Thursday, April 17, 2014

Review & Giveaway: Remnants: Season of Wonder by Lisa T. Bergren


Remnants: Season of Wonder by Lisa T. Bergren
Blink / 2014

About the book:
Our coming was foretold by the elders--- Those who would change the future, just as the planet teetered on the edge of darkness.
Born on the prophesied day with birthmarks in the form of a crescent moon, they knew us immediately. Swaddled and screaming, we were spirited away by those who hid us, trained us, and kept us safe until our time came.
They poured their lives into us. Some died to save us.
And now we, the Remnants, protected by Knights of the Last Order, have gathered.
Called until we breathe our last ... to save the world.

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My rating:
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My thoughts:


Remnants: Season of Wonder was a very good read. I've read several of Bergren's novels (including her YA River of Time series and adult Grand Tour trilogy - both of which I loved), so I was excited to dive into this story!

I loved the new set of characters. While I liked all of the Remnants/Knights, my favorite was Vidar. I loved how, even when things were really tense, he was able to bring a much needed lightness to the story with his bravado and made me chuckle.

The romance story between Ronan and Andriana was nice and yet, I also have mixed feelings about some aspects of it...

Remnants: Season of Wonder had action, danger, and great characters. Whenever I had to stop reading, I looked forward to picking it back up and continuing the story. I recommend it to mature teens and adults who enjoy dystopian/futuristic novels with some sci-fi elements. I'm anticipating the release of the next Remnants novel!

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37 comments:

  1. My first dystopian novel was Anomaly by Krista McGee.

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    1. I loved that book! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. I've read several dystopian novels including The Hunger Games 1-3, Divergent 1&2, Anomaly 1&2, and The Safe Lands 1&2!

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    1. I've read all of those and enjoyed them all. Thanks for commenting, Abbi! :)

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  3. I've read the Hunger Games--just book one so far, and "Matched" by Ally Condie, which I liked a lot. I usually really enjoy a clean dystopian novel. Everybody talks about Anomaly--need to read that one!

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    1. I've read both of those. :) I definitely recommend the Anomaly trilogy -- so good! :D Hope you get to read it soon.

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  4. I read Evan Burl and the Falling by Justin Blaney

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    1. I have that book on my TBR shelf. How did you like it?

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  5. Sounds like an interesting book. Look forward to learning more about the series.

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  6. I like the classic dystopians like 1984 and Brave New World. Thanks.

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  7. I have read The Hunger Games 1-3, Divergent 1 (working on 2 now).
    Brittany McEuen

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    1. I loved the first two books in The Hunger Games trilogy. :) Thanks for commenting.

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  8. Yes, I have read The Hunger Games (book one) and The Selection plus part of The Elite. :)

    Congrats to Lisa on a new release - definitely VERY curious about this one. :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Rissi! I've seen The Selection (great cover!), but it doesn't sound like a book for me. Did you like it?

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  9. I haven't read any dystopian books yet, although there are a few I wouldn't mind trying.

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Sereina! :)

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  10. I've read The Hunger Games 1, Divergent, Uglies series, Anomaly/Luminary, Birthmarked by Caraugh M. O'Brien, The City of Ember series, Partials by Dan Wells and The Neumarian Chronicles by Ciara Knight.....my faves have been Uglies, The City of Ember, Anomaly/Luminary and The Neumarian Chronicles :) Great review, Mel, and thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks, Kara! I've read some of those books and others are on my TBR pile (i.e. The Uglies series).

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  11. I haven't read any dystopian, but I have several in my TBR pile. :)

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm really looking forward to reading this :) I've read "The Hunger Games", "The Safe Lands" books one and two, "Divergent", "Anomaly", and "Incarceron".

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    1. Great list of books! I've read and enjoyed several of those dystopian novels. :)

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  13. I was so excited to read this book! I started reading it the day it came out, and loved it!

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    1. Glad to hear that! I was super excited about it, too! :D

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  14. No I've never read any of these books sound very interesting
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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  15. No, but I have Anomoly on my TBR pile!

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    1. Ooooh!! I hope you enjoy that one! I loved the entire trilogy. :)

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  16. I have not read any dystopian novels. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  17. I have not tried any dystopian novels before. I'd love to try since it's sometimes interesting to explore social and political structures.

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  18. I have not. It is my younger daughters favorite genre though.She is reading the Divergent series right now. And has read The Hunger Games multiple times. It would be great to win it for her. I may even read it myself.

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  19. Never read any dystopian novels. Looking forward to this one!

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  20. I've read Anomaly (Luminary is on my TBR), Safe Lands 1& 2, Hunger Games (only bk 1&2), City of Ember series, and love Lisa's YA series, River of Time. Can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway.
    crwg96(at) aol(dot) com

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  21. I have not ready any dystopian books yet. I am looking forward to readying the Remnants series by Lisa Bergren though.

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