Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Split the Sun (Inherit the Stars #2) by Tessa Elwood

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Perseus Books Group, Running Press and NetGalley.
Split the Sun (Inherit the Stars, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
The Ruling Lord of the House of Galton is dead, and the nation is in shock—or celebrating, depending on the district. Kit Franks would be more than happy to join him.

Kit’s mother bombed the digital core of the House, killing several and upending the nation’s information structure. No one wants the daughter of a terrorist. Kit lost her job, her aunt wants her evicted, her father is using her as a shield against a drug lord, a group of political rebels need Kit to ignite an interplanetary war, and the boy two floors down keeps jacking up her suicide attempts—as if she has a life worth saving.

When Mom-the-terrorist starts showing up on feeds and causing planet-wide blackouts, everyone looks to Kit for an answer. The rebels want Mom on their side. The government needs to stop Mom’s digital virus from spreading before there’s no record of government left. Both sides will do anything, destroy anyone, to make Kit crack. They believe she’s the key to Mom’s agenda and the House’s future. Worst of all, they may be right.

Kit’s having dreams she can’t explain, remembering conversations that no longer seem innocent, understanding too much coded subtext in Mom’s universal feed messages. Everyone, from Mom to the rebels, has a vision of Kit’s fate—locked, sealed, and ready to roll. The question is, does Kit have a vision for herself?

Tessa Elwood’s final book in the Inherit the Stars series introduces readers to a strong, unique heroine who must chart her own destiny against a minefield of family ambitions and political agendas.

Split the Sun by Tessa Elwood

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Split the Sun (Inherit the Stars, #2)This was a YA sci-fi story, but it wasn’t quite what I expected.

Kit was a bit of a mess in this book, she gave in to people, ran away from people, got dosed, hit, and was generally just all over the place, and it was hard to know what she was going to do next.

The storyline in this was about Kit, following her mother bombing somewhere, and having problems with her family who all wanted to take her apartment from her basically. I did find the storyline in this quite confusing though, and I struggled to see how it related to the first book at all until right at the very end. Needless to say that I didn’t really enjoy this book, and was quite disappointed with it after loving the first book so much.
6 out of 10

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