Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Untamed by Madeline Dyer
The awesome debut novel by my friend Madeline Dyer releases today and it's making a huge splash.
You know how much I hate labels but I'm told some of you like to know what kind of story you're going to read so...okay. It is, I believe - and I'm sure she'll tell me if I'm wrong - a YA fantasy novel. I don't think there's any major romance, which is unusual for my recommendations, but hey I like to read a lot of things and books are books. If they're well written who cares?
As one of the last Untamed humans left in the world, Seven’s life has always been controlled by tight rules. Stay away from the Enhanced. Don’t question your leader. And, most importantly, never switch sides—because once you’re Enhanced there’s no going back. Even if you have become the perfect human being.
But after a disastrous raid on an Enhanced city, Seven soon finds herself in her enemy’s power. Realizing it’s only a matter of time before she too develops a taste for the chemical augmenters responsible for the erosion of humanity, Seven knows she must act quickly if she’s to escape and save her family from the same fate.
Yet, as one of the most powerful Seers that the Untamed and Enhanced have ever known, Seven quickly discovers that she alone holds the key to the survival of only one race. But things aren’t clear-cut anymore, and with Seven now questioning the very beliefs she was raised on, she knows she has an important choice to make. One that has two very different outcomes.
Seven must choose wisely whose side she joins, for the War of Humanity is underway, and Death never takes kindly to traitors.