Book Title: Watcher - Book One in the Watcher Series by AJ Eversley
Category: YA Fiction, 300 pages
Genre: Scifi Dystopian
Release date: March, 2017
Tour dates: Sept 4 to 29, 2017
Content Rating: PG (No swearing or explicit sex scenes...there are kissing or romantic scenes that are considered PG. The word Hell or Damn is used only a few times.)
"I knew I was not alone. They would never leave until every last one of us was gone." Sawyer Russo has sworn to protect humanity, and as a Watcher she’s done just that. But the Bots and Carbons that took her city are evolving, and they start picking the Watchers off one by one. One last rescue mission will change everything. When someone betrays them, the line between friend and foe is no longer easily drawn. Sawyer made a vow, and she will fulfill it, even if it means ending the person who deceived them, no matter who it might be. It all comes down to one choice... Who can she save? And who does she have to let go?
When I started reading the book, I was a bit wary. The reason was that this was a first time author and in general, dytopian category seemed to go a bit slow. Or rather the ones I had read in the past. But this one was a fast from the start. The only thing which had me feeling uneasy was the length of the book. It felt it was a bit long from an overview. But as soon as I started off, I didn't feel fatigued at all. It was speedy and full of action.
Books are either based on the world created within or the characters. And there are books where both the world and the characters are equally important and are well entwined. This is one such book. The world of humans, Bots and Carbons was new to me and it was engrossing. It wasn't too technical to put me off. Actually it was easy to understand. I am happy that the author kept it intriguing with her different scientific concepts.
Then there are the characters from Sawyer to Kenzie. I loved meeting all of them. Sawyer is such a strong lead. She has so much potential in her character that I can't wait to see how she forges forward in the struggle. Kenzie's introduction was a bit mysterious but he had lots of twists to add to the tale. That's another good point of the story. The author has added enough interesting turns to the tale that I was never bored. Heck no! I was very much involved in following the fascinating tale.
And I have to the supporting cast. They are almost as strong as the leads and I will be remiss if I don't mention how they bolster the characters and the story. As far as I am concerned, this face paced heart pumping dystopian adventure is a real treat and I had absolute fun with the guessing of the secrets and the fast action scenes. And the romance part was small enough to add to the tale and not intervene in the plot. That was tastefully done. Now I am looking forward to Carbon !! I can't wait and I am sure that if you read this book, you will be as interested as me.
I received a free copy for reviewing purposes. These are my own thoughts and they are not influenced by anything.
My one line review : A fast paced dystopian action adventure!
My rating : 5/5
My reread factor : 4/5
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AJ Eversley is the author of the WATCHER series. A true north Canadian girl, AJ currently lives in Central Alberta with her husband and dog. When she’s not writing, she can be found binge watching Harry Potter, quoting various movies in every day conversation, and eating copious amounts of candy.
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