Alethia by Megan Tennant
Novel Rating 5/5 ⭐
Nearly two decades after the fall, the transcendent city of Iris is the only place rumored to have a cure for the disease that decimated the world. Beyond Iris, are the remnants of the old world, crawling with the Depraved. Infected with Lethe, they no longer remember the people or dreams they were once willing to fight for and are left instead with familiar voices that whisper dark and unfamiliar words within their minds. Instinct is all that keeps the diseased struggling to exist another day.
Deep underground, below Iris, exists a compound, prison to the Nameless who traded their freedom for the cure to Lethe. It is here that 736 fights to protect those she loves. Not against the Depraved that she’s taught to fear, but against the society that saved her from that fate. She was willing to trade away her rights to regain the ability to form memories, but she won’t let the cult that cured her treat the lives of the Nameless like a resource to be used and discarded. At least, not without a fight.
How much is 736 willing to sacrifice for revenge against her captors? For those, she cares about? For freedom? Everything has a cost, what would you be willing to pay?
*This novel was given to me in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are indeed my own.*
Another dystopian book that has stolen my heart! Wow. I knew immediately by the cover and the first few pages that this was going to be a five-star rating, my senses were so dead on! This dystopian was a bit of a refresher from other dystopian’s, it had a special quality of its own, I could see a few the maze runner qualities in it, but very far from it actually.
I truly love how characters are named by numbers, but also I really love that certain characters have actual names, even though it’s only a few. But I do really hope that in the following sequel, our main character 736, finally will receive an official name!
Alethia was such a thrill! The climax was a little slow yet well worth the wait, but it was set at a good pace to get to learn about our main character more. The character developments really amazed me most, I expect so little to blossom from certain characters but there they were, surprising me out of nowhere! Also, the imagery that Megan describes in this whole new world is absolutely seamless and amazing that it just astounds me so much.
Overall, I have no complaints, other than in the paperback there isn’t a trigger warning listed BUT it was mentioned to me by the author that there is a link posted in the back, on the author page where you can view the warning link-list. I would have liked to have seen a list posted in the actual book, but at least there is a link to show you the warnings, which you can view here.
Thank you to the author for sending me a copy to review!
You can buy Alethia, HERE!
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