Sunday, August 26, 2018

Gold Shadow (Bronze Rebellion #1) by L.C. Perry

Gold Shadow is the first book in the YA dystopian series, Bronze Rebellion. This book was sent to me by the author. Ebony was born a slave in the underground cities. For the past 18 years of her life, Ebony has learned to become a fierce statue, showing no pain and doing as told, trying to avoid the attention of her master. All seems hopeless until a pair of rebels venture underground, and allow Ebony and some of her fellow slaves a chance to escape. With her newfound freedom, Ebony decides to join the rebellion against the monarchy. Meanwhile, their Princess, Irene, is naive to the horrors her parents cause, and Ebony has a plan to show her the truth and change the world.

While I loved Ebony more than I liked Irene, I appreciated their clear contrast. I relished witnessing both sides of the story, and how clearly they juxtaposed each other. I was fascinated at how impregnable Ebony is. The horrific savagery and abuse she endured only made her stronger.

I love how the author took a historical issue like slavery and made it futuristic and so relatable. The intensity is raw and pure, and better than any textbook. I love the added element of the underground cities, and the plotline of being clueless to what food is, or automatic doors, or the sun. Just the slavery itself is awful enough, but these kids not knowing what the sky looks like makes me feel anger and even more sympathy for the characters.

According to the About the Author page in the back of the book, L.C. Perry is a college student, only a few years older than me. The fact that, at her age, she has written such an amazing book, blows me away. The level of skill she has is beyond her years, and I really, really enjoyed Gold Shadow.

I highly recommend this book, and I cannot wait to read the next book, Emerald Dream! The series is planned to have a total of four books.

Title: Gold Shadow
Author: L.C. Perry
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 343
Series: Yes, Book 1
Rating: 5 Stars

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