Blog Tour: Review: The Exemeus
I received this book for free from Blog Tour, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Exemeus by Abeni Morris, Folami Morris
Published by Royal Colours Ink on January 3, 2013
Genres: Young Adult-Science Fiction/Fantasy
Source: Blog Tour, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion
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Hyalee Smith is dead, she just doesn’t know it yet.
Her short life was devoted to love and to hate. Love of the man who stole her heart, hate for the man who stole the world. Murdered by the government she swore to destroy, she has been given another chance to make it right. But to save the planet, she needs the help of the most powerful mystic the world has ever seen—unfortunately he hasn’t been born yet.
In a world where fear is the only currency, Dephon has committed the ultimate crime:inspiring hope.
His only goal is to make it safely through ninth grade, but on a post-apocalyptic Earth run by the Treptonian government, it isn’t that simple. Heir to a legendary power, Dephon Johnson is the only threat to the government’s rule. And on Trepton, all threats must be eliminated. When hundreds of assassins are dispatched to neutralize him, Dephon is forced to fight back. His only chance of survival is to enlist the aid of the greatest warrior the world has ever known. The only problem is, she's been dead for 13 years.
I am most always interested in reading books that follow two different story lines. I feel that the books that do this really do showcase the author’s talent in the sense that it takes a lot to be able to have switching storylines in a book without having the reader get confused.
I thought that we were able to see character development for the most part but other times I felt like we were missing some things that hopefully will be brought up in the following book. Switching back between the two stories we saw the world of Hyalee and Singleton and then Dephon and a little bit of Mallea. The characters were good for each other and hopefully there will be more.
I felt that the world created was interesting. It always come to one person wanting all the power and someone having to stop them but we all know that those books seem to be the best and sometimes the most entertaining. I have to say things were predictable for me but the story was still enjoyable.
The ending was something I did have to re-read a couple things making sure that those things were really happening. I am excited to see where this series goes and this book is one that should be picked up and read.
I give it 4 bites!
About the authors:
Folami and Abeni Morris are a sister-sister writing team. Together they wrote (and rewrote) The Exemeus, somehow managing to accomplish it without murdering one another. Despite their facial similarities, tendency to finish each other’s thoughts and stick up for each other constantly, no, they’re not twins and thus deserve their own individual bio.
Folami grew up in the tiny city of San Mateo Ca, where nothing ever happens and no one ever leaves. She went to XavierUniversity for undergraduate, getting her B.A in physics and her B.S in Biology. After graduation she returned to California, to live in an even smaller city, where even less happens, Antioch Ca. During this time she escaped the monotony by hanging out with her imaginary friends Hyalee and Dephon, and by writing the Exemeus. She finally escaped to Queens NY and now realizes that quiet and tiny aren’t so bad.
As luck (and logic) would have it, Abeni grew up in the same tiny little town as her sister, then she too escaped to the tinier town of Antioch. She has yet to leave. She received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood development from CalStateEastBay. She is the mom of two amazing kids, who swear that they deserve a percentage of the book proceeds and a ton of the credit. At least she raised dreamers.
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