Author: Alexandra Nilsson
Finished Reading: October 2018
Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult & Dystopia
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
“Det tog tid, hvor DNA-spiralen bare drejede rundt foran hende, og hun nåede at tænke, at der slet ikke var en dato. Måske vidste man alligevel ikke, hvornår ens dødsdag var, eller hendes genom havde været så kompliceret, at Sibylla ikke kunne fremskrive dagen. Hun kunne ikke lade være med at blive lidt skuffet.”
Men Mayas dødsdag kommer til at fremstå tydeligt, for maskinen Sibylla kan forudsige alles død ud fra en blodprøve. Datoen står i Skæbnebrevet, som alle sekstenårige modtager til den årlige Skæbneceremoni. Ikke alle er tilhængere af Sibylla, og et oprør bryder ud, som Maya og hendes ven Max ufrivilligt bliver inddraget i. Inden længe er de eftersøgt af Regeringen og på flugt i følgeskab med Ollie, en beskytter af bøger, og Hannibal, et ensomt menneske. Maya og Max skal bevise de intet har med oprøret at gøre, samtidigt med at Sibyllas Skæbnebrev bliver stadig mere håndgribeligt.
This book did absolutely nothing for me. The Message of the book was so clear it blinded everything else happening in the book. The book was so poorly executed it made me annoyed as hell. It changed point of view a lot in the book and those changes annoyed me even more because it was as confusing as to who was thinking and/or saying what.
I didn’t like the way the book was written. To be honest it would have been much better if it had been the main character Maya, whom were the sole narrator. The characters lacked personality and some were just downright weird. The dialog was bad, like really bad! It felt as though the author used 90 percent of the time figuring out the dialog and the rest on how the story should progress. The world the story takes place in is so lame and the information granted is so few it makes the story seem untrustworthy.
I was disappointed because the little text on the back of the book seemed so inviting and I thought that, now I get to have an awesome reading experience, because the overall idea is super amazing with the letters of doom. My god it was a struggle to finish this book! Everything seemed out of place and messed up. The concept was brilliant but the execution was a disaster. In a way I’m glad it was only 200 somewhat pages rather than double that, but at the same time I think it was too short because the author had so much to say and not enough time to make it seem realistic.
However, it’s a beautiful cover, right?