The Last Singer by Marjorie Lindsey is a YA Fantasy story of a rare healing ability, forbidden singing, and a secret sisterhood.
“A planetary threat. A forgotten prophecy. A gifted singer fights for freedom against a cunning Premier and a malevolent Genetrix. At 18, Brynna Bokk’s life changes forever. Forced by law to leave the sanctuary of her beloved island home, she faces a restricted existence in the floating city of Hypor. A gifted singer, her fiercest challenge is to hide her talent in a city where singing is forbidden. But that isn’t the only secret she carries. Her mismatched eyes and falcon birthmark link her to a mysterious sisterhood. When a solar threat and a government conspiracy threaten her planet and her loved ones, Brynna joins a rebellion led by an emerald-eyed warrior. The discovery of an ancient diary raises questions about her heritage and throws her life into further turmoil. Intent on defeating corruption and uncovering her destiny, Brynna faces betrayal, imprisonment, and death as she traverses a dangerous path with the highest stakes imaginable-the survival of humanity. The Last Singer is the first book in The Falcon Chronicles . The setting for this futuristic adventure series is a planet whose population has been devastated by rising oceans. Greed, brutality, and jealousy face off against friendship, love and Brynna’s growing power. If you enjoyed The Hunger Games and Divergent, you’ll love this new heroine’s exciting adventure. Don’t miss out on Brynna’s extraordinary journey. Download your copy of The Last Singertoday!”
A world where singing is banned leads a strong, female character into a realm of secrets. Her recent discovery of a rare, special ability just as she is about to leave home creates the beginning to a fun fantasy story.
The unique aspects in this book quickly brought me to the end. The world building alone with the climate change mixed with society’s rules regarding a strict work ethic are just the first things I noticed. Then add in a secret sisterhood helped to peak my interest.
But unfortunately, I felt like the book didn’t live all the way up to the my expectations. The writing was easy to read, but I felt like as the story progressed, the writing began to feel a little flat.
Overall, the unique concepts quickly reeled me in, and the dystopian world was very interesting to read about (there are a ton of stuff that happened in this world). I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars.
If you love stories that blend genres together, this book may be for you!
Published: 29 November 2017
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
How I Read It: eARC from NetGalley
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All my reviews contain my honest opinion only and are not influenced in any way.*
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