Authors: Folami and Abeni Morris
Publisher: Royal Colours Inc.
Cover Rating: 3.5/5
Hyalee Smith is dead, she just doesn’t know it yet. 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, fate has given her 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.
When I first read the synopsis, I was like amazed, when it is a story about someone that is already dead. As I read the story, the plot is quite intense and very thrilling despite of having more than 500 pages. While I feel the book is quite fun, sometimes I feel quite dragged with the plot. And there's also part when I think the story should be telling more of Hyalee's past. But that is what I think personally. Even though I felt that way, honestly, the book have some interesting perks as there are twist and turns that spice up the adventure. One more thing for sure, I could not resist myself of comparing it with The Hunger Games, only that this book has male protagonist character, and it's better that way. It's not that I want to label which is the best, but in few ways, similarities doesn't really brings I just hope the second book will be more intense and full of chilling thrillers.
About the Authors
Folami and Abeni Morris are a sister-sister writing team. Together they wrote (and rewrote) The Exemeus series, somehow managing to accomplish it without murdering one another. Despite their tendency to finish each others thoughts and stick up for each other constantly, no, they’re not twins and thus deserve their own individual bio.
Folami grew up in the tiny city of San Mateo Ca, where nothing ever happens and no one ever leaves. She went to Xavier University for undergraduate, getting her B.A in physics and her B.S in Biology. After graduation she returned to California, to live in an even smaller city, where even less happens, Antioch Ca. During this time she escaped the monotony by hanging out with her imaginary friends Hyalee and Dephon, and by writing the Exemeus. She finally escaped to Queens NY and now realizes that quiet and tiny aren’t so bad.
As luck (and logic) would have it, Abeni grew up in the same tiny little town as her sister, then she too escaped to the tinier town of Antioch. She has yet to leave. She received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood development from Cal State East Bay. She is the mom of two amazing kids, who swear that they deserve a percentage of the book proceeds and a ton of the credit. At least she raised dreamers.
Find them here: Website | Goodreads
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for an honest review as part of a blog tour.