For those of you not big into indie books (YET. You’ll get there because it IS the future of publishing) you may be thinking that I’m going to review the musical that won a ton of awards and was nominated for basically everything. No. While I love a good musical, I have yet to see if that La La Land lives up to the hype.
However, I was given the chance to read and review the sequel to Logan’s Keys amazing dystopian epic, “God’s of Anthem,” which is also titled “La La Land.” Much MUCH different plot. Much. (Side note: you can read my review for God’s of Anthem here, but the new title is “The Last City.” The cover is different and gorgeous too. Beautiful).
Ok, to the review. First here’s the basic plot, stolen from the Amazon/Goodreads description:
Following the best-selling novel Gods of Anthem, La la Land is a must-read for fans of dystopian and YA fiction. This sequel delivers in an epic tale of survival until the heart-stopping finale.
From prodigy to prisoner, to revolutionary, Liza, along with Tommy, continues the struggle for freedom against the new world order and evil regime. This time, the soldier and rebel will search for allies together across a destroyed America.
Liza and Tommy are a dynamic duo who may have never become friends if circumstances hadn’t thrown them together. They save each other multiple times and are each other’s literal lifeline from insanity. You definitely root for both characters and want the best for each of them throughout the book. Liza may not recall what happened in her past, but she uses her instincts and her new friend to them survive.
I really enjoyed the characters in this book. Both Gods of Anthem and La La Land are full of unique and intriguing characters. You don’t always know who is good and who is evil and sometimes it isn’t as black and white as that.
I loved seeing the story from different points of view and being surprised when I figured out who certain people were.
I’m excited to see what happens in book three. Seriously, what happens next?!