Pendomus (Pendomus Chronicles #1) by Carissa Andrews
Series: Pendomus Chronicles #1
Author: Carissa Andrews
Published: 10th October 2013
Source: E-copy from the author for my honest review
Humanity has colonized on the tidally locked planet Pendomus.
Residing between extreme heat and frigid cold is the complex known as the Helix. Within lies a highly sophisticated society functioning solely on humans fulfilling their life’s purpose as determined by their natural aptitudes and daily brain scans.
Seventeen-year-old Runa Cophem has found her calling studying the ancient trees nearby and anxiously awaits a professional placement which will allow her to continue her work.
Runa’s life takes an unforeseen turn when she’s brutally attacked and left for dead in those woods. Rescued by a stranger with blue hair, she’s immersed into a surprising way humanity has survived without the Helix. Fueled by a yearning to understand and an attraction she didn’t even know was possible, Runa tries to make a new life for herself. Yet, there’s much she doesn’t know about herself, about the planet, and the forces controlling her from afar.
What she needs are some answers.
This book is a really awesome idea and I loved the planet and the history surrounding the humans inhabiting it! The characters were also wonderful though they sometimes felt a little too immature/not-quite-grown-up-enough for the story that was being told. Other times, though, they were exactly right for their part.
This story was told in the P.O.V of Runa and sometimes Traeton. Both their stories are really interesting. They both started off living the same sort of life, inside the Helix, safe and under control. Both of them eventually leave the Helix, one way or another, but Traeton laves at a much younger age and it's interesting seeing both perspectives, of someone who's just come from a very controlled environment to find their world turned upside-down, and someone who has already been through it all.
There were some parts of this book where things felt to be going too slowly, then other times they felt too rushed. While the story was interesting it didn't grab me as I'd hoped though I really enjoyed reading about the world they were on and it's history. Overall this book was pretty good and I am looking forward to seeing what happens with the story.