(I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.)
This story revolves around a girl named White Frost. In her society, they stay hidden from the outside; the unknown. They live by specific rules, you see: to stay hidden and unnoticed by the dangerous Creators. They only have a select few people that are able to go see the Unknown in order to bring back necessary items to help with survival. Her cousin was one of them and he would come back every time with little gifts from the outside world. These gifts in form of written collections of words only fuel her thirst for more knowledge. She wants to know what’s out there and what the words mean. Will she follow that urge and disobey the rules? If so, what will she find that is so dangerous?
This is the first time that I’ve ever been so caught off guard by a book. Usually, I get an idea of what is going to happen but this book had the biggest plot twist that I’ve seen so far this year. When I started reading this book, it reminded me of one of my favorite novels, Enclave by Ann Aguirre, but only in the sense that they start off enclosed in a small community hidden from what is feared from the outside world. This is, however, the only similarity it had with it and the outside world was not what I expected at all. The whole aspect of it blew my mind and I was pleasantly surprised. I was really able to put myself in White’s shoes through it all too. C.E. Wilson writes her new experiences with perfection and allows us to really sit back and really see the beauty of the outside from another angle. It’s a great talent to have to be able to do this. I honestly can’t even get over it; the writing is absolutely beautiful and everything wraps up in such a satisfying way in the end. I will definitely be buying a print copy of this one and I highly recommend everyone to read it. I’d like to thank C.E. Wilson for giving me the chance to read it! I’m looking forward to reading your other titles.
If you like science fiction, poetry and a plot-line that just turns everything around, guys this book should definitely be added to your TBR list. Buy it! You won’t be disappointed! I rated this book a 4 out of 5.