Having favourably reviewed each of the first two books in the trilogy when they were published, Future Perfect (“A terrific novel”) and Forbidden Alliance (“Recommended for all lovers of books about future worlds”) it was no surprise that Terry should be the first to review the trilogy finale which she says was “fun to read”. She says it is a “terrific trilogy” that tells a lot about human nature and the “possible (and worrying) development” of some of humanity’s less likeable traits. Terry writes that she really appreciated Katrina’s “clever assessment of what technology would be like nearly 200 years from now” as too many other books set in the future have less convincing world building, adding that the “characterisation is great”. Concluding that Freedom’s Prisoners is “Very clever and well thought out” she recommends it to those who like “these sort of books, and to those who think they don’t, too!”
You can read Terry’s full review of Freedom’s Prisoners on her blog here. Her review of Future Perfect is here and her review of Forbidden Alliance is here
Terry Tyler read and reviewed the debut novel by Katrina Mountfort earlier this year. She awarded Future Perfect, the first book in the Blueprint Trilogy, 5 GOLD STARS and started her review by saying “I LOVED this book! Read it over a period of 24 hours, hated having to put it down.” She added that she was looking forward to reading the second book in the trilogy, Forbidden Alliance, which she recently read and reviewed, recommending it to “all lovers of books about future worlds”.
Terry has just listed her top 24 books of the year (check out her list here) and has placed Future Perfect at number 4. Thanks Terry, well done Katrina.
On her Book Reviews blog, Terry Tyler has written a review of Forbidden Alliance, the second book in the Blueprint trilogy by Katrina Mountfort. When she read Future Perfect, the first book of the trilogy earlier this year, Terry wrote a review in which she said she LOVED it and couldn’t wait for the next one. So it’s perhaps not surprising that she was one of the first people to buy Forbidden Alliance when it was published last friday and her review was posted today (monday). That seems like a great way to spend a weekend! She says that the story is “as well thought out, entertaining and thought provoking as the first in the series” and that she is now very much looking forward to reading the last book in the trilogy. She adds that the way in which “the old ways of life emerge in the communities outside the Citidomes is absorbing” as is the “difference between the ‘normal’ people and the Citidome residents” after the escape plan.
She concludes by recommending it to “all lovers of books about future worlds” whether or not you’re a Young Adult. Thanks Terry 😉
You can read the whole of Terry’s review on her blog here, and her review of Future Perfect here.
Forbidden Alliance was published in a digital edition on 4th September 2015 and will be out in paperback in December. The final book in the trilogy will be published next year.
On her Terry Tyler Book Reviews blog, writer Terry Tyler has just reviewed Future Perfect, the first book in the Blueprint trilogy by Katrina Mountfort. Awarding it 5 GOLD STARS, Terry starts by saying “I LOVED this book! Read it over a period of 24 hours, hated having to put it down.”
After some scene setting for the story and comparing it to ‘1984’, Terry says that “it all seemed frighteningly possible”. It invites the reader to consider the dangers of those in power and of “how quickly what once seemed to be a ludicrous idea can very quickly become accepted as the norm”. She goes on to say that Future Perfect is “a brilliant portrayal of subtle mind control”. She says that it is a great story that “is SO well written” and “told so artfully”.
Although Future Perfect is ostensibly a YA novel, Terry hadn’t realised that until she wrote the review – it obviously appeals to adults and has as much to say to them as to a younger audience. She concludes that Future Perfect is a “terrific novel, I’m so glad it came my way”, and is keen for the next one in the trilogy. So I guess Terry will be pleased to know that Forbidden Alliance will be out at the end of the summer 😉
You can read Terry’s review in full on her review blog here. Terry’s review will also be featured on Rosie Amber’s blog.