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Monday, April 3, 2017

Death Thieves By Julie Wright-Book Review

{Product Details}
Title:Death Thieves 
AuthorJulie Wright 
Published: by Kindle Press on 2016-07-12 
Genres: DystopianFictionScience FictionYoung Adult 
Length: 292 
Format: e-copy 

FTC, FYI: I received a copy of this book from Kindlescout.

{Book Details}

"You're dead, Summer Dawn Rae."

When Summer Rae is stolen from the moment of her own death and taken to a future where mankind is dying, it is with the hope that she, and other teenagers like her, can save it. But after only a short time in the future, Summer discovers a darker side to the altruistic reasons behind her abduction. She is determined to fulfill her purpose in a world gone literally mad, but can an ordinary girl save a whole world when she only cares about saving one person?

{Praise for Death Thieves}
"Death Thieves by Julie Wright is such a fantastic read, perfectly paced and packed with emotion, intrigue, and characters I fell in love with. The premise is strong, a twist on time travel that's both original and fascinating. Summer Rae felt so real to me, and as brave as she is, it was her sense of humor that I loved most. Everyone needs to read this amazing book!"
--James Dashner, author of the NYT bestselling series Maze Runner

{My Review}
I was so excited to finally read Death Thieves by Julie Wright. I've read many books by this author, but not in this genre, a first for her. Frankly, this story was amazing! It had so many of the elements that I love in a YA Science Fiction/Dystopian novel. The time travel involved is so fascinating, and the how and why it's done will leave you stunned. Sassy lead character, Summer, is rescued from the jaws of death by a young soldier,Tag, who's from the future. This future is cold, scary, and somewhat heartless. The population is dying because of a blood disease that causes difficulty being able to get pregnant and have healthy babies. Future leaders rule unscrupulously and leave you uneasy as you read about how many people are left in the dark about what is really happening. 

The character growth in the main character is huge from when we first meet Summer and her twin sister Winter, until the end of the book where she shows such selflessness and concern for others. I also liked how at a point in the story she applies her brainpower and really starts making a difference in society. Honestly, she's a great example to all teens who read this book about how life and circumstances can change if you work hard. 

The romance in the story is low-key, but enough that makes the ending sweet. I wish that there had been more, but when you read Death Thieves you'll understand why it was saved for the end. Some moments and revelations in this story can be harsh and horrifying, along with some violence but were vital to the plot of the story. With great suspense, intrigue, and other elements make this story move along at a good pace. Death Thieves will keep you reading as the truth unfolds in a climactic ending leaving you breathless.

This story is for older teens and adults and gets 5 stars from me.

 {Meet Author Julie Wright} 

Julie Wright (1972-still breathing) was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She's lived in LA, Boston, and the literal middle of nowhere (don't ask). She wrote her first book when she was fifteen. Since then, she's written sixteen novels and coauthored three. Julie won the Whitney award for best romance in 2010 with her novel Cross My Heart and the Crown Heart award for The Fortune Café. She is agented by Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger Inc.
She has one husband, three kids, two salamanders, one dog, and a varying amount of fish (depending on attrition).
She loves writing, reading, traveling, hiking, playing with her kids, and watching her husband make dinner.
She used to speak fluent Swedish, but now speaks only well enough to cuss out her children in public.
She hates mayonnaise.

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