Man, am I excited to share today’s post with you all. My cousin has a new book out! I have been brimming with anticipation about it since she asked me to review it many months ago, and it was released this past Tuesday. Today, I am thrilled to finally be sharing my thoughts on her newest work with all of you!
But first, I want y’all to meet the author: Kristen Hogrefe.
From Camp in New Hampshire to our home in Texas to hers in Florida, it’s always an adventure with Kristen and David (her sidekick and twin). They are so patient with us youngins, graciously taking my brother and me under their wings the first time we visited Camp many years ago. Even though they live states apart from me, I have loved the times we’ve had together. The infrequency of our visits just makes them that much sweeter when they do happen.
Prior to The Revisionary, Kristen authored The Wings of the Dawn trilogy, which are wonderful mystery novels! The growth I saw in her writing from the first to the last book in the Wings of the Dawn series has only continued. I’ve enjoyed Kristen’s writing since the beginning of The Wings of the Dawn, but wow, she is taking things to the next level in The Revisionary, so let’s get to it.
The beginning of the Amazon.com summary entices readers to take a peek into the world of Portia Abernathy.
A Revisionary rewrites the rules.
A Rogue breaks them.
Which one is she?
In Portia’s world, truth is not freely available. The population of the American Socialists United (the ASU) is kept in the dark. But what is being hidden from them? That’s what Portia is on a quest to figure out. What started as a way to bring her brother back morphed into a battle for knowledge and, ultimately, truth.
I began my journey into Portia’s world on our evening flight into Los Angeles, CA, and continued it throughout our time on the Hawaiin islands. After reading only for classes all school year, it felt so nice to read a book of my choosing (after taking two weeks off from books entirely, that is).
The world Kristen created in The Revisionary is reminiscent of that in the Hunger Games, but our heroine’s journey of discovery is comparable to that of Tris’ in Divergent. If you liked either of those series, The Revisionary is an obvious MUST read.
And if you never read them, or didn’t like them, don’t stop reading and dismiss The Revisionary just yet because The Revisionary is also a little bit different. Just before coming to wrap up this post, I jumped on Facebook to check out the book launch party Kristen hosted and saw her response to a question about her inspiration for the book, and it put a finger on the difference I felt when reading The Revisionary but never quite placed. She shared:
I really wanted to write a dystopia with hope.
And she did just that.
To order The Revisionary, head on over to Amazon where both Kindle and paperback versions are available.
*although I was asked to write a review, the thoughts shared in this post are my own and reflect my honest opinion*