Power Divided (The Evolutionaries, #1)
by S. Behr
Violet Amplifen is the daughter of Royalty, with a loving and supportive family. Her beautiful nation is peaceful and the gifted citizens are prosperous. Life for Violet, while it has its ups and downs, is generally pretty good. When a devastating event involving a mysterious ability takes place and her world implodes, she does the only thing she can do- run for her life. Her journey leads her to something ancient. A forgotten piece of history, that will start to unravel secrets and change Violet’s world forever.
This book was so much FUN. Full of adventure, friendship, action, and the start of a sweet relationship – it was everything I wanted in a YA fantasy. What really sets it apart, however, was the imaginative world-building and rich history. Such a breath of fresh air. I’m honestly surprised more people aren’t talking about it.
What I liked:
I loved the backstory and history that we learn as the book unfolds. Although there were moments where it was a little exposition-heavy, the creative way it was told and the mystery of it made it incredibly interesting to me.
Hailey was a freaking riot.
The magic the citizens had was interesting, and I liked the division of the realms based on their gifts.
The friendships made between opposing sides were awesome. I don’t want to spoil anything so I will try to keep it vague, but I like that those bonds were made. Actually – all the friendships were done really well and were such a likable aspect to the story.
I loved the “voice” in her head and everything that followed finding out the truth. 😉
Also – I really loved the entire Ark setting. I could have spent SO much more time there uncovering all the secrets. MORE ARK.
What I didn’t like:
The beginning of the book was a little bit dramatic for me. While it did the job of hooking me in to find out what had actually happened, the inner dialogue was a little bit too dramatic and redundant for my personal tastes. Once the story starts moving along and we set out on the adventure, this was quickly resolved and was a very small blip looking back.
Power Divided by S. Behr
Publication: November 11, 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
To learn more about the Author, visit S. Behr’s website here.
I received the ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.