Thursday, July 22, 2010

Review ~ Nomansland by Lesley Hauge

TITLE: Nomansland
AUTHOR: Lesley Hauge
TYPE: YA fantasy
PAGES: 256
SERIES: I am not for sure but I would assume it could be

REASON FOR READ: Saw it at and thought if she was interested then I should be too!

SUMMARY: {From Goodreads}
Sometime in the future, a lonely, windswept island is populated solely by women. Among these women is a group of teenaged Trackers—expert equestrians and archers—whose job is to protect their shores from the enemy. The enemy, they’ve been told, is men. When these girls come upon a partially buried home from the distant past, they are fascinated by the strange objects—high-heeled shoes, teen magazines, make-up—found there. What are they to make of these mysterious things? And what does it mean for their strict society where friendship is forbidden and rules must be obeyed—at all costs?

I am actually conflicted on this book. Part of me really liked the thought behind it, the fact it wasn’t same old same old, and it had a nice little twist. That being said however, part of me didn’t like it and I can’t exactly tell you why.

Things I enjoyed:
I liked how she portrayed the future in such a different way it made you wonder some things.
I did like the main characters both old and new.
And I even have to admit that the YAs didn’t annoy me like they usually do. I thought all the YAs were well fleshed out and mature for their environment which has been a pleasant experience.
I did like how the author took time to let you get to know all the Trackers in the group and I really felt as if I was experiencing things fresh or if I hadn’t been exposed to all the media like current maybe that is how I would’ve reacted.

Things I didn’t care for:
Again I’m caught I can’t really place what it is about this book that I didn’t enjoy. Obviously I kept reading it. Obviously my interested was peaked so what is it about this particular book that leaves me indifferent? No idea but I found I just couldn’t really connect with anyone and I wonder if that’s b/c the world building and characterization was so good I just found it so difficult to really connect to someone.

Are you keeping it or passing it on? Keeping it until I can place where I want it to go.

Would you recommend this book? Yes I think I would to anyone who enjoys fantasy and YA.

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