4692856Kristen Simmons is the author of the ARTICLE 5 series, THE GLASS ARROW, and METALTOWN. She has worked with survivors of abuse and trauma as a mental health therapist, taught Jazzercise in five states, and is forever in search of the next best cupcake. Currently she lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, where she spends her days supporting the caffeine industry and chasing her delightfully rambunctious son.

 

26 08, 2016

Review: METALTOWN by Kristen Simmons

By | Friday, August 26, 2016|20 Comments

Review: METALTOWN by Kristen SimmonsMetaltown by Kristen Simmons
Published by Tor Teen on September 20th 2016
Pages: 384
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian, Science Fiction, General
ARC provided by BEA 2016, Macmillan

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Kristen Simmons's Metaltown, where factories rule, food is scarce, and hope is in short supply.

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.

An enthralling story of friendship and rebellion, Metaltown will have you believing in the power of hope.

Colin and Ty are thick as thieves. They don’t have much choice being “small-parts” factory employees. The pay is crap, the work is horrible, and they work mandatory overtime all the time to keep up with quotas. Being residents of Metaltown, they are not alone in their poverty, but Small Parts is one […]

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