Title: Inside The Wall
Author: A. lotus
Series:The war in the wall #1
Source: Supplied by Netgalley
Release Date: July 28th 2015
Amazon currently priced at $4.22
What if everyone just stopped caring? What sort of world would we create for future generations?
Letha and Nathan were best friends just as were their mothers before them. Soon, however, two dictators overthrow the city, take the children captive, kill the opposing parents and then brainwash, train, and sculpt these children into soldiers. At first, Letha rejects the new life she leads, staying strong only to protect those younger than her. She is then given the ultimate task: kill Nathan; If she does not, everyone, including herself, will die.
In a world where no one cares, Letha struggles against herself to do the right thing. Ultimately, she has to make a choice, save herself or drown in the codependency of one young boy who has become brainwashed and hardened into the dictator’s web. No matter what choice she makes, she will have to lose someone that she loves.
Letha and Nathan were best friends when a war broke out, and they find themselves on opposing teams.
I found this book confusing and disappointing I love the Idea of what happens when people stop caring, but I did not find this really incorporated through the novella.
I would have loved more details on why the war happened and why they are using children as soldiers. and what is over the wall?
These questions may be answered in further novellas in the series which would be interesting to see if the books can be improved upon, which I do realise it is hard in novella form.
I found myself drifting more often than not when reading this book, I usually love dystopia novels and especially where there is a new theme such as lack of empathy and emotions.
I would probably read the next in the series but if it doesn’t improve I will probably shelve this series.