Thursday, 14 December 2017
Pacifica by Kristen Simmons (Review)
In a post-apocolyptic world, nature is lashing out. Humanity has had to change to survive, but with people, somethings never truly change. Marin is a pirate in this new world. She is a cut throat, sailing and dangerous buccaneer, and she also has been trapped away from her people on land with the land lovers; then one day, and opportunity arrived. Ross is the son of the President, prestigious and powerful. He needs Marin to help him find and save his friend, and in the process they both get sucked into the drama and danger of the elusive and mysterious island paradise: Pacifica.
I really enjoyed Pacifica. It was intense, dramatic and contained many elements of mystery and real life concerns. Based in a world post extreme climate change, Pacifica takes a look at classism and poverty. It looks at what people do when they are desperate for food and to survive as well as how the actions of those in the past can critically effect the now. I found Mari was a very redeemable pirate and Ross a very redeemable spoiled brat. There was wonderful amounts of character development in the novel as well as plenty of intriguing plot twists. Overall, my only complaint is towards how the end of the novel was almost too perfectly and smoothly cleaned and wrapped up. But, even with that, it doesn't stop me from giving Pacifica the rating of FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS!!!
*Advanced Readers Copy Review*