April 20, 2015

DNF Review: The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig #DNF @FrancescaHaig #Giveaway

Title: The Fire Sermon (The Fire Sermon #1)
Author: Francesca Haig
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: Teen, Science Fiction
Release Date: March 10th 2015
Source: Night Owl Reviews
Purchase: Amazon

When Zach and I were born our parents must have counted and recounted: limbs, fingers, toes. We were perfect. They would have been disbelieving: nobody dodged the split between Alpha and Omega. Nobody.

They were born together and they will die together.

One strong Alpha twin and one mutated Omega; the only thing they share is the moment of their death.

The Omegas live in segregation, cast out by their families as soon as their mutation becomes clear. Forced to live apart, they are ruthlessly oppressed by their Alpha counterparts.

The Alphas are the elite. Once their weaker twin has been cast aside, they're free to live in privilege and safety, their Omega twin far from their thoughts.

Cass and Zach are both perfect on the outside: no missing limbs, no visible Omega mutation. But Cass has a secret: one that Zach will stop at nothing to expose.

The potential to change the world lies in both their hands. One will have to defeat the other to see their vision of the future come to pass, but if they're not careful both will die in the struggle for power.

I had such high hopes for this book. When reading the synopsis it sounded absolutely amazing. The idea of people being born into pairs and then being split into different societies after birth really had me. But when I started to read this, the words and writing just couldn't seem to grab my attention and pull me in. I really tried and tried to get into this, but with no luck. I may try to read this again at a later date, but as for now, it just is not for me.

Disclaimer: *I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.

Francesca Haig is an author and academic. Her poetry is widely published, and her novel The Fire Sermon (the first in a post-apocalyptic trilogy) will be published in February 2015 by HarperVoyager (UK) and March 2015 by Simon & Schuster (US and Canada), and is being translated into more than 20 languages. She gained her PhD from the University of Melbourne, and her principal research area is Holocaust literature. She grew up in Tasmania, and currently lives in London.

Find Francesca: Twitter

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Kayla Beck said...

I'm still intrigued by the premise, but I hate that you didn't enjoy the book. Thanks for the giveaway, and it's currently cool here. It was hailing last night, and we were under a tornado watch. :-/

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