Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Review-The Pledge (e-ARC)

I was so pleased when I got to read this book early because, if you've been following me from the start, you'll know how much I LOVE Kimberly and her books.  I do have to say, it can be a little scary to read a book by an author when it's a slightly different genre then the one they started with, but I was really happy with Kimberly's move.  She moved from a paranormal romance to more of a dystopian novel and she did a really good job.  Most of the dystopian novels that are out now a days are in one of two categories, post-apocalyptic or the perfect society with advanced technology.  Kimberly made a world all her own and it was a great mix of past and present, which is something you don't see at all.  Ludania was such a great world because it mixed parts of the ancient world such as vendors and markets with things that were more modern like cars, clubs, and abandoned subway tunnels.  The whole idea of the book was great too, about language separating classes of people, because that's actually how it used to be in ancient times.  Keeping with her signature character the book is about a girl with a strange ability that very few people know about and could very well get her killed, so it was really refreshing to at least have that part be the same.  I do have to admit that the beginning was a little shaky, but it quickly picked up and soon I couldn't keep my eyes from returning to the screen of my computer/nook to finish the next page/chapter.  Based on the ending I can't tell if there will be a sequel (and since it hasn't been announced and Kimberly can't tell us "yay" or "nay" yet) but I do feel that though the ending was tied up nicely there is still room for there to be a sequel and it could be just as great.  If you're a fan of Kimberly Derting's Body Finder series I highly recommend that you pick up this book when it comes out because it really does stick with Kimberly's style and the story is fresh and new.

Released November 15, 2011

4.5/5 dust spirits

1 comment:

  1. you are one lucky girl!!
    can't believe you read it already...I'm dying!! I really really can't wait to read this...since the release of the cover I've been drooling all over...and now just what I needed to feed my obssession! YOUR REVIEW!!~I seriously considered not reading it, but seriously? you know I can't help myself when it comes to your reviews~ so here I am...more than happy/sad for this!