characters you really don't want to miss.
THAT ENDING THOUGH!!! X_X
-review based on a copy of the book provided by author/publisher in exchange of my honest review-
I give this book
4 fotitos = Genious crying.
Confined within Capital City’s concrete walls, London has done the impossible and the illegal. She’s created something New- a song. But her mentor, club owner Pauly, is not impressed. Since the historic Energy Crisis forced everyone behind walls generations ago, the Tycoons have ensured there is truly nothing new allowed under the sun. Pauly warns London to keep her song to herself, if she knows what’s good for her.
What he doesn’t know is that London is keeping an even bigger secret: she dreams. And she’s not alone. London’s band-mates and friends have begun dreaming as well, seeing themselves in “night pictures” as beings from another world. As Otherborn, they must piece together the story of their astral avatars, the Others, in order to save their world from a dreamless, hopeless future.
When Pauly is murdered and an Otherborn goes missing, London realizes someone is hunting them down. Escaping along the Outroads, they brave the deserted Houselands with only their dreams to guide them. Can they find their friend before the assassin finds them? Will being Otherborn save their lives, or destroy them? ***
Meet the author!
Anna Silver knew she wanted to be an author from the age of eight years old. Growing up with a passion for words, books, and storytelling, she eventually landed at St. Edward’s University in Austin where she studied English Writing & Rhetoric. Simultaneously, she has nurtured a deep connection with and ardent hunger for all things spiritual or mystical her entire life, including dreams, myth, magick, and the creative experience.Currently she resides in the greater Houston area with her family, pets, and overactive imagination. In addition to writing, she is a primarily self-taught artist. Her work, which includes oil paintings, assemblage sculptures, and fairy houses, has been featured in the Houston gallery Las Manos Magicas. She has written web copy for private clients and freelanced for the Hill Country Current in Texas. Her write-up on a past-life regression was chosen to be featured in best-selling author Brian Weiss’ new book, Miracles Happen. OTHERBORN is her first published novel.
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