Noble Conflict (Mini Review) & Lend Your Hand!

Noble Conflict (Mini Review) & Lend Your Hand!
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Title: Noble Conflict

Author:  Malorie Blackman
Publisher:  DoubleDay Childrens
Published Date:  6th June 2013
Rating: 3 stars

Synopsis: Years after a violent war destroyed much of the world, Kaspar has grown up in a society based on peace and harmony. But beyond the city walls, a vicious band of rebels are plotting to tear this peace apart. It is up to the Guardians – an elite peacekeeping force – to protect the city, without ever resorting to the brutal methods of their enemy. When Kaspar joins the Guardians, he has a chance encounter with a rebel – a beautiful girl named Rhea. Haunted from that moment on by strange visions and memories – memories that could only belong to Rhea – he realises he hasn’t been told the truth about what the rebels really want, and what he’s really fighting for.
Review: I have been reading some dystopian fiction again! This
time it’s a book called ‘Noble Conflict’ by a favourite author of mine, Malorie
Blackman.
My favourite character in this book is probably Mac. Mac
is a friend Kaspar makes in the library as he tries to find out more
information on the Insurgents. Like me, Mac is quite the bookworm and spends a
lot of time online ^.^ Also, although politics and war strategies aren’t something she can grasp
easily, she still tries to have a go at it. I like that type of persistence,
and how she was always will to help Kaspar with whatever research he wanted to
do.
What I didn’t like so much was the writing style. I mean,
it’s a good book and written really well, but in comparison to other Malorie
Blackman books I didn’t find it much to her usual standard. Because the world
this book takes place in works differently than ours, sometimes I feel like I
was being fed a lot of information and backstory in one moment, especially when
he was researching with Mac. To me, being fed too much information at once gets
a bit boring and I tend to start scanning the words instead…
When I realised this was a ‘typical’ read and not a
Malorie Blackman special. D:

It was also a bit of a typical dystopian. What I did like
about the Hunger Games and Divergent was that it put a bit of a different spin
on things. But apart from the setting much things were the same, like Matched:
a dark secret in the society, a rising rebellion and a big bang ending with
multiple betrayals. Many dystopian novels tend to fall under this category.

I’d rate this book a three out of five, because it was an
enjoyable read nonetheless. If you like dystopian, you’ll definitely like this! 

Links: Goodreads and Amazon!

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