Thursday, November 15, 2012

Book Review: Alternity by Mari Mancusi

Author: Mari Mancusi
Release Date: October 19th, 2012
Publisher: NLA Digital Liaison Platform LLC
3.5 Stars - I liked it

Imagine waking up in a post-apocalyptic, nightmare world--and being told your whole life is but a dream. Skye Brown thought she was your typical teen--good grades, hot boyfriend, and an afterschool job that pays her to play videogames. But then she started having the dreams.

In her dreams, there is no Earth. Only Terra, a bleak, underground wasteland where people live in squalor and oppression. In her dreams, there is no Skye--only Mariah, a rebel leader fighting against a vile, dystopian regime. And then there's Dawn, a handsome, but haunted solider who sees her as but an empty shell of the girl he once love--a betrayer he vows to hate forever, despite what she sees deep in his eyes.

Now, ripped between Dark Siders and club kids, the mundane and the mystic, Skye finds herself in a fight against time--to learn who she really is, where she belongs..and why. The shocking truth will have her questioning her own reality...and her heart.

First I would like to say thank you to NetGalley and NLA Digital Liaison Platform LLC for the chance to review this book.  This is my first review from NetGalley!

I liked the idea of this alternate reality. I loved the play on the name Alternity was pretty cool too.  The world did seem a little one dimensional and the characters didn't peek my interest.  I would have liked the characters to divulge a little more feelings.  Maybe even a little first person narration from Dawn would have made me understand him a little more.  

The plot, and storyline did flow well and was creative and fresh.  I loved the huge plot twist at the end. I blew through this book pretty fast. I love books that start out this fast paced, it grabs your attention.  It was entertaining and easy to read, all in all I did enjoy it, but probably won't read it again.    

photo and synopsis courtesy of Goodreads


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