Expected publication: October 6th 2015 by Month9Books
YA >Dystopia | Fantasy
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Four clans have been at war for centuries: the Kodiak, the Raven, the Wolf and the Ram. Through brutal war tactics, the Ram have dominated the region, inflicting death and destruction on their neighbors.
Seventeen-year-old Zo is a Wolf and a Healer who volunteers to infiltrate the Ram as a spy on behalf of the allied clans. She offers herself as a Ram slave, joining the people who are called the “nameless.” Hers is a suicide mission – Zo’s despair after losing her parents in a Ram raid has left her seeking both revenge and an end to her own misery. But after her younger sister follows her into Rams Gate, Zo must find a way to survive her dangerous mission and keep her sister safe.
What she doesn’t expect to find is the friendship of a young Ram whose life she saves, the confusing feelings she develops for a Ram soldier, and an underground nameless insurrection. Zo learns that revenge, loyalty and love are more complicated than she ever imagined in the first installment of this two-book series.
Trivia: NAMELESS is in development for film by Benderspink! That’s the same company who optioned Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen and produce the I AM NUMBER FOUR film!
Okay, to the review!
Everybody make way! Jennifer Jenkins is here with Nameless and let me tell you, it will leave you breathless!
Oh wow. Where do I even start? This book left me speechless! I seriously don’t know what to say, all I know is that THIS BOOK IS INSANELY GOOD AND YOU SHOULD READ IT! All caps. That way, you know that I am dead serious.
I keep repeating this on my review whenever I read a book from this genre: I am not a fan. Its not that I stay away, but dystopia/fantasy isn’t really my thing. I’m really more of a rom-com kind of girl. But there’s something about Nameless that made me want to read it. And boy! I AM SO GLAD I DID. I can’t believe I almost passed this one.
The plot of Nameless is not really simple. But hang in there because that doesn’t mean it will keep you from enjoying the book. It’s actually the opposite. See, Nameless has clans, rich history, a terrible and wonderful world, and never ending wars. It feels like there’s a lot of things happening but in truth, you will not even complain about it. Jennifer Jenkins has this magical writing powers. You will be hypnotized and the first chapter will instantly suck you in! I did not even protested, because I was happily AND hungrily following the story. Every page is making me want to know what happens next. Every page leaves me with need!
The characters in this book are all completely fleshed out! From the main character to the love interest and the side characters as well, they all have depths. They all have interesting backstories, useful roles and all of leaves a mark. Zo is everything I’m looking for in a YA dystopia heroine. She’s wonderful, she’s a fighter and she’s flawed. I couldn’t wait for more from her. I still see a lot of growing and I can’t wait to witness that.
The romance was slow burn… scorching… to die for. It was full of intrigue, desire and mistrust. Its the kind of romance that will break your heart but still, leaves it with hope and FEELS. You will never run out of feels with this two. Gryphon ladies, GRYPHON! YOU HAVE TO MEET HIM Y’ALL. This man is your next book boyfriend.
I have so many things to say, so many words to write because my heart is just bursting with love for this book. But I will just tell you this: THIS IS THE NEXT BIG THING! Jennifer Jenkins’ writing was always visual, so close at hand it is searing! Nameless will captivate you with its furious and excellent pacing, it will not let you go. If somebody wants a stay-up-all-night kind of book that will leave them breathless? Nameless will always be at the tip of my tounge!
With her degree in History and Secondary Education, Jennifer had every intention of teaching teens to love George Washington and appreciate the finer points of ancient battle stratagem. (Seriously, she’s obsessed with ancient warfare.) However, life had different plans in store when the writing began. As a proud member of Writers Cubed, and a co-founder of the Teen Author Boot Camp, she feels blessed to be able to fulfill both her ambition to work with teens as well as write Young Adult fiction.
Jennifer has three children who are experts at naming her characters, one loving, supportive husband, a dog with little-man syndrome, and three chickens (of whom she is secretly afraid). Visit her online at jajenkins.com
Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Nameless by Jennifer Jenkins (INT)