I'll get to reviewing some movies sooner or later. It's just so much easier to give an opinion on a book!
Though to be honest, I don't know if that counts in this case...
The year is 2033 and
the world hovers on the edge of explosion as unexplained crop deaths
lead to severe global food shortages. In the United States, the Sickness
is taking lives slowly, creeping its way into every family. Fi Kelly
has already faced the Sickness in her own family, toughening her beyond
her years. But a shocking confession from her dying father will push her
toughness to its absolute limits. Saddled with an impossible secret and
the mission of saving her little sister, Fi sets out to transform
herself into the warrior that she must become to survive the coming
collapse. Along the way, she will discover that evil can be accidental
and that love can be intentional.
MY RATING: 2 STARS
And my review:
I hate giving up on a book,
but when I see that I haven't gone anywhere near this one for over a
month and didn't plan on going near it again anytime soon I realize that
I've already given up on it.
This doesn't reflect on Ms.
Fisher's writing abilities (though I did think the pace was a little
stop-and-go), but more on my own general dislike for dystopia and
end-of-civilization stories. They just scare the crap out of me. I
thought I'd give this one a shot, but...the idea that through persistent
experimentation, the earth's food supply has been permanently
contaminated really messed with my head. See? That's what these kind of
stories do to me. They get my imagination going in overdrive and I start
All right, I have to be honest, I did have a
few minor problems with the writing. Things would roll along pretty
slowly and I'd start getting bored, then they would take off so fast it
all felt unrealistic. I can't give a very comprehensive review because I
couldn't finish it, but between the theme and the inconsistent flow I
wasn't tempted to, either.
This would be a good one for sci-fi lovers, which I'm not much of, and readers who like their books served up with a slice of terror. I mean, you can't tell me that this kind of scenario doesn't frighten you half to death! It could be that this is a very good book, but it wasn't the book for me.
Your humble book nerd,