Last week I discussed writing reviews for the books you like. So this week, I wanted to share a book series (okay, an author) I’m excited about.
The Pledge by Kimberly Derting is the first book in a dystopian series about a girl with the power to understand all languages in a society where social classes are divided by the languages they speak. Charlaina (Charlie) is part of the merchant class, and must regularly disguise the fact that she understands the languages of the higher classes. Meanwhile, a civil war is brewing against the Queen who has magical powers to protect the nation from the Queens of surrounding nations. Charlie wants to keep a low profile, but she is drawn into the conflict when she meets a mysterious boy who speaks a language she has never heard.
This book is the story of first love, social politics, and a nation on the verge of war. It is a pleasant combination of a modern-day society with a touch of magic. Being a fantasy-lover, that touch of magic drew me into the story and kept me reading. I had trouble putting down the book because I wanted to know more.
Book 2 in the series, The Essence, will be out in January 2013, and I can’t wait to read it. Book 1 in the series was resolved in a satisfactory manner, but left a few questions open for future books.
Anyway, I loved book 1 and I highly recommend it if you like fantasy, dystopian, or young adult romance novel.
Kimberly Derting is more well-known for her Body Finder Series. Everything I’ve heard about the Body Finder Series has been good. The Body Finder books, combine YA romance with thriller/horror elements. I haven’t actually read The Body Finder Series because I don’t like scary books. I am afraid of way too many things in life already to want to scare myself with a book. But there are plenty of people who like the thriller/horror genre. If there weren’t we wouldn’t know who Steven King is. So if you are one of those people, check out the Body Finder Series because if there are as good as The Pledge, they are to die for. Lol. (Pun intended.) ^__^