August 06, 2015

#Review of Reckoning (Silver Blackthorn #1) by Kerry Wilkinson

One girl. One chance. One destiny.

In the village of Martindale, hundreds of miles north of the new English capital of Windsor, sixteen-year-old Silver Blackthorne takes the Reckoning. This coming-of- age test not only decides her place in society – Elite, Member, Inter or Trog – but also determines that Silver is to become an Offering for King Victor.But these are uncertain times and no one really knows what happens to the teenagers who disappear into Windsor Castle. Is being an Offering the privilege everyone assumes it to be, or do the walls of the castle have something to hide? Trapped in a maze of ancient corridors, Silver finds herself in a warped world of suspicion where it is difficult to know who to trust and who to fear. The one thing Silver does know is that she must find a way out . . . The heart-stopping first book in a new trilogy by UK author Kerry Wilkinson, Reckoning is the story of one girl's determination to escape the whims of a cruel king, and what she must do to survive against all odds.
 About the Author

Kerry Wilkinson was one of two things as a child. If you ask him, he was a well-meaning, slightly hyperactive young man with an active imagination. If you ask his mother and/or teachers, he was a bit of a pain in the bum. Before the age of flat screen televisions, laptops, mobile phones, hover boards and the internet, there were BBC B Microcomputers and real books with actual paper pages. Really! Kerry grew up playing ropey-looking computer games for which you needed a keyboard, being rubbish at football, and reading science fiction and fantasy novels. The Silver Blackthorn trilogy is Kerry's first fantasy work, though he is a successful crime writer. He is definitely not a pain in the bum.

So to start off this book was predictable!  The story starts out just fine.  But then shortly after you really start getting the YA feels ie. you have read this story before.  This book has some heavy themes which you find in the Hunger Games and Divergent and the Eve books by Anna Carey.  

The characters were ok.  But this book just didnt bring anything new to the table.  I ended up giving up on it a little before 50%.  I loved the cover and the book sounded interesting but it was just to close to others of its kind. 

"All opinions are 100% honest and my own." 

Ok so yes this has a giveaway!  So all you need to do is comment here with what book you can't wait for and your email!  Winner will be announced at the end of Aug. and will win both finished copies of book one and two!  US Only! 

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