“The Left Hand” by Jordan Allen, indie author of sci-fi/dystopian YA

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Listening to The Left Hand by Jordan Allen on Audible, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. This futuristic sci-fi/dystopian was a surprisingly fresh and original book involving saber fights, a DNA-based segregated society, and one young man’s realization that it is our actions that define us, rather than any physical attributes.

Plot

When a terrorist group targets Victor Wells, a young noble man, he is forced into hiding with the Sinisters—people whose DNA is supposedly inferior. Joining forces with a fringe Sinister group, Victor reconnects with old friends (and an old crush) and realizes there is more going on in the supposedly perfect Noble society than he ever imagined.

My Thoughts

Predictable, yet surprising, I really enjoyed listening to the book. Personally, I can’t listen to super complicated books because I’ll get confused (I’m a visual learner), but this one was perfect to listen to. Simple, but not overly so, it had plenty of cool twists and turns that kept me engaged through the end and left me wanting more. Plus the writing was good. Good plot+good characters+good writing=good book.

If you like science fiction, or dystopian YA, this is a great book to pick up. It was clean too—no profanity or sex scenes—and so very appropriate for middle grade on up. Definitely give this one a try.

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