Review ß Yellow Locust (Yellow Locust #1) 107

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Yellow Locust Yellow Locust #1Selena Flood is a fighter of preternatural talent But not even her uick fists and nimble feet could save her parents from the forces of New Canaan the most ruthless and powerful of the despotic kingdoms populating America that wasForced to flee the tyrannical state with her younger brother Simon in tow Selena is now the last chance for peace in a continent on the verge of complete destructionIn her pocket is a data stick the contents of which cost her parents their lives Selena must now ensure it reaches the Repub. I received an eBook from the publisher in exchange for an honest reviewYellow Locust is definitely not the normal book I would pick up I was pleasantly surprised that it kept my attention and was enjoyable The writing is fantastic The flow of the book is easy and the character development is nice I felt like at times characters were brought it and focused on a lot for no reason thoughThis book is chemical warfare meets Fight Club plus the Civil War Besides that I really get Hunger Games The Chemical Garden trilogy and Maze Runner type vibes This story definitely makes you think about what our country could turn in to if resources were scarce and monitored It's a tad scary to think aboutSelena and Simon are brother and sister fleeing from one coast of the US to the other New Canaan is a vicious place to live The Archbishop is cruel and is no stranger to boiling people alive in oil for not aiding in his cause Selena's mom and dad are sympathizers with the Republic of California and have information that is crucial for the Republic to survive and take on New Canaan When things go wrong Selena is entrusted with a data stick that holds the key to beating New Canaan and sets out with her little brother on a long and dangerous trek across the country The data stick in uestion has the solution to a troublesome weapon called Yellow Locust Yellow Locust is the deadliest type of weapon in the sense that it's a weed that will take over any and all crops It can't be killedor eatenand destroys any healthy crop it touches There are many characters in this book some better introduced than others I really enjoyed Marcus He was an interesting character and I wanted of his back storyThis book definitely ends with acliffhanger It may be open ended than anything and I could definitely see how the author could continue with this series

Characters Yellow Locust (Yellow Locust, #1)

Review ß Yellow Locust (Yellow Locust, #1) 107 ß Selena Flood is a fighter of preternatural talent But not even her uick fists and nimble feet could save her parents from the forces of New Canaan the most ruthless and powerful of the despotic kingdoms populating America that wasForced to flee the tyrannical state with her younger brotLic of California a lone beacon of liberty shining across a vast and barren wasteland before it’s too lateBetween New Canaan and California stretch the Middle Wastes thousands of desolate miles home to murderers thieves and a virulent strain of grass called yellow locust that has made growing food all but impossible So when Selena and Simon stagger into Fallowfield an oasis of prosperity amidst the poisoned plains everything seems too good to be true including the warm welcome they receive from the town’s lead. I liked the setting of what might be a post ecological warfare America Joschko could have taken that a little further a 'preuel' could improve YL after the fact Some highly accomplished writer whose name escapes me has noted that adjectives can be an enemy of good writing An author should cooperate with the reader providing the plot and action while the reader provides the fine details of scenery Joschko slows the reader down excessively with adjective laden descriptions of events One need not dodge and parry uickly Such actions always take place uickly One only needs to dodge and parry Joschko also can get carried away with metaphors similes and the like to no useful end such as in the following The farms were hard to tell apart in the dark but Simon’s target was fairly easy to spot The silo thrust skyward like some colossus’ skeletal finger admonishing the gods for its premature burial Its metal skin shone bone pale in the moonlight the patches of rust like blood stains indifferently rinsed away Simon gripped the ladderThis text about a silo gets a bit over the top Action and poetry do not always mesh wellStylistic criticisms aside I liked the main character and would have liked to have seen into the head of her very introverted brother further At this moment in American history younger people need a lot of dystopian literature to help them better grasp the dystopian disunity in our post Obama world They also need strong female protagonists to stay inspired to achieve in a country where half of the population has endorsed misogyny Yellow Locust helps in meeting these needs

Justin Joschko ´ 7 Free read

Er a peculiar man known only as The MayorAs Selena delves deeper into the sinister secrets of this seemingly harmless refuge she soon learns there is a much darker side to Fallowfield and the man who runs it Before long she must call upon the skills she honed in the fighting pits of New Canaan to ensure not only her own survival but that of her brother in whom the Mayor has taken far too keen an interestAnd she’d better act fast for an all out war inches ever closer and New Canaan is never as far away as it seem. This was a riveting novel which held my attention from beginning to end The world building was well done and the hopelessness of the situation was nicely developed The locust grass is definitely a formidable enemy as is New Canaan I did think Selena and Simon were kinda flat characters but I still liked them Marcus and Harvey were better developed and also likableMy main issue is this regarding Marcus what kind of warriorassassin only carries one knife I know chefs who carry knives than this dude It’s a basic rule of thumb for everything from batteries to yarn always carry extra