Monday, 16 June 2014

Burn Out (Burn Out #1) by Kristi Helvig

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Egmont USA and Netgalley.
Burn Out
Blurb (from Goodreads):
"A scorching series opener not to be missed." - Kirkus

A futuristic blend of Beth Revis's Across the Universe and Lenore Appelhans's Level 2, Burn Out will satisfy the growing desire for science fiction with a thrilling story of survival, intrigue, and adventure.

Most people want to save the world; seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds just wants to get the hell off of it. One of the last survivors in Earth's final years, Tora yearns to escape the wasteland her planet has become after the sun turns "red giant," but discovers her fellow survivors are even deadlier than the hostile environment.

Holed up in an underground shelter, Tora is alone--her brilliant scientist father murdered, her mother and sister burned to death. She dreams of living on a planet with oceans, plants, and animals. Unfortunately, the oceans dried out ages ago, the only plants are giant cacti with deadly spines, and her pet, Trigger, is a gun--one of the bio-energetic weapons her father created for the government before his conscience kicked in.

When family friend, Markus, arrives with mercenaries to take the weapons by force, Tora's fury turns to fear when government ships descend in an attempt to kill them all. She forges an unlikely alliance with Markus and his rag-tag group of raiders, including a smart but quiet soldier named James. Tora must quickly figure out who she can trust, as she must choose between saving herself by giving up the guns or honoring her father's request to save humanity from the most lethal weapons in existence.

Burn Out by Kristi Helvig

My rating: 2.25 of 5 stars

Burn Out(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Egmont USA and Netgalley.)

I didn’t enjoy this book. I don’t know why, but right from the beginning it just didn’t hold my attention.
Tora was an okay character, but I just couldn’t connect with her. I did feel a little bit sorry for her because of the world she was living on, and the fact that she was alone, but I just couldn’t really get a feel for her.
The storyline was okay, but again, it just didn’t hold my attention, I had trouble concentrating on this, I didn’t really care what was going on, and the vast majority of this I had forgotten within 10 seconds of reading it. I didn’t find anything awful in this book, I just didn’t enjoy it.
Overall; not for me,
4.5 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Everything about the book sounds good to me. Too bad it fell a little flat for you. Thanks for the honest review.