Elysium is a fast-paced dystopian novel with a sci-fi feel. Excellent character development, and adequate story-world building, but unfortunately lacks originality.
Overall a dependable read, but I would be reluctant to pick up the sequel.
Series: Elysium #1
Author: Georgia Cline
Publication Date: March 6th 2014
Source: Free copy from author in exchange for honest review
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What you do when your blood can save another? Only, a few pints aren’t enough. Years ago, a demonic strain of the Black Death gripped the continents in terror. Nothing could stop it. It was renamed Red in its early stages. Red for blood.
That’s what it all comes down to: blood. In Eliza Morgan lives the cure–but there’s a price. It takes all of it. Eliza discovered that as she watched her mother die, when a small amount fell from an open cut onto her mother’s blackened skin. The effect was only momentary.
Nine years later, men in black suits come to her house, throw a bag over her head, and toss her in the back of a van. When Eliza wakes, there’s nothing but concrete and prison bars. Her secret is out, and before long she might die for it. There is, however, a rumor–a rumor of an elusive haven. No one finds it–it finds them.
And for whatever reason, it wants very badly to find Eliza. — Extract from Goodreads.com
The fact that I received this copy of this book from the author does not influence my policy to write an honest review.