Monday, February 17, 2014

Hope's Rebellion by Jade Varden (Review)

Hope's Rebellion
Title: Hope's Rebellion
Author: Jade Varden

Release Date: December 31st 2013
Format: E-book
Publisher: Jade Varden
Their friendship will test the fabric of tradition, duty and destiny... 
There are only two seasons in Godenor: summer and winter. Weather brings the only surprises to a society where everything is planned, and everyone's status is determined at birth...by the color of their hair. 
Rinna has the right hair, Drexi the wrong, and Prelly is almost too ordinary -- in every way but one. 
Small mistakes bring them together, creating ripples in a pond that knows nothing but serenity. If they reach their goals, they can't help but shatter the world they know.
Love of any kind, even the bond of friendship, isn't allowed in their world...but then, the heart can't always follow orders.
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*****

MY REVIEW.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hope’s Rebellion is a wonderfull, well thought, excellently written and really enjoyable dystopian book written by the amazing Jade Varden. While all these compliments might seem too much let me tell you there are not enough. If you, like me, loved her Deck of Lies series, you MUST read this one.

The author presents us a society where every person status and role in life is decided by a simple fact: the color of their hair. However, as every other situation involving humans, the smallest and harmless decisions can change the world as we know it.

Rinna, Drexi and Prelly hold in their hands the task of telling the story, a group of friends joined by the acts of others. We see them grow up, from age 3 to adult women, which makes easy to imagine them as flesh and bone people. We witness how their personalities are built and how each action and word leads them to a key point in their lives.

The plot has no flaws or missing spots. Everything has an explanation, the times skips are perfect and the culture and idiosyncrasy of the era is remarkable. There are also a lot of feelings and emotions involve. So many things make us humans such as friendship, love, loyalty, bravery and more. This book explores how in a controlled and restrictive environment these human characteristics come to surface and take a decisive role on History.

Jade Varden has a writing style that I love, is smart, sophisticated and engaging. She wrote a recommendable book and a must for dystopian lovers. I don’t know if this book should be classified a YA or as an adult book. I think that anyone with a mature point of view, love for clever stories and in search for a good book should read it.

About the outcome, there were so many surprises, good twists and what I’d call an “Oscar winner” finale.

*** I received an ecopy from the author in exchange of an honest review. ***

3 comments:

  1. This sounds great - I loved Deck of lies and Jade's writing style - it will be nice to see her doing something different. Nice review :)

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  2. Excellent. Sounds like something I should pick up. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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