Published by Createspace on September 1st 2015
Genres: Young Adult, SciFi
Reading Challenges: #RockMyTBR Challenge Source: Publisher
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Since the night her mother was murdered, sixteen-year-old Rory Gray has known one truth: There are no good Seeders.
In post-apocalyptic Australia, the scientists known as Seeders have built a Citadel surrounded by food-producing regions and populated with refugees from the wars and famine. To maintain their control, the Seeders poisoned the land and outlawed the saving of seeds.
It’s been six years since Rory graced the Seeders’ circus stage as the Wind Dancer and still the scars on her body haven’t healed. Even worse are the scars on her heart, left by a Seeder boy who promised to protect her.
Now the Seeders are withholding supplies from Rory’s region for perceived disobedience. Utilising the Wanderer knowledge she received from her mother, Rory must journey to the Citadel through uninhabitable terrain to plead for mercy.
However, the Citadel isn’t as Rory remembered. The chief plant geneticist is dying and rumours fly that the store of viable seed is dwindling. The Seeders are desperate to find a seed bank they believe Rory can locate, and they will stop at nothing to get it.
To defy the Seeders means death. But Rory has been close to death before--this time she’s learned the value of poison.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The one thing that came to my mind directly after finishing this book: “Don’t trust anyone. Don’t get attached.”
Let’s be honest here: I never really expected to fall in love with this book so much. The synopsis of this book pretty much outlined the whole story, but what I loved about this book was its reference towards seeds and herbs. This whole story takes place in a post-apocalyptic Australia, and it stemmed from the sickness that is cancer, I think? I have to admit that at the start, it took a really long time for me to understand this book, to understand that some weird experiments were happening which caused most of the unlikely moments in this book. And in the midst of all the things (and people) that have been experimented on, Rory Gray is the one girl to look out for, with her knack for flying.
Rory was one girl that I definitely felt for since the start of the book. Knowing her mother got killed because of something she never really understood, stole the childhood out of her. I love love love the scars on her, because it showed Rory to be one of the toughest main character I’ve ever read about. And is it just me, or is Rory one of the few MCs who went through the whole rebellion process with no history of fighting and violence? She’s really smart, and what she lacked of, she made up for it with her canny ability to lie her way through everything else.
Poison was really fast paced, but at the same time slow enough such that each details were very specific in which I can imagine every single bomb blast happening, and every single death that occurs. And again with that I said, reading this book would make you realize that there is a blurred line between good and bad, and sometimes people are not what they seem. LE SIGH.