Remnants: Season of Wonder
Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle Edition
Written by Lisa T. Bergren
Blink | Zondervan Publishing House
Release Date: April 8, 2014
Cover Price: $15.99
Gifted Remnants and their Knight Protectors have been training always for the prophesied day they would rise up against the Sheol in the name of the Maker, and lead the people of faith out of oppression. Andriana’s gift of empathy is both power and pain as she feels everything that is inflicted upon her, and feels everything she inflicts simultaneously. This includes the forbidden feelings that are growing between her and her Knight Rowan.
They both narrowly escape their village on the day they are called, to journey to join the rest of the Ailith, the other gifted. The people of this dystopian world, who have forgotten the world of books and technology, are not allowed to believe in the Maker and to speak his word or exhibit his power means torture or death. The Ailith are drawn to one another and their belief in the will of their Maker guide their path to find their imprisoned prince, Kapriel.
Remnants: Season of Wonder by Lisa T. Bergren is fascinating in its tale spinning. Throughout the journey, the layers are peeled thinly and slowly, especially as the Remnants gifts unfold. Andriana and Rowan, seventeen, strong, battling-side-by-side-yet-forbidden-to-be-together, has just the right touch of yearning and angst.
However, you definitely have to like your YA science fiction with a side of Christianity, because there are references to the Maker and Bible scripture, both indirectly and with direct prayer. Remnants: Season of Wonder weaves the story well enough to hook both devout and atheistic alike.