Author: C.E. Wilson
Genre: Young-Adult Fantasy
Page Count: 204
Publication: November 20th, 2015
Source: Sent in exchange for an honest review.
“Take only what can be used. Take only what won’t be missed. The Creators are watching all of us.
White Frost lives in a world cloaked in darkness and ignorance. While most people in her society are content to live in fearful peace, White’s cousin brings her words from the mysterious Unknown. Strange collections of written words that tease her that there may be more to the world than candlelight and dank hallways.
But when tragedy strikes, White can no longer rely on the words to give her solace. She must discover what lies beyond the only world she’s ever known… no matter the cost.
Eventually, White finds her way to the skies and there she discovers that the tantalizing clues of her words are only pale reflections of the massive and wondrous world above. Colors she never thought possible. Blinding light. And an impossible being who may or may not be the Creator of it all.
But this information comes at a price White Frost is not sure she can pay.
White’s hunger for knowledge proves to be her greatest strength and weakness as she strives to learn more. But as she learns, she has to wonder – is there such a thing as too much information? And what will happen as it brings her closer to a being who could destroy everything she’s ever known?
Find out in Five Seven Five, the first book in a two part series entitled The Boy with Words.
This is my second novel that I’ve read by Wilson. She kindly asked me to review another one and I gladly accepted because I had such a good experience with her first novel. So obviously I had some expectations going into this one…
I actually completed this novel a while ago, but I am just now typing up a full review (apologies). However besides that, I do have the novel clear in my mind still.
Firstly I must say when I read the synopsis it reminded me of her previous novel that I read. “She must discover what lies beyond the only world she’s ever known…” sounds very similar to the synopsis of To Nowhere, but when I actually began to read it, the similarities seemed to disperse.
The read was fairly easy and quick. I was always engaged in the writing, even though some of the events were repeated. The one thing that always kept me interested were the turn of events, but I should’ve expected that of Wilson, haha. I enjoyed each character in the novel, major or minor. I related somewhat to the main character, White Frost, because of her thirst for knowledge, but I found sometimes she made ignorant choices that implied she was kind of a grouch. However, I think that added some conflict to the plot that was useful. Each character has their own distinct personality & role, especially Shade, her cousin, and Salt, an additional Chosen One. The presence of the so-called Creator that White meets, Kes, was also a great addition to the novel because of the vibe he gave off. Yes, there were times that he had me thinking he was a back-stabber, but throughout the novel you learn some new things about him that surprised me.
This novel is actually full of surprises, with its dystopian-like plot. The idea of ‘The Forgotten Ones’ was pretty original to me, and it was fairly interesting to get questions answered that I had in the beginning. I did notice some grammar & spelling mistakes, but I was sort of expecting that in regards to her other novel that I read. I don’t remember this novel taking me that long to read, but if it did it was probably because of school, haha.
So what’s my rating?
I gave C.E. Wilson’s, Five-Seven-Five, a…
4 out of 5 stars
Overall I really did enjoy this read. It was original & intriguing, therefore I look forward to reading the second novel in this series.
Let me know down below your thoughts, comments, or questions regarding this novel!
Thanks for reading & I’ll see you next time…(and thank you to C.E. Wilson for giving me the opportunity to read & review her novel)