"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

13 May 2014

Killer of Enemies

Bruchac, Joseph. Killer of Enemies. Tu Books, 2013.

Lozen and her family have been taken in by the Ones, four superhumans who have created a sort of fort after the Silver Cloud came and wiped out all electronics. Many people died when electronics died, especially those rich enough to have cyber implants, but Lozen and her family have been accepted by the Ones because Lozen is a great hunter and the Ones keep her family hostage as she kills their enemies. Lozen ventures out where none else dare and kills all kinds of monsters, until one day when she decides she must rescue her family and escape the clutches of the Ones.

I enjoyed this story. There is great dystopian world building, including the four very different characters of the Ones who rule the fort. Lozen embraces her Native American heritage throughout the book, and it's nice to see a nonwhite protagonist in a book that's not being preachy. Also, the Bigfoot character was a lot of fun. I enjoyed the fact that he called her Little Food when they spoke.

Recommended for: young adults, fans of Hunger Games
Red Flags: lots of violence
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars

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