Thursday, May 5, 2016

Review: True Born by LE Sterling

True Born
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
ISBN:   1633753190
ISBN13: 9781633753198
Genre: YA Fantasy
Review Copy Source: NetGalley
Welcome to Dominion City.

After the great Plague descended, the world population was decimated...and their genetics damaged beyond repair.

The Lasters wait hopelessly for their genes to self-destruct. The Splicers pay for expensive treatments that might prolong their life. The plague-resistant True Borns are as mysterious as they are feared…

And then there's Lucy Fox and her identical twin sister, Margot. After endless tests, no one wants to reveal what they are.

When Margot disappears, a desperate Lucy has no choice but to put her faith in the True Borns, led by the charismatic Nolan Storm and the beautiful but deadly Jared Price. As Lucy and the True Borns set out to rescue her sister, they stumble upon a vast conspiracy stretching from Dominion’s street preachers to shady Russian tycoons. But why target the Fox sisters?

As they say in Dominion, it’s in the blood.

TRUE BORN was a unique read with a great mix if fantasy, post apocalyptic and dystopian elements.

Sterling has a great way with words making it really easy to fall into her writing style and picture the world that the True Born Trilogy takes place in. I enjoyed the characters in TRUE BORN. I did find the main characters Lucy a bit annoying at times, but seeing as this is a young adult series I couldn't really hold her whiny moments and childish behavior too much against her. I did wish that she acted a little more grown up during those times though.

There is a tiny bit of romance in TRUE BORN. It doesn't take over the whole story, but the connection between Lucy and Jared brought some interesting elements to the story. I cab see future development in future books with these two and I look forward to learning more about Jared.

I was a tiny bit surprised with the ending. I of course can't tell you why without giving things away. I really wanted more answers bu the end of TRUE BORN, but not getting them does make me want to read book two, so I guess that is something.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review