Multi-volume, multi-genre author Jenna Greene introduces us to her dystopian thriller, “Reborn”:
Those who bear marks on their skin are doomed to a life of slavery. Lexil has seven.
Sold into servitude, Lexil must deal with brutal punishments, back-breaking labor, and the loss of every freedom. When a young child she has befriended faces a horrible fate, Lexil must intervene to protect her, no matter what the risk.
With the help of a boy named Finn, the trio flee into the Wastelands. There, they must evade those who hunt them while trying to survive a barren landscape. Lexil must face challenges she's never imagined existed, all while learning what it means to truly be reborn.
I enjoyed this tale; it is quite interesting and rings with a lot of truth. People fear those that are different. We all have our tribe of those that are similar to us, and we are very comfortable with them. Freckles. How do they make us so different from others without freckles? Of course, there is no difference, except a little bit of color on the skin.
The story moves along at a good pace, the action and the dialogue are handled quite well. I laughed in a number of places. The story flows pretty smoothly. The scenes including violence are few and not too graphic. The scene setting and descriptions are almost too sparse in a few places. There are a few slight touches of fantasy also. Overall, I like it a great deal.
The protagonist’s true nature is slowly revealed in a very delicious way. The next book is going to be very exciting. I wish I could read it now.
I award 4.7 stars to “Reborn”.
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Tags: fiction, dystopian fiction, young adult, YA, action thriller
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