Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Review: The Plantation

The Plantation (The Plantation, #1)

The Plantation

By Stella Samiotou Fitzsimons

Blurb: A century has passed since they arrived. Human history has been erased. Children are enslaved on Alien plantations. Some have heard whispers of the existence of a rebel band of humans who roam free in the forests. Most slaves dare not speak of the rebels for fear the mutant guards will grab and make an example of them.

Seventeen-year-old Freya is pulled away in the night not by the mutants, but by her old friend Finn, to join the Saviors, the mythic band of rebel teens. Her bliss fades when she discovers she is the only Savior without a special ability. She is the odd one out, slowly pushing Finn away, defying Damian, the leader of the Saviors, and antagonizing the fierce and beautiful Daphne. In her despair Freya reaches deep within to discover a dark destiny, a truth so heavy it threatens to destroy her.
Genres: YA, Action, Science Fiction, Romance, Dystopian
Published: December 21, 2012
Series: The Plantation by Stella Samiotou Fitzsimons
My Rating: 3 stars
This was an interesting story! I really haven't read many 'alien invasion' books, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I did enjoy the Plantation.

The story doesn't truly pick up until the end. By then, there are secrets revealed, love triangles made, and an ending that, even if you hated the whole story, will make you at least interested in Book 2.

However, before that, I was a tad bored. Freya's character was not one that I really liked. Her emotions at a couple points seemed forced. Because of this, I couldn't really identify with her character.

Also...there were a few comma splices. I know, I know, I get so nitpicky with grammar! The grammar wasn't TOO bad in this book, but it was enough to distract me from the story once or twice.

I recommend this to alien invasion/sci-fi readers. It is an interesting book, but I did not like all the characters.



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