Series: The Country Saga #1
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Self-Published
Published on January 23rd 2013
Genres: Action & Adventure, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
In a changed world where the sky bleeds red, winter is hotter than hell and full of sandstorms, and summer's even hotter with raging fires that roam the desert-like country, the Heaters manage to survive, barely.
Due to toxic air, life expectancies are so low the only way the tribe can survive is by forcing women to procreate when they turn sixteen and every three years thereafter. It is their duty as Bearers.
Fifteen-year-old Siena is a Youngling, soon to be a Bearer, when she starts hearing rumors of another tribe of all women, called the Wild Ones. They are known to kidnap Youngling girls before the Call, the ceremony in which Bearers are given a husband with whom to bear children with.
As the desert sands run out on her life's hourglass, Siena must uncover the truth about the Wild Ones while untangling the web of lies and deceit her father has masterfully spun.
I’ve always loved books with a strong female character. This time, David Estes packed it in with a whole lot of female power. Go Wilde Ones!
This book got me emotionally invested on some characters that I actually felt so sad when something bad happened to them. This book introduced me to another world, and as usual, David was able to take my imagination to another level. I even had to create my own wiki notes about who’s who and what’s what. Killers, Cotees, Tugs. Icers, Glassies, Heaters, Wild Ones.
The world of Siena and Circ is the blaze! So go read Ice Country, the next book from the series, to follow Dazz and Buff on another adventure!
Well done, Mr. Estes! As usual smile
Read from February 05 to 12, 2013