Lara Fanning does an excellent job self-publishing her first novel, Red Fox.
Freya Walker is an 18 year old living in post-crisis Australia with her family of sheep farmers. The government group in power are the Biocentrics, who believe humans and animals are equals and that humans should live in as natural an environment as possible. But, not all is as it seems with the government. When Freya and all members of her community are rounded up and sorted into groups by representatives of the Biocentrics, harsh realities are revealed. Due to her outspoken nature Freda is placed in group B and taken away from her family to an arena where she is expected to survive based on her wits alone. There she is paired with Whilliam Cliff who is from another part of the country. Will they work together to survive? Will they determine what is group B’s purpose? What has the government done with the rest of the population?
Fanning’s first book in the Red Fox series, Red Fox is a young adult dystopian novel. Her characters are well developed and the fast-paced plot keeps you interested. She describes the environment in such a way that you are easily able to picture it. There are a number of twists that keep you surprised and wondering what will happen next.
Red Fox is a very enjoyable fast read. The sequel, Red Fox, Silver Fox was recently released and I look forward to continuing this exciting story. 5 out of 5 stars.
I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.