Reviews: Undesirable and Undefinable, The Seven Years Gone Series Books 1 & 2 by Liz Iavorschi-Braun

Undesirable, Seven Years Gone #1.

image~Blurb~

Five generations after world leaders engineer a virus to decimate the population and keep it under control, life continues as normal for those living in The Society. They are divided into classes and go about their lives because it is all they know. The genetically fortunate become rulers, while those labeled undesirable are never seen again. Torn between her obligation to The Society that she was raised in and a desire to choose her own fate, Ginger takes a chance and risks it all to cross a vast wilderness alone for a chance to be free.

~Book Links~

Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US

~My Review~

Ginger lives with her parents in the Society, she is approaching her sixteenth birthday and knows that her selection test is looming. Everyone in the Society has to undergo a selection test to determine which section of the community they will spend their adult life.

Ginger is convinced that she will be classified as an Undesirable, and she makes a decision that will have an impact on both her and her family. The question is does she make the right decision?

Undesirable is a great starting point for this series. It’s pace is steady and I think that is because it is so informative. Ginger gives us a lot of information which is obviously important to help us understand just what she is facing and experiencing.

After becoming more familiar with the style of this author’s writing I was pulled into the story alongside Ginger. The author has done a fantastic job at making me understand just how difficult dangerous Ginger’s journey really is.

Ginger is a strong female character and she has some serious determination. How she found the strength to get up and keep going baffled me, I don’t know if it call it courage and guts or just sheer stubbornness not to be beaten! Whichever it is good her for not giving up.

Dystopian is a genre that I usually struggle to read, that said I have enjoyed reading this book and I’m looking forward to seeing where the author takes this in the next books. Which luckily for me I’ve already read 😉

Read on for my thoughts on book #2…

Undefinable, Seven Years Gone Book #2.

~Blurb~image

The Choices we make define us, but they have consequences. Ginger must come to grips with the ramifications of her actions, even as she comes into her own.
While war looms on the horizon, Ginger learns that freedom, family and love are worth fighting for, regardless of the costs.
Author Liz Iavorschi-Braun’s much-anticipated second book of the Seven Years Gone series is a gripping story you won’t want to put down.

~Book Links~

Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US

~My Review~

Undefinable picks up right where Undesirable left off. We re-join Ginger on her journey through the unknown but now she’s in Harrison with Rane and Myra.

Ginger continues to grow and show more and more strength and determination. We see her develop into a young woman who is more mature than she should be considering her age. The more situations that Ginger is forced to face, the more she holds her head up and face both the challenges and her fears head on!

All the supporting characters are well thought up and are life like. They may only be the supporting characters but they have their own lives, they also interact and intertwine with Ginger, Rane and Myra very well.

The overall plot for this book isn’t a straightforward beginning, middle and end, it has so much more to it. There are twists and unexpected events that occur, and these help to keep a firm hold of the readers attention.

After reading both books in this series so far one thing I have learned is that Liz has a fantastic knack for building a world that is clear and so well thought out it made me feel like I was there and if I reached out I would be able to touch it.

I have enjoyed reading this series so far and I’m looking forward to reading book #3 to see what else is in store for Ginger.

~Liz Iavorschi-Braun Author Bio~image

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Liz spent several years living in the Okanogan valley of British Columbia where she found inspiration for the setting of the Seven Years Gone series. She currently resides on the Black Sea coast of Romania with her husband and their cat, FuzzyButt.

~Places To Find Liz~

Website | Amazon Author Page | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

Liz also has some awesome swag that can be ordered from etsy like lip balm, body butter, candles and tea. All organic and made for the books by artisans. she don’t profit from it, but has it available all the same. These products can be found here:

~Lip Balms~

https://www.etsy.com/listing/516669070/seven-years-gone-custom-ginger-rane-lip?ref=shop_home_active_49

~Candles~

https://www.etsy.com/listing/509285054/gingersoy-candleseven-years?ref=shop_home_active_8

 

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