This is a dark and gloomy tale about a teenage girl living in a generic world, resigned to the fact that she, along with everyone she loves, is about to die in a horrible and painful manner. Sia is drowning in the pool of depression that surrounds her; her spirit is broken after years of being penned in and controlled, and the countdown to the end of her life is just another example of society’s superiority at it’s worst. But as the end draws nearer, Sia doesn’t have to wait to begin losing those closest to her as residents of her sector begin to go mad with the ominous waiting. However, once she’s given a sliver of something other than impending doom, you begin to notice a difference in Sia, you see how brave and extraordinary she is when her wings are unclipped and the shackles of her life come loose. The action really kicks off about 50% in and it’s pretty much non-stop from there, making you hesitate to put the book down. Ultimately I think this is a story about hope, about never giving up even when the odds are stacked impossibly high against you. Dark Days is a great YA book, the writing is excellent and you’re never quite sure what’s going to happen next. I highly recommend it for those dipping their toes into the world of dystopian reads.
Review by Charlotte Foreman on behalf of BestChickLit.com