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03/06/2011

Wasteland by Patricia Wiliams

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Becca Wilkinson is a nobody, and those that are aware of her existence know her as "that quiet girl in the back of class", "loser", or her favorite - "that chick that killed all those people."
While most people at Leeville High have long forgotten Becca's role in the devastating car wreck that happened over a year ago, she still has nightmares. Her memories are in fragments and what little she remembers doesn't make sense--things like hearing voices and moving things without touching them.
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Very engaging and well written.

It was hard to put the book down, it was so captivating. I did not see the [spoiler] coming at all! I was a bit disappointed about the ending, as I feel there were too many questions unanswered, and the build-up didn't feel quite right.

I enjoyed the way it was written, it was very easy to follow and understand Becca's line of thought most of the time. I think more should have been done about her supposedly best friend Patrice though. They barely interact and Becca doesn't seem to know or care much about her friend. More could also have been done about the relationship with the Kin. Looking back, we're barely told anything, and the actions and words of some seem very random. It still provided a good interesting story line though and the plot was constantly on the move.

It's overall a bit fragmented, but I'm expecting answers to come. Wasteland is the first book in the Kin Trilogy and the second, Outlaws, is expected sometime soon(ish). I think I'd definitely enjoy reading the second book in the trilogy and see what happens, though I'm a bit concerned about where it will lead too. Book 1 was a bit anti-climactic, so if there's going to be huge showdown something in the future, things need to pick up the pace.




165 pages (ePub) / published in 2011
Review by Iben Jakobsen, BoB, 2011

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Many thanks to the author for supplying me with a copy of the book.

6 comments:

  1. Hi there, new follower here! Love your blog! :)

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  2. It definitely sounds like a different sort of book.

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  3. @Jenn - it definitely is :)

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  4. Hey I'm getting ready to review one I think you might like (based on your reviews) if you haven't read it yet, that is if you read indie authors. It's called the Goblin Market by Jennifer Huddock. haven't written the review yet, trying to think of the right words.

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  5. @Jenn - ooh awesome, looking forward to reading the review :)

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