Terra is written by Gretchen Powell, the blogger behind Honey, I shrunk the Gretchen . This is her first novel. It is the first book in a planned trilogy.You can read more about the author by clicking here.
This YA Dystopian book is about an 18 year old girl and her younger brother living in their poor and ravaged settlement of Genesis X-16. Terra is a scavenger, who looks for old pieces of scrap and metal to be recycled in order to support her and her brother. During a routine scavenger trip Terra comes across something that will alter her life in Genesis X-16. She becomes suspicious and sets out on a search for answers, which will eventually lead her to the mysterious Adam. Adam and Terra are lead to terrifying discoveries that could shatter the world as they know it.
Goodreads: 4.28 out of 5 stars
Amazon: 4.7 out of 5 stars
My Score: 4 out of 5 stars
I am always a bit hesitant to read dystopian novels because the topics are far fetched and ones that don't seem to interest me in the least. I loved the Hunger Games along with Divergent and Insurgent, all of which are dystopian novels, so I was willing to give Terra a shot. Just like the other books I really enjoyed this one. I found that it was easy to relate to the characters. Terra is independent and courageous and has to become the caregiver for her younger brother at an early age. I was captivated by the interaction between Terra and Adam. as well as Terra's fight against the government. Towards the end of the book things begin to unravel, revealing more about who Adam really is and the danger the government is causing when all too quickly the book ends. I am anxiously awaiting the release for book II so that I can continue to read more of this action packed trilogy.