Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Review - Dark Days by Kate Ormand

Title: Dark Days
Author: Kate Ormand
Pages: 256
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: 3rd June 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

The future world has been divided into sectors—each the same as the other. Surrounded by thick steel fences, there is no way in and no way out. Yet a cyborg army penetrates each sector, picking off its citizens one by one, until no one is left. Behind the sectors’ thick walls, the citizens wait to die. Few will be chosen to survive what’s coming; the rest will be left behind to suffer. A new world has been created and its rulers are incredibly selective on who will become a citizen. They want only those with important roles in society to help create a more perfect future.
Sixteen-year-old Sia lives in one of the sectors as part of a family that is far too ordinary to be picked to live. According to the digital clock that towers high above her sector, she has only fifteen days to live. Sia’s seen the reports and knows a horrific death is in store for her, but she is determined to make the most of her final days. Sia refuses to mourn her short life, instead promising herself that she’ll stay strong, despite being suffocated by her depressed mother and her frightened best friend. Just when Sia feels more alone than ever, she meets Mace, a mysterious boy. There is something that draws Sia to him, despite his dangerousness, and together, they join a group of rebels and embark on an epic journey to destroy the new world and its machines, and to put an end to the slaughter of innocent people.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Sky Pony Press and Kate Ormand*

2/5 stars

Sia has only 15 days left to live.

The world has been divided into sectors and now that people deemed to be special are being moved to the New World those left behind are being killed by cyborgs.

I enjoyed the first half of this even though I wasn't a fan of the insta-love, but after a while I found myself losing interest. 
The plot was okay however I did think that some things did happen too easily.

Overall this was an intriguing story but I lost interest.