You can check out the rest of the stops on the tour HERE
Today for the last year tour I have reviews of book 1- Whispers in Autumn, and Book 2- Winter Omens. As well as a cool giveaway for you guys!
First up- my review of Whispers in Autumn 🙂
Publication Date: July 24, 2012 by CreateSpace
Age Group: YA
Series: The Last Year #1
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, ABC challenge, YA/MG fantasy challenge
In 2015, a race of alien Others conquered Earth. They enslaved humanity not by force, but through an aggressive mind control that turned people into contented, unquestioning robots.
Except sixteen-year-old Althea isn’t content at all, and she doesn’t need the mysterious note inside her locket to tell her she’s Something Else. It also warns her to trust no one, so she hides the pieces that make her different, even though it means being alone.
Then she meets Lucas, everything changes.
Althea and Lucas are immune to the alien mind control, and together they search for the reason why. What they uncover is a stunning truth the Others never anticipated, one with the potential to free the brainwashed human race.
It’s not who they are that makes them special, but what.
And what they are is a threat. One the Others are determined to eliminate for good.
This is a really cool sci-fi dystopian. I love the world that Trisha Leigh created. And by love I mean that I am totally terrified of it but the academic in me is totally fascinated by the idea. I think that anyone that likes science fiction, fantasy, or dystopian needs to get their hands on this series, asap.
Althea is the main character here and she is just the perfect mix, of spunky, smart, and relatable. I fell in love with her. She is someone that I would always want on my side. She is a real fighter, and so very loyal. I can’t even imagine the kind of life she has to live. It must be so hard knowing you are different and never really being able to have true friends or to put down real roots anywhere. I loved how the idea of seasons was interwoven throughout the book. It is such a cool plot idea, and it worked perfectly for the story, I thought.
I liked Lucas pretty much right away. I remember thinking a bunch of times throughout the book, “Lucas, I like you so much I really hope you don’t disappoint me.” Because such a huge theme of the book was the paranoid atmosphere and the trust no one motto for Althea. But Lucas didn’t disappoint, he really seems like a great guy.
Whispers in Autumn is the start to an awesome series! I can just tell. I know I have heard of a few other YA books out last year and this one that surrounded around some form of control over the people so they are fake happy/complacent. But I Whispers in Autumn is really well done, and I didn’t feel like the plot was overdone. It was done in a very new way. The writing is excellent, and the story just draws you in until you can’t stop reading. I can’t wait for the second book!
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