Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Aquifer by Jonathan Friesen

*this is an ARC review. All book information is subject to change*



Movie Rating: PG-13 for disturbing images
Book Rating: @@@@@
Swearing: None
Inappropriate Scenes: None
# of Pages: 303 (paperback)
Genre: YA Dystopian
Publisher: Blink

Back Blurb:

TRUTH LIES JUST BELOW THE SURFACE.

Only He Can Bring What They Needed to Survive.
In 2250, water is scarce, and those who control it control everything. And they’ll do anything to maintain their power – deceiving, dividing families, banning love ... even killing those who oppose them. But above all, they seek to control knowledge and communication – ensuring the truth that will bring their downfall will never be known. But one person verges on discovering it all. Sixteen-year-old Luca becomes the Deliverer, the only one allowed to contact the people called ‘Water Rats,’ who mine the essential water deep underground and bring it to the ‘Toppers’ who desperately need it above. But when he meets a Water Rat who captures his heart and leads him to secrets – secrets about a vast conspiracy, and about himself – the net around him tightens. Luca and those around him must uncover and share the truth needed to overthrow tyranny – even as they fight for their lives.

My Review:

"Full of adventure and misfortune with a slight bit of romance Aquifer is a must read for all ages.."

     Riveting. This is the very word that describes Aquifer. When you read of Luca's adventure, I dare you to put this book down, but I'm guessing you won't be able to unless it's to do something trivial, like brushing your teeth. Full of adventure and misfortune with a slight bit of romance Aquifer is a must read for all ages.
     Pros:
A very clean, fast-paced read that I wouldn't be embarrassed about if my mom picked it up. Well-developed characters and a few plot twists all make this book a great read.
    Cons:
The romance moved way to fast. I'm sure there's love at first sight but that doesn't mean you leave your home and family to go on an adventure with a guy you just met. You don't know anything about him!
     Conclusion:
Very good, fun read that I recommend to tweens, teens, and adults alike. Keep up the good work Mr. Friesen!
(this book was provided by Z Street Team in exchange for my honest review)


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