The Initiation by Chris Babu @RealChrisBabu #Review #ARC #Netgalley #Dystopian #YA #Scifi

Book Review


I love this cover and the story beneath is just as fantastic!

The Initiation (Expected Release Date: February 27, 2018)

In a ruined world, Manhattan is now New America, a walled-in society based on equality. But the perfect facade hides a dark truth.

A timid math geek, sixteen-year-old Drayden watches his life crumble when his beloved mother is exiled. The mystery of her banishment leads him to a sinister secret: New America is in trouble, and every one of its citizens is in jeopardy.

With time running out, he enters the Initiation. It’s a test within the empty subway tunnels—a perilous journey of puzzles and deadly physical trials. Winners join the ruling Bureau and move to its safe haven. But failure means death. Can Drayden conquer the Initiation, or is salvation out of his grasp?

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My Thoughts… 

This is book #1 of what will surely be a fantastic trilogy!

Awesome premise, excellent writing, and wonderfully developed characters. Some you will love and some you will love to hate.

One of my favourite things about this book is the setting. Imagine bustling NYC reduced to segregated ‘zones’ and the rest of it in ruins, with the actual initiation taking place beneath the streets in what is now the abandoned subways tunnels and stations of Manhattan. How cool is that?

I really enjoyed this one. It is a little bit “Hunger Games” with an Orwellian flavour which I think Dystopian readers will love. It is packed with intense action but there are also unexpected alliances, even budding romance that also makes this an appealing story for readers new to the genre.

Guys, this one is a must read!

Rating… A

*Thank you to Netgalley for my copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Chris Babu



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