New World Rising by Jennifer Wilson
Since witnessing her parents’ murders at the age of eleven, Phoenix’s only purpose in life has been to uphold her mother’s dying words – to be strong and survive. But surviving outside of The Walls – outside of The Sanctuary – is more like a drawn-out death sentence. A cruel and ruthless city, Tartarus is run by the Tribes whose motto is simple, “Join or die.”
Refusing to join and determined to live, Phoenix fights to survive in this savage world. But who can she trust, when no one can be trusted? Not even herself…
I loved this book so freaking much! The only real reason that I didn’t give it five stars is that I thought it would go in a different direction with Phoenix interacting more with the rogue tribes and getting more of a layout of Tartarus. Also the whole series, even this first one could have done another round of spellcheck, but that’s seriously okay because it didn’t take away from my reading experience. My brain actually didn’t register the mistakes right away but only caught them after the fact.
Though it took a different direction than expected, it still held some really amazing qualities like strong world building and amazing characters. The characters in this story are so well rounded and very very realistic, especially our main character Phoenix. I could see myself in her and when a writer can do that with a character, you know it’s going to be a good book!
One of my favorite things about NWR is Mouse. Plain and simple it’s her. Phoenix revolved around her the whole story and continues to in the series, which makes me become so emotionally invested along with her. Aside from that, you can’t just not love Mouse. She is so fierce, a true spitfire through the whole series.
In all, the first book was just amazing and I feel like it is so underrated which is sad because honestly, it’s the most realistic Dystopian YA I’ve ever read.
New World Ashes by Jennifer Wilson
After Phoenix, a 17-year-old orphan rogue, sacrifices herself for her loved ones, her world again takes an unexpected turn. She may have forgotten her past, but it hasn’t forgotten her. A war is coming and her role in it will be pivotal.
That is… if she survives.
You know when people say the second novel always outshines the first one? Well, that’s exactly what happened with NWA, not that the first one was terrible at any length, but the second, wow, it’s outstanding.
Phoenix’s character growth has come such a long way since previous, she has started to become softer and has started to care about others instead of just herself and a big part of that would be Mouse. Mouse has pulled Phoenix out of her comfort zone and has given her part of her humanity back. The evolvement so far in Phoenix has been amazing. I’ve never seen such a better example of growth in a character until Phoenix came into my life.
The elegance of descriptions are incredible, the transitions and the world building have grown also and it’s really evident in
When Ryker was introduced, I will say that I was kind of hoping for a love triangle, guilty as charged!
In all, a very strong sequel!
New World Inferno by Jennifer Wilson
Worlds collide in the third and final installment of the gripping New World Series by Bestselling Author Jennifer Wilson.
Returning to discover their home engulfed in the flames of Tribal war, Phoenix, Mouse, and Triven find themselves facing the impossible. A civil war has consumed the city of Tartarus, but with The Wall coming down in sixteen days, they have been given the impossible task of uniting the Tribes to face Fandrin’s army. Can Phoenix unite the murderous clans she has spent her life evading or will they turn on her before the real battle has begun?
Everything really came together in the final installment.
NWI is action packed to the brim and it picks up right where the last one ended, which is my favorite kind of series. This whole series is really a masterpiece of post-apocalyptic young adult fiction and sadly, IT IS SO UNDERRATED?! LIKE WHY!
The characters really grew since the beginning, like way past what I thought they could. They grew not just individually but also as a whole group, which is amazing, all of the characters are truly cohesive as a bunch and that is such strong writing, it’s so evident.
I was constantly on the edge of my seat while reading, things got really intense, people died and I cried. I forgot to mention, but this whole series is seriously EMOTIONAL, Wilson had me in tears half of the time. I mean, I was in public places half of the time trying to hold back the tears.
Phoenix is my hero and Mouse is my savior
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