Sunday, January 1, 2012

Set me free by Eva Gray

Set me free is the fourth and final book in the Tomorrow girls series.  In November we reviewed book number two, and while this series was nothing to rave about it was a decent read that would have appealed to 'tween readers or to advanced younger readers or older readers who are struggling a little with their reading but would still like a good read.  Set me free continues in the same form as Run for cover and finishes off the series nicely - though a few readers may find the series to be a little unsatisfying at the end.  One of the biggest things about this series is that it would have worked well as one novel, with all the story lines blended together to form a cohesive whole - or as a duology with the action built during the first novel and then the last novel leading to the grand finale.

Don't expect too much from this series and you won't be disappointed.  The characters are somewhat flat and two dimensional, and it feels like it was written more as a screen play than a novel, and I wouldn't be too surprised to see a made for TV movie made from this series.  It is well written for what it is, but readers expect more these days, and they deserve more.  A once-over-lightly read that will appeal to girls more than boys, and could lead to reading more books of the future dystopian genre or adventure stories like those mentioned below.

If you like this book then try:
  • Tomorrow, when the war began by John Marsden
  • Among the hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • The hunger games by Suzanne Collins
  • Variant by Robison Wells
  • Arrival by Chris Morphew
  • The lab by Jack Heath
  • Eve by Anna Carey

Reviewed by Brilla

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