Feb 9, 2015


by Dean Wilson

Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Dioscuri Press
Pub Date: December 2014
Genre: Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Author
Book Links: Goodreads  Amazon

In the world of Altadas, there are no more human births. The Regime is replacing the unborn with demons, while the Resistance is trying to destroy a drug called Hope that the demons need to survive.

Between these two warring factions lies Jacob, a man who profits from smuggling contraceptive amulets into the city of Blackout. He cares little about the Great Iron War, but a chance capture, and an even more accidental rescue, embroils him in a plot to starve the Regime from power.

When Hope is an enemy, Jacob finds it harder than he thought to remain indifferent. When the Resistance opts to field its experimental landship, the Hopebreaker, the world may find that one victory does not win a war.

My Review: Well I tried something new, so thats good. But I'm not sure on how much I'll say about this book.  It wasn't bad, I did like the book. But my interest just keep slipping, however I did enjoy the parts that did grab me. 

Okay so, the Regime is at war with two other organizations. They make a drug to make the demons live, and the other people want it gone. So something is going to happen. Either all these demons are gone or they win. But its never that simple. Then the demons are here to replace unborn babies. A new idea to me, and the author did a pretty good job with it. 

So over all I loved the ideas the author brought and his world building.  It was done really well and got me to like the book. However when it came to the fight scenes, I wasn't too thrilled. The scenes, I would have like to see them slowed down just a bit. It would go by fast and I would have to reread it to see what just went down. 

So actually thats all that I wasn't happy about. If the scenes were slowed a bit, I would have really liked it, but overall still a good book and is worth the read for those huge sci-fi and steampunk fans!

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