Jul 6, 2015
Book 74: The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig
The Fire Sermon is a book set 400 years in the future after a blast had wiped out much of Earth (So I assume it was Earth, it could have been another planet?). In this future a mutation has occured and all births are born as twins, with a perfect twin (the alpha) and the deformed lesser twin (the omega). This book is just part one of the Triolgy, so there was a lot of world building going on. Truthfully (I am sure I have said this before) I am not a fan of the modern dystopian trilogy. I find them stretch thin, so they can fill 3 books. I think the concepts would be more impactful if they were written in one shorter book. Anyways. The Fire Sermon fits in with the YA, dystopian novels that are out there. It is no better or no worse than the others. I am waiting to see what the second book brings before I can say more.
On a more personal level...It did seem to get me out of my reading rut. I have already completed 2 more books and looking forward to getting started on another.