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The Exemeus by Folami Morris and Abeni Morris
Publisher-Royal Colours Ink
Released-Jan 3rd 2013
Purchase-Amazon / B & N
Hyalee Smith is dead, she just doesn’t know it yet.Her short life was devoted to love and to hate. Love of the man who stole her heart, hate for the man who stole the world. Murdered by the government she swore to destroy, she has been given another chance to make it right. But to save the planet, she needs the help of the most powerful mystic the world has ever seen—unfortunately he hasn’t been born yet.
In a world where fear is the only currency, Dephon has committed the ultimate crime:inspiring hope.His only goal is to make it safely through ninth grade, but on a post-apocalyptic Earth run by the Treptonian government, it isn’t that simple. Heir to a legendary power, Dephon Johnson is the only threat to the government’s rule. And on Trepton, all threats must be eliminated. When hundreds of assassins are dispatched to neutralize him, Dephon is forced to fight back. His only chance of survival is to enlist the aid of the greatest warrior the world has ever known. The only problem is, she's been dead for 13 years
This book turned out to be a pretty decent story. I didn't really know what to expect going in, only that the blurb sounded like something I'd enjoy. The Exemeus is a story within a story. It's about a couple named Hyalee and Singleton and their magical fated journey. It's about a raging and magical war where good was destroyed and evil was made to fester. But, it's also about a boy named Dephon Johnson who never really fit in at school but takes comfort in losing himself in his history books where the past of ancient wars, vast cities and old traditions was the way it use to be, compared to the dark, black, and empty waste Trepton IV is now. But soon, Dephon will come to realize how valuable and inspired his life really is and that the past that had once consumed his dreams is actually apart of his destiny. But he must learn all there is to learn about what really happened thirteen years ago if he's to fight back against a government that wants to eliminate him.
This book has just about everything I like in my escape. Magic and madness, suspense and mystery, betrayal, love and an ultimate hope. Folami Morris spins a fascinating and entertaining concept. Her writing is skilled, steady and wildly imaginative. The world-building is unique and creative and I found myself easily and instantly lost within this universe. It was a tad long, but I was so caught up with Hyalee's story that I couldn't bring myself to care.
I really enjoyed all these characters, Dephon, Hyalee, Singleton and Mallea. They each have a key play in this book, like pieces to a missing puzzle. They are all freshly developed and guides the readers effortlessly throughout this adventure. As much as I loved learning about Hyalee and Singletons past and how Dephon is connect to it, I'm actually quite curious how Dephon's story will play out from here.
Bottom line, The Exemeus is fit for fans who want to experience an extraordinary dystopian magical adventure with inspiring characters, solid writing and an enriched world. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next.
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