ARC Review: Metaltown by Kristen Simmons

Posted September 16, 2016 by Jamie in Reviews // 0 Comments

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ARC Review: Metaltown by Kristen SimmonsMetaltown by Kristen Simmons
Published by Tor Teen on September 20th 2016
ISBN: 0765336626
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Pages: 384

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Metaltown, where factories rule, food is scarce, and hope is in short supply.

The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She’s been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember. But now Ty has Colin. She’s no longer alone; it’s the two of them against the world. That’s something even a town this brutal can’t take away from her. Until it does.

Lena’s future depends on her family’s factory, a beast that demands a ruthless master, and Lena is prepared to be as ruthless as it takes if it means finally proving herself to her father. But when a chance encounter with Colin, a dreamer despite his circumstances, exposes Lena to the consequences of her actions, she’ll risk everything to do what’s right.

In Lena, Ty sees an heiress with a chip on her shoulder. Colin sees something more. In a world of disease and war, tragedy and betrayal, allies and enemies, all three of them must learn that challenging what they thought was true can change all the rules.

An enthralling story of friendship and rebellion, Metaltown will have you believing in the power of hope.

Jamie’s Review

DNF @ 61%

I made it 61% through this one but I am bored to tears right now and don’t think I have the energy to muster a cause to push through to the end. I don’t even want to skim tbh. This one has such an interesting premise and is something that should be more interesting, but it is dry and dull and I give zero cares about the characters and their lives. There was one burst of life at about 40% that made it seem like this one was going to pick up speed and be more interesting, but then it died down and so did my hopes and dreams of being enthralled with this one. I feel like if it had been more of a historical fiction novel about the actual times this happened, I would have been more interested but as it stands I am basically half asleep reading this one.

P.S. I was told the ending and I rolled my eyes so hard I got a migraine. Endings of convenience are not my type of thing so I’m very glad I didn’t continue reading this one.

About Kristen Simmons

Kristen Simmons is the author of the ARTICLE 5 series, THE GLASS ARROW, and the upcoming METALTOWN (Tor Teen). She loves her family, Jazzercise, and chocolate cupcakes. She currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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