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)