I received this book at no cost from the publisherFear My Mortality by Everly Frost
on April 5th 2016
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
In a world where people are invulnerable to illness and death, with lives spanning hundreds of years, a sixteen-year-old becomes witness to the impossible – her brother’s failure to regenerate after death after which she suspects that she too may be mortal.
Everly Frost wrote her first story when she was nine. She grew up in a country town, lived for a little while in Japan, and worked for several years in Canberra, Australia’s capital city. Now, Everly lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband and two children. She doesn’t speak Japanese so often anymore, has left the cold Canberra winters behind, but has never stopped writing.
This is a fast paced dystopian tale about the consqeunces of eternal life. What if you could live forever? Well in the distant future, people don’t die. Ava starts to question things when her brother is murdered and doesn’t recover. In Ava’s world, people kill for sport and their rebirth is turned over to quite a celebration. She fears that she might not regenerate if she is killed. Thus begins a quest to find out the truth.
There are several groups in this world at play, the Bashers who take out the weak, so that only the strong will regenerate with the Hazard Police Michael, as Ava’s love interest and her brother’s killer, he should not be the one that Ava trusted as she tries to find out the truth behind their society. BUT they do connect and learn to trust each other in the best possible way. SWOON.
The world building was swift and coherent with everything pretty much on point. I had to suspend belief a bit, but most good stories demand that. This was certainly a quick read. Parents: Some violence, romance and a little medical stitchery, but the strong heroine is a great role-model. Best for mature teens.
Giveaway – Contest ends April 22, 2016
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