Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Five Seven Five

Note: I received this book for review in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Five Seven Five (The Boy With Words #1)
Author: C.E. Wilson
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Pages: 200
Rating: 4 Stars
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White Frost has never been into the Unknown, but she hopes that one day, this will change. The only thing she knows of the world outside is what her cousin brings back to her.  Little scraps of paper with small collections of words.  Her cousin Shade is a Chosen One.  He is one of the few that are able to leave the zones and enter the Unknown world.   But after a tragic event tips White's world upside down, she begins to gain a new perspective about life, and the world she knew.  

This was an extremely unique novel- something unlike anything I'd ever read- and I definitely suggest you give it a shot! 

The beginning of this book has a very mysterious premise.  You don't exactly know what's going on- but you know some thing's off. White doesn't know anything about blue skies, green grass, rain, clouds, or colors.  For me, this is what caught my attention. A world where the main character knows nothing of beauty and light?  How could I resist? 

Our main character, White, as you slowly learn, is not like many of the other people in her society.  She wants more.  She wants to see what is out there beyond the zones of her colony.  Her only problem is that she is too young to apply for the position of "Chosen One"- like her cousin. 

Throughout the book, you get to watch White discover the beauty of a world beyond her imagination.  You get to drink in every tiny detail through her eyes, and it's gorgeously done.  The descriptions create such a vivid, complete picture.  It's beautiful.  

The characters are another nicely done aspect of the story.  Each one is unique, complex, and a little difficult to fully understand. Oh, and their names!  They're simply the best. For example- Penny Lincoln (like how President Lincoln is on the United States penny), and there are two siblings by the names Salt and Pepper. I know some people were a little weirded out by the names, but I liked them, because it really helps you differentiate between White's world, and the world we know.  
My one complaint would be that there are a couple editing/grammatical errors, but they are certainly easy to look past given the superiority of the plot.  

I can't tell you all that much about this story without giving away some major plot twists- so it is difficult for me to explain exactly why I think you should check this book out, but overall, if you want something new and different, I'd recommend this one.  Five Seven Five is a one of a kind novel, and it's sure to leave you with a positive, lasting impression. 

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