Published by Delacorte Press
Publication Date: April 14th, 2015
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
For fans of The Hunger Games, Matched, Divergent, and The Fifth Wave, this fast-paced futuristic thriller tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cass and her fight to protect her younger brother from an unimaginably terrifying enemy.
The Deadliest Enemy feels no fear.
When the Fearless invaded, they injected everyone in their path with the same serum that stripped them of humanity.
Life became a waking nightmare.
Cass has the invasion seared in her memory. Seven years later, she and her brother, Jori, are living on Hope Island in a community of survivors. No one can enter, and no one can leave.
It's the only way to stay safe.
But when Hope Island's security is breeched and Jori is taken by the Fearless, Cass will risk everything to get him back.
The Fearless is just one of the newest dystopian novels to come out this year and while there are similarities that I’ve come to expect in this genre, it stands on its’ own. I have been on a heavy contemporary romance kick as of late so this has been a breathe of fresh air.
What I liked:
Setting– This takes place in the UK and as far as dystopians it is a first for me. While I wasn’t familiar with some of the places mentioned it was still a nice change in location where many are set in the US.
Multiple POV– I am a sucker for multiple POV and The Fearless is told from Cass, Myo, and Sol. Multiple POV is done well when I can clearly get here the voice of the character and still have a little mystery as to who they are and why they operate the way they do.
Romance– I will first and foremost always be a romance reader. I can’t help it. I need a little lovin’ to balance out some of the heavy plot points along the way. The Fearless did a good job of building up to a romance without shifting the focus and being too heavy handed.
What I liked least:
Characters– I hate to say that I liked them the least but I had my own issues with each. With Cassie, I felt like I never really warmed up to her all the way. She’s badass and all but sometimes I felt like something was missing. Sol, disturbed me from time to time and Myo, who I liked the most had me frustrated with his “secrets” and lack of information.
Pacing– The Fearless started off REALLY strong and I was hooked early on but there were quite a few moments that had me a little bored.
Overall, while this wasn’t my favorite dysopian it is one with plenty of promise (I’m assuming there will be at least another book?) and left me wanting to read more from this author.