Saturday, March 11, 2017

Justice Buried by Hilary Thompson (Starbright Series, #1)

Justice Buried
by Hilary Thompson

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Starbright - Book 1
Publisher: Oftomes Publishing; 2 edition (June 14, 2016)
Publication Date: June 14, 2016
Genre: Sci-fi | Fantasy
Print Length: 330 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 
The people need Justice, but she's not listening.
One hundred years before, the Great Sickness reduced the world to three dystopian cities. Now the community of Asphodel is trapped underground, waiting for the prophesied maiden of Justice to rescue them.
Sixteen-year-old Astrea is supposed to be this savior - too bad for them she isn't a believer. Astrea fights her fate until discovering a power she never knew she had, and a handsome ally she never expected. With her life in danger, Astrea must choose between saving her city or herself.
This thrilling young adult adventure is the first in the richly-imagined Starbright series, which is laced with mystery, mythology, romance, and magic. Justice Buried will have you questioning fate versus free will along with Astrea's strong female lead, and wondering who can be trusted when everyone is keeping secrets.

 
Justice Buried by Hilary Thompson (Starbright Series, #1)

When disaster wipes out most of humanity, three cities were formed from the survivors. One went underground where it has remained, currently governed by a ruthless dictator. Following the signs of the Zodiac, mates are matched and one teen has been prophesied to be the savior of her world, freeing them from their underground life. But,will her personal quest for free will and her denial of who she is change the fate of the only world she has known?

Astrea bears the diamond marks of the future leader, Lexan is fated to be her mate, but Astrea is determined that no one will dictate her life, her future or her destiny. Little did she know Fate had its own plan for her and it all started with an intruder from the surface.

JUSTICE BURIED by Hilary Thompson is set in a dystopian world where the clans of survivors on the surface and those who took to the underground caves fear each other, believe the worst and fail to come together in the interest of survival. Astrea is far too much of an independent thinker, too strong-willed and curious to be molded into the figurehead her people need. She is also a threat to the current leader who knows Astrea is not drinking the Koolaid of lies and half-truths.
It was the discovery of a surface dweller, Stian, the intrigue he held and the promise of learning of a new world, the world her people have been deprived of that sets a new course for Astrea and awakens a power she never knew she had.

Throughout this tale there is high tension, mistrust and Astrea’s personal emotions to deal with as we discover hidden truths, and a world on the surface where the beauty of nature and its wonder, the kindnesses of strangers and what the power of free will can really do as she travels into a world where the sun shines, the rain falls and the blowing wind touches faces. Can you imagine never having felt the heat of the sun, seen the glow of the moon? Hilary Thompson dug deep to describe Lexan and Astrea’s reactions and it was amazing!

I received this copy from Hilary Thompson in exchange for my honest review.

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