Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Review: Hope's Daughter

Title: Hope's Daughter
 Series: Ambrosia Sequence
Author: Melanie Cusick-Jones 
Publisher: Indie- Melanie Cusick- Jones 
Published: December 8, 2011
Source: Review Copy 
Rating: 4/5 

Life should be simple for Cassie.

For the small population of Earth survivors who live on the Space Station Hope everything they do is planned and scheduled, down to the cyclical food menus, their roles in the station, even how many children they have.

Despite rigid controls directing her life, Cassie feels more out of synch than ever and worries she won’t find a place for herself within the station community. Perhaps that’s because she’s hearing things inside her head that can’t possibly be real. Or maybe it’s the regular elopements of her peers, heading off to a romantic future in the Married Quarter of the space station, whilst she’s never even been attracted to a boy – no matter how hard her best friend Ami pushes them at her. Then there are the odd questions her work placement partner Balik keeps raising. His questions are just as troubling for her as his distracting smiles and eyes that seem to see inside her.

As Cassie draws closer to Balik she finds that everything else in her life begins to shift. He tells her things that call into question the system they live within. She can't believe he is right, but at the same time she finds it hard to deny the sincerity of his ideas. Could there be a connection between Cassie’s problems and Balik’s questions? The truth will drag them both to a terrifying and deadly conclusion beyond anything they could have imagined.

  I was a big sucker for this cover. It was the cover that made me decide to review the book. I remember talking to my dad and saying that this was the prettiest cover I have seen in a long while- other  than Whither. With that cover I pretty much went into rapture. That was probably my drool over cover of the year. This book definitely has a cover that will draw people in.Melanie has a beautiful cover for her magnificent book.
    As you all know I am not one for Dystopian books - with a few exception. Same with Sci Fi. This one,though, I really enjoyed. I didn't get bored like I did in Matched. So this one is defiantly a Dystopian that i enjoyed. 
  The author's style was well-written and I enjoyed. Though I didn't read it through one sitting I managed it in about 3 days. Though I was a little slow at reading this one, I did enjoy. I read a little of it during history, another at night time in the bathtub, and finally after I finished writing an essay for English Class about a very special day. ((PS mine was about this guy I met when I was at Lake Tiak O'Khata and I am SO glad Mrs. French did not make us read it allowed because I over exaggerated on everything that happened that day. It had a ton of romance- that kinda didn't happen.))  The plot was intresting and I really enjoy  the characters who were very diverse.
 So with the perfect amount of Romance, this book really did open my eyes and I may try other dystopians  because I have came across 3 books I have enjoyed. So if you are a dystopian lover than you must get this book immediately- but if you are kinda hesitant like me about dystopian- buy it when you have some extra change in your bank account. 
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for reading and reviewing this - I'm glad you liked it even if it's not your usual thing :)