Sunday, March 23, 2014

Burn Out by Kristi Helvig

Her family is dead and she's heard from no one in months.  Is she the only one left?  Then someone knocks on the door of her shelter...

Egmont and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 8th, so look for it then at your local bookstore.  This is written for young adults.

Tora realizes the voice she hears is from a friend of her father's.  Markus is near her age, but he can pilot a spaceship and takes off for a safer place to live.  He has returned for her.  Actually, he's returned for the weapons she has hidden: her father's guns; the ultimate in destructive horror.  She refuses him and kicks him out.  He comes back with more people.  Their actions also bring the enemies that no one wants to see.  The current government is governed by the rich and has no room for others.  But anyone who isn't part of them isn't worth being left living.

The biggest problem that Tora has is that no one is telling her the complete truth.  She gets pieces here and there.  What's true and what isn't?  How can versions be so different?  And why are they trying to kill her?

This is a dramatic story with death everywhere.  Since it's a dystopian-type tale, that's not unusual.  Tora's story isn't done yet.  There will be more in this series.  I have several questions unanswered and am going to watch for the next book.  I think James, her new friend/enemy, will be back in her life and maybe she can get some answers from him for me.

Happy reading.

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