Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Pearl Savage - Tamara Rose Blodgett

The Pearl Savage is book one in the Savage Series. This book is free for the kindle. This story describes an interesting alternate future, where a divided humanity is starting to come back together after a disastrous meteor strike.

Clara Williamson is the princess of the Kingdom of Ohio. 140 years ago a catastrophe drove parts of humanity into the spheres, a controlled environment where they've flourished since. Clara just turned 17, and she wants to escape to the outside world from the persecution of her mother and her betrothed. Since she's seen a savage from her window, she hopes it's possible.

Bracus Goodman is the captain of the Band of the Ohio Clan. The Band are the protectors of the clan. The clans survived outside of the spheres, and want to reunite with the sphere-dwellers. Bracus is the savage that Clara saw from her window. Their futures are entwined if Clara can survive her cruel mother and the evil prince her mother had chosen for her to marry.

This is science fiction with a big dose of steampunk and post-apocalypse. The dialog drags from time-to-time, but the story is good. It kept me turning pages late into the night. Highly recommended.

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