Review :: Select :: Marit Weisenberg

October 24, 2017

** I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own**

Here's another book I picked up on NetGalley on a whim due to a beautiful cover!
Usually I would share the book description at this point, but sometimes I really enjoy going in blind, and this is one of those instances where I feel like the book summary can give you just a bit too much info. So instead, a few bullet points about this one:
  • It's YA speculative fiction (closer to sci-fi than fantasy), with a cult-ish twist and a pretty good romance.
  • I found the community situation/setting for the book quite mysterious  (what is going on with this family? IS this a cult?), and I really enjoyed this ambiguity.
  • I also liked the way this book looked at the struggle of figuring out where you fit in - which is one of my favourite themes in YA. There was some great family loyalty vs 'outsiders' stuff in here. 
  • I understand that this is the first book in a series, but I thought it also worked pretty well as a standalone.
I gave this 3.5 stars.

Select by Marit Weisenberg is out now from Charlesbridge Teen.
I received a review copy in exchange for an honest review, but only chose to read it because it sounded like something I would enjoy (life's too short to read books we don't think we'll enjoy). All opinions on my blog are my own, and I wouldn't tell you it a book was good if I didn't really think so.

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