Child of Etherclaw was a fun, action filled dystopian read that even I found entertaining to read, and hope there is more to come!
Disclosure: I received this book to review through iRead Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
The bonds of family go well beyond blood.
But can those bonds hold when the blood itself carries a devastating secret?
Fenlee’s opal necklace had always radiated a certain warmth since her mother’s death. But now, at sixteen, her world begins to unravel as the stone sparks to life, revealing itself to be an otherworldly artifact of untold power.
Between her mechatronics studies at the academy and scavenging expeditions beneath the sprawling city of New Cascadia, Fenlee and her adopted brother, Elliot, try to decipher the mysteries of her necklace and its link to events in Fenlee’s past.
But they’re not alone in their search.
Strange undercity dwellers offer cryptic warnings, drones track their movements, and deadly corporate agents lurk in the shadows. When tragedy rips Fenlee’s family apart, she must learn to use the artifact’s power to save those who are deeply precious to her. But nothing can prepare her for the dark truths that she will uncover on that journey…
“Lee,” Elliot mumbled. “I’m not who you think I am.”
Child of Etherclaw was quite a fun, interesting, suspenseful dystopian read! It in intended to be a young adult read, but as an adult, I enjoyed the story.
Set in the future – far after our turn here on Earth – lives Fenlee and her brother… well, adopted brother. Her mother has died and her father is away at work, leaving Fenlee and Elliot to fare on their own.
Fenlee is quite intelligent and has goals to get her family back to the higher level of society where they once resided, but along the journey; things happen and secrets are revealed.
The entire story kept me hooked, intrigued, wanting to know more – how Fenlee’s mom died, how Elliot came to be a part of their family, what is happening to the world that Fenlee lives in and what happened before.
Most of these questions get answered throughout the story, but I really feel like there is so much more that we can learn and I hope that is a book two that I can read because I thoroughly loved all of the characters, the journey, and the secrets left us wanting more.
If you are a fan of dystopian stories; you will definitely enjoy Child of Etherclaw.
About the Author
Matty Roberts began their career in journalism where they earned an Emmy and had the privilege of working on several other award-winning projects. They hold an MS from Johns Hopkins University and are now an engineer in renewable energy in Denver, Colorado where they live with their wonderful partner, two extraordinary kids, and the best doggie ever. In addition to writing, engineering, and parenting, Matty is a vegan enby nerd who is in love with this world and will forever be doing all they can to make it a better place. And they may be known to occasionally play in a punk band here or there.