Thursday, April 20, 2017

Review: True North by L.E. Sterling

True North
Release Date: April 4, 2017
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
ISBN:  1633755959
ISBN13: 9781633755956
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Science Fiction
Review Copy Source: Publisher
Abandoned by her family in Plague-ridden Dominion City, eighteen-year-old Lucy Fox has no choice but to rely upon the kindness of the True Borns, a renegade group of genetically enhanced humans, to save her twin sister, Margot. But Nolan Storm, their mysterious leader, has his own agenda. When Storm backtracks on his promise to rescue Margot, Lucy takes her fate into her own hands and sets off for Russia with her True Born bodyguard and maybe-something-more, the lethal yet beautiful Jared Price. In Russia, there's been whispered rumors of Plague Cure.

While Lucy fights her magnetic attraction to Jared, anxious that his loyalty to Storm will hurt her chances of finding her sister, they quickly discover that not all is as it appears…and discovering the secrets contained in the Fox sisters' blood before they wind up dead is just the beginning.??

As they say in Dominion, sometimes it’s not you…it’s your DNA.

The beginning was a little slow and hard to get into, but give it a chance because things pick up and you'll be glad you stuck with it.

I enjoyed TRUE NORTH. For a while in the beginning I thought I was going to have to put it down. The story just wasn't grabbing my attention, but when Lucy set off on her adventure it pulled me right back in. Lucy as a characters really stepped up and took the bull by the horns in regards to tracking down her kidnapped sister. She grew quite a bit as a character and really kept me interested in finding out what would happen next in the story. 

I loved the way the relationship between Lucy and Jared progressed in TRUE NORTH. I enjoyed watching Jared come out of his shell a little bit. I also enjoyed the addition of Alistair to the storyline. I thought there would be a love triangle type situation, but thankfully there wasn't. There is a ton of mystery surrounding Alistair though and I am very interested in finding out more about him and for his secrets to come out, I think they will be good.

There's only one more book left before the trilogy is complete so I will definitely be looking out for book three. 

I gave it 3.5/5 stars

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