Take only what can be used. Take only what won’t be missed. The Creators are watching all of us. White Frost lives in a world cloaked in darkness and ignorance. While most people in her society are content to live in fearful peace, White’s cousin brings her words from the mysterious Unknown. Strange collections of written words that tease her that there may be more to the world than candlelight and dank hallways. But when tragedy strikes, White can no longer rely on the words to give her solace. She must discover what lies beyond the only world she’s ever known… no matter the cost. Eventually, White finds her way to the skies and there she discovers that the tantalizing clues of her words are only pale reflections of the massive and wondrous world above. Colors she never thought possible. Blinding light. And an impossible being who may or may not be the Creator of it all. But this information comes at a price White Frost is not sure she can pay. White’s hunger for knowledge proves to be her greatest strength and weakness as she strives to learn more. But as she learns, she has to wonder – is there such a thing as too much information? And what will happen as it brings her closer to a being who could destroy everything she’s ever known? Find out in Five Seven Five, the first book in a two part series entitled The Boy with Words.
*I received digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
This is my first encounter with the work of C.E. Wilson and I was blown away. I was sucked in the world with the first page. The author created this fantasy/dystopian world where the rules are strict and if you break them you’ll have consequences. Only handful of lucky ones called Chosen Ones are permitted to go outside and visit the Unknown. Our heroine is 19 years old White Frost whose cousin Shade is one of the lucky ones to be a Chosen One (or is he really a lucky one?). Every time Shade comes back from the Unknown he brings her a mysterious collection of words which makes her even more impatient of her coming of age. (26 is when you have a possibility to become a Chosen One). But when tragedy strikes her life something in her snaps and she is ready to disobey rules.
I like White as a character. She is curios and driven but at the same time she is alert. She is not typical dystopian main character. Before she does some irrational she will think about her moves. Sometimes she’s scared but who can blame her. White is a strong character, very easy to relate.
Book was very easy to read and the flow was perfect. Not to fast or too slow. I didn’t feel that the ending was rushed. Wilson’s writing is so beautiful and you can see that she has experience in writing. She builds her characters and worlds so eloquently and so beautiful that you can think that is easy to be a writer. I was completely blown away and I’ve read it once more to write not just an honest review but a review worthy of this book. I just hope that I came close to that.
I gave this book 5 stars without thinking but there is this tiny bit thing with this book –ending or cliffhanger whatever you want to call it. Why????? Why did you do this to me? I need a sequel like now.
Ok, back on track – you need to read this because it has everything: drama, action, adventure, a hint of romance. Overall you won’t be disappointed.
And if you’re waiting the answer to the question why is book called Five Seven Five. Well what to say? Yes I know – read it and you will find out :)
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