THE NEVER DAWN DYSTOPIAN TRILOGY, BOOK ONEAll his young life, Noah has longed to see the sky he's only heard about in stories. For over one hundred years, Noah's people have toiled deep beneath the Earth preparing for The New Dawn - the historic day when they will emerge to reclaim the land stolen by a ruthless enemy.But when Rebekah, the girl of his forbidden desire, discovers a secret their leader has been so desperate to keep, Noah suspects something is wrong. Together, they escape and begin the long climb to the surface. But nothing could prepare them for what awaits outside.
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The Never Dawn is the start of a dystopian trilogy. In the beginning, it’s a bit slow, and all honesty didn’t grab my attention. I love a story, that will grab me from the get-go. But I continued through, wanting to know about these characters and this world that Palmer created. Noah’s world is an interesting one. He’s a little naive to his surroundings. And the one they call Mother. Palmer has a great ability of writing such a world. The detail and imagery you get throughout the book was great. I don’t want to give too much away from this story. This is a new take on the dystopian genre. It will be interesting to see what happens throughout this trilogy. I thought the story was good. I didn’t have a connection to the characters and that need to not stop reading, wasn’t there. But I can see this as a book a lot of people would love. Overall, I give this three Boundless Stars.
They worked for Mother every day. She only has their best interests at heart. She knows if they work a little harder, they’ll be ready when they can finally leave the “ark.” Maybe this generation of children will be the lucky ones to above ground to see the world their ancestors once lived in, but they MUST continue to do everything Mother says, for their own good. THE NEVER DAWN by R.E. Palmer is a dark dystopian read for young adult audiences as we follow Noah, who becomes a clearly constructed character that far outshines all others. Its Noah’s mind, and thoughts we get to know well. He longs to touch the sky, the real sky, yet he begins to question all that Mother says, especially when he takes notice of one beautiful girl and he is unsure what that means. When she looks back at him, does that mean she notices something special about him, too or is it something else? Mother is keeping secrets, but why? Noah and Rebekah will journey through forbidden passages, climb unknown ladders, but will their journey lead them to the outside or will they discover something far more fearful? What would Mother do if she found them? First thing that struck me was the clever way R.E. Palmer draws readers in with events that lead to questions, then more questions and the realization that this group has a unique commonality. Fabulously written, readers will be unable to stop seeking more answers, riveted to each page, the inner workings of Noah’s mind, and his almost fearful questioning of what is really going on! Dark, mysterious, almost as if all but Noah and then Rebekah are veiled behind a mist, save for a few brief instances. The action is not rapid fire or over the top, it is more in the “what-ifs” of the unknown and the quest for answers that is arduous and wondrous for Noah and Rebekah, not to mention the heart stopping conclusion that leaves readers gob smacked!!