Saturday, 8 October 2016
Moon Chosen (Tales of a New World #1) by P.C. Cast (Review)
Set in a magical post apocalyptic world, Moon Chosen balances between two different and wonderful genres. In Moon Chosen, you are introduced to Mari and Nik, two characters from very different worlds, but with intermingled futures. Mari is the daughter of two deferent people groups that hate each other. Her mother is an earth walker, and her father is from the tribe in the trees that enslave the earth walkers. Torn between those two worlds, Mari feels excluded from both. When things get dangerous, she meets Nik, the son of the leader of the tribe of the trees, and they will change each others lives forever.
For a young-adult novel, Moon Chosen touches on a lot of deep and relevant topics indirectly throughout the story. The story seems to take place in a world that has already seen a nuclear war and that is bathed in radiation. It could easily be seen as a cautionary tale for that, but it also comments on many different social problems from our past and present. The tension between the tribe in the trees and the earth walkers seems to emulate the relations between Native Americans and colonists. Moon Chosen has the tribe of trees enslave and kill the more naturalistic earth walkers out of prejudice and racism. Nevertheless, Nik and Mari meet and become friends, overcoming their differences. I would not say that Moon Chosen is very romance oriented, so don't get your hopes up for a flaring romance between Mari and Nik. Overall, I thought the novel covered some pretty deep things and was pretty good, so I give Moon Chosen FOUR OUT OF FIVE STARS!!
*Advanced Readers Copy Review*