As part of an awesome book tour, I jumped at the chance to review Prismatic. Sarah Elle Emm is the author of the Harmony Run Series, tales of futuristic tyranny and racial segregation. The group, UZTA (United Zones of the Authority) run by President Nicks, has diminished the United States and separated the country into zones, leaving residents in particular areas according to their nationality, and anyone Mixed was removed. Bi-racial's are considered the lowest of the low and treated as slaves, going without an education, marriage, and permission to have children. They're literally left to work and die away- a mild form of genocide.
As I read this book, I begged for the story to go deeper than children could take it. Sadly, that didn't happen. As with the majority of dystopian tales, the world has pressed our young ones to take risks, educate themselves, then rise up, as though adults have been completely removed. In this case, the parents are there but are so mentally weak, no one else will fight back.
The story was strong and the characters slightly realistic, but I could not bring myself to really care for Rain and Jabari as much as I know I should have. I think the idea of hormonally challenged, erratic behaving teens leading the old and young is just too much for me. The story was very slow and the necessary conflict that should have bloomed for the second book just was not there. I found myself thumbing through the last hundred pages or so. Then to be brought to such an odd cliffhanger, ending the story without much reason- threw me off. Who knows, there may be light at the beginning of the next book! We shall see...📚
Rating: 👓👓👓/5 specs
*Opalescent is next.
**eBooks provided by Book R3vi3w Tours for an honest review.
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