Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Book Review: Relic by Heather Terrell

Hey, readers!

Only 3 more days until TBF! I don’t know about you, but I’m super super excited to finally meet all our amazing authors. And since you still have a few days left, why not pick up one last TBF book before the festival – Heather Terrell’s Relic!

Eva and her family live on a desolate Arctic island and are only able to survive through the safety of the Aerie. Every generation, young people are chosen to go through the Testing, an arduous journey and competition to discover ancient Relics within the ice, Relics that tell them the stories of how humanity fell long ago. Eva’s brother was supposed to compete, but after his death during a climbing accident, she decides to take his place – and thereby become the first female Testor in over a century.

But Eva's journey won't be easy at all – after all, it is fairly common for Testors to die. She has to traverse days of frozen wasteland with only the supplies she carries with her, and once she gets to the Testing site, excavation is just as dangerous. And on top of that, she's not sure who she can trust -- especially once she realizes that her brother's death might not have been an accident. Will she survive? And if she does, what will she discover?

I loved Relic so so much. The story is incredibly captivating, and it pulls you in from the first few pages. I was skeptical of the world-building at first, but it ended up being marvelous and as realistic as you can get. Heather Terrell writes Eva with such a convincing voice that the reader is transported into her world and can barely manage to stay away until the novel is finished. I'd totally recommend Relic to anyone interested in dystopias or sci-fi, or anyone who's looking for a great adventure book. You won't be disappointed!

Happy reading!

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