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Once upon a time an illness ravaged the planet, killing most of the humans, all domestic animals and every wild animal larger than a wild turkey. In this dystopian society the Almightys rule the other human classes. Teenager Trinity is a Producer (the lowest class). Genetically, she is also a House Servant and has been hiding her retractable claws, her sharp teeth and her ability to jump high in the trees.
'Lake of Sins' sounds like a coming-of-age story. Trinity is lonely and the favourite target of bullies. Wondering about her future and what the Almightys have in store for her and the other young people in her compound, she escapes into a dangerous world where no one is as she expected.
Trinity is the typical outcast. Her character develops as the story unfolds, from ignorance to denial to acceptance, but still too young to understand the reality of adults, and still innocent or naive enough to believe she can save her people. The support cast is intriguing and diverse. The friends she makes on the way try to keep her grounded and teach her survival skills.
'Lake of Sins: Escape' is the first part of a very readable dystopian fantasy for young adults. Growing up is never easy and Trinity is learning it the hard way, but she is the heroin, and there is a sequel: Secrets in Blood. Yes, 'Escape' ends with a cliffhanger.
Lake of Sins is the kind of story that sucks you into a different world. There are alot of great story elements in terms of the different class systems, and the "different" characteristics of the people and animals. The setting of the book is 5 stars, no question about it. O'Dea does an excellent job describing what the world looks like, and painting a picture that's easy for the reader to see.
Trinity is a strong protagonist, and I was a fan of her 99 percent of the time. I think Mirra was my favorite character though. the dialogue between characters was very good and very believable. Nothing worst than unrealistic interactions, and there were minimal instances where I noticed the dialogue hiccup a bit.
This is a great story, and I will absolutely be reading the next book.
There were a few grammar issues, and a couple instances where some scenes were a little tough to follow closely in terms of flow. but overall, it was a well executed novel with excellent writing. We'll done!
The/ world isn't what it used to be in this tale of the distant future. The "classes" in society are mistreated by their cruel masters, but some people aren't aware of the truth. The Almighty's are in charge and have lied to everyone about their true purposes. Trinity isn't welcome in her camp of producers. No one likes her because she's different, but they don't know the half of it! Trinity is going to be taken from the camp soon and wants answers about where she'll really be going. Once someone is taken they're never heard from again. Since the Almighty's have told the other classes that there's no animals larger than a turkey left alive, why should Trinity worry about leaving her camp? She's got no idea what's hungry in the forest, the river, and hiding in the trees, but she'll find out soon. I really enjoyed this book. It's paranormal, dark, and suspenseful in a way I couldn't have imagined. The only thing I did have an issue with is the editing. There are typos, missing or incorrect, and grammatical errors that in was able to move past but they were distracting at times.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. It is a good book. Bit hard to get into at first. But once you get into the storyline...yo u don't want to put it down. You feel sorry for the main character and her friends/family. You want to punch clarabella and Randy. And hope they get eaten instead of her mom. And you instantly want to read the next book.
First in a series that definitely has caught my attention. First time in awhile that I have downloaded a free book that not only have I enjoyed it, but actively sought out the second in the series. I eagerly await the 3rd books release. I often tend to bypass anything with the YA designation anywhere near it, but this is one that I feel is on par with The Hunger Games series or The Maze Runner. Some suspension of belief is required or the reader, but as I cut my teeth on the early days of Science Fiction where facts only got in the way of a good story this is not a difficult task. Ms. O'Dea may well be on her way as leaving a lasting imprint on the genre....
This held my attention and was certainly different than expected. The story was a good premise, but sophomoric in character building and tone at times. It was a fast read that required little mental effort. The big mystery of what happens to producers was figured out about half way through.
I really liked this book. The main character, Trinity, was brave enough to leave her home, because she never felt she belonged and also to find out where they were taken at a certain age and never heard from again. All of her family were gone except her parents even her baby brother. She finds herself in the jungle full of scary creatures. With the help of a tracker and handler who have survived extinction she is taught to fight and survive. As her journey goes forward she finds out the truth and it is horrifying. It's an exciting, adventurous story. At times unsettling but none the less a great read. Looking forward to next books in series.
This was a very riveting and imaginative read. It was a bit confusing at first (color me slow :D) trying to imagine the different types of characters in this very unique world. Fortunately, I was able to visit the author's website and see illustrations of the different character types and I truly appreciate the author for that. Trinity is the main character and I don't envy the world that she has to maneuver through. Just about every creature is dangerous, evil, or can eat her. I really loved Mirra who was super awesome (a tracker). This is very impressive world building (although I'd never want to be there) and an absolutely gripping read. :)