Publication Date: February 7, 2011
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Deeta Richards has never seen the outside world. Before she was born a banking crisis brought civilization to an end and now no one leaves the safety of the compounds unless they need to, but Deeta still dreams of seeing more than the building she was born in.
Tom is in the guard, this group are the only people that the tribal elders allow to leave the compound and tom knows only too well that Deeta could never survive the harshness that exists outside. Then tragedy strikes and Deeta and her sister Jan find themselves captured by a hostile tribe. Why does Tom know so much about these people? And why do they know so much about him? As this mystery draws to a climax, they discover that their friend Tom is not quite what he seems..
| I was given a copy of this book to review from the Author. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for it.|
I'm just going to cut right to the chase and say I Loved this book!! I honestly did not find one flaw within its pages. The world that D.D. Chant built was so plausible especially considering the current economic climate. One thing I really enjoyed was how the Author set up the "bad guys". I won't give it away but it reminded me of a classic boogeyman scenario and even I had trouble identifying the twist when it came.
This book has no monsters or mutants just real people struggling to survive in a Broken post modern world. I found the journey the characters each go through compelling, beautiful and haunting. Deeta the main female protagonist was such an openly honest character that I can see why the other characters wanted to protect her. My favorite character though was her sister Jan. She was bold, brave and not as naive as Deeta therefore I could relate to her a bit easier. I also loved the slowly evolving relationship she has with Ryder, it was sweet but like a snakes mating dance it was fun to watch.
Overall this was a great book with a well developed world, strong character driven plot and fantastic blending of Dystopian and Futuristic elements while remaining grounded in the real world. If your a fan of the genre and looking for something new and unique, I highly suggest picking this book up. I will be rating Broken City by D.D. Chant ★★★★★.