Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Fountain of the Earth (Book Review & Giveaway)

Hey there!

Today I will be reviewing a book called The Fountain of the Earth by H. L. Le Roy. I read this on request but do remember all my reviews are my own honest and truthful opinions.

This book follows Terra Vonn who lives in a destroyed earth after it has been plagues and ruined by illness. Horrors occur all over nowadays, and for Terra, things are about to get much worse. After the horrific murder of her mother Terra Vonn decided to get revenge on her mother’s murders herself. But along the way she encounters savage strangers, lunatics, cannibals and many other dangers in this post-apocalyptic world. Terra quickly realizes she is not cut out for this life, and yet learns she is the little that stands between civilization and destruction.

I thought the plot for this story was great. We get to see this new world where things are different than I’ve seen in any book. I liked the idea of their being clans where people lived together. What I also think this book did so well was show us some of the clan life before Terra goes off on her adventure, which means we really get to see the scene set. Also, the manner in which this is done keeps the book interesting, so it isn’t like you’re pawing through a whole lot of boring information.

I have to say my favourite character in this book turned out to be Ormek. He was always loyal, strong and trustworthy, no matter the consequences. He was someone who tried to do things for the greater good. Beth was also a good character, and shares much of the same traits that Ormek had – yet they come across as completely different characters.

I think the writing style for this book was a bit too simplistic for my liking. It was very simplistic mostly in the middle of this book and bothered me a little, but when it came to the end of the book, like the beginning, the style improved and I was able to enjoy it more.

Overall, I would rate this book a three stars out of five. I recommend it to people who enjoy reading YA, and don’t mind a little bit of gore in there too.

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H. L. (Holly) LeRoy is an American short story writer and novelist, author of the award winning Street Crimes anthology and the novel The Fountain of the Earth (Nov. 22, 2013), first in a series of young adult adventures. Born in San Jose, California, LeRoy currently resides in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with his family.

Olivia’s Question: If an enemy was at your mercy, would you be able to forgive them and treat them as a friend? Have you ever experienced this?

Olivia-Savannah x
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34 comments:

  1. Thank you for the international giveaways! :)

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  2. We keep reading/reviewing the same books!!! :) I'm going to have a giveaway for this one NEXT week, so be sure to stop by and enter! *wink,wink*

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    1. I will be sure to check out yours when you post it ;)

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  3. Nice review, I wouldn't usually be interested in books like this (post-apocalyptic) but this one doesn't sound half bad!

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  4. Hi Olivia - Just from your review, I know I'd like Ormek for his stand no matter the circumstances of being loyal, strong and trustworthy. Thanks! :)

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  5. Great review! I'm glad you liked the book. :)

    I think I would be able to forgive my enemy, but I'm not sure. I like to think I would!

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  6. Great review :) I love that cover!

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    1. It is really nice, and suits the book well!

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  7. Simple writing do make my reads easier (since English is not my first language) but I love way way more reading books with a rich writing and actually getting to learn new words. I don't think this one's for me though and now I'm overwhelmed with ARCs so can't add it. Thanks for sharing though!! :)

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    1. I have been overwhelmed with ARCs too, but I hope to get to them all eventually. As for English not being your first language, I would never have guessed!

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  8. Ooh. I haven't heard about this book before. I love YA and don't mind gore.

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    1. Then go for it! I am sure you would enjoy it :D

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  9. This sounds like an interesting read. I definitely like it if an author takes the time to describe the environment so I don't feel too lost. Great review :)

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    1. Yes, setting is an important element to any story ^^

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  10. sounds like a fun one! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  11. I did once have the feeling of an enemy at my knees and forgave them. There were really only bullies and I was young so I guess I was at the fight, best friends, fight, best friends stage. I liked the three main descriptives: the writing style, the plot and characters and you did them all perfectly. Mistakes in a blog is fine but when it comes to a point were a reader has to stop and think again, like this: After the horrific murder of her other Terra Vonn decided to get revenge on her mother’s murders herself.

    Here it sounds like Terra has a clone!

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    1. Oh, I am sorry about that, and I will definitely go back and correct it :D Thank you for pointing that out. And it's always good to forgive ^^

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