[DISCLAIMER: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MY OPINION OF THIS BOOK, DON’T HATE ME FOR CERTAIN THINGS. I KNOW THIS BOOK CONTAINS A LOT OF CONTROVERSIAL STUFF!]
The galaxy is powered by the current, and everyone has a gift.
Cyra, one of our main characters, has a currentgift that causes pain, pain to her and those who dare to lay a hand on her. Cyra doesn’t see it as a gift. She hates it! Cyra is also the sister os a brutal tyrant, who rules the Shotet people. Her brother is misusing Cyra’s powers to torture his enemies.
Akos is the son of a farmer and an oracle from the frozen nation planet of Thuvhe. Akos is generous in spirit and has crazy loyalty to his family. When Akos and his brother are captured by the enemy Shotet soldiers. Akos desperately wants to get his brother out alive.
When Akos is thrust in Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable.
Will they help each other to survive or will they destroy one another?
You may have heard about this book, mostly because of the racism ect. This review contains MY point of view. MY opinion on this book. Keep in mind that racism isn’t really a thing in the Netherlands. We don’t really care about anyone’s skin color, we care more about your personality.
Back to the review!
So, yes, the Shotet people can be cruel and they have a darker skintone. The Thuvhe people are “innocent” and have a lighter skintone , but they mention it once, only in the beginning of the book.
Cyra’s gift is to cause pain, not only to those who touch her, but also to herself. Her touch can be lethal. But thank god, Cyra isn’t anything like Juliette from the Touching Juliette series (gosh Juliette is number one in my top 5 of annoying main characters). Cyra hates it more than anything. She doesn’t see it as a gift, not at all! If she could get a chance to change her currentgift, she would, without doubt.
When she meets Akos, he is the only one who can take away her pain. Because that is Akos’ currentgift, he can ‘take’ away her currentgift.
Cyra is surprised at first, but is a bit on the edge. She doesn’t want to depend on someone else, she never has. Not even if they can take away her pain.
I heard some people comment about a slow start. For me, the book didn’t have a slow start, I enjoyed it from the first page! I was immediately sucked in to the story!
I ended up giving the book 4 stars.