Title: Enmity (Enmity # 1)
Author: E. J. Andrews
Publisher: Harlequin Australia
Publication Date: April 2014
Genre: YA Dystopia
Source: ARC via Publisher
After a solar flare
wipes out most of the world’s inhabitants, it leaves behind nothing but a
desolate earth and a desperate population. Existence is no longer a
certainty. And with factions now fighting for the power to rule, people
start to become reckless with their lives. The world has become a
Amongst the ensuing chaos, Nate and Hermia — two
victims of the new world order — are taken against their will to The
Compound. Joined by eight other teenagers all chosen for a specific
reason, Nate and Hermia are forced to train as assassins to overthrow
the current president and make way for a new leader of the free world.
Here, they learn to plan, fight, and most importantly... to survive.
despite the casual cruelty of their new existence, both Nate and Hermia
— two very strong but very different people — begin to form fragile
bonds within the group. But they soon realize their happiness is short
lived...because their training is just the beginning.
A war awaits...regardless of how ready or willing they may be. (Goodreads Synopsis)
Enmity is a book that sits somewhere between Hunger Games and Divergent. As such, I felt like I was reading something familiar that I had seen many times before. The characters and storyline were as expected and nothing felt new or exciting: I could guess what would happen long before it took place.
That said, this is still an enjoyable read and a pleasant way to while away a few hours. For fans of books like Hunger Games or Divergent who are looking for something along then same lines, then this would be a good series to pick up off the shelf as, though not especially original, it is nicely written and presented and will be a hit with YA Dystopia fans.