YA Book Review: Truth by Christina Benjamin


Title: Truth ( The Geneva Project #1 )
Author: Christina Benjamin
Published: September 15th 2012 by Crown Atlantic Publishing
Type:  Fantasy, Dystopian
Source: From the Author for a honest Review

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: Trapped on a flood ravaged island full of orphans, natives and wealthy citizens of the prosperous city Lux, a young girl named Geneva finds herself enslaved at an orphanage with no future and a past she can’t remember. That all changes when she meets someone who promises her that there’s more in store for her than she ever could have imagined. Her once dull life rapidly spirals out of control as she starts to acquire new magical powers that may be the key to unlocking an ancient legend along with her true identity. But first she must master these powers, all while trying to keep them secret from her friends and the evil head mistress at the orphanage. Before she knows it, Geneva is in over her head and has inadvertently wrapped her friends into her web of magic and lies and now all of their lives hang in the balance once the head mistress finds out her plan to prove that the legend of Lux may not be a legend at all! Who will Geneva trust and how far will she go to save her friends and find out her true identity?


I really don’t have much to say about my experience reading the book so it’s gonna be short. Not that the book was bad it just didn’t overall grab my attention like i would’ve liked.  I don’t really know the real reason why i just couldn’t enjoy the story. At times i would find myself bored with Geneva.  I like the whole concept of a flood destroy everyone and the parents who died and the kids being left behind are put into this orphanage. The Book doesn’t really get good until the end. Most of the time you are just reading about Geneva learning her powers and crying about wanting to know the truth. To be honest i didn’t like Geneva. She let her new friends push her only friend away. She wined a lot and never knows when to keep her mouth shout.

The story was definitely missing more action and suspense. A lot of it was very predictable at times. I really like the characters but Geneva. I would probably of liked the story better if it was in Rimey’s point of View. What you did get of of Rimey was interesting but you never really got to know him very well in the story.

Besides character issues and a boring beginning. The story was enjoyable. when the action begins you are put into a plot twist that leaves with questions. I really wish we could of had more of the plot then the run around you got most of the time reading. The overall plot had my attention. I feel like it was over shadowed with a lot of noting.

Overall: Needed more action and less Geneva. The ending makes reading the book somewhat worth it.



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