Thursday, June 5, 2014

Book Review: Chorus by Emma Trevayne

In CODA, Anthem leads a revolution. (My review) In CHORUS, Anthem's younger sister Alpha has to deal with the fallout many years later.

During Anthem's revolution, Alpha and her twin Omega were exposed to the addictive tracking that kept all of the city's citizen's compliant. She has moved to Los Angeles to study medicine and try to find a cure. But when Anthem takes a turn for the worse, Alpha is called back to her birth city and gets embroiled in a revolution of her own.

The book takes it's time in the first half, setting up a second half that is breathless in its action and twists, like a verse leading into a chorus. Alpha's voice is methodical and melodic, creating a kind of prose that is at turns heavy and dense but can also stun you with its loveliness.

I'd recommend this series for readers who like their dystopian dark and contemplative, but with a light at the end of the tunnel.

CHORUS is now available in paperback.

FTC disclosure: Review copy from publisher

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