Review: Five-Seven-Five by C.E. Wilson

Review: Five-Seven-Five by C.E. Wilson

Review: Five-Seven-Five by C.E. Wilson
Five-Seven-Five by C.E. Wilson

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Publication Date: November 20th 2015
Pages: 214
Format: eBook
Buy the book: Amazon

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Synopsis:

Take only what can be used. Take only what won’t be missed. The Creators are watching all of us.
White Frost lives in a world cloaked in darkness and ignorance. While most people in her society are content to live in fearful peace, White’s cousin brings her words from the mysterious Unknown. Strange collections of written words that tease her that there may be more to the world than candlelight and dank hallways.
But when tragedy strikes, White can no longer rely on the words to give her solace. She must discover what lies beyond the only world she’s ever known… no matter the cost.
Eventually, White finds her way to the skies and there she discovers that the tantalizing clues of her words are only pale reflections of the massive and wondrous world above. Colors she never thought possible. Blinding light. And an impossible being who may or may not be the Creator of it all.
But this information comes at a price White Frost is not sure she can pay.
White’s hunger for knowledge proves to be her greatest strength and weakness as she strives to learn more. But as she learns, she has to wonder – is there such a thing as too much information? And what will happen as it brings her closer to a being who could destroy everything she’s ever known?
Find out in Five Seven Five, the first book in a two part series entitled The Boy with Words.

 

My Review

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. This in no way effected my opinion of this book.

There were a lot of mysteries in this book. Everything from who the main characters really are to the meaning of the title “Five-Seven-Five, was cloaked in mystery. By the end of the book, I received some answers, but other things were left up in the air.

The first mystery about the main character, White, is revealed somewhat early in the book, and if you have read some of this authors other works it won’t really be a surprise.

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Just in case you skipped my spoiler, I will give you a slightly less spoilery rundown now.

White, and lots of other people like he,r, live isolated from the rest of the world. In fact, she and those people are so isolated that she has never seen the sky, grass trees, animals or other simple things of that nature that we all take for granted. When she ventures from her shelter and further explores the world (something that s forbidden for most people where she lives) she meets a boy named Kes who introduced her to the world.

 

This leads to some very cute scenes where White gets to experience things for the first time. She cries at the first sight of rain and falls in love with ladybugs, but she also spends a good amount of time simply taking to Kes. The two for an unlikely and cute friendship, but the romance in this book is lacking. That isn’t so much a criticism because all books don’t need romance, but this book read like a romance without the romance. I am pretty sure there will be more declarations of feelings and lingering looks in the next book, but for now, there’s not much to say on the relationship front.

 

If you read Five-Seven-Five, read it for the science fiction, fantasy, and adventure elements. The author does these things very well, and for that reason, the story held my attention. White is a likable and adorable character, and while Kes could be a little clueless and annoying at times, he was adorable in his own dorky way.

 

Because of mild language and some violence, I would recommend this book for ages 13 and up. There were no sexual situations.

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Author Biography

About C.E. Wilson

C.E. Wilson is currently living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband and her two dogs and two cats. They are all the loves of her life. When she’s not writing young adult fantasy novels, she enjoys writing short stories on her Deviant Art page. She loves to write stories involving giants and little people (also known as GT) and she can't decide what she loves more: horror movies or shoujo manga. She has a bachelor's degree in English Education so she has a soft spot for older literature authors including John Milton, William Shakespeare, and stories such as Paradise Lost and Beowolf. On a side note, nothing helps her to write more than drinking some tea and watching The Twilight Zone.

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