Author: C.B Stone
Genre: YA Dystopian Romance
Length: 182 Pages
Release: April 2015
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
This is the conclusion to the Absence of Song trilogy. This was probably the strongest of the three novels. Was it perfect? No, nothing is. But it was really good. Here are some of my thoughts about why.
In the previous installment we got a dual perspective narrative with first person narration from both Jaelynn and Noah. Here we get even more with the inclusion of Fay and Marcus. I love multi perspective stories. They just work really well. Sometimes having only one main focus just doesn't give you enough of what is going on. I though that the different perspectives was a great touch here. The voices were similar, but distinct, so that was handled really well.
One of the things I enjoyed here was that it delved more deeply into some of the societal problems. Sometimes stories can be too rushed, leaving out detail, so I was glad that this one actually addressed these concerns. And having a view from someone within the Ministry was a nice touch.
I also thought that Jaelynn and Noah were very cute. The development of their relationship was nice. I hate when things are too rushed and I thought the pacing was done well here. The story also follows a very religious track, which is nice.
This was a really fun, fast read. It's perfect for a quick read when you need something enjoyable but not too fluffy.