Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Steel Lily Review

By Megan Curd

Book Info:

AVERY PIKE is a commodity. No, more than a commodity. Her existence is guarded at all costs.

She’s a water Elementalist, the strongest of her dwindling kind. She creates steam to provide energy to fuel Dome Four: the only thing standing between humanity and an earth ravaged by World War III. No steam, no Dome. No Dome, no life.

Or so she thinks.

That is, until a mysterious man offers her a way out of having to donate steam. A way to escape the corrupt government of Dome Four. While the offer seems too good to be true, Avery is intrigued. But when she arrives to her new home, she realizes the grass isn’t any less dead on this side of the fence. Instead, the lies are just hidden better.

…Which means digging deeper.

When Avery enlists the help of her friends to uncover the truth, she learns that while some secrets are better left concealed, humankind was never meant to live in a cage. And when you can control the most sought after resource, you can learn to control anything…including the fate of your world.

My review:

Avery is an important girl. She is an Elementalist who manipulates steam that helps her Dome, where people live because the outside world is too dangerous. The steam keeps Dome 4 working and helping the last of her people survive. Or so she thought. Then she is brought to another Dome where electricity  runs the town and everything she thought about the world is turned upside down. Jaxon, the man who brought her to the new Dome is a blue eyed, dreadlocked, hotty who is the boss's son and in love with Avery's stubborn, independent attitude. They go through twists and turns in the book that reveal their world isn't what they thought it was and now they want out. This story was very original with the world living in Domes from chemical warfare and people who survived the radiation can now use and create elements. Avery is easy to relate to even though she's an Elementalist that manipulates steam and possibly can do way more than she thought. The only hard part I had with the book was how quickly relationships formed. The friendships made were done quickly and without much talking. The love story between Avery and Jaxon was sweet and believable with Avery turning Jaxon down at almost every turn even though she was attracted to him. I loved the ending that shows a major twist that will knock your socks off! I would definetly recommend this book to anyone looking for a great read in the dystopian genre. The next book will be awaited with much anticipation.

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