{Effie Reviews} Uprising by Allana Kephart and Melissa Simmons

Posted April 16, 2014 by Effie in Reviews / 0 Comments

{Effie Reviews} Uprising by Allana Kephart and Melissa Simmons

Uprising


by Allana Kephart, Melissa Simmons
Series: Dolan Prophecies #1
Published on April 13th, 2014
by Amazon KDP
Genres: New Adult, Dystopian
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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The year 2102--the world as it was no longer exists. Ravaged by nuclear war and polluted almost to the point of no return, Earth was dying. When the faeries came and brought their healing magic, humanity was grateful at first. Centuries of damage repaired in just five years, and during the course of that rehabilitation, they invaded. Quietly overthrown, the human race is now enslaved. The majority doesn’t even realize they have no free will. Branded, herded and kept only to further the agendas of the Fae Courts, humanity could be facing extinction.

But a resistance is coming…

Fianna Dolan has spent her entire young life preparing herself for an uprising against the Fae. One scorching summer night Fi's parents leave and never return. Thrust into a position of power she never expected, Fi struggles with her new position and the responsibility it entails. When a secretive fae man known only as Flint breaches the city’s defenses claiming he can help, Fi begins to doubt everything she's ever considered truth. As betrayals and deception come to light, will Fi want the answers she’s been seeking, or will trusting Flint lead to her destruction?

3.5 Stars

All right, so I finished Uprising and I liked it. I really did!

The story is mostly about Eirnin and Fianna, two siblings who live in a rebellion city in a futuristic New York. While the rest of the world is ruled by Faery Courts. Humans are enslaved and used by the Faeries as they please. After the supposed deaths of her parents, Fianna is in charge of everyone in their little rebellion city and tries very hard to protect her younger brother Eirnin, because her father had warned her that somday “they” would come for him. Now, as you all know I’m not gonna go to much into the story bit, because I don’t like spoiling.

As for the characters, I really, really adored Lumi, she’s just so adorable and I just want to hug and squeeze her. Lumi is a faery princess of the Winter Court, who’s introduced much later then any of the other characters, but once we meet her, I just immediately latched unto her, because I just love her personality and her kind nature. She just soooooooooooooooooo cute!

Of course there are many more interesting characters, like Fianna herself, she quite the stubborn little spitfire and I really like her, even if I think she can be naive and a little too trusting at times. And then there is her younger brother Eirnin, who’s sweet but just like his sister, he’s stubborn and can sometimes display what I like to call typical-teenage-brat-behaviour, but he can also be incredibly sweet and gentle. We also have Flint, who I just loved for his personality, the way he and Fi interacted, the way he thought, it’s all so interesting. Also I hate, Sean and Hugh, they’re such bastard and personally I hope the gang kills them the first chance they get, because they damn well deserve it for what they did! One more thing I would like to say is the side characters were really nice, like uncle Seamus and Aodhan and Neall and such.

I think one of the most interesting things about this book was also the fact that it was written from Fianna’s, Eirnin’s, Lumi’s and Flint’s point of view, which gave me as a reader a great insight into ther characters mind and what kind of person they were. I loved that!

Now, it kills me to do this but I do have a few minor points to admit about the book, which caused me to give it a 3.5 stars instead of the 4 stars I originally wanted to give. First off, I had some difficulty understanding the story after reading the first two chapters, it wasn’t until another chapter later that I realised the first chapter was from Fi and Eir’s Gran’s POV. Another thing that bothered me was the incredibly easy way in which Flint (enemy to humans for being a faery) had it so easy to slip into the rebellion and not just that but that Fianna just as easily trusted him and let him stay around, after barely having one conversation with him and how easily Fi and Flint turned from enemies to friends to lovers. I also had some trouble with (despite the fact that I just love her) the fact the Lumi was almost instantaneously taken into the “family” and considered a friend, after being kidnapped from her abusive home not even a few days earlier.

Besides these few things, I really did enjoy the book and I plan on reading the sequel, because I seriously want to know what Gran has written in those journals of hers and I definitely want to know what the hell happened to Eir and Lu!!!!

I’d definitely recommend this to people who love dystopia with a dash of fantasy and romance thrown in. It’s a great debut novel and definitely worth a read!!!

Effie

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