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Preview — Aletheia by Megan I. Tennant
I really enjoyed this book! I must say I was a tad bit nervous going in because I haven’t been able to find any good dystopian stories lately, but this one delivered! I thought the world building was one of the strongest elements because it really is so hard these days to construct a dystopian society without it being compared to bigger classics like the Hunger Games, Divergent, or Legend. B ...more
(Okay but actually I DO think I'll like this, despite not being a fan of the genre.) ...more
*I was sent an Arc ebook copy of this in exchange for a free and honest review*
Its been four days since I finished this incredible book and I'm still reeling. To say I'm in desperate need for book two in The Seventh River series, titled Red River, is an absolute understatement! This story is full of action, mystery, love and conspiracy and I truly adored every moment of this book!
Aletheia follows the story of 736, a young Nameless woman forced to do ...more
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Aletheia is about a post-apocalyptic community, Iris, fighting for their survival against the diseased world outside. Their population is divided into seven divisions of specialized labor, though a new mysterious eighth has been announced at the beginning of the book. Our protagonist (736--each division member is given a ...more
Aletheia follows a young woman only known by her number, 736. She lives with the other numbered and nameless people in an underground compound. In exchange for the cure to the awful disease which has ravaged the human population, she gets to live as a slave working to support the utopian city above ground.
The settings in Aletheia are beautifully described and intricately detailed. There's everything from breathtaking cities to crumbling sewers crawling with zombie-like people infected with the d...more
Book Cover: 4* - All righty, so a book with this kind of cover never really grabs my interest, especially right off the bat. If I saw this book in a store, facing me on a shelf, I would just keep passing it until one day I'm eventually curious enough to find out what it's about, BUT, but, but, but, I will HIGHLY admire the symbols on the cover. Both the iris flower and triangle is the symbol of the religion in the society that we are following in this b ...more
There is nothing quite like the physical heartache you get when you care about the characters so much and so deeply that their pain becomes your own. When you are rooting so hard for two characters that your chest is heavy and empty when they are pulled apart. When you are so invested in the character that you are the character, and you not only want them to survive, but you need them to.
It has been so long since I’ve read something that made m ...more
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It is safe to say this book had me all over the map with my emotions. There is just so much packed into this read and if there is one thing that creeps me out, it is diseased riddled humans.
Once I really got into the story I couldn’t put it down. I needed to know what happened even when I was grossed out beyond belief or devastated at what just happened.
The greatest thing about this read is that Tennant did n ...more
With today’s advances and exploration in gene therapy and DNA manipulation, this novel speaks to a ...more
Another dystopian book that has stolen my heart! Wow.
In just the first few pages, I knew this book was going to be an amazing 5 star read!
I’ll have an extended review on my website in a couple days, mckayladebonis.com
Not gonna lie, I was trying to stretch myself out of my usual reading comfort zone with this book. I knew about the author from YouTube, and she gives great advice for writers. Her BookTube videos are on-point, and she seems like a genuinely good person. Because of these reasons, I decided to read this book.
From the get-go, I have to say, I usually HATE books written in first person and in present tense. What's more, it's a dystopian novel. So... that's a thing.
The book mee ...more
The characters themselves were interesting and unique. ...more
In this story, a horrible disease has taken over the world. A prophet was given the means to create the cure and created a city, safe from the destruction and aftermath of the disease. But only those he deemed worthy could have a place in this city. Volunteers could get the cure, but the disease robs them of their memories of their f ...more
First off, I will say that I believe this book is on par with 'The Hunger Games' and 'The Giver'. Those are two of my favorite dystopia novels, and I think anyone who loves the genre will be obsessed with this.
The world building in this book is incredib ...more
It took me AGES to get all the way through this book. Partly because I was reading on my phone, the ultimate worst way for me to read anything. The other reason though... You might see some reviewers saying it takes the book a few hundred pages to get going etc. For me this story didn't get going unt ...more
Aletheia by Megan Tennant is an impactful debut about love, loss, trauma, survival, sacrifice, and identity. Deep in a seven-storey underground compound, thousands of nameless people are slaves to the city of Iris above, and the Prophet who provided them with the cure to the memory-stealing zombie bug that tore society apart in exchange for their servitude. 736's job, as one of the nameless, is to scavenge for rar ...more
Aletheia is a sci-fi /dystopic story about a girl known as 736. In this world, the nameless work underground, serving the city and people that brought them the cure to a disease that destroys one's ability to make new memories. The disease takes away memories, the cure takes away their freedom.
Firstly, THE WORLD BUILDING. This is one of the few sci-fi novels I've managed to get into. The at ...more
First off, I will say that I had a little bit of trouble getting into this book. The problem being that it’s written in first person present tense. I’m definitely more of a third person past tense kind of girl. I will say, however, that I got used to this wri ...more
I loved it. Characters I could root for and a story line that took me up and down on a roller-coaster. If you are squeamish or are particularly sensitive, this might not be the story for you, but you can deal then its definitely 100% something you should invest your time into reading.