My rating: green4
Hi everyone! It’s me again with another review but this time, it’s on Saturday. I can’t believe that so many of my reviews were published on a Tuesday, making it seem like a weekly event of its own. Anyways, I’m here with a review for The Scorpian Rules by Erin Bow. It’s my first Dystopian book in a while, and I’ve got to say, I’m quite pleased with it. There were some places where I just couldn’t back it up, but its writing style and intense plot held it together when the characters wouldn’t.

Greta was a really interesting character to read about. At first, I read on mostly  because of the premise, but as I got to know her, I started to sympathize and begin to understand her. From the get go, you could see  that she’s a leader, even in the smallest things. And I don’t think she realizes that until it’s made apparent. I grew invested in her well being to the point where I couldn’t stand some of the plot, just because it’s rough for her. But I guess that has to do with her becoming someone who willingly fights for others. Still, it was painful, and has made me realize that also has to do with great writing. If you’re able to feel emotions while reading a book, I think that’s a testament to the author’s ability.

Even though there are some moments where I couldn’t get behind the plot, I found that it had a pretty good story line and decent structure. I really wanted to know what happened to the characters, the main and supporting ones, and couldn’t put the book down until I found out. Which is probably why I’m writing this post on a Saturday. 😉 Mainly, I was curious about the fate of the Precepture and still am. I wonder what the second book will be like, compared to the first. Especially when so many things have happened, changing people irrevocably. 

Well, those are my thoughts on The Scorpian Rules. If you have any questions or have read it and would like to share your thoughts, I’d love to hear them. Thanks for reading!

-Sumaya

 

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