Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Review: Displaced

By: JF Jenkins

Rating: 5/5 Cogs


Chevelle Donahue thought going into work would be just like any other boring day at the mall. Sure, there was her annoying co-worker Wicken Sanders, and a promotional visit from teen heartthrob Timber Hudson, to watch and keep her entertained. But who was she kidding? Working retail was lame no matter what happened.

A terrorist attack changes everything - an attack from aliens of all things. The patrons are given two options: comply or else. Complying means giving in to a new set of rules and changing her entire life. "Or else" means she has no chance of going home again.

She must figure out the truth behind why the aliens are holding everyone hostage. In doing so, she risks her chance at freedom - but by the time she learns what's really happening, she might not want it.


This book really blew me away.  Just from the blurb, Chevelle sounded like a fun character, so I figured it was worth giving it a shot.  I'm pleased that I did, because this book is fantastic.  I loved how it's written as if it's a journal, but at the same time, not.  Since the characters are looking back on the story being told, you know that at least as of now, and in the near future, they're alive to tell their story.  Of course, I couldn't help but wonder where they were.

Chevelle and Timber are an interesting duo, but I really wanted to see Chevelle and Wicken together from the start..  I was so worried that Wicken would be forgotten when he seemed like such a fun and lively character.  I am very pleased that there was no love triangle here!   That starts to get old after a bit, and with such a fresh and new story, I really didn't want to see the same old plot.  

Wicken's new habitation has a dystopian for me (really even the surface had that undeniable feeling that something was wrong).  I felt so terribly that he was in such a bad situation when he's genuinely a great guy.  Trouble just seems to follow him, and although it's a shame, it makes for a great story.

I love this book and I definitely want more!  This is a new author for me, but I hope she's got her typing fingers primed and ready to go, because I need more of Chevelle, Wicken and Timber's story!  Anyone that enjoys a scifi YA should definitely read this book.   

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