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Savage Run 1: Book 1 in the Savage Run young adult dystopian novella series Kindle Edition
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The world was an excellent revision of our planet. You have the same geography, a slight change to the prevalent societies in today’s world, but then you add a catastrophic event that changed how Heidi’s society was formed. With a caste system that is totally original, the author kept my attention. And although I assumed that this book was written on Earth, there were obvious advances in technology that were shown throughout the book that insinuated that this story took place in the future.
The main character Heidi was a very believable 17-year-old. While she was tough and ready for whatever the competition could throw at her, she had moments of weakness (as any human would in those moments of extreme stress). While reading about her working through the problems and finding a solution, I found myself cheering her on as she got through the phases of the competition.
Nicholas was the love interest of Heidi in the story and I loved that their relationship was not a love at first sight connection. As Heidi got through the competition, you find that Nicholas gets more and more involved in her well-being. The relationship formed was a great start for the series and I look forward to seeing it develop more as the series continues.
President Volkov Jr. and Johnny are the evil guys in the book and definitely embrace the part. While one has more power than the other, they both find ways to try and stop Heidi throughout the competition. There are some excellent added curveballs thrown in regarding the two but they just add to how much these two are peas in a pod.
To me, this story is almost 80% heart-pounding action. As Heidi attempts to make her way through the phases, I found myself glued to the kindle. Of course there are many lengths in between all the action but I think this authors finer writing is in the action scenes. It’s the bread maker. The way that Heidi fights and makes her way through the obstacles is completely realistic and cringe-worthy at the same time. I love how enthralled I was with the action scenes.
This book was truly an excellent read. Even with all the holiday chaos going on around me, I couldn’t put the book down. There is everything that one would want in a novel: romance, a strong protagonist, new friendships, fingernail-biting action, and bad guys. I’ll be keeping my eye out for the next in the series and will probably pick up a few of her older books in the meantime to get me through the Christmas season!
The premise is intriguing: in a world where a class system keeps many from ever experiencing true freedom, boys can compete to win entry into the upper class, but only by risking their lives in a gruesome, grueling competition. For the girls, a life of oppression and violence is pretty much all they have to look forward to. Heidi, the heroine, decides to give the upper class the proverbial middle finger when she disguises herself and her best friend as boys in order to enter the competition and win their place in upper society, and their freedom.
Things go so wrong, and she ends up in the competition alone, hiding her true identity from all the other competitors except for one, and the registrar who takes pity on her. As she competes, and succeeds, she makes plenty of enemies, especially in the President, who feels she has made a fool of him by sneaking into the competition. The registrar who helps her happens to be the President's son, making the matter even more complicated, and she ends up having all sorts of complicated romantic feelings towards him.
I like the way the book deals with hatred and bigotry. Homosexuality is deemed almost a crime, and to be a gay person makes you something 'less' than even the lowest of the lower class. But the way this is dealt with allows the main character to address her own inner bigotry and realize that hating someone for their sexual orientation was as bad as hating someone for their class.
Honestly, this is one of the best reads I've read in a while. I am looking forward to the next book, since there are some loose ends that need to be addressed. I can't wait to find out what happens to the characters, and to see if they can make the changes that they want to the disturbing class system.
The style of writing is good and the plot picks up straight away, which I like. All of these types of books are similar to the hunger games, but not so similar that you find yourself comparing the two. A bit short, but I'll definitely be buying the second book.
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Would recommended to everyone
Heidi and Arthor's friendship is fantastic, I hope they continue together
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