September 04, 2015

#Review of Spectacle by S.J. Pierce

Hunger Games meets Avatar in this spellbinding new Young Adult, Science-Fiction novel by bestselling author Susan James Pierce.

Two hundred years after the Great Disaster, the day earthquakes ravaged Earth's landscapes, humanity has finally regrouped and is working toward a better future. But in New America - one of three remaining landmasses - overpopulation makes a better future seem bleaker by the year.

Mira (Mirabella) Foster and her parents are citizens of New America, and with the threat of starvation and disease looming on the horizon, a new discovery threatens to push everyone to the brink of chaos: blue markings develop on people's skin. Markings that allow them to camouflage their skin, but also make them feared, and eventually, targets of violence.

Mira's dad is one of them.
 About the Author
I'd yet to find a Young Adult Science-Fiction novel that captivated my imagination and wild sense of wonder so completely that I couldn't put it down, so I decided to write one. I hope you love it. xoxo 

This book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. It's fast paced and makes you want more! There were moments where I teared up (only a little I swear!).

 Go Into This One Knowing 

If you enjoy the young adult dystopian genre (i.e. Hunger Games), this is a book for you!

A gasp from the crowd tugs at me, and I open my eyes. "Dad, look..." a teenage boy says. His eyes start at my newly rolled dreads, hanging heavy around my shoulders and down my back, then travel to my drawn-on markings. I remembered the way my father's appeared when his marks returned - starting at the corners of his eyes and splaying out into the shape of a half-butterfly on each side - so I recreated it with blue eyeliner. The boy's eyes drop lower to my gladiator garb: a metal chest plate with straps around the shoulders and torso, and a skirt made from strips of leather. 

My intention was to represent all today, everything that makes me who I am: the races that were torn apart by hatred and greed, but will hopefully be reunited in truth.

And I think I've accomplished it. 

I shift on my bare feet as the others turn to look at me one by one. Awe registers in their expressions, then within a slice of a second their awe launches into venomous hatred. 

At first I want to recoil and back away, but I feel myself lock into place, jaw set, eyes focusing on the floor and Luxxe whispering in my ear, Show them you're not afraid

I will.

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