REVIEW: Alternity by Mari Mancusi

Title: Alternity
Series: none?
Author: Mari Mancusi
Published Date: October 19, 2012
Publisher: NLA Digital Liaison Platform LLC
Format: ebook
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781620510131

Copy provided by: NetGalley
Genre: dystopian, YA
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 4 stars

Goodreads synopsis: Imagine waking up in a post-apocalyptic, nightmare world–and being told your whole life is but a dream. Skye Brown thought she was your typical teen–good grades, hot boyfriend, and an afterschool job that pays her to play videogames. But then she started having the dreams.
In her dreams, there is no Earth. Only Terra, a bleak, underground wasteland where people live in squalor and oppression. In her dreams, there is no Skye–only Mariah, a rebel leader fighting against a vile, dystopian regime. And then there’s Dawn, a handsome, but haunted solider who sees her as but an empty shell of the girl he once love–a betrayer he vows to hate forever, despite what she sees deep in his eyes.
Now, ripped between Dark Siders and club kids, the mundane and the mystic, Skye finds herself in a fight against time–to learn who she really is, where she belongs..and why. The shocking truth will have her questioning her own reality…and her hear.

Review: Look at that cover! Isn’t it gorgeous?! Yes, I’m a cover-whore, and I would have totally grabbed the book if it wasn’t already offered to me.

Its been awhile since I’ve read dystopian, so this was a good change of pace for me. The last dystopian book I read I was so disappointed in. This was a quick read that had me enamored from the first few pages. It didn’t feel like a dystopian book since it kept going back and forth from reality to reality. Was it sci-fi, fantasy, dystopian? You didn’t really know until the last 1/3 of the book.

The writing was phenomenal, I have absolutely nothing bad to say about it at all. There weren’t any really slow parts to it, and it didn’t go too fast. The story line, even with its twists was easy to follow. The twists were original and kept it fresh and interesting.

The ending was the only sort of disappointment. Could this continue on into a sequel? Yes. But at the same time, it closed enough where it could be a stand-alone book as well.


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