Review: New World: Rising by Jennifer Wilson

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Title: New World: Rising (New World #1)
Author: Jennifer Wilson
Format acquired: Ebook
Source: Received from the author (thank you, Jennifer!)
Publication date: January 5, 2016


Since witnessing her parents' murders at the age of eleven, Phoenix's only purpose in life has been to uphold her mother's dying words- to be strong and survive. But surviving outside of The Walls- outside of The Sanctuary- is more like a drawn-out death sentence. A cruel and ruthless city, Tartarus is run by the Tribes whose motto is simple, "Join or die."

Refusing to join and determined to live, Phoenix fights to survive in this savage world. But who can she trust, when no one can be trusted? Not even herself.


 I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

The gif above is the perfect description of myself after I read New World: Rising. This book left me with pieces of my heart scattered all over the place and emotions that I don't know how to contain. It left my jaw hanging. At loss for words. Erratic heartbeat. New World: Rising is the newest addition in my all time favorite books.

I read this book without expecting anything. Little did I know that this book will blow my mind. Where do I start with my review for this glorious book? Let's start talking with our heroine, Phoenix. I had an instant love with her character. She's strong, smart, clever and everything that I was looking for an MC of a Dystopian book. Phoenix has to hardened her heart in order to survive in the world that she lives in. But her life took a 360 degrees turn when she saved a stranger. I like the transition of Phoenix in this book. From a girl who only cares about herself to a selfless person. I love that Phoenix is not only tough, but that she also has a soft side in her.

Another reason why I love this book so much is because of the world building in this book. It's fantastic! Not that I wish to live in this world (Ha! Thank you, but NO), but what I like in the world building of New World: Rising is that it made my imagination so active. I was constantly imagining what each Tribe looks like, what The Sanctuary is like and how scary the Tartarus is. I had to take breaks in my reading to fully immerse myself in this world. It made reading New World: Rising even better.

This book will not let you choose which team to take because guess what? There's no love triangle in this book. Yay for that! :D And for once in my life, it was the love interest that fell in love with our heroine first and not the other way around. Another yay for that! The progression of the relationship between Phoenix and her love interest is gradual. It's not insta-love (Thank God for that). I wouldn't go into details but let me tell you, I swooned a lot when I was reading this book. I blame the swoon-worthy love interest of Phoenix for that.

New World: Rising is the kind of book that you wouldn't put down. It will suck you in from the very first page 'til the very end! I can't wait to start reading the sequel of this. Thank God it's already out now. Heh. :D

P.S. Dear Jennifer Wilson, you're now added to my list of auto-buy authors. You rock.

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  1. I had never heard of this book before but it sounds amazing! I love those kinds of books where once you get started, you can't stop reading no matter what else is going on in your life.

  2. Saw this on Instagram before but wan't so sure what it is about. This sounds like a great read. I'm generally a big dystopian fan. And it's such a relief to know that there's no love triangle.. because why even? I'm not a fan of that (generally because books with love triangles have sooo much romance that overwhelms the story. ugh). Great review! :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project