12 May 2012

Book Review - Dark Parties By Sara Grant


Description:- Sixteen-year-old Neva has been trapped since birth. She was born and raised under the Protectosphere, in an isolated nation ruled by fear, lies, and xenophobia. A shield "protects" them from the outside world, but also locks the citizens inside. But there's nothing left on the outside, ever since the world collapsed from violent warfare. Or so the government says... 

Neva and her best friend Sanna believe the government is lying and stage a "dark party" to recruit members for their underground rebellion. But as Neva begins to uncover the truth, she realizes she must question everything she's ever known, including the people she loves the most.

Review:- I'm loving dystopian novels just now and this one was no exception. They are all different in their own ways and the world that Sara Grant has created is an interesting and frightening one. 

Nerva and her friends are born and raised in the Protectosphere, this is a dome which protects her homeland from the toxins lefts on the outside. Or so they have been told. Is this the truth or are they being kept in their because the government wants them there?

Nerva is inquisitive and wants to find out what happens to the people who go missing from their lives and who are never mentioned again. But what will happen to her if the government find out what she is doing? Will she be able to handle it?

Nerva meets a boy named Braydon, their romance blossoms, but the connection isn't quite there. I do love Nerva's character but didn't feel she was right with Braydon. Especially when it would hurt her best friend Sanna, you don't do that to friends. 

The ending was breathtaking, it worked in well to this dark and twisted tale. The ending was wrapped up well, but there is still some open ends for a sequel which I hope there is. 

This book has so many twists and turns, a lot that will take you by surprise and you will definitely be kept on the edge of your seat until it is done. It is enjoyable, interesting, yet horrific in some bits. A novel I'd recommend especially if you are a fan of dystopian books. This book will leave you with a lot of questions about oppression and society in general. A great read. 

Disclaimer:- I was sent the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. No payment has been received for this post, my opinion is my own. 


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