Chatoyant by Sarah Elle Emm
SYNOPSIS – In the wake of an interrogation led by the UZTA’s dictator, President Nicks, Rain Hawkins and her friends must deal with the consequences of their defiance as the countdown continues towards the execution of the mixed-zone citizens across the United Zones of The Authority. The Freedom Front faces new challenges as Rain’s cousin, Calista, prepares for her impending relocation to the pure zone, and Rain sets out to solve the mystery surrounding her mother’s torment while being followed by an officer of the Elizabeth Guard. As she uses her abilities to dodge The Authority and follows the strange clues from her dreams, Rain is determined to persevere, to secure the future she and Jabari have been fighting for, and to earn The Freedom Front’s ultimate goal of liberation.
Review: I’ve been a huge fan of dystopian fiction in the YA genre for quite some time now. I was one of the few who got on the Divergent train way before anyone else did. I can remember finding the book so far in the back of Barnes and Noble when it came out that it took a person from the front desk multiple times to locate a copy. But, as time went on, everyone seemed to get it Dystopian as a hot genre.- Even though admittedly, it will never blot out Sci-fi as my first love.
And just like the Divergent Trilogy, The Harmony Run series is no exception. Sarah Elle Emm created a world that you could vividly see and feel in Prismatic and I fell in love with the characters from the first chapter. Rain and her family have been through quite a lot – and the separatist theme that is in the background of the story never gets lots in the details because it is the soul of the story. In Chatoyant, we find the band of unlikely heroes of the Freedom Front, pressing forward to free the citizens of the mixed Zones, with high hopes of crushing the evil regime and dethroning tricky Niki once and for all. But first, Rain must free those she loves. This installment has everything. From an oppressive guard that continually abuses her mother, new alliances made, secrest revealed and to the growing love between Rain and Daktari, Sarah unwinds a tale between the pages that will keep you engaged.
The protagonists are far more detailed this go round and the building of the futuristic landscape is stout. The writing is compelling and fast, which kept me intrigued. I cannot wait for the close to the series when it comes out this August. My only true question for Mrs. Emm is what will she craft next? Stay tuned.
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