Sunday, December 9, 2018


Book Blurb:
Image result for enclave thomas lockeNearly one hundred years have passed since the Great Crash. What was once America is now a collection of enclaves, governed at the local level and only loosely tied together by the farce of a federal government.

Catawba, one of the largest and most affluent enclaves in the southern region, is relatively stable. It maintains successful business relations with nearby enclaves. But when a new vein of gold is discovered beneath the feet of its citizens, it's only a matter of time before trouble finds them.

Now Catawba's fate depends on an untried young trader named Caleb. Could his plan help secure the enclave's future?

Yet Caleb is keenly aware that if his secret were exposed, he would not live to see another dawn.

My Review:
This is an excellent science fiction/dystopian novel for both adults and young adults.  Thomas Locke has created characters whom you cannot help but like and feel like you're connecting with throughout the story as they are working together and discovering how individually they can contribute to the group.  What I really like the most is the descriptive writing, these two sentences begin the book: "The night was beyond black.  The windless air condensed the fog into droplets that clung to every surface."  I could feel this air and see the darkness, I love when I feel as if I am a part of the story, transported into the setting and Thomas has the ability to do this with his writing.  Added to the descriptive writing is non-stop action that will keep you turning the pages and you will find yourself holding your breath and wondering what is going to happen next.  A great book that will have you hooked on the story, highly recommend it!

*Thanks to the Revell Reads Program for the complimentary copy of this book.* 

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