Teen Book Review – The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig

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imgresAlthough this book isn’t classified as YA I am still reviewing it because it should be. The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig is a dystopian novel set 400 years in the future, where twins are born to each family. One twin is classified as an Alpha, a perfect human while their twin, an Omega is born with birth defect and made into an outcast.

In this world the Omegas are treated like second class citizens almost as if they are living under an apartheid regime. They live on the worst land and have to fight to survive. The only twist is that Alpha and Omegas are connected from birth to death. If an Omega dies his or her twin dies with them.

The main character in this novel is Cass, an Omega with supernatural powers. Cass is a seer and is able to see things in the future. Because of her unusual defect she’s able to hide her difference from their parents and the people in her village.

This book is full of action and even has some romance. Although Cass isn’t a “warrior” like Katriss Everdeen or Tris Prior she still holds her own in a world that has gone crazy as people set out to kill her.

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