Author: Jennifer Wilson
Published: 27th September 2014
Publisher: New World: Rising print
Genre: Urban fantasy, fantasy, dystopian, YA
Since witnessing her parents’ murders at the age of eleven, Phoenix’s only purpose in life has been to uphold her mother’s dying words- to be strong and survive. But surviving outside of The Walls- outside of The Sanctuary- is more like a drawn-out death sentence. A cruel and ruthless city, Tartarus is run by the Tribes whose motto is simple, “Join or die.” Refusing to join and determined to live, Phoenix fights to survive in this savage world. Trusting no one, she lives as a rogue, fending only for herself. Then in a moment of rash judgment, she breaks all of her rules to save a child, and in that moment her life is turned upside down. When the rescue mission goes awry, Phoenix is captured by an underground group who claims no allegiance with either the Tribes nor The Sanctuary. She finds herself n the most dangerous game of survival she has ever played. In her captivity, only one person- the handsome and oddly sympathetic Triven- shows Phoenix something she has never before experienced: kindness. While warring with unfamiliar emotions and still skeptical of her captors’ motives, Phoenix quickly realizes that these people may just hold the key to her lost memories. But who can she trust, when no one can be trusted? Not even herself.
NEW WORLD: RISING was phenomenal. I was so excited to read this as the cover is absolutely gorgeous and very intriguing. I didn’t expect such a unique world but this book was very special.
First of all, the world. I’ve never read about this kind of world and it was really interesting how there were Tribes. I mean, I never heard of a book with Tribes who murder and overthrow each other. The author had to build the world in some way so we get a lot of information at the beginning but it’s not boring which I found surprising because a lot of books have those kind of beginnings and are in comparison to NWR really boring.
But as said above it wasn’t like that at all! It was rather interesting to find about how the world in this book worked. I felt myself immediately connecting to the main character Phoenix who was really relatable. Phoenix was a really interesting character or should I say point of view to experience the story from. She always had this internal fight going on with herself and I completely understood her reasons concerning her decisions.
We shouldn’t forget Triven, of course. Triven was…perfect. I absolutely loved him the second we met him. it was incredible to watch him and Phoenix develop during the book. I really don’t want to tell you much.
Actually, I didn’t want to tell you any of these things so that you could be as amazed as I was when I first started reading this book. Please go pick this one up guys, not only is this story very original but the amazing Jennifer Wilson published this book all herself and I think that deserves a lot.
That’s it for today’s Friday’s Fantasy! See you next Friday! 🙂