Metaltown by Kristen Simmons
Published on September 20, 2016 by Tor Teen
Source: eARC for review
Synopsis from Goodreads: The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She’s been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember. But now Ty has Colin. She’s no longer alone; it’s the two of them against the world. That’s something even a town this brutal can’t take away from her. Until it does. Lena’s future depends on her family’s factory, a beast that demands a ruthless master, and Lena is prepared to be as ruthless as it takes if it means finally proving herself to her father. But when a chance encounter with Colin, a dreamer despite his circumstances, exposes Lena to the consequences of her actions, she’ll risk everything to do what’s right. In Lena, Ty sees an heiress with a chip on her shoulder. Colin sees something more. In a world of disease and war, tragedy and betrayal, allies and enemies, all three of them must learn that challenging what they thought was true can change all the rules.
Review of Metaltown by Kristen Simmons
Well, déjà vu all over again.
Metaltown is told from the points of view of three characters: Colin, a boy who works on the factory line, his (female) friend Ty, and Lena, the daughter of the owner of the weapons factory.
Does this book have a love triangle? Not technically, but I didn't love the triangular dynamic of the supposedly nice guy who all but ditches his loyal female friend to chase around after another girl.
If you like gritty, industrial settings, you should definitely try at least a few chapters of Metaltown, which will give you a good feel for the characters -- then you can decide for yourself!
I hate love triangles more than anything. Although it sounds a little different this one hasn't grabbed my interest. You did a fabulous review as always :)ReplyDelete
It's not really a love triangle, but it gave me that same kind of sad reading-a-triangle feeling, if you know what I mean...Delete
You didn't like the romance in Article 5? I only read the first one, but I remember liking both leads. I just got Metaltown earlier this week and I'm super excited, I could tell that the world building was going to be excellent. I went to a book signing with Kristen and she said she drew her inspiration from Les Mis and Newsies so I can't wait to see those two come together!ReplyDelete
I didn't really connect to the characters in Article 5. And I've never seen Les Mis or Newsies, but I did love the story world. Hope the characters are more of a fit for you!Delete
She seems to have a knack for great world building. But I would have to agree with you on the romance department. Let's just say you'll seldom see her characters voted as the world's OTP. Lol.ReplyDelete
I agree! But Amber Elise didn't. So I guess there's some debate :)Delete
I've not read this author before. Been looking at this book.ReplyDelete
Give it a try!Delete
It's been soooo long since I've read a dystopian novel. I was totally burned out. This doesn't' sound like a true love triangle so I could probably get past that but not liking the lead character is a problem.ReplyDelete
Karen @For What It's Worth
Well, the not liking the characters could just be me...Delete