Sunday, 25 January 2015

REVIEW - The Revealed by Jessica Hickam


Thank you to Spark Press for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review

So in a world already saturated with young adult dystopian novels will The Revealed be able to hold its own, will it have a different spin on this genre that will keep the reader entertained?

Well I'm glad to say it does, It is a dystopian but the way the world building has been done it is not a dark ruined world that our main character lives in.

Lily is a teen living in what was Washington DC, the daughter of an influential man, she lives very a very influential life but her every move is monitored by her father's security and at the start of this book she finds herself in his bad books after stealing his car, now he is not just annoyed that his favourite wheels have been nicked, he is annoyed that his daughter is putting herself in danger by leaving their compound.

Lily is 18 and is this brand new world a new threat has come to light, The Revealed a sinister group who have been kidnapping 18 year olds across the world, nobody knows who they are or where they came from but one they have you in their sights there is no getting away from them and Lily is very much in their sights.

Despite being in a supposedly secure area Lily has been receiving notes letting her know that The Revealed are coming for her, she is scared but feels defeated and decides that she wants to do as much as possible before she is taken.

One night they do come, during an important party, they arrive without warning, they are different they can control the elements, making things cold, creating fire at the click of the fingers, thankfully they don't take Lily but they do leave her and her family shaken.

Can she keep safe? Will The Revealed pass her by once she turns 19?

Unfortunately she doesn't get that far, the worst happens and she is taken.  But she finds that what she thought she knew about The Revealed is wrong, things are very different and their agenda make not be as sinister as she once thought.

So what happens next, well you know what I'm going to say, get yourself a copy!!  It is a dystopian but like I said above it is not a totally grey and dark world Lily lives in and The Revealed well they reminded me of the characters from the tv series Heroes, I found them incredibly sinister with their notes and stealthiness to begin with, though they did grow on me!

A good read and the first in a new series, I'm looking forward to seeing what is going to happen in this world.

Awarded 4 out of 5

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