Sunday, 4 August 2013

Book Review: The Exemeus by Folami and Abeni Morris

The Exemeus

Genre: YA Fantasy
Age: 12-adult
Published: Jan. 3rd, 2013 by Royal Colours Ink
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"Her short life was devoted to love and to hate. Love of the man who stole her heart, hate for the man who stole the world. Murdered by the government she swore to destroy, she's been given another chance to make it right. But to save the planet, she needs the help of the most powerful mystic the world has ever seen—unfortunately he hasn’t been born yet.

In a world where fear is the only currency, Dephon has committed the ultimate crime: inspiring hope.

His only goal is to make it safely through ninth grade, but on a post-apocalyptic Earth run by the Treptonian government, it isn’t that simple. Heir to a legendary power, Dephon Johnson is the only threat to the government’s rule. And on Trepton, all threats must be eliminated. When hundreds of assassins are dispatched to neutralize him, Dephon is forced to fight back. His only chance of survival is to enlist the aid of the greatest warrior the world has ever known. The only problem is, she's been dead for 13 years."
Let's start off by talking about the book trailer. I thought it was really cool and the illustrations of the city was The only thing, is that the music kinda ruined it all. It was like those music that they played in those old action movies. They could've used a more futuristic and dark type of music to make the person feel more excited about the book. But anyways- on to the book.

It was really great book! It was really descriptive and painted very clear images in my head. The plot moved quite fast and their were always new twists and turns. Before I started to read this I thought it was the typical book of girl from past meets boy from the future and they fall in love but it is forbidden... blah blah blah. I have to say that this book is really original and is so different from any previous books I've read before. The book contains magic, war, time travelling, dictatorship? and pure action and yes, nearly all fantasy books contain an element of that albeit, I have to say this book is a breath of fresh air. 
To be honest, I thought that the dystopia genre would be like the next cliche just like the vampire genre... *cough cough twilight cough* No offence to Twihards?? Is that what you call them?? Twilight did kill the whole genre. Now future movies, books or tv shows relating to vampires won't cause as much hype as it did before as it will be compared to Twilight- it may be due to how good Twilight was or how sickly and crappy Twilight was, but it would always be compared to Twilight. 

I actually thought that it was fantastic how it was acutally a boy who was the main protagonist of this book because usually it is always the girl. I mean I'm all for the girl or woman saving the world but it does become old if it gets repeated over and over again. 

Although, I loved how the whole story went to the past when Hyalee and Singletoon was actually doing loads of acting. I really didn't get to know Dephon or his realationship with his dad and how he feels about his mum. So, maybe for the next book, there might be snippets of them. God... I hope so.

Also, I don't know what year Dephon is living (did I miss it out??? oops) but I thought that the authors could've made a clear contrast between the time Hyalee and Singletoon were younger and the present time where Dephon is a teenager because, it kind of felt all the same... if you get were I mean. I didn't feel freedom that people had in the past or the atmosphere of the US when Dubleton took over... (he did take over right??) So yeah....

Basically, I loved this book so much. It was a shame that I didn't get a proper physical copy cos I would've hugged it but I have my phone which the e-copy is on right now so I would have to make do. I'm really happy at the end of when there is FINALLY some action for Dephon and cliffhanger isn't as huge as other books that I've read but, I have so many questions right now... it's killing me!!!
I seriously can't wait for the next book.  Is there a next book.... there has to be a next book.....

but seriously... you should read it!

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