July 23, 2021

#BookReview: In the Shadow of the Cities by Laurel Solorzano

Synopsis: Scarlett would never kill her best friend, perhaps a Citizen if the situation called for it, but never Rhys. There are quite a few rules in the training center, but a few are the kind that are never broken.

1. Greens are not sent into Cities without officially being promoted to Blue.
2. Blues don’t kill each other.

So why is Scarlett being sent into a City without the proper training? And why does a bizarre, elderly male say Scarlett will kill Rhys? In the Shadow of the Cities details Scarlett’s life in the training center before she is pulled unexpectedly into City life. Without the proper training, she is confused about these things called “families” and why the Citizens aren’t grateful that she is keeping them safe.

In this dystopian novel, In the Shadow of the Cities, the story is told not from a Citizen’s point of view but from a Guard’s. Why do the guards seem to tirelessly obey the government? How can they gun down Citizens mercilessly? Find out as you follow Scarlett on her journey into the Cities.

This title will be released on July 13, 2021. 


Rating: 4 Stars
My Review:  I have to wonder if this will be a series because of the way it ended.  I feel like there should be more. I liked the characters and the world that the author has created.  Dystopian novels are my go to these days and this one was right up my ally. 

About the Author

Laurel Solorzano has enjoyed writing since she was in middle school, exchanging manuscripts with her best friend. After spending a few years traveling the globe, Laurel set her goal to become a published author. As she worked teaching English and Spanish, she wrote stories in her free time. Laurel lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, Yader.

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