Saturday, November 24, 2018


It's been 50 years since the Great Crash and what was once America is now a collection of enclaves, governed on the local level and only loosely tied together by the farce of a federal government. Catawba, one of the largest and most affluent enclaves in the southern states, is relatively stable and maintains a successful business of trade with nearby enclaves, including the one at Charlotte Township. But when a new vein of gold is found beneath the feet of those in Catawba, it's only a matter of time before trouble finds them.

Now the future of Catawba may be in the hands of an untried 21-year-old trader named Caleb. And Caleb knows that if his secret were ever to come out, he would never see another dawn.

My thoughts: This is an interesting new spin on dystopian fiction. I enjoyed that it wasn't just futuristic, but also partly a coming of age story. The characters are well written, though I felt it a bit jarring to have the story told from several different POV. I also was a bit confused by the ending. That said, it is a thrilling book that will suck the reader in! I only hope that there will be a sequel to clear a few things up.
I received this book from Revell. This is my honest review.

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