Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Review for The Colony by Craig Anderson

The Colony by Craig Anderson


Tomorrow is the day that I die. I have known this for the 18 months I have been alive, but I'm still not prepared. It all comes down to the final tests, the ones that determine who is the fittest, the fastest, the strongest. I am none of those things. I will never leave the colony, never see outside the imposing grey walls, never even meet a woman.

My entire existence will be summed up as an increment on Eve's spreadsheet, another digit in the failure column. Only a handful make it outside, to witness the world that mankind destroyed. It all started with the bees...


The Colony was a fantastic dystopian read. Only those who survive the tests get to leave and get freedom. And Ben is the clear underdog in the tests for survival. And that's all I'm going to say because I don't want to spoil the book for you.

I think the best dystopian novels are the ones that seem the most possible. This book was so engaging and seemed so possible. I think with all the news about the bees dying and global warming and the technological aspects of things, the book seemed even more real. I loved the dystopian world that the author created. 

The characters were great with distinct personalities. I also loved the writing style, it flowed really well and kept a good pace. 

I will say though the ending... I did not expect that double twist there. SO GOOD.

Overall, fantastic read, loved the book!


PS: I was out the other day and saw a shit ton of bees just on the ground, dead or dying. I'd be lying if I said that it didn't freak me out. It did. It totally did.

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