Thursday, December 14, 2017

All Things Now Living

About the Book
Her whole life Amy has been taught the people of New Lithisle deserve to die, but when she falls for Daniel, she determines to save him.
Sixteen years ago, the year Amy was born, a devastating pandemic wiped out most of the world's population. Now, a new disaster threatens the lives of millions, but Amy, like everyone else in her home of Old Lithisle, has accepted New Lithilse's impending doom as God's judgement.The people of New Lithisle did, after all, trade their souls for immunity to the swine flu virus by adding pig genes to their own. Then,on a scavenging trip with her father, Amy gets stuck in New Lithisle.When Amy meets Daniel, she begins to question how less-than-human and deserving of death he really is.

My Thoughts
I requested this book honestly on a random whim and didn't really know all that much about it. So as I began to read I wasn't sure what to expect. Sadly I couldn't seem to get hooked and a few things were a little off-putting for me. The characters were intriguing and the dystopian world was well done. The author definitely had a unique style and story and I can see how another reader's intrest could be captured it just wasn't for me.  There really was nothing wrong with this book and I seem to be in the minority of those who didn't love it. But with my schedule and TBR pile I just can't afford to spend too much time on something I'm not enjoying. Please though go check out some other reviews!

Meet the Author
Rondi Bauer Olson is a reader and writer from Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Her debut novel for young adults, ALL THINGS NOW LIVING, was a finalist in the 2012 Genesis Contest. She and her husband, Kurt, live on a hobby farm with three of their four mostly-grown children, along with a menagerie of animals including, but not limited to, horses, cows, alpacas, goats, dogs,cats, rabbits, chickens, and parrots. Rondi also works as a registered nurse and owns a gift shop located within view of the beautiful Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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