on Dec. 1, 2013 :
The concept of society collapse is a topic that many people like to explore. I think everyone revels in the thought at a worst case scenario, this could happen to us. This is better than a horror book! I have to praise Mistwalker for writing on this theme as she creates a possible reality that is too close for comfort.
I’m not convinced on the omniscient narrator. There was too much going on in people’s heads which didn’t leave much room for what was going on around them. Although it touched very briefly on the affluent housing, only the poverty and sadness situation was very much at the forefront of the characters’ minds.
This book was just a little too depressing for me. There didn’t seem to be a resolution and to learn that there are two more books on the way just made my heart sink. Could it get any worse for Sunni? Although I love the whole concept of the corrupt city and people in authority being fraudulent I don’t think I will be reading the continuation until I read a review that has positive content with regards to the plot.
There needed to be a strong heroine and it lacked that for me. There is still hope for the possibility that Sunni learns to become a fighter rather than a survivor.
This has potential to be a great book as the concept is there, it just needs to be moulded differently. The violent content in this book is sufficient; not too graphic to make you want to stop reading but just enough to interest you.
Sorry to end on a bad note but there are a few errors which I found very distracting and in my opinion should not be present in a published novel!
(reviewed 32 days after purchase)
on June 4, 2013 :
It was an okay story. A bit dark for my tastes but only because there is no "supernatural" superhero and super villians. I wished it didn't end the way it did, I wonder if Ji is really trying to be a good guy.
In a world like this you never know who to trust, but hopefully the one who trying to steer you in the right direction is doing it from the heart.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
on June 2, 2013 :
So, I don't know where to start.
The story was good, polemic, but definitely interesting, and something that is a real problem.
It took me a little while to want to keep reading, the beginning was slow. It also had some unexpected turns.
But the amount of grammatical and spelling errors were too many, uncomfortable to read.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on May 8, 2013 :
New Hope City is the first book I have read from SunHi Mistwalker and she is definitely an author I would read again. This book reminds me of those pulp detective novels by Raymond Chandler. Where life was grimy and everyone is on the take. The author's style of writing also reminded me of these books though maybe not quite as developed as of yet, but definitely the author is someone worth following to see their progression.
If I had to describe this book in one word i would have to say 'gritty'. The main character is called Sunni, she is quite disillusioned and helpless. She meets Tony and this triggers a set of events that are quite devastating
I feel this book is more than a post-apocalyptic adventure and if you are looking for that, then this is probably not the book for you. It is more of a character analysis, detailing the cause and effect of despair. A reflection of gritty humanity.
I expect that this book is a first in a series and this book sets up the motivation for future events, so it will be interesting to see where Sunni ends up next.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
on Feb. 28, 2013 :
New Hope City by SunHi Mistwalker
thankyou!! background given so i have 1/2 a chance...Wow that was different. Left my wanting to turn another page. And when that happens i am excited. Nice not to have to plough thru all the beautiful people smooching!! even though this is fiction it reads like it could really happen but hopefully not in my lifetime.
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(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
on Feb. 7, 2013 :
In the interest of full disclosure I just want to let everyone know that I started to skim the last two or three chapters because I couldn't handle reading too closely anymore. Needless to say I did not end up enjoying this book in the slightest. This is really disappointing to me since I usually have such an easy time getting into (post)apocalyptic settings and the synopsis sucked me in with a dystopian world struggling with an economic crash on top of a young girl and disillusioned cop teaming up. Recipe for success as far as I'm concerned. Unfortunately the story was poorly executed.
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(reviewed the day of purchase)