AUTHOR: A. J. BETTS• GENRE: DYSTOPIAN YA • PAGES: 262 • RRP: $16.99 • RELEASE DATE: 26 June 2018 • PUBLISHER: PAN MACMILLAN AUSTRALIA
All I can tell you is what I remember, in the words that I have.
Hayley tends to her bees and follows the rules in the only world she has ever known.
Until she witnesses the impossible: a drip from the ceiling.
A drip? It doesn’t make sense.
Yet she hears it, catches it. Tastes it.
Curiosity is a hook.
What starts as a drip leads to a lie, a death, a boy, a beast, and too many awful questions.
Do you remember the movie from the early 2000s called The Village? Gated community, the kids don’t know that the outside world exists. It doesn’t take you long to figure out that Hayley’s world is like that. This isn’t a spoiler, it is a given really.
What is interesting is the inner workings of the community and how Hayley comes to the realisation that things aren’t as they seem. My first thought was, “how could no one have questioned this world before?”, but they have a very good solution for people who figure out the truth. I felt so sorry for Hayley at times, she questions her own sanity because of this false existence that she has been brought up in.
This is a great little read and it is the first book in a duology. I cannot wait for Rogue which is out in 2019 to see how this will end.
Overall Rating:￼￼￼￼ ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼☕￼￼☕￼￼☕￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ 3.5/5 teacups
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This book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Happy reading x