Many thanks to Tracy Fenton and Compulsive Readers for my spot on this Blog Tour.
Quite a different read which entertained me with its dystopian world where the boy Koli lived his entire life in the village of Mythen Rood and was suddenly thrust out onto the unknown world for discovering a few truths, where danger lurked under every tree. Yes, trees ate people. It was a scary world out.
My first book by author MR Carey, I was quite immersed into the world created. The writing was quite detailed with the breathing trees and the deadly vines. Koli was an intriguing main character who could evoke my empathy from the get go. The entire story being told through his eyes was easy to follow.
The dangers made the plot interesting, I loved seeing Koli traverse a harsh, dangerous land with his friemds. Eclectic characters, immersible world building, and a sweet main character made this a fun read. This was book 1 in the trilogy, there was more to be uncovered in that world. Well recommended for readers who love a dystopian sci-fi.
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Beyond the walls of the small village of Mythen Rood lies an unrecognizable world. A world where overgrown forests are filled with choker trees and deadly vines and seeds that will kill you where you stand. And if they don’t get you, one of the dangerous shunned men will.
Koli has lived in Mythen Rood his entire life. He knows the first rule of survival is that you don’t venture beyond the walls.
What he doesn’t know is — what happens when you aren’t given a choice?
I keep seeing this book everywhere, but wasn’t sure it would be my cup of tea. Your opinion helps a lot ❤ Thank you!
It might not be for everyone. Not many have liked even in Tour, most went in for book Spotlight
Great review, lovely! I love a good dystopian but I was told the writing style is not easy to get used to, with grammar issues etc, so I am afraid I’d spend my time correcting, haha! xx
Thank you so much ❤️. It was quite a different style
Grammar issues don’t really bother me.
You are braver and far more patient than I am, I just can’t bring myself to read dystopian stories.
I was in a mood in those days. But not in the present times.
Good review, I liked it but I didn’t love it. I found the language uncomfortable to read.
I agree it was quite a different style and the gist of the book was good.
I loved this book, and can’t wait for book #2! So glad to read your review. 🙂
Fantastic review! I’m definitely curious about this title. xx
Thank you so much. I picked up the Tour as I wanted to read something different 6 months ago or so. Now I want something more familiar.