Lichgates review on Wednesday.
I should probably warn I might sound a bit whiny here (I don't think I am) because I sort of had a dystopian fever.
The Polaris Uprising, then The Moon Dwellers, and Ashes). You can't help but compare them to other books because they have similar elements in so many ways. It's just written differently and the ideas are different. But I warn you, there MAY BE SPOILERS.
Similar Elements I Noticed:
Enforcers – I could have sworn I've seen these types before in another series. I just don't remember the title. >_<
The current fashion is to wear bright colors, and the Sun Dwellers take it to the extreme, wearing gaudy red and pink tunics with blue and green polka dots.Sun Dweller Fashion – If anyone's read The Hunger Games, you might notice there's a striking similarity in the fashion compared to the Capitol. Effie Trinket might disapprove of the fashion here though. "Polka dots?! What horrible fashion sense!"
Branded, it's just not with the 7 sins. Oh, and let's not forget about the break out too... just earlier, and it's much better written.
Realms and Dwellers – Very similar to Under the Never Sky, but very different as well (and better). It's a minor similarity I suppose. And thank gods the romance isn't too fast (hey, I don't mind slow).
SPOILER! And maybe a movie spoiler. That One Scene – Yes, I'm talking about the scene with throwing a cannibal into the fire. I thought it was like Hansel and Gretel. Sort of. But I'm not exactly sure how THAT ends, until I remembered the ending to Sweeney Todd. Or at least NEAR the end. That one chick – I don't know her name but it was played by Helen Boham Carter if I even spelled her name right who essentially died.
The Food – I mean the food in the Pen. It's as gray and tasteless as the one in 1984. In fact...
Seriously. It’s bad. Tasteless. Like eating a shoe. And not a new one. One that has been worn for years by someone who suffers from severe foot sweating.The quote agrees. Still hungry?
I like books that go straight to the point. It's either that, or you stall quite well. Or it could be the other way around and it turns out unimpressive.
But The Moon Dwellers also goes straight to the point in the beginning on how the world works currently – in terms of the series – and that's something I probably either a) haven't seen before, or b) I just never noticed it other dystopians. In fact, Tristan's entrance in terms of POVs is named A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TRI-REALMS.
The thing is, it was also a little slow every so rare often (certainly not enough that will make you bored and it's actually good pacing – that's a good thing, right?!), but I can't help but notice that despite the fact it may be slow at times, it's the endings of the chapters. They're written in a way that makes you want to keep reading.
Finally, A Few Random Thoughts....
Roc is like Quentin from the Katana trilogy by Cole Gibsen. He just has a big mouth (Roc. Not Quentin). :p
The characters seem to roar a lot. Literally. If I got a penny for every time the word "roar" appeared, I might be able to buy Simba and Nala.
Sometimes I feel like I’ve only got two brain cells, and even when I rub both of them together nothing seems to happen.Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Owls