Review: “The Journey of Jimini Renn” by April Kelley

TITLE: The Journey of Jimini Renn
AUTHOR: April Kelley
GENRE: Sci-fi; Dystopian
LENGTH: 192 pages
RELEASE DATE: May 10, 2016
PRICE: $3.99 -e-book / $9.99 –paperback


In a world without surface water, Jimini Renn wants nothing more than to live inside the protective walls of Adam City for the rest of his life, but his little brother has other ideas.
As far as Jimini is concerned, Adam City has everything he needs. It has a well that provides much-needed water, food, and safety from the dangers of the outside world. When his bookworm of a brother leaves to chase waterfalls, Jimini must follow even though he knows it will probably mean his death. When the first person he meets on the outside pulls a gun on him, he’s proven right. No one who calls himself a slaver and has a gun has Jimini’s safety in mind, even if he is sexy. The journey Jimini expects isn’t the one he gets.

levilogooptimummThis was my first book from this author, and I must say I’m well impressed.
Dystopia is one of the genres that’s fascinating me. However, if you ask me why, I couldn’t answer your question, but I often find myself thinking of what if…

The story take place in world where is no more surface water. There are strongly protected wells, endless deserts and shady towns. Except Adam City, the home of Jimini and there is no better place on earth…or so Jimini likes to think…
Jimini is a young man, who takes on the responsibility of raising his smaller brother after their mother dies in the plague that took with it almost the half of the city. He is also taking care of their garden, growing plants, which he exchanges for water.
Aurri, Jimini’s younger brother is a dreamer, he wants out of the city. Their old neighbor Ester and his friend Bentee fuels Aurri with endless stories about waterfalls and green land. One day, with the help of Jimini’s friend Bentee, Aurri escapes.

Then when Jimini meets the slaver Aaruth on his way to rescue Aurri…

Aaruth is a loner, fighting in this cruel world to survive. Jimini though…Aaruth is amazed by the purity of the boy, what sometimes borderlines with pure naivety. His feelings are instant and burning. But Jimini is planning to go back to Adam City after they find Aurri and he’s afraid that the boy will take his heart with him.

Although the book has no sexual content, their story is angsty. The only thing I’m sorry about is that I finished too soon because I loved the plot, the dialogue and the inner fights. I have no idea if April will make a sequel of this book but I would read for sure!

 4.5 OptimuMM's

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC.  My review is an honest opinion of the book***


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