Nameless by Jennifer Jenkins
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
Genre: YA, Dystopian
Four clans have been at war for centuries: the Kodiak, the Raven, the Wolf and the Ram. Through brutal war tactics, the Ram have dominated the region, inflicting death and destruction on their neighbors.
Seventeen-year-old Zo is a Wolf and a Healer who volunteers to infiltrate the Ram as a spy on behalf of the allied clans. She offers herself as a Ram slave, joining the people who are called the “nameless.” Hers is a suicide mission – Zo’s despair after losing her parents in a Ram raid has left her seeking both revenge and an end to her own misery. But after her younger sister follows her into Rams Gate, Zo must find a way to survive her dangerous mission and keep her sister safe.
What she doesn’t expect to find is the friendship of a young Ram whose life she saves, the confusing feelings she develops for a Ram soldier, and an underground nameless insurrection. Zo learns that revenge, loyalty and love are more complicated than she ever imagined in the first installment of this two-book series.
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FYI: NAMELESS is in development for film by Benderspink! That’s the same company who optioned Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen and produced the I AM NUMBER FOUR film!
The pacing is decent, I would have liked it to pick up just a bit. I didn't have a problem imagining where I was in the story but I would have liked a little more world development. I would also have liked more of a history about the different clans.
Seemed that while the book is considered dystopian/fantasy, it seemed more old world fantasy with arrows, swords, and spears. I did struggle with the time period of this book because of that. I would have liked it more clear in the beginning where and when this took place.
I feel the conclusion could have been better or more satisfying. It prepares the reader for a second book and readers can infer what happens next so there's not really a cliff hanger more as a "to-be-continued" sort of ending.
(A copy was provided for an honest review. I was not compensated in any other way.)
ABOUT JENNIFER JENKINS:
Jennifer has three children who are experts at naming her characters, one loving, supportive husband, a dog with little-man syndrome, and three chickens (of whom she is secretly afraid).
Visit her online at jajenkins.com
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