Friday 10 October 2014

{Review} The Fearless by Emma Pass

18160146Posted by Donna
Release Date: April 24th, 2014
Finished Date: September 29th, 2014
Publishers: Corgi Childrens
Genre: YA, Dystopian, Romance
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
The Fearless. An army, powered by an incredible new serum that makes each soldier stronger, sharper, faster than their enemies. Intended as a force for good, the serum has a terrible side-effect - anyone who takes it is stripped of all humanity, empathy, love. And as the Fearless sweep through the country, forcing the serum on anyone in their path, society becomes a living nightmare.

Cass remembers the night they passed through her village. Her father was Altered. Her mother died soon after. All Cass has left is her little brother - and when Jori is snatched by the Fearless and taken to their hellish lair, Cass must risk everything to get him back.

The Review: After reading British author's Emma Pass's debut novel ACID and enjoying it, I knew I wanted to read her next release. I love supporting British authors and I really enjoy stories being based in the UK. 

The Fearless follows teenager Cass who has a happy life that until The Fearless - a powerful army powered by a serum that makes each soldier loses their emotions including all their fears, turning them into zombie like creatures not afraid of anything. Leaving the rest of the world in serious danger and The Fearless take over and turn as many citizens are possible to be like them. 

Cass escaped with her life but lost her mother and father, leaving her to look after her new born brother while trying to make a new life on a small island. But when The Fearless break in and kidnap her brother, Cass knows she has to save him and she'll need all the help she can get. Cass do the impossible and find her brother before being turned in to the thing she hates most - The Fearless? 

I enjoyed The Fearless and definitely more so than ACID. The Fearless was faster paced and more exciting, it had an good start to the story and pulled me in quite quickly, but at times I lost interest. I was trying to work out why I kept losing interest and while the story is good, I think it would have been better if it had been shorter. The one thing that saved this story was the alternative point's of view because I enjoyed getting in to all the characters heads. Had it of been just Cass's point of view, this may have been different outcome. 

The characters were enjoyable and likeable all except one - Sol. He was a very rash and unpredictable character that was very annoying and quite dangerous. I did like Myo and Cass though and thought they made a great team once they got over their issues. 

In all, The Fearless wasn't a fantastic story but it was one I certainly enjoyed and I'll definitely look for more by Emma Pass in the near future. 

3.5 flowers!

Thank you to Corgi Children's for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review. 


Cali Willette said...

Cool Dystopian book. ;)

Megan McDade said...

I havent read anything from Emma Pass, this sounds like an interesting read I love the concept of the fearless drug.

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