Meanwhile the Scourge seems to be in no hurry and the Groundlings has to stay longer in the cave as a repercussion. With dwindling supplies and rationed water, Fennel has to set out on a journey to find the legendary Hidden Waters – which is said to be safe from the Scourge. Together with Peree, Fennel is about to discover the truth that will challenge everything she used to believe.
What an amazing world written by AG Henley! She breathes life into a story that is fresh while fitting in things that I love in post-apocalyptic YA. People who have read this go on and on about how beautifully written The Scourge is and I’m glad to be one of those who can attest to it. Her imagination made for some interesting and vivid descriptions on Fennel’s surroundings and the flesh-eating Scourge.
I had never before encountered a blind heroine in YA. It is a pleasant change which I easily welcomed and got used to. Being in the shoes of Fennel is equally a refreshing and exciting experience. The romance was sweet and simmers slowly but surely. It is just the ending that I felt was a little too rushed. However, that doesn’t lessen my anticipation for book two.
Overall, I highly recommend this book. The Scourge entails a plot-driven story that I’m sure YA Dystopia fans will revel in!
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