Jumat, 02 Januari 2015

[Review] Purenet (The Sanction Series #1)

Title : Purenet (The Sanction Series Book 1)
Author : H.J. Lawson
Published : December 2014
Pages : 166 pages (Paperback), 107 pages (E-Book
Genre : Dystopian, Sci-Fi, YA

"Purenet is one of six wealthy Sanctions, formed by the Emperor and the Untouchables after a devastating world war.
Only those born in Purenet have the privilege of living under the dome, protecting their bodies from the sun’s deadly UVA rays.

Skylier is desperate to escape her underground confines and save her mother’s life.

On a school visit, she hears something she’s not supposed to, and now she realizes that not only is her whole life a lie, but she is in grave danger… She doesn’t know who to trust, and her enemies are everywhere… even closer than she realizes.

Now she is in a race against time to save not only her life, but her mother's and those she cares about. And if she fails, she'll suffer a fate worse than death..."


** spoiler alert ** 

Thank you to the author, H.J. Lawson , for the free ebook from a giveaway.

The reason I entered the giveaway was that I found the cover was very captivating and eye-catching and then I saw the genre was Sci-Fi (my favorite). So, I thought I should read Purenet. I'm glad that I have read the ebook now.

Purenet is amazing! Knowing this was a dystopian just got me more happier (We are having dystpioan fever here in Indonesia :D).

I like Skylier, she has a strong characteristic. I think the idea of family bond, reading minds ability, is brilliant. It's clever that the story can keep the reader's curiousity up. Why cannot Skylier read her father's mind? Surely, there are a lot of surprises I could hardly breathe. This family thing really touched my heart. Oh, and Callie is very brave, I like her. There are some funny scenes too, so I bet you won't be bored.

About the layout, the text is using Align Text Left. I don't know whether the paperback version uses it too, but I think Justify is better.
Another minus of this book: Purenet is too short! Oh, my! I just didn't realize I have finished reading it. Sorry, I wonder if the ebook is a complete version, the ebook is 107 pages long while in goodreads is stated 166 pages , so I guess there should be a few chapters more?
There are still many things I don't know about. Everytime I turned to the next page, I wished I could get more information about The Empire, the six Sanctions (maybe the name of each Sanction and the characteristic), Dax (so sad there is only one chapter of Dax's POV), about being a Host, why the UVA wasn't dangerous anymore, and about The Sanction Games.
But it's fine, I understand this is a series book. The next book must be more interesting and informative.

So, once again, Purenet is amazing. I hope a great publisher here in Indonesia could publish Purenet (in Indonesian language of course), because Purenet is worth it.

Thank you.


The author has clarified that the ebook I received was a full book. She is writing the next book now with... more Dax POV! Ow, I'm so excited! ^_^

Wanna know more about The Sanction Series? You can contact the author via Twitter (@HJLawson1), Facebook (HJLawson), and Goodreads (H.J. Lawson, discover her other epic books!)

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