Review || Exile (Part 3 of Guy Erma and the Son of Empire) by Sally Ann Melia

by Sally Ann Melia
Series: Part three of Guy Erma and the Son of Empire
Release date: June 14th 2015
Publisher: Dickson House
Genres: Sci-fi
Age category: Young adult
No. of pages:  150 pages (kindle edition)
Source: iRead Book Tours
Thank God!

13-year-old Teodor has found a way to escape from kidnap, how long before he is safely home?
13-year-old Guy Erma has run away from everything he has even known and no longer knows what the future holds.
They escaped through dark tunnels and back alleys but they also discovered a hidden terror that now threatens their entire planet.
Two boys as different as two boys might be. Their adventure has forged an unexpected friendship, but do they really trust each other?
Dare they share their darkest, deepest secrets?
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My thoughts and whatnot

My rating★★☆☆

Premise - I like the progress this book had made. From the first part down to the third, it was really amazing to follow our characters grow and develop. The thing is, this book (or volume) was quite long. The whole volume has more or less four hundred pages (?) but I think it would be better if it has less than 400 pages with concise backstory and story itself.

Characters - From the last part. Guy and Erma, I said, developed into a mature young adults. But I guess, I was wrong? They have not fully matured yet. They still have that childish and jealous streak; that was the only indication that they were still kids because they're more or less forced to be mature because of their world.

I just remembered that the first two part of the volume happened in less than three days. Less than three days and the relationship of Karl and Sayginn escalated quickly. Both of them seems compatible but I felt that their relationship was forced to give way to a solution.

I'm still not sure about the other characters. The way they were describe confuses the hell out of me. It was mind boggling to not understand the character because of the conflicting description of the other characters.

Writing style/technique - The author gave way to multiple/alternating first person point of view. It made me understand well what was happening and it helped me be into the loop. Although, the way it was written confuses me; it has conflict in some of the statements recently said.

World building - Two words: Impeccably done.

Misc. - A very explosive ending but I did not like how this book, or the volume, ended. It didn't answered the things I was hoping to be answered. I was left with a lot of questions.
Is this a page turner? Kind of? I know, vague. But I'm still unsure about my stand in this book.
Would I re-read it again? Maybe, but not likely in the near future.

About the author:
The author was born in Wallasey, England, in 1964, and moved to the South of France when she was eleven. She spent her teenage years living in the cosmopolitan city state of Monaco and became immersed in its many languages and cultures. An English girl in a French school, for three hours each week she would sit at the back of the class as her colleagues learnt English. To pass the time, she wrote stories. This led to a lifetime of writing novels, scripts, stories and articles.

In her working life, Sally writes marketing communications and manages large international websites.

In 2010, Sally joined the Hogs Back Writers, a club located on the outskirts of Guildford, and she set about turning an old manuscript into this novel: Guy Erma and the Son of Empire. Sally currently lives in Farnham, and she is married with two children.
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