I’m excited to be reviewing the fourth novel in the Juche series, Freedom or Death, by Adria Carmichael! Read on for more info and my review.
A highly addictive Young Adult Dystopian Survival Saga that will keep you glued to the pages.
Areum and Nari are arrested and face imminent doom, but are saved at the last minute by an unexpected and unspeakable betrayal.
Still, they are far from being out of the woods. As they are reassigned to food gathering duty in the mountains, they must continue their fight for survival under the constant threat of daily executions and the rampant starvation sweeping through the prison camp. And with time running out for Nari, Areum is more desperate than ever to find a way to escape, making her forge risky new alliances that until now would have been unthinkable.
As the situation in the camp deteriorates further, their survival comes down to their ability to work as a team. But dark secrets and lies continue to be revealed, sending the fragile coalition to the verge of collapse at an alarming speed.
Will they make it out in time?
I LOVE this series and have been trying to make room in my reading schedule to read part four. I was not disappointed. I’m not sure how Adria Carmichael does it, but I keep loving each book more than the last, and every time I think it can’t get any better, it does.
The world building is impeccable. One thing I need in a dystopian novel is a well-developed world. I love to feel and see the things the characters are experiencing and Adria Carmichael does that with her writing. It’s poetic and descriptive without info dumping. Once I started reading, it was almost impossible to put this down.
Areum and Nari are put in a very dangerous situation in this story. It kept me on the edge of my seat, reading as quickly as I could to see how they’d fair in their predicament. At this point, I feel like I know these characters and I love how real they feel.
Honestly, this review doesn’t do it justice. If you haven’t started this series, you’re missing out! I highly, highly recommend checking the entire series out and experiencing a series that just gets better and better with every installment.
Thank you to the author for the free review copy. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Adria Carmichael is a writer of Young Adult Dystopian fiction with a twist. When she is not devouring dystopian and post-apocalyptic content in any format – books, movies, TV-series and PlayStation games – she is crafting the epic and highly-addictive Juche saga, her 2020 debut novel series that takes place in the brutal, totalitarian nation of Choson. When the limit of doom and gloom is reached, a 10K run on a sunny day or binging a silly sitcom on a rainy day is her go-to way to unwind.
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