My rating: blue4-copy

(3.75 stars)

This story was provided by the publisher for an honest review. 

Hello, everyone! Today, I’ll be talking about the YA serialization up on Serial Box called ReMade, particularly the first instalment, Shadows and Dreams. ReMade is an upcoming serialization spanning from September to December and written in collaboration by Matthew Cody, Kiersten White, E.C. Meyers, Andrea Phillips, Carrie Harris and Gwenda Bond. The story is about twenty-three teenagers that have died at a certain time (between 9:31 pm and 9:32 pm) and ending up in a post-apocalyptic world, where they are humanity’s only hope for survival. Together, they’ll have to search for the answers of what happened to them and the rest of humanity. This first episode, as they are called by Serial Box, is called Shadows and Dreams and is written by Matthew Cody. It focuses on the perspective of a boy named Holden, one of the twenty-three teenagers in the post-apocalyptic world.

What I liked about the episode was its pacing. There was never really a dull moment in the book, which I appreciated very much. But I think that is also why it failed to add more information on what happened to Holden and Seya, the girl he is with at the time. As a reader, I don’t need to be spoon fed everything about the world of the book from the first page, but I like to know a bit about what was going on. I felt as if I had a lot of unanswered questions that could have been reasonably answered in that episode without giving the storyline away, like what were they doing there, the characters involved with Holden and Seya, the place they were in and where it came from. Maybe a lot of it had to do with survival and the fact that most people would be worried about their life over information that might not be necessary in the long run if they slow down.I understand that it is a great suspense technique to withhold information, but it still irked me a bit. If I were to rate this episode by itself, I’d give it a 3.5 star rating Instead, I feel the episode deserves a 3.75 star rating because I’m anticipating it to be a stepping stone and that a lot of questions will be answered in the next instalment.

That’s all I have to say about the first instalment of the ReMade serialization. I think it’s a really good start to a story, if you enjoy fast-paced stories that leave you on the edge of your seat and wanting more! I just wouldn’t read it by itself, but probably with the second instalment right after. If you’re interested in more information about the serialization ReMade, click here. Any thoughts or questions you might have are welcome in the Comments Section below as well. Thanks for reading, everybody!

–  Sumaya