Book Reviews, writing

Book Review : New Wave by Jennifer Ann Shore

Title : New Wave : The Islands of Anarchy book one

Author : Jennifer Ann Shore

Pages : 280

ISBN : 978-1-7326083-1-3

Story :
When 17-year-old Mol is caught committing a crime, she kicks and screams her way into a dull existence of servitude in the Authority, the suffocating patriarchal regime that oversees The Network of Islands. Her penance makes her restless, and she soon finds an outlet to direct her attention — the young Commander who is at the root of her unhappiness.

Review :

This book had my attention right from the first words of prologue. It spoke of a battle unfolding in the background. The mystery that ensued was quite overwhelming and so I couldn’t keep myself from turning the pages. And when I did, oh my!

I am so so glad I could get acquainted with this brave new story which otherwise might as well have stayed hidden from me forever. The story is set on a different kind of world where there are seven islands (at least that’s what the people involved are aware of) governed by a powerful institution called the Authority.

You’ll keep guessing and wracking your head as to who to trust and who not to but then you’ll find your edges smoothen and doubts doused once you let this sweet feeling of your stomach churning at the much anticipated romance in the making.

Mol is one hell of a heroine. She’s like that tiny streak of sapling growning out of the cracks in pure concrete and finally breaking it entirely. I don’t know if I ever admired any female protagonist as much as her after Diana from Wonder Woman. Only that, Mol’s fully human.

The writing and narration have been able to captivate me in such a strange and fascinating way that I had to take some time off to internally acknowledge and appreciate them. Lastly, I hate to admit but the cliffhanger has been gnawing at my mind ever since I finished with it. I mean what next? Such a gruesome hint at a terrible secret! I would love to find out happens next. The sooner the better! *bites nails*

New Wave is a title that does quite the justice to its story. Mol brings about a change that’s definite to stay, a change that was long overdue. I found myself hating the characters and loving them the very next instance, I fought the urge of reading an extra chapter everytime I sat with it, I exclaimed silently at the mishaps and cried joyfully at the best of the moments, oh I loved New Wave! It has earned 4.5 out of 5 bright stars from me and two thumbs up. This is a story of change, revolution, independence and especially, courage. You either fight the rebellion or be it.





I earnestly thank the author for a copy of this book.














Jennifer Ann Shore is a journalist, writer, and marketer.


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