Hello my loves!
So, as I am sat in work, I’m thinking ‘hmmmm, WordPress is quiet today, not a single notification (which is unusual for me, especially on days where I post)’. So I look at my WordPress app, and what do ya know, not only has the post not gone live, but there is no evidence that the post ever existed!
So, here I am, on my lunch in work, panicking, re-writing my first chapter review of After the Green Withered by Kristin Ward.
They tell me the country looked different back then. They talk of open borders and flowing rivers. They say the world was green. But drought swept across the globe and the United States of the past disappeared under a burning sky. Enora Byrnes lives in the aftermath, a barren world where water has become the global currency. In a life dominated by duty to family and community, Enora is offered a role within an entity that controls everything from water credits to borders. But it becomes clear that not all is as it seems. From the wasted confines of her small town to the bowels of a hidden city, Enora will uncover buried secrets that hide an unthinkable reality. As truth reveals the brutal face of what she has become, she must ask herself: how far will she go to retain her humanity?
Obviously I have to take a little time to say thank you to The WriteReads for organising such a monumental blog tour. 100 reviewers over 10 days. I’m certain I couldn’t get myself together to organise something on that scale!
So, before I give you my thoughts on this one, I would like to explain that I’ve only read the first chapter (as required for my first chapter review). What I will say though is that while I haven’t had the chance to read the rest of this book, I absolutely will.
After the Green Withered is a great YA dystopian, admittedly something I feel like I have read so much of over the years I struggle to find ones that are original and surprise me, this did that. A great start to a new YA series that I will definitely follow.
Admittedly, there’s not a great deal I can tell you really about this book, as I am yet to fully immerse myself, but I am very much looking forward to doing so.
Peace and pages