** 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.