Review: New World Rising (New World Trilogy #1) and New World Ashes (New World Trilogy #2) by Jennifer Wilson
Since witnessing her parents' murders at the age of eleven, Phoenix's only purpose in life has been to uphold her mother's dying words- to be strong and survive. But surviving outside of The Walls- outside of The Sanctuary- is more like a drawn-out death sentence. A cruel and ruthless city, Tartarus is run by the Tribes whose motto is simple, "Join or die." Refusing to join and determined to live, Phoenix fights to survive in this savage world. Trusting no one, she lives as a rogue, fending only for herself. Then in a moment of rash judgment, she breaks all of her rules to save a child, and in that moment her life is turned upside down. When the rescue mission goes awry, Phoenix is captured by an underground group who claims no allegiance with either the Tribes nor The Sanctuary. She finds herself in the most dangerous game of survival she has ever played. In her captivity, only one person- the handsome and oddly sympathetic Triven- shows Phoenix something she has never before experienced: kindness. While warring with unfamiliar emotions and still skeptical of her captors' motives, Phoenix quickly realizes that these people may just hold the key to her lost memories. But who can she trust, when no one can be trusted? Not even herself.
I absolutely loved this series! It's really fast paced (so don't start it if you actually have to study, haha) and I really need to know what's going to happen next (we need to wait a year for that.. sigh :p). I loved all of the (well some more than others, obviously) and so shocked all the time!
The only two reasons why I can't give this series 5 stars is because 1. The girl falls in love with the instructor (as we have seen in so many dystopians already, so I would have loved to see a turn on that one) and I don't think it's re-readable because that would give away the whole action and shocking parts and those are the two things that made those two books a great and awesome dystopian series.
If you're looking for a new (the second book, New World Ashes just came out this month): go pick it up!
PS. If you want to read this series and still need to buy it in these beautiful covers: do it now while those are still in store (they will be out of print soon!)! Jennifer Wilson has published these books all on her own and now a publisher wants to work with her so they will be making new covers etc. which will be released in January 2016 so be fast if you still want these covers (she will be releasing the third one in this edition as well so they will be matching!)
What is your opinion about these first two books in this trilogy? Are you planning on reading it?