Saturday, October 5, 2013
Relic by Heather Terrell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Eva has lived a sheltered life with her twin brother, Eamon. After he falls to his death shortly before participating in The Testing, Eva decides to take his place. Those around her don’t want her to join the competition. It isn’t that she can’t, it is the fact that no Maiden has Tested in 150 years. After training for this competition in the Tundra she sets out to make her family proud and hopefully find a Relic. These Relics are from a time before the Healing and each one is to teach the surviving generations a lesson. Eva will need to learn the limits of her own abilities and discover that there are some things she just can’t train for.
Relic will please readers of dystopian fiction. It has been nearly 250 years since the fall of the wicked civilization and those chosen to survive are fearful that they may slip on the same slope that their ancestors fell on. Terrell’s world building is superb and when the reader begins to understand the hidden meaning in many of the phrases and words the connections to our current society become evident. This book is listed as the first book in a series and I look forward to reading about Eva and this world she lives in.
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