Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: FOLLOW ME THROUGH DARKNESS by Danielle Ellison

Happy Release Day to Danielle and FMTD!!! 

*dances around the room throwing confetti*

*About the Book*

The truth won't always set you free.

Less than a year ago, Neely Ambrose’s biggest worry was having the freedom to follow a path that wasn't chosen for her.

Less than a year ago, she believed she could trust the Elders who said they had everyone’s best interest at heart and who said they were keeping them safe from the outside.

Sixty days ago, she discovered what they had planned for everyone she loved—and that all of it centered around her.
Now she’s on the run through a dangerous wasteland full of killing machines, secret organizations, and people who want to sell her back to the Elders for their own safety. The whole world outside the Compound is living proof that everything in Neely’s life was a lie manufactured by the Elders, which may even include the boy she loves.

All Neely wants is the truth, but each new piece of it drives her further from what she thought she knew. With only forty days until everyone she loves falls under the Elders’ mind control, Neely must decipher who to trust, what questions to ask, and how to get one step ahead of the Elders, who will do anything to keep their secrets buried.

*My Review*

Ack. This book about killed me. I loved everything about it, from the kick butt characters to the awesome setting. Danielle weaves a fantastic tale about love, friendship, and heartbreak. Her pattern of writing the story in true time and then flashing back to previous dates really sets the story and allows the reader to understand what is happening without having to have started the story from Neely's childhood. I found that I was experiencing many of the same emotions as Neely and even the other characters, mainly Bayard, Thorne, and Xenith. 

Throughout the story, Neely is learning many life lessons and testing boundaries, whether they are her own or someone else's. One day life is perfect and she couldn't imagine anything else, then she realizes there is more to their life in the Compound and she sets out to discover what is the truth and what is a lie. She is determined, strong, courageous and her love for her family and need to save them and everyone else keeps her going. I plan to reread this one soon and I can't wait to see what is in store next!

*Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher for an honest review.

*About the Author*

Danielle Ellison spent of her childhood reading instead of learning math. It's probably the reason she can't divide without a calculator and has spent her life seeking the next adventure. It's also probably the reason she's had so many different zip codes and jobs.

When she’s not writing, Danielle is usually drinking coffee, fighting her nomadic urges, watching too much TV, or dreaming of the day when she can be British. Danielle is also the author of SALT and STORM, a series about a snarky witch without magic. She has settled in Northern Virginia, for now, but you can always find her on twitter @DanielleEWrites.

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