Synopses & Reviews
The first installment in Bridges’s Vortex of Éire series paints an evocative portrait of a not so distant future rife with hardship and famine but Bridges does not inject enough new material to make her dystopian world unique. Mariah is a young woman living in a desolate Belfast ruled over by the rigid international Senate a governmental organization controlling the population through strict vaccinations and food rationing. Mariah and her friends hatch a secret plot to grow crops a form of rebellion that could endanger the lives of many. Bridges writes with a distinct voice; the setting is brought to life by her clever use of dialects and local accents. The focus on agriculture is a fresh idea as it is often overlooked in postapocalyptic fiction. However the conventional plot wherein a dissatisfied populace rails against an overbearing dictatorship leaves this dystopian tale floundering in a sea of similar works. (BookLife) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."