Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.
Author: Katharyn Blair
Book Series: Standalone
Recommended For…: Dystopian reads, ya readers
Publication Date: January 26, 2021
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Recommended Age: 16+ (violence, gore, romance, slight language)
Synopsis: For Charlotte Holloway, the world ended twice.
The first was when her childhood crush, Dean, fell in love—with her older sister.
The second was when the Crimson, a curse spread through eye contact, turned the majority of humanity into flesh-eating monsters.
Neither end of the world changed Charlotte. She’s still in the shadows of her siblings. Her popular older sister, Harlow, now commands forces of survivors. And her talented younger sister, Vanessa, is the Chosen One—who, legend has it, can end the curse.
When their settlement is raided by those seeking the Chosen One, Charlotte makes a reckless decision to save Vanessa: she takes her place as prisoner.
The word spreads across the seven seas—the Chosen One has been found.
But when Dean’s life is threatened and a resistance looms on the horizon, the lie keeping Charlotte alive begins to unravel. She’ll have to break free, forge new bonds, and choose her own destiny if she has any hope of saving her sisters, her love, and maybe even the world.
Because sometimes the end is just a new beginning.
Review: Overall, it was a good dystopian. I liked the not chosen one aspectout of the book and I felt like the world building was well done. I really like the plot of this book and I really liked the concept of the monsters as well.
However, I felt like the book was weirdly written. The book is really slow paced in my opinion and almost nothing noteworthy happens until the last third of the book. And then the book ends kind of quickly and I don’t think it’s tied up as neatly as it should have been. The book also didn’t do well developing characters in my opinion and I felt like the childhood crush who is dating our main character sister was wrote in a very wishy-washy way and I really don’t like that trip to begin with but it kind of led people on to believe that it would happen.
Verdict: It was good just needed a little more.