Title: Power Divided
Series: The Evolutionaries Book 1
Author’s Name: S. Behr
Publisher: Behr Ink
Genre: YA Fantasy
Page Count: 433 Pages
Author or Book Website: https://www.sbehr.com/
Link to Amazon purchase page: The Power Divided
Link to Goodreads: The Power Divided
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
A runaway princess with elemental powers stumbles upon a thousands-year-old archive of ancient tech that will forever change her utopian kingdom.
The citizens of Amera are blessed with a range of extraordinary powers ¬– from telepathy and healing to growing plants and breathing under water. As descendants of genetically modified humans desperate to survive an ice age, Amerans have built a peaceful, prosperous kingdom uniting nine realms, each with their own king and queen.
Violet is a princess of Neyr, the third of the nine realms of Amera, living in the transformed ruins of ancient New York City, high up in the reborn Chrysler building. Born into Neyr’s talented ruling family, she struggles to show evidence of any special power herself. Raised by one of the most powerful healers in Ameran history, Violet wants more than anything to pass her Criterion, a test all citizens must take to prove they are worthy and to find their place in society. But when her powers explode to catastrophic effect in front of her entire court, she runs from the unthinkable damage and misery she has caused.
In her desperate escape, Violet stumbles upon an incredible archive of ancient knowledge and awakens Hailey, an artificial intelligence relic who reveals hidden truths that could be the key to her return home.
But when the sanctuary of the Amera is threatened by humans, old enemies of Amera who live in violent colonies beyond Amera’s borders, Violet must master her burgeoning powers and find a way to protect her idyllic kingdom from the outside world.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I feel for Violet in this first book in the series. She so wants to fit into the society that she was born into and being a princess in one of the nine realms. The people are all magically talented and she wants to prove herself. When her powers go off the charts she runs and hides. That is a lot for anyone to take in. She finds things from the old world and she finds there are threats to the world she knows and loves. She calls the remade city of New York her home and its a wonderful story and it leave me wanting more.
My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars