20 October 2014

Follow Me Through the Darkness Tour & Review

Follow Me Through the Darkness - The Boundless Trilogy #1
by Danielle Ellison

Coming October 21st 2014 by Spencer Hill Press
Young Adult/Dystopia

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The truth won't always set you free.

Less than a year ago, Neely Ambrose’s biggest worry was having the freedom to follow a path that wasn't chosen for her.

Less than a year ago, she believed she could trust the Elders who said they had everyone’s best interest at heart and who said they were keeping them safe from the outside.

Sixty days ago, she discovered what they had planned for everyone she loved—and that all of it centered around her.
Now she’s on the run through a dangerous wasteland full of killing machines, secret organizations, and people who want to sell her back to the Elders for their own safety. The whole world outside the Compound is living proof that everything in Neely’s life was a lie manufactured by the Elders, which may even include the boy she loves.

All Neely wants is the truth, but each new piece of it drives her further from what she thought she knew. With only forty days until everyone she loves falls under the Elders’ mind control, Neely must decipher who to trust, what questions to ask, and how to get one step ahead of the Elders, who will do anything to keep their secrets buried.

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Author Spotlight: 

Danielle Ellison spent of her childhood reading instead of learning math. It’s probably the reason she can’t divide without a calculator and has spent her life seeking the next adventure. It’s also probably the reason she’s had so many different zip codes and jobs.
When she’s not writing, Danielle is usually drinking coffee, fighting her nomadic urges, watching too much TV, or dreaming of the day when she can be British. Danielle is also the author of SALT and STORM, a series about a snarky witch without magic. She has settled in Northern Virginia, for now, but you can always find her on twitter @DanielleEWrites.

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: Follow Me Through the Darkness is the first instalment in Danielle Ellison's intriguing YA dystopian series focusing on Cornelia 'Neely' as she tries to save society from corruption and evil.

This is a difficult book to review without giving away any of the plot. This is because a lot happens and the reader gets to know Neely in both the present and via flashbacks. Neely is fed up of being lied to and is after answers. She has become disillusioned with society and isn't prepared to accept things at face value anymore.

I liked both Neely and Thorne (it's a bit spoilery so I'll let you read about who he is) because the dynamic between them is extremely interesting and unusual. I understood some of Neely's questions surrounding them but got a bit annoyed with her lack of sensitivity at times. But for the most part I felt she handled things well and could understand her POV. 

The plot is intriguing although I would have appreciated a little more description or time to get to know Neely's world a little more. I wasn't expecting to but I liked Xenith and wanted to see more of him. As with Thorne I felt like Neely was a bit unfair to him but again I could understand why. 

There is the potential for a love triangle and I kept chaining my mind about which way I wanted Neely to go. I do think she needs to find her answers before she can pick either boy or maybe even somebody else entirely. I did appreciate that the love triangle wasn't the main part of the story and it was nice to meet the many different characters along the way. 

There is a cliffy so be warned, but it's done in a way that's more dramatic and intriguing rather than annoying. I really wanted to know what happens next...

3.5 - 4 Stars in my Sky!


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