Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Review: Marcus 98012 and the Great Awakening

Title: Marcus 98012 and the Great Awakening
Author: Treyci Kay
Author Website: Treyci Kay
My Rating: 4 TURTLES: A great read, I definitely recommend.
*Book provided by author in exchange for an honest review.


In the distant future, society makes a commitment to a more peaceful existence. Conformity is the rule, and any sign of obvious uniqueness is eliminated. A teenager named Marcus 98012, begins to have recurrent dreams about the covered up history of the human race. His dreams bring him clear memories of fanciful creatures and things he has been told exist only in fairy tales. Still, the thoughts of imaginary concepts such as animals, technology and family seem as real as the school he has lived in his whole life.

Marcus’s younger and loyal friend Andrew 98087, lives in the school with him. Although he pokes fun at Marcus for his strange dreams, he can’t help but think there is more to the institution than they’ve been told. There are unexplainable things all around them: the mysterious elders, the disappearances of students and the oddly different Leila 98001.

The peaceful world that Marcus lives in quickly reveals itself to be far from perfection. With new dangers and surprises waiting for him around every corner, he soon discovers that nothing is what it seems. During Marcus’s search for the truth, he becomes a threat to the elders that run this orderly world and he must decide between trying to destroy the system or escaping it with his life.

I always love reading a great Science Fiction book. Treyci Kay does a great job drawing in the reader, the more I read the more I wanted to uncover the mystery of the school and civilization Marcus and his friends live in!

One thing about this book that I loved was that it was a blend of Science Fiction and Fantasy. This was done in a very creative way, and after finishing this book there are still many questions left unanswered. The characters were all very likeable, I was especially drawn towards the mysterious Celeste and her kin. The setting as well was very fun to read about, I wished I could have gone to the places with the characters to see some of the sights they did!

The quick paced plot made for a very exciting read, and the twists the story took were very unexpected and enthralling. It was a very well written book and I am surprised that it is not more well known.

I would recommend this book especially to fans of The Martian Chronicles, and The Hunger Games. Overall, Marcus 98012 and the Great Awakening is an extremely fresh and original novel and I will be anxiously waiting for the next installment!

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