Exodus in Blush by Nicholas Rem

Disclaimer: I received this book from the author. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Rating: 3.5/5

Publication Date: November 13, 2017

Genre: Urban Paranormal

Recommended Age: 15+ (powers and civilization)

Publisher: n/a

Pages: 357

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Synopsis: Eight isolated nomads with matter altering powers – the Cardinals – battle the accusation suggesting they are byproducts of a man responsible for the death of thousands.

One man alone, titled the Hummingbird, kept an entire nomadic civilization clinging to shadows with the power to burn any material, including their own bodies, into a rosy vapor capable of shifting into any element – Blush.

Following the protection of the eight Cardinals and their remote Colonies, the Hummingbird unexpectedly disappears.

Although they outnumber him, it becomes evident to the Cardinals that the Hummingbird’s ability to create Blush far exceeds their own, and soon humanity begins to question why they are so similar to begin with.

With every passing day, the Hummingbird’s absence makes less and less sense, and soon the Cardinals begin to oppose each other with their own interpretations as to why he chooses to remain hidden when he is so much stronger than them.

As Michael and Ira gain a rapid following of fanatics, their assaults on each other begin to force the rest of the Cardinals to choose sides, until one of the two makes a sacrifice to resolve their conflict for good.

Review: I didn’t think this book was going to be as great as it was, but I’m shocked! The book was really well written and enjoyable. The book is a nice urban paranormal book and the setting was absolutely amazing. The world building was done well and the cast of characters were diverse.

However, I do feel that the pacing was really slow in parts and I feel the characters could have been more developed and I feel we could have spent more time with them if the book was a bit longer.

Verdict: An enjoyable read!

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