Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Unworthy | Book Review

Author: Michael Orzechowski
Genre: Dystopian
Rating: 3.5/5

In the Towns, if you do not contribute to society, you cannot be part of society. You are deemed “Unworthy”, you are arrested, and you are never seen again. When nineteen year old Louis loses his job at the local corner shop, he goes on the run from “The Council For Human Betterment”, who have eyes all over the Towns. He eventually finds himself in a boxcar, along with lots of other Unworthy, headed towards what they all are sure is their inevitable doom.

Follow Louis as he discovers where the train comes to a stop, a civil war in a new land, its ties with the Towns, and what these new friends [or foes] have in store for the almighty “Council” in the first of this new series, “THE UNWORTHY”.


Okay, so, I’m rating this book with 3.5 stars for the following reasons: 3 stars because of the mistakes on the edition I read (many grammar mistakes and typos, and a character that was first described as brunette was later described as blonde - it’s worth to say that I was reading an ARC), and 4 stars because of the plot, characters, and the world within the story. I told the author about these mistakes and he assured me that the proper corrections were made before printing the paperback edition, so that edition will be more enjoyable.

The plot was well built, as well as the world within the novel. I really liked the fact that it wasn’t hard for me to get into this world, and places were very well described. I also liked the characters’ development throughout the story. Some of them even had their own big twists! Plus, isn’t the cover gorgeous?

In this world, you either contribute to society (i.e. going to school or working), or you become an Unworthy and casted out. If you do not contribute to society, you cannot be part of society.

The main character, a nineteen year-old boy named Louis, is fired from his job and transported to an exile camp where he reencounters himself with Sam, the young boy he helped earlier on; and the reason why he is now deemed as an Unworthy.

Louis and Sam spend days hiding in The Woods, running away from the Forsaken (a group of evil people), and trying to find the Liberation’s camp (a group of people known for being fair and good).

I don’t want to spoil this book for you, so that’s all I’m going to say about the plot itself.

Whether “The Unworthy” is the first book on a duology or a trilogy, it is for sure a story to be continued.

Lots of Love,


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