I received this book via Lola's Blog Tours. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.Indestructible by Emma L. Adams
Published by Self Publish on 2015-01-12
Reviewing eARC from Lola's Blog Tours
Two years ago, the fiends invaded, with a devastating explosion that split the world in two. Even now, energy blasts strike without warning, destroying everything in their paths. The fiends hunt anyone unlucky enough to escape.
My name is Leah. An energy blast killed my group. It should have killed me, too. Instead, I woke up alone in the wilderness, stalked by the fiends.
My only hope is the red-cloaked strangers who call themselves the Pyros. They can do the impossible and make flames shoot from their hands. Right now, my one chance for safety -- and revenge -- is with them.
But they’re keeping secrets from me. Like those skeletons hidden under their base. And the reasons I developed a psychic link with someone who can’t stand the sight of me -- after he saved my life.
If I don’t uncover the truth about why the world ended the first time, my new safe haven might go up in smoke…
Indestructible by Emma L. Adams is the start of an exciting new dystopian series. I really enjoyed this book though I can’t really pinpoint any one reason as to why. At the beginning of the book, you are dropped into the middle of the plot. Leah has just survived an energy blast that killed the rest of her group. It should have killed her too, but it didn’t. Now she’s on the run for her life, away from the fiends. The only people she can trust are the two strangers in red-cloaks that just showed up to save her, but they have a devastating secret.
Leah is a great character! She is smart, self-reliant, and despite losing everyone and everything she’s ever cared for she keeps going. As she learns more about the people in the red-coats and what surviving the energy blast means for her, she embraces it. She doesn’t take a minute to feel sorry for herself. Instead she focuses on living her life to the fullest and avenging those that she loves. Honestly she rocks!
The red-cloaked strangers are the Pyros. They can survive energy blasts because they are like living flames. Pretty cool, huh?! They take Leah in and begin training her in how she can harness her power and fight the fiends. But they hold secrets, secrets that aren’t willing to share which puts Leah on edge. I can say that I had a hard time with who to trust in the book as did Leah.
The fiends are like mindless monsters that came through the divide, a crack in the Earth’s surface. They kill without thought and they particularly like Pyros. At first I thought these creatures were zombie-like, but they are more like demons or gargoyles. Hard rough skin, talons, horns, the works! They are actually pretty scary and the author does a good job of conveying the threat through Leah as narrator. You can feel her terror.
I don’t want to give too much of this story away as it is a relatively short book. The author does a fantastic job with Leah as narrator. I was fully immersed in the story. Albeit a little confused at the onset….but then again so was Leah 😉 As the reader, you feel what Leah feels as she experiences it: her terror, her strength, her fight. It’s fantastic! So why 4 instead of 5?
While the book was fast-paced and an exciting read, I was lost at the onset, dropped into the middle of the plot with little explanation. There wasn’t a lot of world-building or explanation til towards the end of the book and then it felt like an info-dump. I would have liked to see more world-building throughout the book and some explanation about the fiends.
Overall I really enjoyed the book though and have every intention of continuing the series! That ending….be warned it’s a cliff hanger. I need the next one ASAP! If you enjoy young adult dystopia, than I highly recommend you check out this book!