Saturday, 5 July 2014

Review - Burn Out (Burn Out, #1) by Kristi Helvig

Title: Burn Out (Burn Out, #1)
Author: Kristi Helvig
Pages: 272
Publisher: Egmont USA
Release date: 8th April 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

Most people want to save the world; seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds just wants to get the hell off of it. 
One of the last survivors in Earth’s final years, a teenage girl yearns to escape the wasteland her planet has become after the sun turns “red giant,” but discovers her fellow survivors are even deadlier than the hostile environment.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Egmont USA and Kristi Helvig*

2.5/5 stars

One of the last people on Earth, Tora Reynolds lives in an underground bunker. 
Unsure of how much longer she can survive, Tora wishes to escape from the barren planet and deadly sun.

This is one of those books that I can't actually decide if I liked it or not.

The good points: the idea was intriguing and I liked some of the characters.

The bad points: the plot wasn't gripping and there were parts when I was like 'what?'. 
I didn't really feel that there was much build up before the ending.

Overall an okay book which, for me, failed to live up to its potential.