Title: Dead of Night
Author: Carlyle Labuschagne
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Romance
Expected Release Date: October 2014
Publisher: Hallowed Ink Press
~ Synopsis ~
In a dark and desolated After Earth, love still does exist, but the cost of bearing such a flaw is death.
World War III has left Earth in utter turmoil. People’s beliefs are said to be the cause of the worldwide destruction. After The Clearing new laws are set about – to show certitude in anything besides the law is weak and chargeable as mutiny. To be illogical and have faith in religion is illegal, to be limitless is dangerous. And Illness is seen as a defect – all flaws that are inexcusable.
But to love is the greatest betrayal of all mankind. It is a fault the world has long forgotten and punishable by death, a fatal risk Aecker and Opel are fully prepared to take – because in love there is freedom. But how far can they push back before it claims their lives and of those they care about?
~ Review By Jessica ~
*I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review*
I was immediately sucked into this story. I really loved the mystery surrounding Opel in the beginning. Discovering who she is and what she is was interesting and kept me reading. I also really liked switching back and forth between Aeker and Opel. Aeker brought his own mystery and intrigue to the story, and flipping back and forth between the two definitely kept things interesting. The world building was well done and the whole idea was original and interesting. My biggest gripe is that the writing became confusing at times. As the story progresses, the action picks up quite a bit, and I found the fast-paced scenes hard to follow. I had to slow down and re-read a lot of the action sequences, and they seemed choppy at times. I also thought that some of the scene changes seemed awkward and I actually went back to see if I’d skipped a page at one point. These things aside, I do still want to continue the story. The twists and turns were excellent, and the story line captivating. 3.5 books
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~ About the Author ~
Carlyle Labuschagne is a South African award winning author working her way into the hearts of international readers with her first two books in the Broken Trilogy. Her first young adult dystopian novel “The Broken Destiny” reached top 3 in its YA debut Category. The Sequel Evanescent won YATR literary award for best Sci-Fi book 2013.
Her become a published author prgramme for students launched Feb 2014.
She is not only an author, but works as a marketing manager by day. She holds a diploma in creative writing through the writing school at College SA.
Carlyle loves to swim, fights for the trees, and is a food lover who is driven by her passion for life. Carlyle also writes for IU e-magazine India, an inspirational non-profit magazine that aims at inspiring the world through words. The drive behind her author career is healing through words. Carlyle is also the founder of the first annual book drive – Help Build A Library in Africa Project. And hopes to launch her very own Indie book festival in Johannesburg March 2015.
“My goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another.”
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