Review: Hold (Hold & Hide #1) By: Marilyn Grey
Such an epic book hangover right now! I finished this last night and I was blown away (and missing a few fingernails I might add) this has got to be one of my favorite dystopian novels and I have read quite a few, the tension is palpable in so many scenes that it is a roller coaster of a read, it is psychologically thrilling and will make you consider important questions all while trying to figure out what is really going on in this “experiment”
The book starts off with excellent character development and you become invested in these characters rather quickly, Claire is my favorite dystopian heroine she is strong both physically but mentally as well ( most books seem to have a heroine that is either one or the other, but Claire is a excellent mix of both) yes, I said it i like her better than Katniss! I’ll shout it from the rooftops and let the comments begin on this review of people telling me I’m crazy, but I dare you to read Hold and not be in awe of this character.
I love all of Marilyn’s romance novels and series but this is a game changer and I believe that she has created a intense , keeps you on the edge of your seat book. It just goes to show her talent as a writer knows no bounds! There is just hints of romance in this one and the always come at a time when the action is building and you could use a little distraction. The very descriptive writing style you experience in The Unspoken Series is present and accounted for in this book and I find that it’s one of the things that set it apart from some of the other dystopian novels out there, it feels like we are right there with the characters and can feel our hearts race like we are the ones being chased! I apparently kept wiggling my feet while reading (thanks to my boyfriend for point out with wierd quirk) it was that intense and I was so into the story that I had no idea I was doing it.
Now that we have gotten to the end of my long winded review I’m just going to tell you this, What are you waiting for! Get this book now!!! You will not regret it, if you are new to Marilyn’s work this is a excellent place to start and I think she will find a whole new readership with this book. It’s on the top of my “you gotta read this” recommendation list! I cannot wait to see where the story goes from here.