Wednesday, 18 January 2017

REVIEW - When Our Worlds Collide - Kellie Wallace






Blurb:

As one city’s fate hangs in the balance, a woman’s destiny is about to be determined…

Amira Frost is forced to watch her home be invaded by the warmonger state, Argos. Divided into multiple class zones, the city’s once peaceful existence is threatened.

When an opportunity arises for Amira to get close to the General, she accepts with the hope that her new position as his personal food taster can help reclaim the municipality, but she is pulled deeper into his regime than she initially anticipated.

For every controlling force, a resistance is born…

The Ravens’ elusive leader, Grayson Roe, has one goal—to lead the resistance to victory against the barbaric military. Dedicated and ruthless, he sets out to use Amira to their advantage by offering her a proposal she's unable to refuse. Nothing will stop him from regaining control over his city and its people—not even the dark haired beauty whose loyalty seems questionable.

A city threatens to fall and a decision needs to be made…

As the battle rages, Amira is caught between two opposing forces and reevaluates her allegiance when her loyalty is tested. Her home is under attack, her friends and family are dying, and she is faced with a grueling decision that has the power to save or bring down an entire city.

When worlds collide, she must choose between saving her home or surrendering to the one man who threatens to destroy it all—including her.


Review:


When Our Worlds Collide is a well written dystopian novel. This book has a World War 2 feel to it with its descriptions of the way the world is currently operating. I actually really enjoyed this book even though the always changing point of views confused me at first. I feel this book is written in a way that you can almost picture it as a movie playing out in your head.

The plot of this book is refreshing. As I said before, I felt like this was similar to World War 2 in a country that felt a lot like the countries that were occupied by Nazi’s. The struggles of the people were written so realistically that I feel the author really did research the topic. I also love the spy aspect to the story.
The characters in this book are very well written as well. Amira is a strong young woman throughout most of the book. I feel she was written very organically. I think a lot of times people get put off when the main character has conflicting thoughts and feelings. For me, this makes the character feel more real. I don’t know anyone who does not have doubts and anxiety about major situations that effect their lives. Amira, like any normal human, goes back and forth about her feelings on things she has to do throughout the middle of the book. It is not until she is towards the end that she finds the clarity that she needs to make some major decisions.

The other characters in this book are written pretty well as well, but I feel that Amira was the main character, with Grey being a secondary main character. He is an interesting character, but I felt we needed to read more from his point of view for me to really feel I got to know him better. With that being said, I feel this book was written well for Amira being the main character.

There is some sexual content in this book. These scenes are written well for the most part. There was one part where it was rough on me to read, but it was for personal reasons and the scene really did add to the story so it was worth it. I think this was also one of the better areas of the book for me. Watching budding relationships and interactions between characters while in the midst of a war was interesting.

The writing style of this story was interesting yet confusing at first. It took me a couple of point of view switches for me to get the hang of who I was reading about. With that being said, I think the way the author switched from each character really added a depth to the story that I feel would’ve been missing from a single or dual point of view style. I also feel the author did a classy job of writing about this topic in general. This is a tough topic to broach as it does have many similarities to a huge part of the world’s past. I feel the author did it justice.

In conclusion, this was a wonderfully written dystopian novel. I really enjoyed the characters and the plot. I also think it was interesting to read this authors perspective of another time in the world. While it did hit close to home for me, I feel the subject matter of the book was done very well. I would recommend this book to friends and family who enjoy this type of book.

Star Rating:


Plot: 5/5
Characters: 4/5
Heat: 4/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 4/5