Sunday, 9 January 2011

Review: Trickster's Girl - Hilari Bell

Trickster's Girl (Raven Duet)Title: Trickster's Girl
Author: Hilari Bell
Format: ebook
Pages: -
Genre: SciFi/Fantasy
Published: 3rd January 2011
In the year 2098 America isn't so different from the USA of today. But, in a post-9/11 security-obssessed world, "secured" doesn't just refer to borders between countries, it also refer to borders between states. Teenagers still think they know everything, but there is no cure for cancer, as Kelsa knows first-hand from watching her father die.

The night Kelsa buries her father, a boy appears. He claims magic is responsible for the health of Earth, but human damage disrupts its flow. The planet is dying.

Kelsa has the power to reverse the damage, but first she must accept that magic exists and see beyond her own pain in order to heal the planet.
After a visit from a mysterious boy called Raven, Kelsa isn't sure what to make of him telling her that it is the responsibility of humans to save Earth - after all, it's their fault it's dying.Raven wants Kelsa to unblock the flow of energy through ley lines. To do so she must travel from her home in Utah to Alaska.

Set in the near-future, Trickster's Girl essentially follows the journey of Raven and Kelsa as they make their way through America, coming across difficulty after difficulty. That Raven doesn't have an ID card, when the coutryy's heightened security means not only check-points on international boarders but also on state boarders, turns out to be the least of their problems. The technology in this world is believable, if not all that far advanced. There's Com Pods that aren't so different from today's smartphones. School work is done on readers that seem very similar to an iPad. But remember, it's only 90 years from now.

The book is a combination of futuristic sci-fi and ancient mythology, combining together to make and interesting and action packed adventure. Admittedly, I was a little disappointed with how it ends because it doesn't really finish everything up - I didn't realise until this point that there is to be a sequel. Once I knew this,   I was actually glad because now I get to read the next one.

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