Sunday, November 9, 2014

Dehumanize Us by Emmanuelle Grey Review

Title: Dehumanize Us
Author: Emmanuelle Grey
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Dystopian Fiction
Series: Fabricated World, book one
Star Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: I had high hopes for this dystopian thriller, but though the world-building was great, the main character fell flat, so I couldn't finish it.

This book was given to me by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

It's no secret that I love the dystopian genre in every way, and in the past few years, I've gobbled them up, so when I saw this on Netgalley and was approved, I was absolutely ecstatic. Only thing was.. The only thing that I really enjoyed about this book was the unique, well-thought out world-building. The characters throughout the book seemed almost like stock characters, flat and one-dimensional, and it really turned me off the book.

 Circe and Leopold, twins, have only each other to rely on. In their world, a mysterious force called The Others have ravaged the earth, and its people. Now, survival is one day at a time for them. Circe is not the strong one, but when Leopold is kidnapped by the Others, she will stop at nothing to save him, even if it means compromising her already meager morals, even if it means using the cyborg she saved for her own ends..

DNF at 72 pages.

What I enjoyed:
-The world-building was unique and well-thought out, I liked that aspect of the novel

What could've been better:
-The characters seemed flat, almost like stock characters--I couldn't really relate to Circe, and it turned me off of the rest of the book
-The pacing seemed to stutter throughout the book, and I couldn't really follow what was going on

I had high hopes for this book, but ended up disappointed. Next on deck: The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson!

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