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*Book source ~ Library
Guy Montag is a fireman. But in this dystopian world a fireman makes fires, not stops them. They burn books, buildings and sometimes people if the people refuse to leave. Because books are forbidden and people aren’t supposed to think. Until one day Montag meets a young, strange girl named Clarisse. Clarisse makes him start thinking and from there his whole life changes because thinking is not a good thing to be doing in this world.
While I have read several classics there are several more on my TBR and this is one of them. I can’t rate how well the adaptation is since I haven’t read the book, but I do get the gist of what’s going on. I’ve always wanted to read Fahrenheit 451, but I have to say that I’m not overly impressed with it. At least with this version. Maybe it loses a lot in the adaptation or maybe it’s not for me, but I’ll still give the book a try. Some day. Anyway, the story isn’t too bad and while the illustrations are pretty good, especially since they really give the feeling of a bleak and oppressing dystopian world, they aren’t really my style. Fans of the book would probably enjoy this graphic novel though.
The Amber Project is the first book in, Indie author, J.N. Chaney's, Variant Saga series. I really hadn't heard much about Chaney until recently so I wasn't sure what to expect going into it but I was very pleased with the story. It's a dystopian story about survivors that have been forced to live in an underground city because a mysterious gas called the Variant has been spreading across the world. A scientist has been experimenting with kids and genetically modifying them to breathe and withstand the toxic gas. The story follows one group of kids through their modifications and training to endure the harsh conditions on the surface.
The Amber Project had everything I was hoping for in a dystopian. Chaney is a talented writer and his debut was outstanding. It really exceeded my expectations! I found a new favorite author and can't wait to read the rest of the series.
*I received a copy of The Amber Project from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
*Book source ~ NetGalley
Darrow is a Red, mining on Mars for helium-3, the stuff needed for terraforming the planet. Earth is dying and humans need other worlds to live, so Darrow and his people work and sacrifice in order to achieve this dream for future generations. Except it’s all been a lie. The Reds are only slave labor so the Golds and other colors can live in luxury. Mars has already been colonized, built on the backs of Darrow’s people and it’s been going on for generations. A resistance called the Sons of Ares has recruited Darrow to infiltrate the Golds and bring them down from the inside. Does Darrow have the right stuff?
I have no idea if Darrow has the right stuff because I gave up on this book at 25%. Show, show, show, blah, blah, blah. It’s dreadfully boring and then when I thought it might start to get interesting it instead became ridiculous. I get that this is the future and sci-fi and all that jazz, but the shit Darrow goes through at the Carver’s is not even a tiny bit believable. My mind boggles at the alterations and stolen body parts to make it so. And you’re telling me he’ll pass inspection?! I’m done. Moving on.