How to write a review when the heat is affecting your brain and everything around you is annoying.
writing this story. I will give the author credit as she drew inspiration from pop culture. This story, as one reviewer noted was a cross between the Bachelor and the Hunger Games. I would argue, less the latter. True this series falls into the dystopian genre as does the Hunger Games but perhaps it is not enough to jump on the bandwagon while it's hot. The same can be said about the recent surge in supernatural or other worldly books after Harry Potter erupted.
Throughout the process of the selection, the monarchy is at odds with "the rebels." In Illea, there are two groups of rebels; Northern rebels and Southern Rebels. The Northern rebels are basically mischievous and annoying to the royals but otherwise harmless. Conversely, when the Southern rebels attack, there is always bloodshed and it would appear it is there mission to start a revolutions and overthrow the monarchy and the selection process. So while this war is going on, a lavish love story is unfolding. How very gone with the wind!
|Guest Blogger, Melanie Derblich
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