Published by Author on May 16, 2016
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Rume has one week left until his eighteenth birthday - the day he will finally
meet his parents. In his society, children are raised separately from adults
in order to form their own beliefs, traits and identities. Like everybody
else in the community, he has seen countless people travel through
the vault door, never to return, travelling over the Ridge to join
the rest of the adult world. This is called The Transition.
The day when you leave the community and your new life begins...
Rume is a week away from his transition. This means he will go back to the life as he never knew it with his parents over the ridge. When the transition gets closer he gets a strange message from his father that things are not as they seem and he should escape. So Rume takes his friends and does. The world they find themselves in is brutal and they have to fight to survive. They must find out where they come from and where exactly they need to be going.
In an Oyster Shell – It was a great dystopian which doesn’t tend to be my go-to genre.
The Pearls – The concept was very interesting. I like the idea of a utopian society. (think A brave new world) I think the world that this book starts out in reminds me of that. The execution of this idea was really well thought out and done.
There was a unique language that the characters used. Though it was English there were some new words that I learned. The characters were well done. There was a great variety of them.
I thought the ending was unique and unexpected. There were some concepts that the author challenges the reader with that will leave one contemplative.
The Sand – It wasn’t my genre. I like more light-hearted books and this one was a far cry from that. So in the end this isn’t a book I would read again and it comes down to personal preference. I thought the craft of the book was exceptionally well done.