Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Review: The Cleansing by Danielle Evans
After the earth suffered from a series of severe natural disasters that claimed many lives, people are still fearful years later. America allows in foreigners from other devastated areas to assist with rebuilding. As a result, a new wave of immigration occurs, and now Americans are in the minority. They are discriminated against and blamed for global warming.
When a foreigner becomes president of the United States, he devises a plan that will prevent Americans from standing in the way of his tyranny. He forces them to attend the Earth Education Program, where they are supposed to learn how to take better care of the environment.
The story follows John and Annie Weber, an American couple, who discover that the program is more malignant than it appears. As a massive genocide takes place, John and Annie struggle to survive in this new world.
My Rating: 3/5 stars
I love these types of books. End of the world. Fight to survive. Corrupt society. I usually tend to read more books based in this genre/field.
I started reading this book with high expectations, but was a little bummed when my expectations weren't met, at least not all of them were met.
The couple, John and Annie Weber were decent characters, but sadly I wasn't that attached to either of them. I did, though, thoroughly hate the President.. the way he was portrayed made me disgusted at him and basically hate him.
The plot was well thought up, but not executed that well. I mean, I enjoyed the story, but it was kind of predictable.