Thursday, October 18, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: WISTERIA by Bisi Leyton


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Bisi will be awarding a $15 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.



Sixteen year old Wisteria Kuti has two options—track the infected around the Isle of Smythe or leave the only known safe haven and face a world infested with flesh eating biters. But even with well-armed trackers, things go wrong and Wisteria ends up alone facing certain death, until she is rescued by the mysterious Bach. Uninfected, Bach is able to survive among the hordes of living dead.

Eighteen year old Bach, from a race known as The Family, has no interest in human affairs. He was sent here to complete his Great Walk and return home as a man—as a Sen Son. The Family regard humans as Dirt People, but Bach is drawn to this Terran girl, whom he has never seen before, but somehow knows.

Hunted by flesh eaters, cannibals, and the mysterious blood thirsty group called Red Phoenix, Wisteria and Bach make their way back to the Isle of Smythe, a community built on secrets and lies.

This is a debut novel and the first book of a series--a dark dystopian novel. The storyline is good--the world has been decimated by a virus that creates zombies (known in the book as Biters). There is a safe haven on an island--trackers attempt to keep it safe by scouting around and "curing" any Biters they find--with a bullet or arrow to the head.

We're also introduced to Bach, a member of an off-world race known simply as The Family, along with his best friend and his steward, a half human/half Family. Wisteria is rescued by Bach when she is surrounded by Biters--and somehow he knows who she is.

We are faced with zombies, cannibals, and the mysterious Red Phoenix-- along with secrets that come to light through the book.

There were some issues with editing, however the book was still a good read. If you enjoy dark fiction, this is a book you might want to take a try on. I have to admit that I was surprised by some of the revelations of this book--and looking forward to what happens in the future of the series.

About the Author:
Bisi Leyton was born in East London in 1978. She grew up in London, Nigeria and the States, listening to the stories life and love from aunts, cousins and big sisters.She lives in London, but has worked around Europe including France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and the Czech Republic. She has a fondness for reading graphic novels.

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Twitter: @bisileyton
http://www.goodreads.com/Bisileyton
BookTrailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_TWuWK_bbY&feature=context-cha and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvC9iJckrs4&feature=context-cha

6 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

MomJane said...

This story sounds really awesome. What a great YA book. Glad it is a series.

Bisi Leyton said...

Thank you for hosting my book on your blog :)

Bisi Leyton said...

MomJane

I hope you enjoy the book.

Mary Preston said...

I like to be surprised by my reads & love the thought of Dark Dystopian.


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Bisi Leyton said...

Mary,

Thanks for your comment.

Curiously,I never set out to make the book dark.