Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey

I received an ARC of this book book from the author/publisher.

shadow-fallTitleShadow Fall
AuthorAudrey Grey
SeriesShadow Fall, Book 01
Publish Date: November 22, 2016
Genre: YA Distopian
Source: Provided by the publisher

Publisher’s DescriptionThe asteroid hurtling toward the earth will kill billions.

The Emperor and his Gold Court will be safe in their space station, watching from the stars. The Silvers will be protected underground. But the Bronzes must fight it out at the Shadow Trials for the few remaining spots left on the space station.

When an enigmatic benefactor hands Maia Graystone a spot in the Trials, she won’t just get a chance at salvation for her and her baby brother, Max: She gets to confront the mother who abandoned her in prison, the mad Emperor who murdered her father, and the Gold prince who once loved her. But it’s the dark bastard prince she’s partnered with that will make her question everything, including her own heart. With the asteroid racing closer every day, Maia must trust someone to survive.

The question is who?

Possible spoilers beyond this point.


Luna_Lovebooks_100Luna Lovebooks says…

Likes: The very first thing that drew me to this book was the cover. I think it is simply fabulous! I love the author’s use of stars and constellations, Greek mythology, and colors as plot devices and symbolism. The second half of the book is fast paced and full of action. There are some twists that I didn’t see coming and the ending is a major cliff hanger that makes you want to read the next one.

Maia/Everly is my favorite character because she refuses to be anything but who she is and she grows so much within the story. Even at the very end she is stronger than she believes. The dynamic between Riser and Maia is an interesting one as they both try to figure out if the feelings they have for each other are real.

Dislikes: I thought the premise was interesting but the caste system is confusing. How does a Gold become a Gold? Is it economic wealth? Pure genes? It isn’t explained very well. Neither is the world itself. From what I gathered it was a comet named Pandora that is hurtling towards Earth that has made it the cruel place it is. But again, it’s unclear. I also hope Grey explores more of the tension between Maia Greystone and Everly March. There was a wonderful opportunity to explore how to deal with thoughts and feelings not your own, but there wasn’t enough conflict in this aspect of the book.

badge4v4Four constellations go to this novel because I love the characters and the idea but it was a tad confusing at times.

If you like this book…

…you might try The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Uglies by Scott Westerfield, or Metaltown by Kristen Simmons (see my review).

I received an ARC of this book book from the author/publisher.

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Posted on November 15, 2016, in 4-Good, Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic, Female, Luna Lovebooks, Review, Young Adult and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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