Friday, December 7, 2012

Whispers in Autumn (The Last Year #1) by Trisha Leigh

In 2015, a race of alien Others conquered Earth. They enslaved humanity not by force, but through an aggressive mind control that turned people into contented, unquestioning robots.

Except sixteen-year-old Althea isn’t content at all, and she doesn’t need the mysterious note inside her locket to tell her she’s Something Else. It also warns her to trust no one, so she hides the pieces that make her different, even though it means being alone.

Then she meets Lucas, everything changes.

Althea and Lucas are immune to the alien mind control, and together they search for the reason why. What they uncover is a stunning truth the Others never anticipated, one with the potential to free the brainwashed human race.

It’s not who they are that makes them special, but what.

And what they are is a threat. One the Others are determined to eliminate for good


The most unique part about this book was the idea of Seasons. Althea has the ability to jump into different homes during different seasons. Living with parents that aren't her own. (this is explained way better in the book, I really don't do it justice)
 
There was more down time than I was expecting for a book with Aliens that had taken over the Earth. As the humans have been made to feel content, left a little bit of a mundane feeling to parts of the story. 

It was always able to keep a constant flow of mystery, but not at all a fast paced nor does it have a lot of adventure. It's a story that mostly pertains to finding answers, keeping calm and hidden until the answers can help them move on. 

As this story does take place not too far in our future, the science fiction is really not something too beyond belief or as out of this world as most are. With a short introduction the reader will be able to easily grasp the world that introduces us into the main storyline. As I mentioned above the most complex part of understanding the story for me was the jumping of seasons. 

There is a very slight and cute romantic element to the story. The ending will definitely peak the readers interest enough to want to continue with the series.
 



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