Monday, August 25, 2014

Review: Opalescent by Sarah Elle Emm

Title: Opalescent
Author: Sarah Elle Emm
Series: Harmony Run Series #1
Pages: 400
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Summary: Still enslaved in a mixed-race zone within the United Zones of the Authority, Rain Hawkins is part of a secret resistance preparing to take on the tyrannical President Nicks before plans to kill the mixed zones across UZTA are executed. When unsettling dreams and a mysterious voice begin to haunt the dark nights, Rain fears someone more powerful than she has discovered the resistance and their secret abilities. With a known Authority spy on her heels, and her boyfriend, Jabari, suddenly acting strange, Rain doesn't know who to trust and if the voices calling to her are friend or foe. As conditions across all of the zones get worse and the stakes rise, Rain embarks on a quest for answers that will put the people she cares about most in more danger or take them one step closer to the truth and their eventual freedom. Review: I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.  I love this series and I am so grateful that the author sent me this book along with the first book to read and review. I am in love with the storyline it's so unique but also has "familiar" aspects because it has similarities to the holocaust. Plus it is a dystopian which is my favourite, but it had paranormal aspects as well. I did find this instalment to be a tab bit slower but only because there was so much information. The author broke my heart with that ending because we just get a small amount of information that may change everything and then BAM! it's over.  I have so many questions. What is up with the children's mom? Why have they been kept in the dark? Will a rebellion ever happen? What happened to Nata? GAH I need more!! Like I previously stated, I love this series! I can't wait for the third book and to continue on this journey. I would recommend this novel to dystopian lovers and those who are intrigued by the events of the holocaust.

About this author

Sarah Elle Emm is the author of the Young-adult fantasy and dystopian, HARMONY RUN SERIES, published by Winter Goose Publishing. (PRISMATIC, May 2012,OPALESCENT, February 2013, CHATOYANT due August 2014, NACREOUS, TBD.) Her debut fiction novel, MARRYING MISSY, an Amazon Best Seller in marriage, was published by Bird Brain Publishing in October 2011. Sarah shares her Southwest Florida photo blog, "Sarah's View from the Bottom," at Sarah is a graduate of The University of Evansville, she has lived and worked in Mexico, Germany, England, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and has traveled extensively beyond. Her love of journal writing, travel, and multicultural experience have all influenced her novels. Sarah lives in Naples, Florida. When she's not walking the plank on her daughters' imaginary pirate ship, she is working on her latest book. Official website: Twitter @SarahElleEmm

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