Author: April Kelley
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Nathan Ott
Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 05/10/2016
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe/Alternate World, Apocalyptic/dystopian, Drama, Fantasy, Gay Fiction, Gay Romance, Science Fiction
In a world without surface water, Jimini Renn wants nothing more than to live inside the protective walls of Adam City for the rest of his life, but his little brother has other ideas.
As far as Jimini is concerned, Adam City has everything he needs. It has a well that provides much-needed water, food, and safety from the dangers of the outside world. When his bookworm of a brother leaves to chase waterfalls, Jimini must follow even though he knows it will probably mean his death. When the first person he meets on the outside pulls a gun on him, he’s proven right. No one who calls himself a slaver and has a gun has Jimini’s safety in mind, even if he is sexy. The journey Jimini expects isn’t the one he gets.
I’ve read and enjoyed several books by April Kelley so I always at least consider anything she publishes. The fact that this was a change in genre for her made it even more of a draw. Sci-fi and dystopian novels aren’t usually my thing but I’m glad I gave this one a shot.
It’s a big change for Kelley but she definitely pulled it off. The characters here are unique for sure. I fell in love with Jimini and Aurri right away. Aaruth was harder to get to know but that’s part of his character and by the time the book was over I like him as much as the others.
Kelley does an excellent job with the world building. I could totally picture everything on the journey. That’s definitely one of my issues with many sci-fi and fantasy books. If I can’t picture the world then I just can’t get into the story.
There are times the story dragged and times the excitement and action was really intense. I can’t say too much without spoiling the story but it was a roller coaster.
If you’re a fan of this genre this is a book you don’t want to miss.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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