Sunday, November 27, 2011

Obernewtyn Review

256 pages
The Obernewtyn Chronicles - Book One
For Elspeth Gordie freedom is-like so much else after the Great White-a memory. It was a time known as the Age of Chaos. In a final explosive flash everything was destroyed. The few who survived banded together and formed a Council for protection. But people like Elspeth-mysteriously born with powerful mental abilities-are feared by the Council and hunted down like be destroyed. Her only hope for survival to is keep her power hidden. But is secrecy enough against the terrible power of the Council?

I really enjoyed this book. The society created here is completely controlled by a religious faction. Anyone who may be different or suspected of being different are either killed or sent to work as slaves. Its interesting that in this dystopia people have developed strong mental powers after what seems to have been a nuclear war that wiped out almost everyone. Elspeth is one of those who has strong mental powers and she is taken to be a slave after it is discovered that she is a "Misfit." I really liked Elspeth especially as she develops and becomes more powerful and sure of herself as the book goes on. There is a lot of mystery in this book that just keeps you reading until you find out exactly whats going on in the end. I definitely think that if you like dystopian novels you should start reading this first book in the series.


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