Sunday, July 23, 2023

#BookReview: Due North (The Kara Mason Story, #1) by Jill N. Davies @bookbrewbistro

Synopsis: We’re leaving. Right now.Upstairs, grab your things then be back here in ten minutes! Do you hear me?I jump at the harshness of dad’s words, but nod, along with my brothers before scurrying up to my room. Bruce said that nobody could pass the test on the first try, but we did. Now we have to run.Fourteen year old Kara Mason used to live at a fusion energy generator on the outskirts of a major city. She used to travel with her brothers every week to attend classes inside the safety of the city, surrounded by force fields that were meant to keep everything else out. Until she and her twin brother Hank passed the test and were summoned to attend the prestigious but mysterious Institute in preparation for their positions as a scientists at the Northern Laboratories, that is.The problem is, Kara doesn’t understand why they weren’t meant to pass the tests, or why that means they have to run. All she does know is that she’s terrified of what’s on the other side of the force field. She’ll have to face more than just the diseased monsters order to get the answers she needs.Due North is an exciting post apocalyptic thriller, set in a world recovering from a horrific disease. The government keeps people safe, but it comes at a cost. Does Kara have what it takes to navigate the outside world or will she lose herself in the halls of the frozen laboratories?Praise for Due North from Early Readers: “I hardly know what to do with myself now that it’s over. I can’t wait to push it on all my friends!”“I want more. LIKE NOW!”“Due North was so immersive I walked into a hedge while reading it, fought the hedge, assessed damages, and continued walking and reading into the night. I was slapped in the face by a tree later but I was left with a deep need to finish!”


Rating: 4 Stars
My Review: This one reminded me of The Hunger Games and Katniss.  I read it all in one sitting and could not put it down.  I can not wait for book two. 

Written in the third person, like a fancy queen or something:

Jill Davies started out as a chemist working for a pharmaceutical manufacturing company. After several years working in development she moved on to become… a high school science teacher. (You see where this is going don’t you?)

Before she went full Breaking Bad she took a sharp left turn at Albuquerque and decided to dedicate her working time to creating stories. She now writes in the quiet moments of her life, squeezing novels into the nooks, crannies and nap times that act like the pauses between heartbeats.

Her debut series combines much of her acquired knowledge and experiences with the fascinating dystopia of a post-apocalyptic world.

When she’s not writing you may often find her running the trails near her home, hiking the national parks, or reading Pokey Puppy to her spunky two year old daughter.

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