Saturday, 14 May 2016

Review - Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

Title: Tell the Wind and Fire
Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
Pages: 368
Publisher: Clarion Books
Release date: 5th April 2016

Blurb from Goodreads: 

In a city divided between opulent luxury in the Light and fierce privations in the Dark, a determined young woman survives by guarding her secrets.

Lucie Manette was born in the Dark half of the city, but careful manipulations won her a home in the Light, celebrity status, and a rich, loving boyfriend. Now she just wants to keep her head down, but her boyfriend has a dark secret of his own—one involving an apparent stranger who is destitute and despised. Lucie alone knows the young men’s deadly connection, and even as the knowledge leads her to make a grave mistake, she can trust no one with the truth.

Blood and secrets alike spill out when revolution erupts. With both halves of the city burning, and mercy nowhere to be found, can Lucie save either boy—or herself?

Celebrated author Sarah Rees Brennan weaves a magical tale of romance and revolution, love and loss.


My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Clarion Books and NetGalley*

Lucie Manette lives in a city that is divided into two parts - Dark and Light.
She was born in the Dark but now lives in the Light, a celebrity with a boyfriend, Ethan, from a powerful family.
Then Lucie discovers that Ethan has a secret, one that could hurt his family and sow discontent if people find out.
Will the Dark rise up against the Light?
Will Lucie and Ethan stay together?

Going into Tell the Fire and Wind I was intrigued and hoped that I would enjoy it. While I did enjoy it to start with, I lost interest around 70% and, not caring what happened anymore, I skimmed to the end.
Lucie was an okay protagonist and I felt sorry for her at times - her dad wasn't the same and her mother was dead - but at times she annoyed me and she wasn't a strong person. There was a scene where people were dying and instead of trying to stop it, Lucie just ran away. Granted the people were from the Light city and Lucie hated them, but I thought it was cowardly.
The plot was okay but I wasn't gripped.
I wasn't a fan of the romance.

Overall this was an okay but disappointing read.