War Child: Pawn
DISCLAIMER: I was given a free copy of this book from the author, which I very much appreciate.
Warchild: Pawn is the first installment of what Lindsey promises to be (at least) a trilogy. It's the story of a 14 year old girl in the Appalachian mountains of what was once the United States. The world ended and people formed two distinct groups – the People's Republic of Virginia and the Democratic Alliance. Our protagonist is with the former.
The book is strikingly fast paced – there isn't a paragraph where something exciting isn't happening. From page one, we're birthed into a world of battle and death. Lindsey doesn't hold back when it comes to putting his readers right in the thick of it.
The characters are interesting and progress quickly throughout the book. The story itself, however, is a little less interesting. The entire book is essentially walking (I know, I know, Lord of the Rings was the same way) to their goal. Not to say that it isn't a faced paced, interesting walk – but it's walking, none the less.
I had difficulty feeling that urge to read more and more – it wasn't one of those books I couldn't put down.
It's a quick read, but for an indie-published book, I would still recommend it to anyone who's a fan of the dystopian young adult genre.