Otherborn (Otherborn #1)
by Anna Silver
Published: April 4th 2013
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing
London and her teenage friends live in a reprocessed world.
Confined within Capital City’s concrete walls, London has done the impossible and the illegal. She’s created something New- a song. But her mentor, club owner Pauly, is not impressed. Since the historic Energy Crisis forced everyone behind walls generations ago, the Tycoons have ensured there is truly nothing new allowed under the sun. Pauly warns London to keep her song to herself, if she knows what’s good for her.
What he doesn’t know is that London is keeping an even bigger secret: she dreams. And she’s not alone. London’s band-mates and friends have begun dreaming as well, seeing themselves in “night pictures” as beings from another world. As Otherborn, they must piece together the story of their astral avatars, the Others, in order to save their world from a dreamless, hopeless future.
When Pauly is murdered and an Otherborn goes missing, London realizes someone is hunting them down. Escaping along the Outroads, they brave the deserted Houselands with only their dreams to guide them. Can they find their friend before the assassin finds them? Will being Otherborn save their lives, or destroy them?
Wow, what a thrill ride this book turned out to be. When I started reading it turned out this book was harder to put down than I imagined. The whole concept of this book is that no one dreams and where nothing is new. Then we meet London, who because of circumstances is a hardened tough young woman who has begun to dream along with her friends who soon realize there is more to their world than they ever thought.
In this story the rich run everything and live in the best places where as everyone else pretty much live in filthy rundown shacks. They have to do whatever they have to in order to survive whether it be steal, trade, or barter but when tragedy strikes London and her friends they set out on a journey that leads them into secrets and more mysteries than they ever thought.
This book was so refreshing for me because I love dystopian novels but they all seem to run together after a while but for me this was a new concept that I have not read yet and the world that Anna built was one that truly excited me because it was also one I had not read yet. I loved how this book read for me because it wasn't too fast where I felt like I couldn't keep up with everything but it wasn't very slow either where I was so bored that I didn't think I could finish it. I also loved the twists that Anna threw in because seriously that is what kept me drawn in, that and how awesome the way she was able to describe everything in such rich details.
I very much enjoyed this book and am excited to see where Anna takes London and the rest of her friends because I have to say that London takes the cake at some points and I really wanted to hate her sometimes. However, hopefully throughout the next book(s) (hint, hint) I can watch her grow and mature in someone better and more likable.
The only thing else I can say is that I have pretty much found a new author that I am very fond of.
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I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my personal and honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
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