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It’s Day 6 of #UltimateBlogTour hosted by @TheWriteReads! If you don’t know TheWriteReads, it’s a community of book bloggers which is to support and connect bloggers around the world. If you haven’t check them out here’s the link to their official website and Twitter account, come and join the gang!
I know my scheduled date was supposed to be Day 5 but my school endeavours has really been out of my hand, I’ve been really busy this past few days. But nevertheless, here’s my review of After the Green Withered!
Book Description from Goodreads
2018 Winner of the Best Indie Book Award in young adult fiction!
They tell me the country looked different back then.
They talk of open borders and flowing rivers.
They say the world was green.
But drought swept across the globe and the United States of the past disappeared under a burning sky.
Enora Byrnes lives in the aftermath, a barren world where water has become the global currency. In a life dominated by duty to family and community, Enora is offered a role within an entity that controls everything from water credits to borders. But it becomes clear that not all is as it seems. From the wasted confines of her small town to the bowels of a hidden city, Enora will uncover buried secrets that hide an unthinkable reality.
As truth reveals the brutal face of what she has become, she must ask herself: how far will she go to retain her humanity?
Today we will be talking about ‘After the Green Withered’ by Kristin Ward! A YA dystopia, and somewhat SciFi borderline book set in future United States where a drought occurred which led to a big change in the people’s lives. The story follows the protagonist Enora Byrnes, and the way she and the people lives under a government controlled society.
I was originally going to do a full book review, but trust me, I can’t barely read this days due to school, that’s why I’ve only read the first few chapters. In spite of that, I must say the first chapters really hooked me and grabbed my attention.
I’m really a big fan of dystopian novels and anything that could be related to post/apocalyptic stories, and hearing that this is the chosen book for the blog tour made me excited about it.
Initially, this book has some themes about scarcity on ecology, corruption, politics, human geography and the daily existence of individuals. I love how this book imparted the importance of natural resources, especially the water. This book talked about how water became the currency and is considered one of the most valuable things due to the lack of resources of it. This novel serves as a message to the generation nowadays, how the future generations will mostly be condemned with all the destruction and conflict going around in today’s generation. To be honest, I could already see this book coming into life in the near future, considering the current status of the world right now. It’s really scary.
About the Author
Kristin Ward has loved writing since middle school but took thirty years to do something serious about it. The result is her Best Indie Book Award-winning novel, After the Green Withered, followed by the sequel, Burden of Truth. She lives in a small town in Connecticut with her husband, three sons, and many furry and feathered friends. A SciFi geek to the core, she is fueled by dark chocolate and coffee and can be heard quoting eighties movies on a regular basis.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading the first chapters of this book. I can’t wait to see how the plot goes on for the next chapters and how will the characters grow. I highly recommend this book to everyone especially those who loves to read Dytopia!
Thanks for dropping by! Have you read After the Green Withered by Kristin Ward? What are your thoughts about it?
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