The South has the North imprisoned behind a wall in a perpetual ice age. It is rumored that the sun shines in the South on the other side of the wall, but it is all a lie. Death in the North is a daily occurrence with the fight to get on the train in order to work for food and fuel for heat. Javin, an 18 year old who was orphaned at an early age, has survived the servitude under the South’s rule and seeks to kill one of the guards.
Annunziato’s award winning, first novel, 33 Degrees, is a post-apocalyptic, dystopian story of the USA set in the future. The characters were well developed and the world he presented was easily visualized. I was so drawn in by this dark tale that if there were any editing issues I didn’t notice them. The story itself is refreshingly original.
I am so looking forward to both the prequel and the sequel that are promised to be in the works. 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.