We are very pleased with this Publishers Weekly BookLife Prize review. Imagine 8.25 Stars out of 10 for our debut novel. WE’LL TAKE IT!
Plot: Anderson offers an often captivating and well-plotted dystopian story. Worldbuilding sections can rely too heavily on exposition, while innovative ideas have intriguing potential but can overwhelm the story. Nevertheless, Anderson presents a chilling reality marked by stark societal divisions and oppression.
Prose: Written in a commanding and hard-hitting style, Anderson’s prose effectively conveys the tension and terror of a world erupting in chaos, with a doomed love affair at its center.
Originality: The narrative is evocative of past dystopian works, yet Anderson capably creates a dark and cruel multidimensional story with memorable imagery.
Character Development: Anderson presents a cast of memorable characters that expose human nature at its cruelest: power hungry and bent on genocidal annihilation. Others are vibrant and relatable, expressing an authentic range of emotional responses to trauma.
Blurb: Desperate times call for desperate measures in Anderson’s (a father-daughter writing team) dystopic future. As the divide between social classes rages on, succubus-like Changers are pitted against the stubborn and rebellious Punks, with malicious and benevolent Infiltrators posing threats at every turn.