Thursday, 4 June 2015

Review of The Woodlands (The Woodlands series #1) by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

So I've read thirty eight books this year out of hundred and I noticed I've not posted about all of them here. So I completed The Woolands series in January; taking advantage of the New Year vacations. So I read the last three remaining books in the series in three days, yes I was on a reading spree and the series had gotten me hooked. Dystopian is my fav genre especially in YA. And author Lauren Nicolle Taylor does an awesome job of hooking you into the story. So below is my review of each four books and novella in the series. 
Okay today I'll post about the first book The Woodlands in the series as it will get too long with everything. So I decided next five days I'll post review of each books in the series. 

 Title: The Woodlands (The Woodlands #1)

Author: Lauren Nicolle Taylor

Genre: YA Dystopian

Series: The Woodlands series

Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing 



When being unique puts you in danger and speaking your mind can be punishable by death, you might find yourself fighting to survive. Sixteen-year-old Rosa lives in one of the eight enclosed cities of The Woodlands. Where the lone survivors of a devastating race war have settled in the Russian wilderness because it’s the only scrap of land left habitable on the planet. In these circular cities, everyone must abide by the law or face harsh punishment. Rosa's inability to conform and obey the rules brands her a leper and no one wants to be within two feet of her, until she meets Joseph. He's blonde, fair-skinned, green-eyed, and the laid-back complete opposite of Rosa. She's never met anyone quite like him, and she knows that spells danger.

But differences weren't always a bad thing. People used to think being unique was one of the most treasured of traits to have. Now, the Superiors, who ruthlessly control the concrete cities with an iron fist, are obsessed with creating a 'raceless' race. They are convinced this is the only way to avoid another war. Any anomalies must be destroyed.

The Superiors are unstoppable and can do anything they want. After all, they are considered superheroes by the general public. But not everyone sees them this way. When they continue to abuse their power by collecting young girls for use in their secret, high-tech breeding program, they have no idea that one of those girls has somehow managed to make friends even she didn't know she had. And one man will stop at nothing to save her.

Below is the trailer of the book.


The Woodlands (The Woodlands, #1)The Woodlands by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The author hooked me in the first chapter. It was a roller coaster for me, the anticipation, feeling scared and it was so realistic, I connected with all the characters. Rosa is strong, independent but not invincible, she is awesome. I got inside her head. Joseph, just no words to describe him, he is amazing and patient and Awesome!!! Clara, I love her too the mama bear and optimistic, I'm really sad with what happened.  You have to read the story to know what I'm talking about.
And the end *sigh* I'm craving for more!!!!!
This I strongly recommend to read.
I edited a little from my GR review as I think I was totally excited at the moment I wrote the review just after finishing the book and was caught in the moment.
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About the Author 

Lauren Nicolle TaylorLauren Nicolle Taylor lives in the lush Adelaide Hills. The daughter of a Malaysian nuclear physicist and an Australian scientist, she was expected to follow a science career path, attending Adelaide University and completing a Health Science degree with Honours in obstetrics and gynaecology.

She then worked in health research for a short time before having her first child. Due to their extensive health issues, Lauren spent her twenties as a full-time mother/carer to her three children. When her family life settled down, she turned to writing. 

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