I selected The War Between, by Jennifer Withers, as the concept of a post-apocalyptic South Africa fascinates me, especially since the two main cities are called Jozenburg (Johannesburg) and Toria (Pretoria). Unfortunately there are no touch-points with the cities of today. (Thinking about it, would there be any resemblance to the previous cities after a devastating war?)
The story-line is strange, but I caught myself not wanting to put down the book until I have finished reading it! The main characters are believable and strong! I could identify with most of them.
I found Syra's character a bit frustrating. She makes a few bad decisions, and I do not think it was believable responses. It feels as if it is forced on her (by the writer), to complicate the plot!
The book finishes with a rhetorical question, which is quite brilliant!
It leaves us with a feeling of wanting more, but also with the knowledge that there is a satisfactory ending to the story!
I love Jennifer Withers' writing and the strange world we are plunged into in this book.
I love the characters and the inherent conflict between two different types of humans that feeds the story-line!
I would love to read more of the ongoing story! I hope this story does not end here, Jennifer Withers?
If you love fantasy and escapism, this book ticks the boxes!
I copied most of this from my Amazon Book Review.
Humans AND superhumans in post apocalyptic SA! Strange, but had to read to end! @JenWAuthor TX! @cupcakemummy pic.twitter.com/rWSsTV8ry6— Karen du Toit (@karentoittoit) May 11, 2016