by Kate L. Mary
Publication date: June 21st 2016
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Blurb:In a world fueled by greed and corruption, where airships rule the skies and coal mines have been turned into prisons, Scarlett Moon has one goal: Survive. Being tough and looking out for herself is the only way to stay alive, but when her best friend, Rory, is arrested and returned to the mines, all of Scarlett’s carefully built walls threaten to crumble.
After being rescued by an airship full of pirates, led by the sexy and irresistible Asher Kimura, Scarlett finds herself surrounded by cons and fugitives, and thrust into the middle of a coal-smuggling business. When they take her to Columbus, the one place she never wanted to set foot in again, she wants nothing more than to get away. And her discomfort only grows as she becomes increasingly drawn to Asher.
But everything changes when she discovers there may be a way to rescue Rory. Enlisting the pirates’ help, Scarlett sets out on a mission to save her friend, praying that her overwhelming attraction to Asher doesn’t mean the end to her freedom—in more ways than one.
5 STARSI was given this book as a gift and volunteered to give an honest review free from persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.
*May contain some spoilers
This was definitely an enjoyable read for me. The way Scarlett described Asher was enough to make your mouth water. What a devastating and corrupted world they live in. If you think Prison sounds bad try a prison coal mine. Omg! Scarlett and her friends are just trying to survive then her best friend is arrested and everything changes. It's not just about survival anymore. They are rescued by an airship full of pirates. Yes, I did say pirates. I thought that to be cool but it confused me a little. Among these pirates is Asher. Asher and Scarlett are instantly drawn to each other but Scarlett has a very hard time excepting her feelings towards him. It drove me insane! Fully committed to finding her friend and rescuing her she decides to put her feelings aside but she only grows closer to him.
This book has a good easy to follow plot. I think Scarlett seems so tough yet so broken on the inside and I'm curious to see her true self emerge. I hope Asher and Scarlett find some peace with their relationship because they seem good together. Love may be the only thing they got in this devastating world. This book is a heart pounding novel full of shrills and thrills that will knock your socks off.
About the Author:Kate L. Mary is an award-winning author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, ranging from Post-apocalyptic tales of the undead, to Speculative Fiction and Contemporary Romance. Her YA book, When We Were Human, was the 2015 Children's Moonbeam Book Awards Silver Medal Winner for Young Adult Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fiction, and the 2016 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner for Young Adult Science Fiction. Fans of The Walking Dead won't want to miss out on her Amazon Bestselling Broken World series, and the soon to come Twisted follow-up series.