Sunday, August 29, 2010

Review: Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien


This book was amazing.
The author weaved a futurist dystopian society were in there is a wall separating two group of people. There is a genetic problem causing the poor to relinquish a certain number of children birthed per month and the story centralizes around a midwife's daughter's in one area of people outside the wall.
The characters were amazingly written and they totally sucked me into the story until the point I stayed up all night reading it.
The author talks about this city, but not so much you get bored, and gives a nice vague description of how things came to be. Which is great, because a lot of times in this new era of dystopian lives authors drag out a back story until I want to beat my head with the book, because really I don't care too much about the world, in so far as much as I care about the characters and how they interact in that world.
So go read this book.
It was amazing, I am chugging down coffee after just finishing it this morning, and I feel really good after reading it.
And I want more!

This book is also part of the Debut Author Challenge

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Michelle Greathouse said...

Sounds great. :) I've added this one to my list of must haves.


Teril said...

Oh my gosh, it was great!