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Published by Tor Teen on September 20th 2016
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Source: From Publisher
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Metaltown, where factories rule, food is scarce, and hope is in short supply.
The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She’s been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember. But now Ty has Colin. She’s no longer alone; it’s the two of them against the world. That’s something even a town this brutal can’t take away from her. Until it does.
Lena’s future depends on her family’s factory, a beast that demands a ruthless master, and Lena is prepared to be as ruthless as it takes if it means finally proving herself to her father. But when a chance encounter with Colin, a dreamer despite his circumstances, exposes Lena to the consequences of her actions, she’ll risk everything to do what’s right.
In Lena, Ty sees an heiress with a chip on her shoulder. Colin sees something more. In a world of disease and war, tragedy and betrayal, allies and enemies, all three of them must learn that challenging what they thought was true can change all the rules.
An enthralling story of friendship and rebellion, Metaltown will have you believing in the power of hope.
Kristen Simmon’s Article 5 series just so happens to be one of my favorite start to finish series, especially in the dystopian genre. Of course this book was a must read for me!
It did take me a little bit to get into at first. Dystopian type novels tend to have than effect on me. But I eventually was engrossed in this horrible world surrounded by war, in more ways than one. It is told from 3 point of views-Colin, Ty, and Lena. I wasn’t sure if this would turn into a love triangle type situation and I don’t think it technically did but I must say I did have some stabby feelings about how Ty was treated by someone who was supposed to be her best friend and her only family. Needless to say, Ty was my absolute favorite. I felt for her in every way. She was a fighter through and through but we definitely got to witness her vulnerability. Ty and Lena were also well-written but I just didn’t connect to them the way I did with Ty. Overall, a great read. Bonus points for a Dystopian holding its own as a standalone. There were plot points that could have been expanded and areas I wish we did have more time to explore and have explained but I also appreciate how it managed to wrap up with one book.