Monday, August 26, 2013

The Exemeus Book Review

I have an awesome YA Fantasy book to share with you called The Exemeus written by Folami and Abeni Morris.
Hyalee Smith is dead, she just doesn’t know it yet.

Her short life was devoted to love and to hate. Love of the man who stole her heart, hate for the man who stole the world. Murdered by the government she swore to destroy, she's been given another chance to make it right. But to save the planet, she needs the help of the most powerful mystic the world has ever seen—unfortunately he hasn’t been born yet.

In a world where fear is the only currency, Dephon has committed the ultimate crime: inspiring hope.

His only goal is to make it safely through ninth grade, but on a post-apocalyptic Earth run by the Treptonian government, it isn’t that simple. Heir to a legendary power, Dephon Johnson is the only threat to the government’s rule. And on Trepton, all threats must be eliminated. When hundreds of assassins are dispatched to neutralize him, Dephon is forced to fight back. His only chance of survival is to enlist the aid of the greatest warrior the world has ever known. The only problem is, she's been dead for 13 years!
My Thoughts:

I loved this book! I do have to admit at first I wasn't sure because it started slow but the more it built up, the more I got into the story and then halfway through the book, even though I knew she died, I kept hoping and wishing for a different outcome when the book ended.

Dephon is Hyalee's and Singleton's son and he has inherited a lot of their supernatural powers.

He gets help from two other people when it's apparent that Singleton no longer functions since Hyalee's death and he won't tell Dephon about his powers or his mother. Bad things are coming down the road and why his father won't prepare him is beyond me. The book doesn't really explain his side of things much in the present.

Let me back up a bit. This book is written in the style of past and present. Dephon receives a book that is about his mother's & father's life together so while he is reading about it, so are we. We also get a glimpse of his present life which is to say the least, very strange.

Evidently, his father doesn't have to work because all he does is sit on a couch watching TV all day. They live underground below Earth and now it's called Trepton. Not sure why he gave up completely and why he doesn't think that his evil twin brother won't come after Dephon knowing once he reaches 17 he will get his powers.

All wishful thinking on my part, I guess maybe that is what he thought. But, there are a lot of surprises by the end of this book and I am assured that the next one will explain some of the puzzles that were revealed at the end.

Can't wait to read the sequel, especially now that they have me hooked! I want to know the answers to a few questions like who betrayed Hyalee, although I have a few sneaking suspicions myself.

If you are into YA Fantasy books, this one ranks right up there as one of the best.

Happy Reading!

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Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


Candace said...

Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts about this one! I'm glad you really enjoyed it. And thanks for hosting a tour stop!

Jennduffey Duffey said...

I can't wait to read this book!

LhasaLuma said...

I'm def. into YA Fantasy! I am def. gonna have to read this one if it is as good as you make it sound! Thanks!

Megan Parsons said...

This looks like a great book! I love the YA genre!