Blog Tour: ‘Darkest Hour: Battle Ground #3’ by Rachel Churcher

I received an advanced copy of this novel as part of a blog tour, and the more I read of Churcher’s dystopian series, the more I like it (I reviewed the first here and the second here).

The underlying themes of trust, politics, differing motivations and survival are explored even further, and the character development is showing some lovely nuance, as our (more and more almost interchangeable) antagonist’s and protagonist’s stories are deftly woven together.

Clever use of the reader’s sympathy continues, and we are yet again met with some truly touching moments and some truly enjoyable gung-ho scenes.

This series is raising the standard for YA dystopian fiction – especially for those of that target audience with a questioning mind – and I can’t give it less than 5*.

Darkest Hour Cover

Blurb:

Bex Ellman and Ketty Smith are fighting on opposite sides in a British civil war. Bex and her friends are in hiding, but when Ketty threatens her family, Bex learns that her safety is more fragile than she thought.

Buy now from Taller Books

I do not get paid for blog tours or reviews, and this is my honest feedback.

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