Friday, March 28, 2014

Short & Sweet Review: Enmity by E.J. Andrews

Genre: YA Dystopia
Series: Enmity #1
Publication Date: 1st April 2014
Pages: 295
Book Source: Harlequin Australia & NetGalley

Synopsis: 
Love vs Life.
Good vs Evil.
War vs Warfare.

Which would you choose?

After a solar flare wipes out most of the world’s inhabitants, it leaves behind nothing but a desolate earth and a desperate population. Existence is no longer a certainty. And with factions now fighting for the power to rule, people start to become reckless with their lives. The world has become a dangerous place.

Amongst the ensuing chaos, Nate and Hermia — two victims of the new world order — are taken against their will to The Compound. Joined by eight other teenagers all chosen for a specific reason, Nate and Hermia are forced to train as assassins to overthrow the current president and make way for a new leader of the free world. Here, they learn to plan, fight, and most importantly... to survive.

Except, despite the casual cruelty of their new existence, both Nate and Hermia — two very strong but very different people — begin to form fragile bonds within the group. But they soon realize their happiness is short lived...because their training is just the beginning.

A war awaits...regardless of how ready or willing they may be.

My Thoughts:
I wanted to love this one, regular readers of my blog know how much I love Dystopia and Enmity held such promise. The synopsis sold me ... sadly the execution failed to live up to it.  

There was enough action to keep the plot moving but poor writing turned something that could have been amazing into a hot mess. It makes me sad criticising an author's 'baby' but I'm just one opinion so be sure to check out other reviews on Goodreads.


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10 comments:

  1. Hope the next book in the series will be more to your liking!

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    1. I'm not sure I'd bother with the next book Mary.

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  2. Do not feel sorry for criticizing, without neg reviews I would never ever buy a book. How else would I now what works and what does not

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    1. true B, I know I've bought books after reading neg reviews, what doesn't work for one person may be what I like in a book. But poor writing is poor writing :(

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  3. Guess not every book can work for us. Never mind! On to the next one!

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    1. I know right, I was sure bummed :(

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  5. I think it's ok to say you didn't like it. I want to know! And short and sweet can be good :)

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    1. thanks Stacy, it's particularly tough when you want a local author's novel to succeed but I have to stay true to myself and be honest.

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