Season of Atchem Review

Title: Season of Atchem
Author: Jennifer Arntson
Series: Scavenger Girl #1
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: 21 October 2017
Source: Author
Format: Ebook
Pages: Not Available
Rating: 3.75 Stars
Reading Timeline: 14 October 2017










Goodreads Synopsis:

Stripped of their birthright and shunned by the people of Ashlund, Una and her family are forced to live on the fringe of society as Scavengers. 

When the family experiences a sudden change of circumstance, Una takes new freedoms, free from the Authority, her family and possibly her fate.

Pulled between the life she's always known and a world where status and rituals are everything, Una struggles to understand a culture that has rejected her family and celebrates death. Time is running out and she can't stop thinking about what she fears the most: the coming of her womanhood and her subsequent price when she's taken to the sellers Stage. As the Festival of the Three Moons draws near and she learns who she really is, will Una Fins the courage to do what it takes to ensure her family's survival, or will she find the faith to follow her heart.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I have been waiting months for the right to read this book and the time has finally arrived! I am so excited to jump into this! The author is super kind and she honestly just hypes me up for this book. I am extremely interested to see how this book unfolds. I am very excited for this!

Thank you so much to the author providing me with a copy of her book!  Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book in exchange for an honest review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing in this book was good but I did feel as though there was a little too much irrelevant description. The extra detail made the writing dense and at times difficult to get through especially if it was a paragraph describing a certain thing. I absolutely adored the dialogue though. It was natural and even when it seemed a little childish, it was done well.

Plot Thoughts:

The plot was quite slow moving but I think that that has a lot to do with the amount of detail that the writing had. I really liked how the author took her time to introduce her fictional world to us because although one might be able to draw similarities to our real world, it had its own unique structure. When the plot started to pick up, it became interesting and it pulled you into the plot.

Character Thoughts:

I didn't like Una as much as I thought that I would. Whilst we are close in age, I often felt like she acted a lot younger and seemed extremely emotionally orientated. However, despite not really liking Una, I really liked her bothers. Marsh was funny and sarcastic and Calish was quiet and yet he had a heart of gold.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book. I thought the writing was good despite being detail heavy. The plot was slow but interesting. The world building was done well. The characters each had their own unique quirks and a majority were well rounded. However, despite enjoying this book, I don't think that I will be continuing with the series mainly because it isn't something that I am interested in reading. The book is definitely worth picking up and I would like to thank the author for sending me a copy of her book to review!

Yours in Reading,

Melleny

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