One hundred years before, the Great Sickness reduced the world to three dystopian cities. Now the community of Asphodel is trapped underground, waiting for the prophesied maiden of Justice to rescue them.
Sixteen-year-old Astrea is supposed to be this savior - too bad for them she isn't a believer. Astrea fights her fate unti ...more
"The People need justice,
But she's not listening."
☆☆☆☆4.2 FULLY STARS!☆☆☆☆
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First of all look at that cover.AWESOME.In fact it is the fact that got me to read this book.For me it's one of the best covers out there,the colors are warm and everything collides greatly.Great job!
Okay so this is a astrology-mythology dystopian.I was confused bec...more
Hilary Thompson, an American author, has penned an extremely compelling YA dystopian book, Justice Buried which is the first book in the Starbright series and one look at the Goodreads page of this book makes me wonder, why isn't more number of YA readers are reading this thoroughly gripping YA science fiction dystopian that is mixed with astrology and lots of mythology, featuring our world, not so far away f ...more
I was drawn to this novel by two factors:
1) the gorgeous, attractive cover (I know, never judge a book by its cover… but all my good intensions went out of the window)
2) an enthusiastic review I read that made me crave to read this one.
The theme of a society that lives underground and puts its destiny in the hand of never-seen stars seemed really appealing to me.
We worship the sun and the planets. We do everything accord...more
Astrea bears the diamond marks of the future lea ...more
I got this copy through an e-book giveaway! And I am so glad I did!
This is by far one of the most unique book I've read.
The stars, horoscopes and zodiac signs always intrigued ...more
I have read a couple of Young Adult Dystopian novels and they all have the common theme – a society that appears perfect, young characters that rebel, and a love triangle. Justice Buried has all this but I found the story unique and creative ...more
The main character, Astrea, is in a bit of a pickle. Her life has been dictated for her, based on some equinox/zodiac situation that was put into play long before she was even born. I have a feeling t ...more
The people live under ground and they live by astrology, there leader is not so nice, and a girl called Astrea and a boy called Lexen are due to take over but a stranger finds his way inside and gets Court so Astrea and Lexan help him escape, if you like dystopian your like this enjoyable read.
Imagine yourself in a future world where everything is dictated by what astrological sign you are born under. Your vocation, the colors you are allowed to wear, who you will eventually partner with, it is all decided by what your zodiac sign is.
100 years after a great sickness possibly destroyed the planet, the population of Asphodel lives in an underground society strictly controlled by a theocracy based on the zodiac - stars they have never seen. Their vocations and partners are chosen based on compatibility with their star signs and the 3000 strong society is busy and content due to a full schedule and medication ...more
Alright, let's see if I can write a good review without gettin super annoyed at Astrea aka our main Character.
FIrst off I want to say if you like Greek Mythology in any way shape or form, run don't walk to this book because it is DEFINITELY for you. This book combines amazing references to Greek mythology with hints of zodiac (Stars not Chinese) and just a very slight touch to Christianity ...more
Astrea is a 17 year old girl living in the underground city of Asphodel. ...more
I love when books are unique and don’t seem like something you have a read a million times before. There was so astrology and mythology within the story, but it was fresh and new.
The idea of living underground in caves was so captivating. And the culture these citizens had created was so interesting.
I loved how Astrea and Lexan were paired and w ...more
"I want to create my own destiny. But this is Asphodel, and that will never happen."
Hi! Sorry, I was too busy staring at one of the most gorgeous cover I’ve ever seen! Oh wow. What a unique concept. Justice Buried stands out from all of the dystopian books I’ve read this year so far. Dystopia novels are all over the place now. I actually find the genre too crowded. So it’s nice to read a book like Justice Buried. It’s a refreshing read!!
Me while reading: Fascinated and Confused.
I love t ...more
Justice Buried is an engaging tale of a young MC, Astrea and her chosen path in a prophecy set long before her birth. There are a lot of stories about the main character being a part of something bigger, something set in stone before they even existed, so it takes a lot to make it original. Tying in the set prophecy with the zodiac and a plan to keep a city's people in the dark about the leader's true intentions, Justice Buried definitely sets itself apart from other books dominating the boo ...more
Justice Buried is the first book in the Starbright series, and I’m not too sure how many books there will be, but Justice Buried is a story about Astrea, a young woman who is tasked with fulfilling a prophecy that has her as a savior of Asphodel, a city that has be ...more
Someday the Starbright Maiden of Justice would return to rule over the PPL.
2168, The Choosing Day ceremony is part of Asphodel’s long tradition.
Astrea (f, daughter, classmate) was discussing with her father, & Hetta ...more
Alright first order of business, YA fantasy. I have found that lately I am staying away from YA books. Sure there are a few times a YA book comes across such as this one, but lately none have really captured my attention. This book did. It drew me in and didn't let go.
Astrea isn't my favorite heroine but I did like her. Unlike certain heroines that I will not name,
Astrea, a sixteen year old female, has been chosen to be the next leader of the city of Asphodel after she was born on the Spring equinox, the first in one hundred years. Unfortunately she doesn't believe that she is the chosen one, just the one who was unfortunate enough to be born on that day. And then there is Lexan, born on the Autumn equinox, they are fated to be together, whether they want to or not. As their pairing day approaches they are both being prepared for their lives as future lea ...more
Review - Seriously, conflicted. This was a really good book and I could have loved it except for a couple big things. This book has a lot going for it, it's dystopian-ish, it has some great mythology and astrology which I found very interesting and kinda awesome because it's not something I see a lot in books. I loved the plot and the world building, which reminded me in parts of Divergent not just the setting underground in a cave system that reminded me of Daunt ...more
I think this book could have been a little more fleshed out? They do stuff because that's what they are supposed to do, I guess. The prophecy and whatnot, I get it. But the whole intro, I didn't really feel connected to the characters. I LIKE Astrea, but I don't understand wh ...more
The first word that crosses my mind when I think about Justice Buried is ”innovation”. That is because the first book in the Starbright series follows the young-adult book pattern, but it also features new, innovative assets.
The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world which consists of three cities - Asphodel, Tartarus, Elysium - and some Tribes. Asphodel is the underground city, ruled by the First Leader and organised according to the zodiac, which dictates ...more
Over a hundred years, after the great sickness, the world is divided into three parts. One of those parts is Asphodel, a huge cavern where people have been sealed in to stay safe from the sickness. The Zodiac signs have become as a religion to the people and your birth sign rules your life. Two young people, a boy, Lexan, and Astrea, a young girl are the chosen Leaders of the future. The date of their birth determined their ...more
After trying on hats made for artists, architects, restaurant and retail workers, landscape designers, legal secretaries, and professional students, she retreated back to her first loves of ed ...more