ARC Review: The Blue-Eyed General by Rebecca Inman

Posted October 25, 2013 by Bee in Reviews / 1 Comment

ARC Review: The Blue-Eyed General by Rebecca Inman

The Blue-Eyed General

by Rebecca Inman
Published on October 24th 2013
by Rebecca Inman
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: eARC
Source: Author

Jed’s dead. These are the words that transform seventeen year old Cecelia Rivermire’s quiet life into a manhunt. A manhunt to kill the man that murdered her only friend. A manhunt to kill the man that murdered her first love. In this quest for revenge, however, she’ll soon discover that everything she’s ever known has been a lie, including everything she thinks she knows about herself…

Set in a world where a dictator’s word is gospel, rebellion looms, and science and superstition collide with devastating consequences, The Blue-Eyed General follows Cecelia as she strives for her vengeance. Though the man she hunts is an extremely illusive figure, and she finds herself hunted by her own tyrannical Emperor, she’s confident that taking her revenge should be easy. After all, she’s no ordinary girl. With incredible strength, speed, and otherworldly blue eyes, she’s a beautiful enigma; but none of that can protect her from the terrifying places that her journey will take her to, and nothing on Gaia can prepare her for the horrible truths that she’ll learn about herself. By the time she’s done, Cecelia will wish that she’d left the past undisturbed.

With tensions and treason, madness and murder, romance and revelation, for the blue-eyed general, revenge really is only the beginning…

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

3.5 Stars

Although this book started out as just okay for me, it ended up being pretty great! And I’m very glad about that because the author was so nice to give me an ARC copy and she’s just awesome. So yeah, I’d say this is a great debut novel with another kick-ass heroine.

The Blue-Eyed General is about seventeen year old Cecelia. When she hears her only friend is killed, she’s determined to hunt down the man that killed her only friend and first love. In her search for revenge, she soon discovers that everything she knows is a lie, including everything she knows about herself.

The story itself is cool. I knew that when I read the blurb. Cecelia is a likable character and she can kick some serious ass if she needs too. The writing is pretty good even though I was easily distracted. The only thing that bothered me was the overuse of exclamation marks. Of course there’s the romance and I liked that one too. But unless I read it wrong, Cecelia is twelve in the prologue, how can she call someone the love of her life? She’s barely even lived. Maybe it’s different in that world, I don’t know. That’s what made the book just okay in the beginning. It’s when Cecelia becomes this kick-ass girl with a sword and stuff that it gets really good.

Like I said, Cecelia is a likable character. She’s pretty awesome, although maybe not that relatable for me personally. The world-building in this book was also good and I liked all the other characters too. I’d say Rebecca has done a great job on her debut novel and I’m curious to read what happens next.

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