Giveaway & Book Review: The Polaris Uprising by Jennifer Ibarra

February 15, 2014 Giveaway 3

Giveaway & Book Review: The Polaris Uprising by Jennifer Ibarra

I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Giveaway & Book Review: The Polaris Uprising by Jennifer IbarraThe Polaris Uprising by Jennifer Ibarra
Published by Tiwala Books Genres: Dystopian, Sci Fi, Young Adult
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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 In less than seven years, eighteen-year-old Ryla Jensen will succeed her father as the president of Neress, a nation where all citizens are cared for from the moment they’re born. Fed, sheltered, even educated—every need of theirs is met.

The only price they pay is their free will.

Groomed since childhood to take on a role she’s not even sure she wants, Ryla’s only escape from the pressures of duty is her sister, Alanna. But when her eyes are opened to the oppressive regime her father built, she begins to question everything she’s set to inherit—and finds herself at odds with her sister’s blind allegiance to their father.

Torn between loyalty to her family and the fight for freedom, Ryla must decide just how far she’s willing to go to make a stand and risk losing the person she loves most in the world: Alanna.


my thoughts doneA MA ZING! I wasn’t able to stop talking about this except when I was trying to read it. So far FAV Dystopian ever. Seriously!

Firstly, although this is a dystopian it is viewed from a different perspective. Everything looks all cozy and cuddly to the people in the government, namely the President’s daughters, Ryla and Alanna. Seeing this from a new view really made it fresh and exciting and the plot just flew by!

Both sisters have completely different stories and Polaris Uprising tells both of them side by side. The plot is about the sisters and how they each handle the stresses that are being thrown at them. And both come out completely different people in the end.

I was absolutely loving the characters. So much so that I swear my heart was palpitating through most of this book. It starts when Ryla meets Tyler and the anticipation and fear does nothing but ratchet itself up and up and up until the end! So much so that I kept wanting to sneak glances to see what was going to happen. And all of the characters in this really have pivotal roles, even the side characters are quite important and it was fabulous to get a feel of everyone that led to a great plot.

As information is revealed, and as a reader I was figuring out and seeing one of the sisters starting to put information together, the real dystopian part of this starts to come through. At first it didn’t seem so dystopian but it’s the best kind of horror, the kind that slowly sneaks up on you! The twists in this are what really got me. I loved that this was so different from the normal dystopian perspective, plus having the two sister’s points of view, but the plot was just fabulous. Seriously had me on the edge of my seat the entire time!

There is QUITE the cliff hanger in this baby! But I didn’t even care. I need a breather from all of the anxiety this story gave me, some more chocolate and coffee, and then I want the next book… like ASAP!

This is a fabulous YA dystopian. Best of 2014!

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the authorJennifer IJennifer Ibarra spent her childhood pretending to be Princess Leia, Laura Ingalls, and Ramona Quimby, and as soon as she was able to hold a pen in her hand, she started making up adventures for her own characters. She lives in Silicon Valley, where she does marketing for a tech company and spends her time running, cooking, baking, and keeping up with celebrity gossip.


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