ARC Review: Unbreathable by Hafsah Laziaf

Posted October 17, 2013 by Bee in Reviews / 0 Comments

ARC Review: Unbreathable by Hafsah Laziaf


by Hafsah Laziaf
Pages: 379
Published on October 29th 2013
by Hafsah Laziaf
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Format: eARC
Source: Won in giveaway

One hundred and fifty years ago, Earth was destroyed, and the remaining humans fled to the dusty red planet of Jutaire, where the only oxygen is manufactured, food is scarce, and death strikes often. 

When Lissa's father discovers Earth still exists, she accidentally inhales the toxic air of Jutaire, and in one breath, discovers she isn't quite human.

Her father hangs for his discovery, and Lissa knows the Chancellors will come for her, for she saw the Earth that night too. With nothing to lose, she sets out to expose the truth. It isn't long before she meets Julian, a beautiful boy who can breathe the toxic air like she can - and shows her that the Jute, the original inhabitants of the planet, are more tangled in their lives than she knows.

But the Chancellors are only pawns in a greater game - one where the Jute control everything. Worse, the Jute plan to leave Jutaire for Earth, but to get there, they need her. And they'll stop at nothing until Lissa is in their clutches, even if they kill every human in the process.

The race for Earth has begun.

Unbreathable is a tale of love, redemption, and sacrifice, and one girl's struggle to find her place in a world where she doesn't belong.

3.5 Stars

I quite liked this book! Not as much as I wanted to though and I know it’s just me. Science Fiction still is a though genre for me to love. So I’d say it’s quite an accomplishment to make me even enjoy the book as much as I did.

I’ll start with telling what I didn’t like because I never like to do that and want to get it over with. The writing was okay, nothing wrong with it but the book itself… I found it a little predictable at times, which in this book, took a lot from the story. I also didn’t really like Lissa as a character. I don’t know why, I just didn’t. One last thing for the bad stuff, a lot of times I didn’t have a clue what was going on. Maybe it was because I was doing other things while reading and I needed to focus all of my attention on the book, but even so. It’s pretty confusing.

I liked Julian and Slate. They were cool and I liked them as characters. And even though I didn’t really believe it in the beginning, the romance was pretty sweet and I give all the credits for that to Julian. The writing was good, like I said. If it wasn’t as good as it was, I wouldn’t have finished the book. And I’ll say it again, sci-fi is a tough genre for me, so the fact that I gave this 3.5 stars is a good sign.

In the end I’d say it’s a good book and I wish I liked it more. If you’re not into sci-fi, you can give it a try, but I can’t promise you’ll like it. If you do love sci-fi, I recommend this book to you because I think you’ll love this book too.

autograph bieke


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