Thursday, August 11, 2011

Review of Dark Parties by Sara Grant

Dark Parties (US and UK) and NEVA (Germany)
Sixteen-year-old Neva has been trapped since birth. She was born and raised under the Protectosphere, in an isolated nation ruled by fear, lies, and xenophobia. A shield "protects" them from the outside world, but also locks the citizens inside. But there's nothing left on the outside, ever since the world collapsed from violent warfare. Or so the government says...
Neva and her best friend Sanna believe the government is lying and stage a "dark party" to recruit members for their underground rebellion. But as Neva begins to uncover the truth, she realizes she must question everything she's ever known, including the people she loves the most.

                             About Dark Parties 
Prepare yourself for this debut novel that is a perfect piece of dystopian writing. Neva is a sixteen-year old girl who has a complete hidden rebellious nature. A spirit like that could never survive in a world that has been closed off from the outside in a protective bubble called The Protectosphere. The government says that its for everyone's good to stay inside it. As she runs and runs to seek what can be on the outside her life is bared to its sad, resigned nature. Even Neva is forced to examine herself by having to choose between Braydon who ignites excitement in her--who's also her best-friend's boyfriend -- or freedom from living a life utterly blank of faith.All those around Neva have their secrets and things that they have been through making you either question them or feel for them. Dark Parties is an overwhelmingly exciting novel wrapped in hope and mystery with characters who are very much praise-worthy. 
                                            Overall: Amazing read!
Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery, Dystopia, Romance, Young Adult 

                                                 My Star Review 5 of 5 stars
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For This Review:  *Advance Reader Copy Provided by Publisher*

Recommended Ages: 16 and Up   
Hardcover:  320 pgs.
Published: August 3rd 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 

                                                                    About the Author 
Sara Grant
Sara Grant was born and raised in Washington, Indiana, a small town in the Midwestern United States. She graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, with degrees in journalism and psychology, and later she earned a master’s degree in creative and life writing Goldsmiths College, University of London. Sara now works as a senior commissioning editor for Working Partners, a London-based company creating series fiction for children. Dark Parties – her first young adult novel – was published in March in Germany (as Neva) and comes out in the US in August and in the UK in October.
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Linda said...

This book sounds interesting, thanks for the review. I have put it on my wish list.


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Anonymous said...

I love books like this. I have been trying to read this myself, but just haven't gotten to it yet. Thanks for your review.

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