Friday, 15 March 2013

The Exemeus by Folami & Abeni Morris - Review Blitz



The Exemeus by Folami & Abeni Morris

The Exemeus (the Exemeus, #1)Title: The Exemeus

Series: The Exemeus #1

Authors: Folami Morris, and, Abeni Morris

Published: 3rd January 2013 by Royal Colours Ink


Source: Copy from the author for an honest review



Synopsis:


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.


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My Review

The ideas of this book were absolutely great! The idea of the exemeus and Hyalee and Dephon.. it was really different and wonderful to read! There were a few little things that didn't quite appeal to me and I felt it dragged on a little in places, but overall I really liked this book.

The plot is different. This story follows Dephon, a young boy who discovers thorugh eavesdropping and reading, that he has some kind of power and in a few days numerous assassins will be sent to stop him and his powers. Permanently. To stop this and help save the world, he needs help from Hyalee, a girl that's been dead for the past 13 years. It sounds quite complicated and strange, but the story is not as difficult as it seems. It's written so as to be easy to follow and the different elements of the story mesh together well.

The Exemeus is a dystopian novel and I was fascinated by the world Folani and Abeni had constructed. The structure of the government, views in society and the different system surrounding the 'new world' was well thought out and fun to uncover.

I had fun with the characters, and I liked that I got to connect with Hyalee a lot through the exemeus and was able to get a good picture of who she was. The relationships in this book were done well and I had a lot of fun reading about Hyalee and Singleton. Dephon, the main protagonist of this piece (who was male, which I loved!) and Mallea were also really fun characters and I'm looking forward to seeing them grow more in the next book.

There were a lot of different parts to this story and all of them worked quite well with each other. I had a good time reading this book and it's one of the best dystopians I've read in a while. The Exemeus was a fun, enjoyable read and I would recommend it to YA fantasy and dystopian fans.


3.5/5 Whales



Author Bios - Folami & Abeni Morris


Folami and Abeni Morris are a sister-sister writing team. Together they wrote (and rewrote) The Exemeus series, somehow managing to accomplish it without murdering one another. Despite their facial similarities, tendency to finish each other’s thoughts and stick up for each other constantly, no, they’re not twins and thus deserve their own individual bio.

Folami Morris
Folami grew up in the tiny city of San Mateo Ca, where nothing ever happens and no one ever leaves. She went to Xavier University for undergraduate, getting her B.A in physics and her B.S in Biology. After graduation she returned to California, to live in an even smaller city, where even less happens, Antioch Ca. During this time she escaped the monotony by hanging out with her imaginary friends Hyalee and Dephon, and by writing the Exemeus.

She finally escaped to Queens NY and now realizes that quiet and tiny aren’t so bad.

Abeni Morris
As luck (and logic) would have it, Abeni grew up in the same tiny little town as her sister, then she too escaped to the tinier town of Antioch. She has yet to leave. She received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood development from Cal State East Bay. She is the mom of two amazing kids, who swear that they deserve a percentage of the book proceeds and a ton of the credit. At least she raised dreamers.


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