Better than it looks, but not as good as it should be…
Ima would give anything to escape The Dome and learn what’s beyond its barriers, but the Chicago government has kept all its citizens on lockdown ever since the Scorched Years left most of the world a desert wasteland. When a mysterious group of hooded figures enters the city unexpectedly, Ima uncovers a plot to destroy The Dome and is given the choice between escaping to a new, dangerous city or staying behind and fighting a battle she can never win.
Usually this sort of story appeals to me, I like a sci-fi post-apocalyptic story. You can see some of the elements from other sci-fi stories like The Matrix in this ebook. I like the idea of kicking around reality and our perceptions of reality.
I was occasionally immersed in this story only to stumble across a few minor grammar issues. Nothing pulls me out of a story more than having to re-read a line a few times and trying to figure out what the author is attempting to say. Having said that, the grammar issues are very minor.
The story is fast-paced and I enjoyed the character of Ima. However, I really didn’t like the abrupt and awkward ending. I guess this brings me to my biggest problem with the book, it’s a trilogy.
The book is rather small about the size of a beefy novella and I really think that it is over-priced at it’s current price of $4.97. If I want to read the full story, I have to shell out 15 bucks for the complete set. Based on the size of book #1, I have to assume that the other books will be about the same novella size. I really don’t see the bang for the buck and I have a problem, based on it’s pricing and presentation, recommending this ebook.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this ebook free from the author Monica Leonelle. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”